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  • Agreement reached on PARCC, evaluations July 14, 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 […]
  • Christie signs budget bill June 30, 2014
    This evening, Governor Christie signed the FY 2015 budget, but not before using his red pen to line-item veto billions of dollars in legally required pension payments. Christie also vetoed revenue increases necessary to help the state meet its obligations to retirees, middle class workers, and families, and to protect New Jersey's credit rating. […]
  • Budget passes - Urge the governor to sign June 26, 2014
    The Legislature has passed a budget that includes the state’s legally required pension payment for next year.  Now we need to keep the pressure on Gov. Christie.  Let him know we expect him to sign the budget that was sent to him, and that we will hold him accountable if he vetoes the pension payment. Take Action […]
  • PARCC bill scheduled for Senate vote June 26, 2014
    S-2154, the bill to slow implementation of PARCC, Common Core and the new teacher evaluation system, has been posted for a vote in the Senate on Monday, June 30.  If it passes, as anticipated, it will go to Gov. Christie for his signature.  […]
  • Residency Bill Update June 23, 2014
    S-2169, a bill to exempt school employees in 10 counties from the New Jersey First Act, the state’s residency law, passed the Senate State Government Committee on June 19. […]
  • NJEA VP Blistan testifies before Senate Ed Committee on PARCC, evaluation, Common Core June 20, 2014
    NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan today testified before the Senate Education Committee about the implementation of PARCC, evaluation, and Common Core. Blistan presented the members of the committee with binders packed with letters from NJEA members about issues with the PARCC pilot testing, which the Department of Education has labeled a “success.” […]
  • Tell legislators to uphold the law June 6, 2014
    When Gov. Christie announced his illegal plan to slash pension funding, the unions representing public employees vowed to sue to protect our members’ rights. That suit has been filed. But you can do even more. We are urging members to contact their legislators. […]
  • Leadership Academy grads connect May 27, 2014
    On May 5, NJEA hosted its first ever Political Leadership Academy networking event and reception for NJEA members who are elected officials. More than 40 members from across the state, ranging in positions from board of education members to a state senator attended the event. […]
  • TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PENSION! May 22, 2014
    When Gov. Christie announced his illegal plan to slash pension funding, the unions representing public employees vowed to sue to protect our members’ rights. That suit has been filed. But you can do even more. We are urging all members to contact their legislators. […]
  • Teach for America bill introduced in Assembly April 22, 2014
    Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (LD-6) recently introduced A-2032, a bill that would establish a teacher recruitment grant program in the New Jersey Department of Education. This program would provide $2 million over three years to recruit, train, and place new teachers in high poverty districts. The bill was believed to have been introduced at the re […]