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Today, the NJ Department of Education released evaluation data from 2014-15 showing that over 98.4 percent of teachers in New Jersey were rated effective or highly effective. While those results are very encouraging and worth highlighting, NJEA also remains concerned about fundamental problems with the evaluation system, including the use of standardized test scores.
Created on Friday, December 09, 2016
Argine Safari’s classroom at Pascack Valley High School is a hive of activity. Students enter during their lunch period to practice “My Shot” from “Hamilton” with a group or to play Adele songs on the piano independently. The walls are decorated with photos of previous classes and choral groups, family photos, and fluorescent collages commemorating performances. The stadium seating permits maximum visibility for the woman at the center of the action, even as a stuffed gorilla hunched over the drum set in the back of the room does its best to distract. For the past 11 years, this has been the epicenter of Safari’s professional life, but her story begins far away, in Yerevan, Armenia.Read
Created on Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Today, NJEA filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s seniority law. That suit, filed earlier this month with the support of an out-of-state advocacy group, names Newark Superintendent Christopher Cerf and Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education Kimberley Harrington as defendants. NJEA seeks to become a named defendant in the suit in order to protect the interests of its members.Read
Created on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Having been a stay-at-home mom prior to my career in education, I didn't know what to expect when I first entered the classroom 18 years ago. It was a little overwhelming. It reminded me of the day I walked out of the hospital with my first child. I had looked at my husband back then and said, “Do you realize they just let us walk out with a baby? I have no idea what to do. Do you?" There was no book and there were no instructions, but we raised two wonderful boys who are now 27 and 28 years old. It didn't happen overnight. It took a lot of hard work and dedication. We became a team. That brings me to my thoughts on what a successful collaboration between a paraprofessional and a teacher is like.Read
Created on Friday, November 11, 2016
Attorneys for the Jersey City Education Association sent a cease and desist demand to Better Education for New Jersey Kids, Inc., (B4K) for "fraudulent misrepresentation in a mailer regarding Jersey City School Board candidates."Read
Created on Monday, November 07, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement regarding the lawsuit filed today by an out-of-state special interest group seeking to overturn New Jersey’s statute regarding seniority for teachers. “Campbell Brown and her out-of-state special interest group are misleading New Jersey parents and residents about our public schools to advance their harmful political agenda. New Jersey’s seniority statute, which they seek to overturn by court order, provides an important protection to students and communities by keeping politics, and politicians, out of the decision-making process when layoffs are imposed on our public schools."Read
Created on Tuesday, November 01, 2016
NJEA’s premier black-tie event, the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at the Hilton East Brunswick Towers. Register by Nov. 28.Read
The Atlantic City Education Association (ACEA) invited Jitu Brown, a community organizer in Chicago and the national director of Journey for Justice, to speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. School in Atlantic City on October 29. Brown recounted the struggle of activists, parents, students, and teachers to reopen Walter H. Dyett School, closed by the Chicago Public School District.Read
On Oct. 24, the 435 members of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional Education Association announced that it had taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in Superintendent John Keenan. The announcement was made by President Stephanie Tarr at a Board meeting.
Created on Monday, October 31, 2016
“Donnie Must Go, He’s Christie’s ‘Bro’” was the repeated chant of the Paterson Education Association during a rally held prior to Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Approximately 250 members of the Paterson Education Association were on hand to rally prior to the meeting and demonstrate their collective support for Association President John McEntee and his executive officers as they lambasted Evans for repeatedly failing to serve the families and teachers of the Paterson school district.Read
Created on Friday, October 21, 2016
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