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  • All members invited to Fall Focus meetings September 18, 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. […]
  • Pine Hill ESP testifies before Senate Committee September 16, 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. […]
  • NJEA PAC announces support for candidates September 2, 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. […]
  • NJDOE to gather input on technology, career standards August 21, 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. […]
  • 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.” […]