Messages of peace transcend distance and time

By Betty Paolella For many, the past two years have changed how educators teach. Amidst this challenge a virtual platform has emerged, providing experiences unlike any other. What once was…

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Read more about the article From the virtual barbershop to the mountain
Baker and Hodge speaking at the NJEA Convention.

From the virtual barbershop to the mountain

The culmination of a year-long social justice and racial equity journey By Lizandaa Alburg, Nikki Baker, Sue Butterfield, Lakresha Fresse and Carrie Odgers Lax “In the spring of 2020, we…

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It’s never too early to pay attention to your pension

By the NJEA Pension Policy Committee New Jersey’s public pension systems have often been highlighted in the news as being severely underfunded year after year. Unlike many governors before him,…

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Gloucester County salutes ESP of the Year

An entourage of well-wishers surprised Debbie DiJohn at Bunker Hill Middle School with news that she was selected as the Gloucester County Educational Support Professional of the Year. DiJohn serves…

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Read more about the article SEL, difficult observances, and GSAs/QSAs
Jeffrey Gibson’s work on display at Seattle Art Museum. Photo by Jessica Goehring.

SEL, difficult observances, and GSAs/QSAs

by Amy Moran, Ph. D. & Kate Okeson This month’s column focuses on the “rainbow connection” between SEL competencies and their usefulness for approaching sensitive topics and important concerns in…

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Learning true African American history empowered me

By Dr. Dawn Nichol-Manning I vividly recall when I was in middle school, sitting at my desk, and a VHS and television screen were placed in front of the class…

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Incorporating Veterans Day into the classroom

Many of our schools this year will be closed in the week leading up to Veterans Day. There are many ways to honor our veterans throughout the school year, but…

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Election excitement abounds at UCEA event

Union County Education Association (UCEA) members and their families descended on Costa Del Sol in Union last Saturday for a Fall Festival event.  The spacious, outdoor venue featured multiple vendors,…

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