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Here is the letter that was sent to all NJEA members today in response to Gov. Christie's letter containing lies about health care premiums: "Dear NJEA member, Chris Christie is up to his old tricks again, lying to NJEA members in an attempt to divide our membership." Click through for full letter and a link to respond directly to Gov. Christie.Read
Created on Friday, September 23, 2016
The Paterson Education Association (PEA) took a decisive stance on community safety this week. With students in mind, PEA demanded that the district reschedule the back-to-school nights. The district was reluctant to change the dates and times for back-to-school nights despite a recent uptick of gun violence in Paterson. To PEA, this was unacceptable. A union that is committed to the safety of the students would simply not allow this to happen without a compelling response. The risk was too great.Read
Created on Thursday, September 22, 2016
Betty Glenn can be forgiven for saying “I told you so.” Glenn, the president of the Trenton Paraprofessional Association (TPA) informed the Trenton Board of Education six months ago that firing 92 paraprofessionals who work with special needs students in the district would lead to a loss of service, connection to the community, and hardship for students, parents, teachers, and other school staff. Just two days into the 2016-17 school year, Glenn’s prediction was fulfilled.
NJEA is proud to support the Fight for $15 for every working person in New Jersey. Every worker plays a role in growing our shared economy so every worker deserves a living wage. NJEA’s elected officers offered their strong support today to the New Jersey Working Families Alliance and other pro-worker groups as they held a press conference to urge that the Legislature pursue a comprehensive and inclusive minimum wage increase.Read
Created on Thursday, September 15, 2016
NJEA has long been clear in its support for charter schools that operate as public schools. In fact, NJEA supported the original law in 1995 that authorized public charter schools in New Jersey. NJEA believes high quality public charter schools are one component of an innovative, progressive system of public education, along with magnet schools, vocational schools, and traditional public schools.Read
Created on Monday, September 12, 2016
NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer released this statement following Gov. Christie’s rambling press conference this morning in which the governor continued to duck responsibility for his educational failures and unwillingness to do his job. “Chris Christie can’t help himself. His reflexive attacks on public schools are just the same political posturing that he’s used for nearly seven years to cover up for his failed policies and underfunding of New Jersey’s public schools."Read
Created on Tuesday, September 06, 2016
On Aug. 9 NJEA's television show, Classroom Close-up, NJ received three Emmy nominations from NATAS Mid Atlantic Chapter. The winners will be announced on Sept. 24.Read
Created on Monday, September 05, 2016
Mark your calendars to attend the Jim George Collective Bargaining Summit on Oct. 28-29. The overnight summit will include training seminars and speakers. NJEA encourages you to make plans to come to the conference along with members of your negotiations team. NJEA is accepting nominations for the Collective Bargaining Award.Read
Created on Friday, August 26, 2016
Nomination forms and documentation for the NJEA Human Rights Award are due Dec. 1, 2016. Awards will be presented at the NJEA Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Dinner next January. Nominees may be an individual, group or organization working in the area of civil rights, and if eligible, NJEA members. Click through for more information and nomination form.
Nonteaching staff who work with teachers to help pupils learn basic academic subjects must still meet a “highly qualified” standard if they work in schools or districts that receive Title I funds for those programs.Read
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