Read more about the article <strong>NJEA hosts its first Members of Color<br>Empowerment Conference</strong>
NJEA’s officers capture a selfie with members at the conference.

NJEA hosts its first Members of Color
Empowerment Conference

NJEA held its first Members of Color Empowerment Conference on Sept. 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, and by all accounts it was a huge success. The member-planned…

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Empowerment Conference
Read more about the article JCPPA honors Para-Professionals of the Year 
Jersey City Para-Professional Association President Keith Olkewicz (center) surrounded by local, state and national association leadership. The event drew NEA Secretary-Treasurer Noel Candelaria (second from left), NJEA Vice President Steve Beatty (left) and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson (fourth from left).

JCPPA honors Para-Professionals of the Year 

On May 27, the Jersey City Para-Professionals Association (JCPPA) honored the 2021-22 Para-Professionals of the Year in each of the school district’s building. Under the leadership of JCPPA President Keith…

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Hope and healing

By Amanda Adams  It's natural for educators to spend a lot of time thinking about how to create the most impactful learning environments for our students. Many of us are…

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Read more about the article The first five years
A the 2021 NJEA Convention, Lindenwold EA President Ryan Strothers, with South Orange EA member Sabina Ellis, proudly wears his Early Career Network Team South shirt.

The first five years

The early career network offers events and resources for members in their first five years By Brian Harkavy  It is no secret that it is harder than ever to be…

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Culturally Responsive Arts Education Workout

The Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) Workout is an eight-week curated asynchronous and synchronous experience that focuses on developing the capacity of educators and administrators to think about how culturally…

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NJEA Awards for Excellence in Communications 

Enter your association’s communications efforts  At the NJEA Communications Tools Workshop on April 22, 2023, local and county associations will be recognized for excellence in three award categories:     Most…

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Taming Time 

Meeting the challenges of disability around the clock  By Bill Cole  Time is a constant, sometimes gentle, sometimes harsh. The beat goes on within all of us. For individuals with…

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Read more about the article Trusting our journey as school counselors
Indra Owens, dressed in school spirit gear, welcomes students to Atlantic City’s Pennsylvania Avenue School.

Trusting our journey as school counselors

Normalizing difficult conversations  By Indra Owens  The typical school day for school counselors across the country looks something like this: the sky is clear, the sweet chirping of birds awakens…

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Read more about the article Everyone needs a Zen Zone
Ranalli welcomes students and staff to the Zen Zone, a calming restorative space. From left: Hope Ranalli, Olivia Smith, Ka'lynn Wilson, Jonathan West, and Brennan Winters alongside some of the artwork in the Zen Zone.

Everyone needs a Zen Zone

By Kathryn Coulibaly  In 2019, Warren Hills Middle School teacher Heather Garcia and school counselor Hope Ranalli each approached their principal with some ideas about introducing mindfulness practices to students.…

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