SEHBP Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for Open Enrollment? If your employer gets health benefits through the School Employees Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP) and you were employed with your current employer before July…

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Mercury-laced floors don’t belong in schools

By Dorothy Wigmore “One, two, three, four. We don’t want the mercury floor.” That’s essentially the message more and more New Jersey school staff, their union and community-based advocates are…

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Get the word out: Check those gym floors for mercury

By Dorothy Wigmore "Local leaders should ask the administration about those rubberized floors," says Tracie Yostpille. "If you have them, they need to be tested." As president of Freehold Township…

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Stressed out in this pandemic? You’re not alone

By Dorothy Wigmore The evidence is in. The pandemic is taking a huge toll on education workers’ mental health. Physical health is next. Recent surveys in New Jersey, Canada and…

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Statewide standardized assessment

What's behind us and what's before us By Kaitlyn Dunphy, Esq. and Dr. Christine Miles Research has shown that an overemphasis on standardized testing is not beneficial for students or…

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Public banks promote public good

If the COVID19 pandemic has shown us anything, it is that some of our school districts—particularly in affluent communities—are deemed more valuable to our financial system than others. Public banking…

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Vocational educator Brian Ward’s auto shop at the Sussex County Vocational-Technical School.

The Praxis is a poor tool to predict vocational educator success

By Brian Ward On the surface, the certification process for vocational instructors appears to be an accurate tool to gauge prospective instructors’ understanding of their core content areas. While that…

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SEHBP announces Benefitsolver platform

Effective June 1, 2021, the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits (NJDPB), working with an Iowa-based company called Businessolver, will launch a new portal called Benefitsolver for local government and…

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Get all the lead out

It’s way overdue! By Dorothy Wigmore School drinking water. “Building back better.” Environmental racism. They’re all involved in accelerating efforts to “get the lead out.” They’ve been helped by calls…

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