NJEA Center for Honesty in Education

NJEA’s Center for Honesty in Education aims to combat disinformation, regressive policies, and dangerous rhetoric in local school districts by giving our association leaders the tools necessary to forge constructive partnerships with parents and other community stakeholders, keep partisan politics out of our public schools and—above all—ensure that our members can continue to support our students rebound from the pandemic in a safe and inclusive learning environment.


Office Hours Zooms are open to Honesty in Education Team Members Only. To join the team, please use the form on this page.

Honesty & Integrity


Please use this form to help us identify issues in your district so that we can provide our staff and leaders with resources to maintain integrity and honesty in our schools. Be sure to specify the type of issue you’re dealing with, whether it’s aggressive book banning, anti-inclusion activity, organized political groups, or any other problem you are facing.

Project Thrive

HRC’s Project Thrive offers annual checklist for educators

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has partnered with the National Education Association (NEA) to provide LGBTQ+ resources to educators through its Project Thrive. Download this Back to School Checklist to learn ways you can instill a safe, inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students in your school, as well as access HCR’s 2023 National Youth Report to discover more about the impact of today’s society on them

Rainbow Library

A rainbow of support

New Jersey is proud of its richly diverse population, and that pride extends to meeting the needs of its public school students. NJEA's Center for Honesty is committed to keeping our communities focused on providing safe, inclusive learning environments for all students.  To do that, we must also provide our educators with access to resources to support an LGBTQ+  inclusive curriculum. Through its partnership with NEA, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is offering Rainbow Libraries, a series of award-winning, grade-aligned, LGBTQ+ affirming books, to over 2,200 schools in 30 states this spring. To get your free set, visit rainbowlibrary.org today.

NJEA Center for Honesty News

Dem lawmakers target book bans in public libraries as censorship rises

22 May 2023 @ 3:10 pm

NJ court halts Hanover school district policy to tell parents of students' LGBTQ identity

22 May 2023 @ 11:18 am

The debate on sex ed doesn’t have to be crazy and mean | Moran

10 May 2023 @ 11:27 am

N.J. school board rejects ‘trash’ sociology textbook recommended by teachers

9 May 2023 @ 10:38 pm

Former Westwood school board members concerned about current trustees' LGBTQ comments

28 April 2023 @ 11:30 am

Why GOP culture warriors lost big in school board races this month

17 April 2023 @ 2:16 pm

Navigator Research - Wokeness: A Guide for Advocates

12 April 2023 @ 2:09 pm

Opinion: Schools are battlegrounds in more ways than one

30 March 2023 @ 7:43 pm

Tax Docs Link Right-Wing “Parents Group” to Leonard Leo’s Dark Money Network

29 March 2023 @ 8:32 pm

N.J. school board member suspected of transphobic tweets files ‘mob rule’ ethics complaint

29 March 2023 @ 8:09 pm