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  • Learn how to demand healthier schools April 7, 2014
    Want to learn how to advocate for better safety and health conditions in your school or worksite? The NJEA Worksite Safety and Health Committee is sponsoring a free training program at NJEA’s headquarters in Trenton on May 17. […]
  • Ready to Run March 25, 2014
    Nearly 20 NJEA members participated in the Center for American Women and Politics’ Ready to Run training, March 21-22, which prepares women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on campaigns, or get involved in public life in other ways. […]
  • Sen. Booker emphasizes poverty’s impact on student achievement February 18, 2014
    Sen. Cory Booker sat down for a conversation about public education with NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer at the NJEA Legislative and Political Action Conference. Steinhauer asked Booker questions generated by the audience and even included one that came from a member via Twitter. […]
  • 2014 Legislative Dinners February 7, 2014
    County legislative dinners are an excellent way to learn about hot educational issues, meet your state lawmakers face-to-face, and share your thoughts about making public education even better. For further details, contact your county education association office, county association president, or county government relations chairperson. […]
  • Christie vetoes full-day kindergarten bill February 6, 2014
    Last month, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill (A-3972/S-2763) that would have created a 17-member task force to study full-day kindergarten in New Jersey. The bill passed the Senate and Assembly with bipartisan support -- in fact, the bill's sponsors in both chambers represented both political parties. […]
  • New Jersey wins Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant February 6, 2014
    In an effort to improve access to high-quality early learning and development programs, the Obama administration has awarded more than $1 billion to 20 states to provide a strong start for our nation's youngest children. In its third round of Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grants, announced in late December, New Jersey was awarded $44.3 millio […]
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker to keynote NJEA Legislative Conference January 27, 2014
    U.S. Senator Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker at the NJEA Walter J. O’Brien Legislative Conference on Feb. 15. The annual conference is your opportunity to be part of the discussion on education reform, to get educated on evolving issues, and to get involved in the legislative issues that affect all public school employees and public school retirees. […]
  • NJEA wins right to bargain 5-year contracts January 22, 2014
    In a major victory for all members, Gov. Chris Christie has signed NJEA legislation that will allow school districts and their employees to negotiate contracts for a term up to five years in duration. “This is a great win for NJEA members because it will give them more options when bargaining their contracts,” said NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer. […]
  • Two NJEA priority bills on the Governor's desk January 14, 2014
    Two NJEA initiated bills passed both houses of the legislature with bi-partisan support and are now are in the hands of the Governor. The first bill, S-1127/A-3791 (Greenstein, Diegnan), would allow school districts and employee representatives to negotiate contracts up to five years in length. The second bill, S-3086/A-3783 (Sarlo, Oroho, Stender, Diegnan, […]
  • Bill would create task force to study feasibility of full-day K January 8, 2014
    A bill that would establish a task force to study issues related to the establishment of full-day kindergarten throughout New Jersey has passed in both houses of the state legislature. NJEA supports S-2763 (Ruiz)/A-3972 (Wagner, Jasey, DeCroce, Caputo, Singleton) because research demonstrates that money spent on high-quality early childhood learning has long […]