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  • Murphy administration joins pro-worker coalition
    Signs amicus brief supporting public sector unions New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has joined the Attorneys General from 19 other states and the District of Columbia in signing an amicus brief in Janus v. AFSCME, a case before the United States Supreme Court that threatens to overturn more than four decades of precedent, established […] The post Mu […]
  • NJEA members join thousands in solidarity during Women’s March NJ
    “Power to the Polls” was the theme at the Women’s March in NJ, as thousands gathered to focus on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.  The event, which was organized by Elizabeth Meyer, a former New Jersey public school teacher, and whose sponsors included NJEA, was held on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration.  Men […] The post NJEA me […]
  • Support public schools, support National #WeChoose Week
    The Journey for Justice Alliance has declared January 21-27 National #WeChoose Week, in support of public schools across New Jersey and throughout America.  Events during the week will shine a light on efforts to disenfranchise local communities and privatize public schools, to the detriment of students, families and communities. Please join the fight to def […]
  • Summer immersion program for girls interested in computer science
    A 7-week summer immersion program is being offered free to 10th and 11th grade girls throughout New Jersey, and particularly in and near Newark and Jersey City, by the non-profit organization Girls Who Code (GWC). GWC is working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. […] The post Summer immersion […]
  • Education Week ranks NJ schools among the best
    NJ schools 2nd in Quality Counts ranking For at least the 4th consecutive year, New Jersey’s public schools ranked second nationally in Education Week’s annual Quality Counts report.  That study, which looks at academic performance, school funding, and a factor it calls “chance for success,” ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  New […] The post […]
  • Arts Ed Now Teacher Toolkit
    Resources for educators to be effective advocates for arts education, all year long. Check out: Creative ideas & templates Sample outreach emails Request a local creative session Get your story told Make your campaign visible…. and more A year in arts ed advocacy Follow the timeline full of milestones & examples to inspire you to […] The post Arts Ed […]
  • Collingswood EA member receives NEA Foundation Grant
    Sarah Whitman, a language arts teacher at Collingswood Middle School in Collingswood, has received a $2,000 Student Achievement grant from the NEA Foundation. This grant will fund a school wide book study and international pen pal program. Ms. Whitman will design a school wide book study based around “I Will Always Write Back,” a novel […] The post Collingsw […]
  • Blistan: Equal pay executive order represents “a new era”
    Murphy keeps campaign promise on first day NJEA President Marie Blistan spoke out today regarding the executive order  issued today by Gov. Murphy to begin moving New Jersey toward guaranteeing equal pay for women. Blistan attended the press conference where the executive order was announced and issued this statement: “Gov. Murphy ran for office on […] The p […]
  • As Murphy takes office, NJEA members anticipate a new era
    NJEA members have been eagerly working toward, and anticipating, the gubernatorial inauguration of Ambassador Phil Murphy. On Oct. 8, 2016, NJEA PAC, the 125-member political action committee, unanimously endorsed Murphy in the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary. The unprecedented endorsement in the primary launched a 13-month campaign, NJEA Members4Murphy, th […]
  • Tell Congress: Pass the Dream Act
    The American people and a bipartisan majority in Congress want a permanent solution to protect Dreamers. But we need your help today to ramp up the pressure and make it happen. Call your Members of Congress today and tell them to support passage of a clean Dream Act. TAKE ACTION NOW The post Tell Congress: Pass the Dream Act appeared first on New Jersey Educ […]