Supporting LGBTQ+ students and families in the classroom

By Amber Myrrh Ingram, NJEA Preservice Vice President The increase in the legal recognition of LGBTQ+ rights over the last decade—as well as the work to accept and celebrate their…

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Read more about the article There is no place for hate in New Jersey
Esther Fletcher, a delegate from Bergen County, moved New Business Item 1 at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Delegate Assembly. The motion called for a statement denouncing acts of anti-Semitic violence and to explore ways to raise awareness of acts of violence against individuals and groups based on their religion. She is supported by Sussex County EA members Sue Davis (l) and Sue Sawey.

There is no place for hate in New Jersey

The New Jersey Education Association’s (NJEA) Delegate Assembly stands in solidarity with Jewish Americans and all persons of diverse religious beliefs in light of recent anti-Semitic violence and murder in…

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US Supreme Court hears cases that affect LGBTQ+ rights in employment

By Kaitlyn Dunphy, Esq. On Oct. 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three cases filed under Title VII, the federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment.  This law…

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Members lead the conversation at NJEA LGBTQIA+ conference

The NJEA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee (SOGI) hosted an “open space” on Oct. 19 at NJEA headquarters in Trenton. Rather than hold an event where topics are determined…

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NJEA commends proposed reduction in state testing

NJEA commends the State Board of Education (SBOE) for its support yesterday of a proposal by the N.J. Department of Education (NJDOE) that will reduce testing at the high school…

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Read more about the article NJEA  Equity Alliance fights for underserved students
The NJEA Equity Alliance Cadre has carried out more than 30 trainings over the past year, including this one in August 2018 in New Brunswick.

NJEA Equity Alliance fights for underserved students

By Gary Melton Sr. In July, a black ten-year-old boy in Michigan faced aggravated assault charges after a white classmate was hit in the head during a game of dodge…

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LGBT and disability inclusion bill passes Senate and Assembly

A bill that was passed by the Assembly on Dec. 17 requires school districts in New Jersey to provide instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with…

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The singular ‘they’

We’ve come a long way Fifty-three years ago, the March 1966 edition of the NJEA Review published an article titled “Deviations from Sexual Norms.” The article concerned itself with boys and girls…

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Read more about the article SOGI Committee holds first miniconference on LGBTQIA+ matters
From left: SOGI Committee members Amy Moran and Terron Singletary and Princeton school counselor Thomas Foley.

SOGI Committee holds first miniconference on LGBTQIA+ matters

The NJEA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee (SOGI) held its first “miniconference” on Oct. 6 with two workshops. Cedar Grove Education Association President Christopher Cannella and SOGI Committee member…

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