Read more about the article Restorative Justice
Shan Byrd is a restorative justice specialist and an NJEA Professional Development consultant.

Restorative Justice

When implementation falls short of the promise  By Shan Byrd  Fed up with a hodgepodge of recycled ideologies, many people are frustrated and confused about what “restorative justice practices” are. As…

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Leaders work together at Winter Leadership Conference

Hundreds of NJEA members convene in Atlantic City This past weekend, more than 600 local leaders attended the 2024 NJEA Winter Leadership Conference South in Atlantic City. The mid-winter conference…

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Read more about the article First full-time staff member hired one century ago
From the December 1940 edition of the New Jersey Educational Review (now the NJEA Review).

First full-time staff member hired one century ago

Stella Applegate worked for NJSTA/NJEA from 1923 to 1940  From its founding on Dec. 28, 1853, until 1923, NJEA, then known as the New Jersey State Teachers Association (NJSTA), was…

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Read more about the article NJEA’s democratic structure makes our union strong
D.A. member Sturae Meyers, Camden EA vice president, speaks to a motion at the Nov. 11, 2023 meeting of the D.A.

NJEA’s democratic structure makes our union strong

Since at least 1941, the January edition of what is now called the NJEA Review has published a directory of association committees. While the number of committees and the number…

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Making the numbers work for students 

Meet 2023 Middlesex County ESP of the Year Arlene Baum  Arlene Baum loves numbers, accounting and budgeting. She uses those skills to benefit the students who attend North Brunswick Township…

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Read more about the article Rowan College at Burlington faculty and staff protest “optics” of no contract 
At the Nov. 28 Rowan College at Burlington Board of Trustees meeting, members of the Burlington County College Faculty Association and the Rowan College at Burlington County Support Staff Association protested the lack of progress in contract negotiations.

Rowan College at Burlington faculty and staff protest “optics” of no contract 

ssociation (BCCFA) and the Rowan College at Burlington County Support Staff Association (RCBCSSA) showed up at the school’s Nov. 28 board of trustees meeting in sunglasses and other sorts of…

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Become an NEA RA delegate 

The 2024 NEA RA to be held in Philadelphia Over 9,000 delegates typically attend the annual National Education Association Representative Assembly (NEA RA). Delegates are charged with setting policy for…

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Read more about the article Cherry Hill EA hosts 10th annual Golden Age Prom 
An NJREA member, retired Cherry Hill school nurse, and school nursing instructor at Rutgers-Camden, Jeanne Kiefner is a driving force behind the Golden Age Prom, but she is quick to recognize that it is a team effort. From left: World languages teacher Dr. Waleska Batista, Rutgers School of Nursing student Deyanna Sheriff, Kiefner, and Carusi Middle School nurse Jillian Thomas. 

Cherry Hill EA hosts 10th annual Golden Age Prom 

The Cherry Hill Education Association hosted its 10th annual Golden Age Prom at Cherry Hill East High School on Oct. 27. First held in 2011, the prom took a hiatus…

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So much more than a long weekend

My experience at the NJEA Convention  By Cassidy Halligan, Rutgers University, NJEA Preservice member  Growing up in the public school system, November always felt like one of the shortest months…

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Calling out hypocrisy

By Amy Moran, Ph.D. and Kate Okeson In 2023, more than 500 anti-LGBTQIA+ measures were introduced in state legislatures, and over 80 have passed already. They’re largely found in “red…

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