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NJEA’s PAC Operating Committee will meet on the afternoon of Saturday, October 8, 2016 to consider the endorsement of a candidate in the June 6, 2017 Democratic gubernatorial primary election.Read
Created on Thursday, September 29, 2016
A-4122, a bill that seeks to eliminate student standardized test scores from teacher evaluation, passed the Assembly by a vote of 52-11-8 today.
NJEA won a decisive victory yesterday over Gov. Christie and the State of New Jersey in the fight to protect the medical benefits of NJEA’s Medicare-eligible retirees. In a ruling issued late Monday afternoon, Judge Mary Jacobson dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit brought by the state that sought to compel NJEA’s representatives on the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission (SEHBC) to attend a commission meeting where the state was threatening to take an illegal vote to change the medical benefits of a majority of retirees.Read
Created on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A bill that would eliminate the use of students’ standardized test scores from teachers’ summative evaluations was released from the Assembly Education Committee last week by a vote of 8-1-2. The bill has been posted for a vote in the Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 29. Email your Assembly members and ask them to vote YES on A-4122.Read
Created on Monday, September 19, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement regarding Chris Christie’s transparent attempt to distract attention from his Bridgegate scandal by filing a frivolous legal challenge to New Jersey’s successful system of public schools.Read
Created on Thursday, September 15, 2016
NJEA won a major victory for retired members today when the state backed away from its attempt to force a harmful and possibly illegal change through the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission (SEHBC) without proper review. Read
Created on Monday, September 12, 2016
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller testified today in an open topic hearing held by the New Jersey State Board of Education. Blistan condemned the actions of the New Jersey Department of Education last week to increase the weight of standardized tests as a factor in teacher evaluation. Read
Created on Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Late on August 31, the NJDOE released a statement that there would be a change in the weight of median student growth percentile (mSGP) scores for teachers of tested subjects for the 2016-17 school year. Returning to the 2013-2014 school year’s weights, the mSGP score will account for 30% of a teacher’s summative evaluation. Read
Created on Friday, September 02, 2016
Over the last few months, the N.J. Department of Education (NJDOE) has proposed several key changes to the teacher evaluation regulations. NJEA expects the State Board to adopt these amendments in December. While they have not yet been adopted, the NJDOE is advising districts that they should begin putting most of the regulations into practice beginning in September.
When Gov. Chris Christie signed PL 2011 Chapter 78 into law on June 28, 2011, he set a chain of events into effect that would ultimately reduce the take-home pay of public employees. NJEA locals are working to try to contain costs and reverse some of the negative effects of Chapter 78 at the bargaining table. But we must also educate legislators about the consequences of Chapter 78 on working families. Learn more and share your story.Read
Created on Thursday, September 01, 2016
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