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In the wake of Betsy DeVos’s controversial confirmation as Secretary of Education, NJEA members around the state have been seeking opportunities to make a difference in their schools, state and across the nation. Last night, nearly 300 Middlesex County educators did just that.Read
Created on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
S-992 strengthens the current Law Against discrimination (LAD) to make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against employees on the basis of sex by paying a rate of compensation, including benefits, to employees of one sex less than the rate paid to employees of another sex. The bill also prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing information about job titles and salaries. The Legislature passed this law, but Gov. Christie vetoed S-992. Learn more and take action
Created on Friday, February 10, 2017
On Monday, February 13, 2017 the Assembly Education Committee will hear testimony on ACR-215 (Jasey,Caride). This resolution clarifies that State Board of Education regulations (adopted in August) that require students take and pass the PARCC test are inconsistent with current legislation that determines standards for high school graduation. If passed, the resolution directs the State Board of Education to amend or withdraw the regulations within 30 days, or the Legislature may pass another concurrent resolution to invalidate the regulations. Call and/or email members of the Assembly Education Committee and ask them to vote ACR-215 out of Committee.Read
The New Jersey State Board of Education today moved proposed revisions to the state’s charter school regulations one step closer to adoption, but dropped a controversial provision that would have severely weakened certification standards for charter school teachers, principals and business administrators. Read
Created on Wednesday, February 01, 2017
NJEA’s officers released this statement today, ahead of a hearing by the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness, chaired by Senate President Steve Sweeney. The hearing will be held in Woolwich Twp., in Sweeney’s home district (LD3). NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller will attend the hearing. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer called on the Legislature to reject Sweeney’s approach and instead fund the existing formula without taking current resources away from any district.Read
Created on Friday, January 27, 2017
County legislative dinners are an excellent way to learn about hot educational issues, meet yourstate lawmakers face-to-face and share your thoughts about making public education even better. For further details, contact your county education association office, county association president or county government relations chairperson.Read
Created on Thursday, January 19, 2017
NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller joined a coalition of labor, civil rights, religions, business, and public health advocates at a Statehouse press conference today to call on Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The incoming presidential administration has said it wants to repeal ACA quickly, and congress has begun taking steps in that direction.
Created on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan today called on members of the Joint Committee on Public Schools to commit to fully funding the state’s existing school funding formula, known as SFRA.Read
Created on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, we will unite in Trenton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to rally in solidarity with those at the Women’s March on Washington in Washington D.C. Join women and their supporters as we stand together in unity with over 150 sister marches nationwide and globally. Learn more REGISTER
Created on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration, are scheduled for January 11. DeVos’ anti-public education positions and her lack of any experience or qualifications show she would be a disaster for public education. Please call your senators and let them know you oppose her confirmation.Read
Created on Saturday, January 07, 2017
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