Around the counties

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, all meetings/events are subject to change. For questions, call your county REA. For trip details, check the county newsletter. Essex County REA’s  winter meeting/luncheon…

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NJREA issues scholarship renewals

College students who were awarded scholarships from NJREA may renew them each year, provided they meet the criteria for the award. Recipients of either the Elizabeth Allen or Isabelle M.…

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2021 Medicare Part D Premiums announced

Since Jan. 1, 2012, all Medicare-eligible retirees enrolled in the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) are automatically enrolled in the state-selected Medicare prescription plan, which is currently OptumRx. This…

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2021 Medicare Part B premiums announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in November announced the 2021 premiums for Medicare Part B.  For most Medicare beneficiaries, premiums, deductibles and surcharges will increase.  Premiums will…

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Social Security benefit increase

The Social Security Administration recently announced that there will be a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in retirees’ Social Security benefit payments beginning in January 2021. Social Security benefits are adjusted…

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Read more about the article A year in preservice
At the 2019 NJEA Preservice Conference (l-r): Karina Canales, Brenda Paez and Taylor Donato.

A year in preservice

By Olivia Haas, The College of New Jersey, secretary of NJEA Preservice The year of 2020 has surprised us all. I would have never predicted that so many life changing…

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NJDOE adopts temporary rule modification for edTPA

On Nov. 30, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) adopted a temporary rule modification affecting certification requirements for completion of performance assessments. The flexibility applies to New Jersey certification…

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2021-23 NJREA election regulations

This spring NJREA members will elect officers, NJEA Delegate Assembly (DA) members and NJEA DA alternates for the 2021-23 term. In addition, members will elect delegates to the NEA-Retired Conference…

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Encourage seniors to apply for an NJREA scholarship

Do you know a high school senior with high academic accomplishments and active participation in school activities who is community-service minded? NJREA wants to help them continue their education! Through…

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Back to the basics

Students just want you to care By Karalyn Olsen, Stockton University, Publications Chair of NJEA Preservice ince March of 2020, we have gradually adjusted to this new normal. While the…

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