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NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer testified before the Senate Education Committee on S-2319, a bill that would make changes to New Jersey’s existing charter school law. While he thanked the committee for taking the issue seriously and highlighted some good elements of the bill, he also urged them to go further.Read
Created on Thursday, October 16, 2014
NJEA is encouraging members to share their ideas and attend public testimony hearings sponsored by The New Jersey Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students.
Created on Friday, October 10, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer testified today before the Assembly Labor Committee in support of A-2354, a bill which would provide all workers in the state with paid sick leave. Although NJEA members already have paid sick leave, NJEA is advocating for this bill on behalf of the students we serve.Read
Created on Thursday, October 09, 2014
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Hudson, and Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, D-Middlesex, announced today that the Assembly Education Committee, which Diegnan chairs, will take up recommendations that would significantly change the way New Jersey prepares and develops its teachers.Read
Created on Thursday, October 02, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer and Camden Education Association President Robert Farmer issued the following statement on today's Assembly vote: "Although NJEA and CEA strongly opposed legislation amending the Urban Hope Act, we recognize that nothing – no outcry or reasoned appeal from educators, parents, or the general public – was going to change the minds of legislators predisposed to pass it. As a result, we are now focused on ensuring that Camden’s public schools, which still serve the vast majority of students in the city, receive the resources and staffing stability they need to succeed at the highest level."
Created on Monday, September 29, 2014
What's the right place to meet and greet and start the year off right? At NJEA's County Fall Focus meetings, members are able to meet their local, county and state association leaders and learn about important issues facing public school employees.Read
Created on Thursday, September 18, 2014
NJEA member John Staab, a school building maintenance employee in the Pine Hill School District, testified before the Senate Labor Committee in support of S-1717, a bill which would prevent employers from discharging or charging a personal day to an employee for failure to report to work during a state of emergency.Read
Created on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The New Jersey Education Association’s 125-member political action committee has voted to recommend to the National Education Association’s (NEA) Fund for Children and Public Education the endorsement of U.S. Senator Cory Booker for re-election, and 10 candidates, including six incumbents, for election to the U.S. Congress.Read
Created on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
From now through Sept. 17, educators and the public have the opportunity to comment on changes to the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Technology and 21st Century Life and Careers. The proposed revisions were introduced at the Aug. 6 State Board of Education meeting.Read
Created on Thursday, August 21, 2014
Policymakers have listened to NJEA members’ concerns about the myriad problems accompanying the new PARCC assessments, the Common Core State Standards, and the state’s new evaluation system for teachers. Following several days of intensive discussion last week, agreement was reached on several key issues related to standardized testing and its ultimate role in teacher evaluation. NJEA was at the center of conversations with legislators, the Christie administration and the Department of Education (DoE), which led to two key announcements today.Read
Created on Monday, July 14, 2014
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