Parents and Community

NJEA, Thunder honor school heroes

True heroes don’t wear capes or possess superpowers. True heroes make a difference in the lives of children. That’s why NJEA and the Trenton Thunder teamed up to honor some students and their school heroes.The winners are among several hundred students across the state who submitted essays on the topic, “My Hero Works at School.”  The students, their families, and their heroes are the invited guests of the NJEA and Thunder at the Thunder’s game against the Bowie Baysox on August 23.

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PRIDE in Public Education

Pride

Since 1994, NJEA has conducted the PRIDE in Public Education campaign, a statewide effort to share the successes of public education with all New Jerseyans and build strong community support for and involvement in our public schools.

Read Across America

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Sign up to have the Cat in the Hat visit your school for this event, find ideas to celebrate, and share your photos.

Teacher for a Day

Teacher for a Day is a program that allows individuals from the community to experience an entire school day. Under the watchful eye of a regular classroom teacher.

Partnerships & Contests

NJEA has many partnerships that offer NJEA members discounts on tickets to events. Find special offers and contests that can win your school a visit from a famous athlete or tickets to a sporting event.

FAST

FAST

The goal of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program is to encourage families to be involved in their children’s education, to enhance their academic progress, and to feel welcome in public schools. FAST is a coalition of education advocates, community groups, and schools working together to foster family involvement in education. All Abbott Districts are eligible to participate.

Family Involvement

Working hand in hand, school staff, families, communities, and policymakers share responsibility for a child’s education. When families and schools work together, our children are the winners. This area offers resources for parents and educators on building a strong bond between home and school.