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On Wednesday, June 1, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will be discussing the proposed changes to the New Jersey Standards and Assessment regulation code. These changes include using the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) as a high school graduation requirement. If you want to share your concerns and urge the SBOE to change its course, then make plans to attend this very important meeting.Read
Created on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The New Jersey Board of Education is being asked to pass a resolution adopting the edTPA, a costly, unproven performance assessment for novice teachers to receive certification. There is no research with empirical evidence in support of the exam’s benefits. Sign the petition today urging the New Jersey Department of Education to act now to eliminate the edTPA from the teacher certification process in New Jersey.Read
Created on Monday, May 23, 2016
NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia provided the keynote address at the Education Law Center’s 7th Annual Education Justice Lecture at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick.Read
Created on Friday, May 13, 2016
Today, as the State Board of Education convened to hear public testimony on a wide variety of issues, NJEA and Save Our Schools NJ (SOSNJ) held a joint press conference to focus attention on the dangers of using Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) as a graduation requirement.Read
Created on Wednesday, May 04, 2016
School employees and other public employees have committed their lives to public service with the expectation that their pensions would be available when they retire. Unfortunately, the state's failure to pay its share of pension system funding for the last decade has threatened this retirement security. Amending the state Constitution is the only way to ensure that the state meets its pension obligations. Contact your legislators and urge them to support the resolution to place this matter in the hands of the voters this November.Read
Created on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
On May 4, the State Board of Education will have open topic testimony. This is your chance to testify on any topic of concern to public education, especially about graduation requirements, PARCC/testing and evaluation. It is critical that board members hear from NJEA members about what’s happening in schools.
Senate President Steve Sweeney today convened a forum on the need for a lead protection plan in New Jersey’s public schools. NJEA’s Director of Government Relations Ginger Gold Schnitzer represented the organization’s position that the health and safety of New Jersey’s public school children is of paramount importance.Read
Created on Monday, April 11, 2016
NJEA, along with other unions, filed a case with the New Jersey Superior Court, claiming that the suspension of the COLA increases in Chapter 78 was a violation of members’ non-forfeitable right under the State of New Jersey’s contract clause, and a violation of the State and federal contract clauses, which would enforce those non-forfeitable rights. Click through for an update on the case.Read
Created on Friday, April 08, 2016
For more than two decades, New Jersey politicians in both parties have played a dangerous game with New Jersey’s pension funds, skipping required payments year after year and allowing huge liabilities to grow. As a result, New Jersey faces a pension funding crisis that will take many years to resolve. Not only that, it will take a tremendous amount of fiscal discipline, which is exactly what too many of our elected leaders have lacked.Read
Created on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
We've all heard the criticism from fellow union members who complain about the calls to action, requests for donations and pleas to support candidates. Few members express an automatic interest and enthusiasm for political action, yet labor unions like NJEA work very hard to cultivate a politically educated and engaged membership. The fact is, whether we like it or not, politics play a major role in our personal and professional lives.Read
Created on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Your NJEA membership card is your ticket to discounts on merchandise, insurance, entertainment, travel, and personal legal services.
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