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  • Stakeholder Perspectives on PARCC
    On April 27, 2018, New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released a statewide broadcast calling for public input to inform New Jersey’s next generation of statewide assessments. This broadcast marked the first step of the transition away from PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readine […]
  • Leaders thrive in Union Twp.
    On June 1, visitors to Jefferson School in Union Twp., Union County were greeted at the door by the smiling face of a future graphic designer. Inside, guests were escorted by future chefs, doctors, veterinarians, and actors to the cafeteria for a delicious breakfast. They mingled with current police officers, teachers, administrators, writers, politicians, f […]
  • Gov. Murphy keeps pledge to scale back testing
    At its July 11 meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education will have its first discussion of regulations to transition from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests as part of New Jersey’s high school graduation requirements.  The proposed amendments, which are posted on the website of the State […] The post Gov. […]
  • Pascack Valley EA member earns Fulbright, Milken awards
    Argine Safari, a music teacher at Pascack Valley High School, has been awarded two of the most prestigious awards in American education, a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant and a Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes fellowship. Safari is one of 35 recipients of the 2018-19 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching. She will travel […] The p […]
  • Waretown science projects are out of this world
    Brent Cunningham, a 6th grade teacher at the Frederic A. Priff Elementary School in Waretown,  Ocean County, was surfing the internet in January looking for some ideas for his students when he came across Cubes in Space. The program encourages middle and high school students around the world to create experiments that will be launched […] The post Waretown s […]
  • Thank Murphy, Sweeney, and Coughlin for a budget that supports public education!
    Thank you Gov. Murphy, Sen. President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin for passing a budget that supports public schools, students, and school employees! The FY 2019 State Budget is a HUGE victory for public education and public school employees. It makes a $3.2 billion pension payment. This pension payment is larger than all of the […] The post Thank M […]
  • Daniela Ceballos
    Daniela Ceballos was born and raised in Colombia and came to live in the United States four years ago. Daniela is completing her Masters in Elementary K-6 Bilingual, Bicultural, ESL at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University. She has been an active NJEA Preservice member for three years and has served in the roles […] The post Daniela Ceballos a […]
  • Jennifer Bentivegna
    Jennifer Bentivegna is a graduate student in the Education K-6 post- baccalaureate program at Rutger’s University. She will be obtaining a TOSD endorsement. Bentivegna has a passion to teach, and could not imagine entering any other profession. She has been a member of NJEA Preservice since the beginning of her degree program. Jennifer is honored […] The pos […]
  • YWCA honors 2010 NJ Teacher of the Year Maryann Woods-Murphy
    Dr. Maryann Woods-Murphy, the 2010 NJ Teacher of the Year and a gifted and talented specialist in Nutley, has been honored by the YWCA Bergen County with a 2018 Racial Justice Award. Murphy has been teaching for 38 years. In addition to being named Teacher of the Year, Murphy is the winner of the Martin […] The post YWCA honors 2010 NJ Teacher of the Year Ma […]
  • Ask Senators to cosponsor bill to make healthcare more affordable
    The post Ask Senators to cosponsor bill to make healthcare more affordable appeared first on New Jersey Education Association. […]