Social justice a hallmark of labor unions
Social justice has been a hallmark of labor unions, including NJEA, since their inception. After all, the fundamental issue of unionism is to improve the lives of its members through collective action and, through our action and activism, to improve the lives of all working men and women, their families and their communities.
For years, politicians of both parties have failed to fund New Jersey’s pension systems. After nearly two decades of neglect, the systems are in a dire position: they need regular, responsible payments from the state in order to remain stable and to provide public employees with the secure pensions they have earned.
NJEA Summer Institute
Join us on Tuesday, July 12, for the 2016 Summer Professional Learning Institute being held at the Holiday Inn of East Windsor. This professional development session will engage teacher leaders in activating their classroom experiences into conversations around cultural competence. Learn more
A celebration of technology and learning in the classroom
Join us on Wednesday, July 13, for Techstock, a celebration of technology and learning. Stockton University will host the event, which is co-sponsored by Stockton University and the Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center (SRI&ETTC), and Stockton University Master of Arts in Instructional Technology Program. Learn more
Teaching and Learning Symposium
Improving the academic achievement of their students is the goal of all educators. NJEA’s Teaching and Learning Symposium, held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Hilton East Brunswick, will help you do just that. Learn more
NJEA has partnered with Thunder 106 and B 98.5 to recognize the significant contributions our members make in the lives of their students. Read why Allison Brown, a teacher from Southern Regional Middle School, was chosen as the Thunder 106 School Spirit Award winner for May. Read more
Giving students a national view
NJEA and BEN-FM have partnered to educate the public about the important role Educational Support Professionals play in our schools and in our communities. Joann Houck is the 6th grade Administrative Assistant to the guidance counselor and the principal at Maurice and Everett Haines 6th Grade Center in Medford Township. As the front desk receptionist, she is the first person the children, parents and public meet when they come to school.
Edison Twp. EA member receives California Casualty athletics grant
Edison High School is the recipient of $1000 from the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program thanks to Edison Twp. EA member and Bowling Coach Tracie Smith. Edison High is one of 86 public high schools in 34 states to receive a total of $102,500. Read more
Nominate All-Pro Teachers!
The Philadelphia Eagles and Axalta Coating Systems are teaming up again to recognize outstanding 6th through 12th grade teachers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for their contribution to their students, school and community through the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program. A teacher can be nominated by a principal, fellow teacher, student or parent of a student. Ten (10) teachers will be chosen by a selection committee based on education drive, innovative teaching methods, use of STEM education and commitment to students beyond the classroom. Read more
NJEA salutes Scholar Athletes
NJEA and News 12 held its 19th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Luncheon on June 18, 2016, at the Pines Manor in Edison. Zavion Bell of Willingboro High School in Burlington County (center, pictured with his girlfriend, Athletic Director Leon Owen, Burlington County President Mary Steinhauer, and NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer) was named Scholar Athlete of the Year. Read more
Students can honor school heroes
The Trenton Thunder baseball team and the New Jersey Education Association are once again sponsoring a student essay contest open to all New Jersey public school students.
The topic of the contest is “My hero works at school.” Students are encouraged to write a short, but thoughtful essay about a school employee who has positively impacted them. Essays should be no more than 250 words. Submissions must be received by June 3. Learn more
The Philadelphia Soul arena football team, based in Voorhees, are Philadelphia’s winningest team since 2004. In partnership with NJEA, the Soul are visiting schools with their “Activate Your Soul” school program and they invite every school in New Jersey to join them in helping keep our children active and healthy. Learn more
Have you submitted a photo using the NJEA app? Check out the SNappSHOTS gallery to see if your photo made the cut!
Teachers are using Snapchat in the classroom
A small but growing group of teachers is using the social media app as a way to push more learning outside of the classroom and onto students' smartphones. What educational value could it possibly have? Check out these ways teachers are using Snapchat for instruction. Learn more More On-the-web resources