On Oct. 8, the 125-member NJEA PAC voted unanimously to endorse Ambassador Phil Murphy for the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary because he shares NJEA members’ priorities and values. Please consider signing the petition to get Ambassador Phil Murphy on the primary ballot. Signing the petition is not an obligation to vote for him. Attached, please find […]
On Wednesday, January 4, the State Board of Education will have open topic testimony. This is your chance to testify on any topic of concern to public education, charter schools, regulations, professional development, evaluaions, PARCC, SGOs and SGPs.
Over 98 percent rated effective or highly effective Published on Friday, December 09, 2016 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.
Register for the NJEA Central/Southern Regional Health & Safety Conference The conference is open to all NJEA members in the central and southern regions at no cost and is limited to the first 100 participants. Registration and breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and the conference ends at 2 p.m. Lunch is included.
The Senate and Assembly passed identical bills that would require the state to make its required pension contributions each fiscal year on a quarterly basis, with payments on Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, and June 30. The Senate passed S-2810 by a vote of 35-0 while the Assembly passed its companion bill, A-4, by […]
10/18/2016 BAD BILL ALERT! In March, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released S-979 from committee. This bill, sponsored by Senators Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21), infringes upon public employees’ right to collectively bargain. The bill, as amended in committee, caps the amount eligible employees can receive for waiving benefits if they choose […]
Earlier in September, Marlene Caride (D-36), the Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, introduced bill A-4122, that would eliminate the use of statewide standardized test scores from teacher evaluation. If passed, the bill would remove the Median Student Growth Percentile (mSGP) scores from teacher evaluation for those teachers in tested subjects. On Monday, Sept. 19, […]
Wants to gut public schools to advance partisan agenda Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement regarding Chris Christie’s transparent attempt to distract attention from his Bridgegate scandal by filing a frivolous legal challenge to New Jersey’s successful system of public schools.
NJEA wins big legal victory in SEHBC dispute State backs down, agrees to provide information Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 2014 Getty Images New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson asks a question during a hearing on March 11, 2014 in Trenton. NJEA won a major victory for retired members today when the […]
NJEA to oppose state legal filing Will fight Christie’s attempt to manipulate SEHBC