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No standardized tests. Fully unionized teachers with independence and community respect. Daily play for children. Equality for all students, and expanded vocational education. These are just a few of the reasons why Finland’s schools rank among the world’s best. Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg will discuss his nation’s unique approach to public education on the first day of the 160th annual NJEA Convention.Read
Created on Thursday, October 30, 2014
NJEA today released a response to the preliminary status report of the NJ Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission appointed by Governor Christie. NJEA’s response lauds the commission for correctly identifying chronic state funding failures as the source of the current unfunded liability and for acknowledging the need for an “iron-clad” mechanism to compel the state to make its required contribution moving forward.Read
Created on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer called the state Department of Education’s inclusion of the all-new PARCC assessments as an element of the graduation requirements for current high school juniors “a poorly-timed decision that has caused great confusion among students and educators.”Read
Created on Wednesday, October 01, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer and Camden Education Association President Robert Farmer issued the following statement on today's Assembly vote: "Although NJEA and CEA strongly opposed legislation amending the Urban Hope Act, we recognize that nothing – no outcry or reasoned appeal from educators, parents, or the general public – was going to change the minds of legislators predisposed to pass it. As a result, we are now focused on ensuring that Camden’s public schools, which still serve the vast majority of students in the city, receive the resources and staffing stability they need to succeed at the highest level."
Created on Monday, September 29, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer today urged the Legislature to oppose proposed changes in the Urban Hope Act, saying they would “expand an already out-of-control corporate takeover of the Camden Public Schools” by two national charter school companies.Read
Created on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie is once again putting his political ambitions and partisan agenda first, this time disrespecting the memory of those lost in the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.Read
Created on Monday, July 21, 2014
A three-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division has ruled that cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) that were stripped from the pensions of current and future retired public employees in 2011 are a contractual right under the New Jersey Constitution.Read
Created on Thursday, June 26, 2014
In an overwhelming display of anger at Gov. Christie’s proposed illegal pension raid and their determination to prevent it, over 23,000 members of the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund have submitted letters to the TPAF Board of Trustees urging them to join the fray. Read
Created on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to Gov. Christie’s press conference earlier today: "This much should be abundantly clear to every New Jersey resident: Gov. Christie is much better at making pension promises than keeping them. As a candidate, he pledged to educators that ‘nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor.’ He broke that promise in 2011 when he signed a law that reduced pension benefits even for current retirees. In signing that law, he made a new promise that the state would slowly return to responsible pension funding practices by phasing in its contributions at a rate of 1/7 per year. Now he says he intends to break that promise, too."Read
Created on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
What do graduates from New Jersey’s urban high schools have in common with their suburban counterparts this spring? Many are opening college acceptance letters, and on May 6, NJEA is launching a statewide media campaign highlighting college-bound students from Paterson, Jersey City, and Camden.Read
Created on Monday, May 05, 2014
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