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May 5, 2015 is National Teacher Day, a time for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives. That week, May 3 - 9, is designated Teacher Appreciation Week by the National PTA. It's a time to strengthen support and respect for teachers and the teaching profession.Read
Created on Saturday, May 02, 2015
NJEA members have elected state and county representatives to the NJEA Executive Committee, NJEA Delegate Assembly (and Alternates), and NEA Representative Assembly in some counties and units, as well as some county association offices. Click through for complete election results.Read
Created on Friday, May 01, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer today demanded that Education Commissioner David Hespe retract his threat to withhold state aid from districts where parents followed their conscience and refused PARCC testing for their children.Read
Created on Thursday, April 23, 2015
NJEA attorneys today filed a motion imploring State Education Commissioner David Hespe to rescind his approval of the corporate takeover of four public schools in Camden and reopening them this fall as Renaissance Schools. NJEA believes that the closures of Bonsall Elementary School, Molina Elementary School, McGraw Elementary School, and East Camden Middle School violate the Urban Hope Act and the state’s No Child Left Behind Act waiver.Read
Created on Monday, April 20, 2015
NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller and NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan joined New Jersey Working Families today in calling for a moratorium on subsidies to corporations from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) until it can be demonstrated that such giveaways produce any positive results for everyday New Jerseyans.Read
Created on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Gov. Chris Christie plans to present yet another budget that underfunds the pension systems and violates the very law he signed. And NJEA members are not letting him get away with it. Demonstrating genuine grassroots organizing, NJEA members communicated through social media and direct contact with hundreds converging on Christie’s April 7 town hall meeting at Old Bridge High School in Middlesex County.Read
Created on Wednesday, April 08, 2015
NJEA members will vote for state and county representatives in mail election balloting between April 1 and noon on April 16. Members will be asked to vote for representatives to the NJEA Executive Committee in some counties and units, NJEA Delegate Assembly members and/or alternates in some counties and units, state delegates and successor delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA), and county association elections in some counties.
NJEA is proud to present an original documentary about a group of New Jersey educators experiencing infamous sites of the Holocaust in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and the Netherlands. We invite you to tune in and see how the trip changes the lives of these teachers—and the lives of their students. Learn moreRead
Created on Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Join workers from unions, community organizations, and faith-based groups to observe Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Workers Memorial Day is an international event to commemorate the thousands who are killed each year, and the millions who have suffered work-related injuries and illnesses.Read
Created on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When Facebook revamped its privacy policies in 2009, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that users were growing less reticent about sharing personal information with more people.“People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people.” Zuckerberg said. “That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.”
It appears that those social norms have not evolved quickly enough for Pearson, which found itself at the center of a firestorm when parents discovered that the company was reading their children’s social media posts.Read
Created on Friday, March 20, 2015
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