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It’s been 13 years since the failed No Child Left Behind Act kick-started the nation’s standardized test obsession. It’s time for a new way. Educators, parents, and students across New Jersey have demanded that state leaders roll back unfair standardized testing that narrows the curriculum and diverts time and resources away from learning.Read
Created on Thursday, November 19, 2015
On Oct. 30, 2015, NJEA filed a petition with the Superior Court of New Jersey in Mercer County on behalf of three members who have been charged by the Division of Pensions and Benefits to pay a portion of the premium for their post-retirement medical benefits.Read
Created on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
After months of extensive organizing and an unprecedented get-out-the-vote effort on behalf of NJEA’s endorsed candidates, NJEA members scored a big victory on Election Day.Read
Created on Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Need to know where to vote? Need to know who the NJEA PAC-endorsed Assembly candidates are in your Legislative District? Use the Voter Guide.Read
Created on Monday, November 02, 2015
In the ongoing battle against rising medical costs, NJREA members have been handed a victory. The School Employees Health Benefits Program Design Committee (SEHBPDC) has come to an agreement on how to recoup the overpaid retiree prescription copayments for Plan Year 2015 as a result of the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits’ unilateral decision to increase copayments at the beginning of the year. This victory will bring relief to tens of thousands of former public school employees.
Created on Friday, October 09, 2015
NJEA earlier today, in conjunction with other public sector unions, filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court seeking a review of whether the New Jersey Supreme Court failed to enforce Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution when it ruled against public employees in the Burgos case last spring.Read
Created on Tuesday, September 08, 2015
What's the right place to meet and greet and start the year off right? At NJEA's County Fall Focus meetings, members are able to meet their local, county and state association leaders and learn about important issues facing public school employees.Read
Created on Thursday, September 03, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement regarding Gov. Christie’s veto of S-3100/A4605, which would have mandated quarterly pension payments, as well as S-3107/A-4606, which would have required the state to pay $300 million of this year’s pension contribution immediately, rather than waiting until the end of the fiscal year in June 2016. “These vetoes are just more evidence that when it comes to pension funding Gov. Christie always chooses the most harmful course."Read
Created on Monday, August 10, 2015
The 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) today voted to endorse 57 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November.
Created on Saturday, August 01, 2015
They came by bus, by car, on bikes and on foot, filling the horizon as they marched. No matter how they got there, well over one thousand New Jersey residents descended upon the Livingston High School today for one common purpose: to tell the nation the truth about Gov. Chris Christie.Read
Created on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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