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A bill that would eliminate the use of students’ standardized test scores from teachers’ summative evaluations was released from the Assembly Education Committee today by a vote of 8-1-2. The proposal is consistent with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).Read
Created on Monday, September 19, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement regarding Chris Christie’s transparent attempt to distract attention from his Bridgegate scandal by filing a frivolous legal challenge to New Jersey’s successful system of public schools.Read
Created on Thursday, September 15, 2016
NJEA won a major victory for retired members today when the state backed away from its attempt to force a harmful and possibly illegal change through the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission (SEHBC) without proper review. Read
Created on Monday, September 12, 2016
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller testified today in an open topic hearing held by the New Jersey State Board of Education. Blistan condemned the actions of the New Jersey Department of Education last week to increase the weight of standardized tests as a factor in teacher evaluation. Read
Created on Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Late on August 31, the NJDOE released a statement that there would be a change in the weight of median student growth percentile (mSGP) scores for teachers of tested subjects for the 2016-17 school year. Returning to the 2013-2014 school year’s weights, the mSGP score will account for 30% of a teacher’s summative evaluation. Read
Created on Friday, September 02, 2016
Over the last few months, the N.J. Department of Education (NJDOE) has proposed several key changes to the teacher evaluation regulations. NJEA expects the State Board to adopt these amendments in December. While they have not yet been adopted, the NJDOE is advising districts that they should begin putting most of the regulations into practice beginning in September.
When Gov. Chris Christie signed PL 2011 Chapter 78 into law on June 28, 2011, he set a chain of events into effect that would ultimately reduce the take-home pay of public employees. NJEA locals are working to try to contain costs and reverse some of the negative effects of Chapter 78 at the bargaining table. But we must also educate legislators about the consequences of Chapter 78 on working families. Learn more and share your story.Read
Created on Thursday, September 01, 2016
The three NJEA representatives on the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission (SEHBC) continue to hold firm against the governor’s attempt to force retired school employees into a Medicare Advantage program.Read
Created on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The three NJEA representatives on the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission have announced that in order for the commission to operate the way it is intended the governor needs to do his job. The law calls for equal representation of labor and management on the commission. The governor’s refusal to fill a seat vacated by the death of a union representative is an inappropriate attempt to manipulate the composition of the commission in favor of the Administration.Read
Created on Thursday, August 25, 2016
Hundreds of NJEA members gathered at the Statehouse today, the last day for Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, to keep his promise to post and pass SCR-2. That is the resolution that would put a constitutional amendment to mandate responsible pension funding on the ballot this November. The protest, organized by NJEA's Summer Fellows, sent a clear message to the New Jersey Senate: Post the bill! Pass the bill!Read
Created on Monday, August 08, 2016
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