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NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer delivered a blunt warning to the State Board of Education today: “Take a stand in favor of doing evaluation the right way, before it collapses under its own weight because we insisted on doing it the fast way.” To underscore the point, Steinhauer hand-delivered 1,037 letters from concerned educators and parents to a board hearing in Trenton.Read
Created on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The New Jersey Education Association’s Emmy Award-winning TV program Classroom Close-up, NJ is launching a video contest to bring awareness to drug prevention among teens in New Jersey.Read
Created on Friday, February 28, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement regarding the nomination of David Hespe as New Jersey’s new commissioner of education. "We congratulate Mr. Hespe on his nomination, and we look forward to working with him to find smart, creative, research-based approaches to helping New Jersey’s public schools thrive."Read
Created on Thursday, February 27, 2014
According to published reports, Gov. Christie will use today’s budget address to decry “exploding” pension costs and make the case for “additional reforms” beyond the drastic changes made in 2011 which, according to the Governor, will save state and local governments $122 billion by 2041.Read
Created on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf’s announcement that he will be leaving his position. “Yesterday, I testified before the Assembly Education Committee about significant problems associated with the rushed implementation of the new evaluation system. That flawed system relies heavily on the costly and unproven new PARCC standardized testing system being imposed on districts by the New Jersey Department of Education. In light of those problems, we are deeply concerned that Commissioner Cerf is leaving his position to become CEO of Amplify Insight."
Created on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Today, NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer testified before the Assembly Education Committee about problems with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the new teacher evaluation system in New Jersey. Steinhauer reiterated NJEA's support for the Common Core, but also emphasized that it is unlikely to succeed unless it is implemented correctly, which is not yet happening in New Jersey.Read
Created on Monday, February 10, 2014
Wendell Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association, released the following statement in response to reports that the Schools Development Authority is preparing to release funds for construction of a new high school in Trenton.
Created on Friday, January 24, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer today took strong issue with Gov. Chris Christie for suggesting that only three students in Camden were ready for college last year. In yesterday’s State of the State address, Christie said: “How bad is it in Camden? Last year, only three students graduated ‘college ready’,” giving the false impression that the city’s schools do not send students on to higher education, Steinhauer said.Read
Created on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement regarding Gov. Christie’s State of the State proposals on the length of the school day and school year: "I welcome the opportunity to sit down with Gov. Christie and the Department of Education to discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing an extended school day and school year. That discussion must include educators and parents as well, to ensure that all concerns are taken into account and it should be based on research and evidence."Read
Created on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
NJEA is calling upon Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf and the State Board of Education to immediately correct deficiencies in the state’s new teacher evaluation system and its related curriculum and testing.Read
Created on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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