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In response to Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement: "True to form, the governor used today’s speech for name-calling and finger-pointing, instead of real solutions to the tough problems facing our state. And, once again, he attacked NJEA – the teachers and school employees who have made New Jersey’s public schools among the best in the nation."
Created on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In the final voting sessions of the current legislature, the Senate and Assembly today approved identical resolutions, SCR-184 and ACR-3. These resolutions would put a constitutional amendment on next November’s ballot, providing the incoming legislature, which begins tomorrow, concurs and votes to support the proposed amendment. Read
Created on Monday, January 11, 2016
At today’s New Jersey Business and Industry Association Public Policy Forum in East Windsor, Gov. Chris Christie once again attacked the efforts of the state’s public employee unions to secure responsible funding for the state’s pension systems. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this response:
Created on Tuesday, December 08, 2015
NJEA today cheered the introduction of legislation to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would require the state to make its required pension contributions. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement: “We commend Senate President Sweeney for taking this important step to secure New Jersey’s public pension systems. The state’s failure to make its full required pension payments over many years has left the funds in dire condition."Read
Created on Monday, December 07, 2015
On National ESP Day, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) celebrates the work and achievements of its 54,000 members who are Educational Support Professionals (ESPs) in our state’s public schools. ESPs include secretaries, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, lunch aides, security guards, custodians, maintenance workers, and computer technicians among a host of other job categories.Read
Created on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Timely and thought provoking topics will be explored each day of the convention. Besides the hundreds of professional development workshops available over the course of both days, the convention will feature discussions led by two noted authors and leading education voices.Read
Created on Monday, November 02, 2015
The new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores are out, and they contain more good news for New Jersey’s parents, students and educators.Read
Created on Thursday, October 29, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer made this statement today, following the release of statewide scores on last spring’s administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment.Read
Created on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Teachers throughout New Jersey will bring their creative ideas to life thanks to financial support from NJEA. The NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education has awarded another 17 grants totaling $99,755 to public school educators for the 2015-2016 school year.Read
Created on Tuesday, September 01, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement regarding Gov. Christie’s veto of S-3100/A4605, which would have mandated quarterly pension payments, as well as S-3107/A-4606, which would have required the state to pay $300 million of this year’s pension contribution immediately, rather than waiting until the end of the fiscal year in June 2016. “These vetoes are just more evidence that when it comes to pension funding Gov. Christie always chooses the most harmful course."Read
Created on Monday, August 10, 2015
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