New Jersey educator grants: call for proposals

The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help provide a better future for our children. Our teachers strive every day to…

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Apply for a grant from Sustainable Jersey for Schools

Sustainable Jersey for Schools strives to connect participating schools and districts with financial and technical resources to successfully complete actions and make progress toward a sustainable future. For the 2022-23…

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Read more about the article Bayonne EA president receives human rights educator award
From left: Chevon Williams, Hank Kaplowitz and Gene Woods.

Bayonne EA president receives human rights educator award

Gene Woods, a history teacher at Bayonne High School and president of the Bayonne Education Association, received the Hank Kaplowitz Outstanding Human Rights Educator Award from Kean University’s Human Rights…

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Collective Bargaining Summit set for Oct. 21-22

The NJEA Jim George Collective Bargaining Summit will be held on Oct. 21-22 at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Somerset. The annual summit is an opportunity for local…

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Buffalo, racism, and education

By Sundjata Sekou  No one arrives at this point in time without history placing us here.  An armed, dangerous, murderous, racist 18-year-old white male arriving at Tops grocery store in…

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Read more about the article Eradicating spotted lanternflies through design-thinking challenges
Students study the life stages of the spotted lanternfly. 

Eradicating spotted lanternflies through design-thinking challenges

A STEM partnership through Rutgers University’s maker certification program By Danielle Puglisi Picture this: On the day before the long-awaited freedom of 2022 summer vacation, seventh grade students at Branchburg Central…

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Read more about the article Teaching the whole story
Students Aidan James and Sean Monteith in class with teacher Paul Blass.

Teaching the whole story

Challenges of instruction in a politicized environment By Paul J. Blass, Ed.D.   I think my colleagues would agree that these past two years have been the most exceptional in our…

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Becoming THAT teacher

The teacher I needed  By Michelle Poolaw, 2021-22 Burlington County Teacher of the Year  We were told, as county teachers of the year, that this year would be unlike any…

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Read more about the article Creating a culture of upstanders
Human rights activist and founder of the Enough Project, John Prendergast, with former WHRHS Principal Dr. Thomas DiGianci, Mary Sok and Jamie Lott-Jones.

Creating a culture of upstanders

By Jamie Lott-Jones and Mary Sok  The start of the school year is the optimal time to reflect on your purpose in the classroom. The essential question for educators should…

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