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  • NJEA members take a stand for public education
    In the wake of Betsy DeVos’s controversial confirmation as Secretary of Education, NJEA members around the state have been seeking opportunities to make a difference in their schools, state and across the nation. Last night, nearly 300 Middlesex County educators did just that. […]
  • Take Action for Equal Pay
    S-992 strengthens the current Law Against discrimination (LAD) to make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against employees on the basis of sex by paying a rate of compensation, including benefits, to employees of one sex less than the rate paid to employees of another sex.  The bill also prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for […]
  • Take Action on PARCC
    On Monday, February 13, 2017 the Assembly Education Committee will hear testimony on ACR-215 (Jasey,Caride).  This resolution clarifies that State Board of Education regulations (adopted in August) that require students take and pass the PARCC test are inconsistent with current legislation that determines standards for high school graduation. If passed, the […]
  • Win! SBOE abandons plan to lower certification standards
    The New Jersey State Board of Education today moved proposed revisions to the state’s charter school regulations one step closer to adoption, but dropped a controversial provision that would have severely weakened certification standards for charter school teachers, principals and business administrators.  […]
  • NJEA leaders: Sweeney’s funding plan falls far short
    NJEA’s officers released this statement today, ahead of a hearing by the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness, chaired by Senate President Steve Sweeney. The hearing will be held in Woolwich Twp., in Sweeney’s home district (LD3). NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller will attend the hearing. NJEA Presid […]
  • 2017 Legislative Dinners
    County legislative dinners are an excellent way to learn about hot educational issues, meet yourstate 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. […]
  • Spiller joins advocates in defense of ACA
    NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller joined a coalition of labor, civil rights, religions, business, and public health advocates at a Statehouse press conference today to call on Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The incoming presidential administration has said it wants to repeal ACA quickly, and congress has begun taking steps in that dir […]
  • Blistan calls on legislators to fully fund school aid formula
    NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan today called on members of the Joint Committee on Public Schools to commit to fully funding the state’s existing school funding formula, known as SFRA. […]
  • Women's March on NJ
    On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, we will unite in Trenton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to rally in solidarity with those at the Women’s March on Washington in Washington D.C. Join women and their supporters as we stand together in unity with over 150 sister marches nationwide and globally. Learn more    REGISTER […]
  • Betsy DeVos a disaster for public schools
    Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration, are scheduled for January 11. DeVos’ anti-public education positions and her lack of any experience or qualifications show she would be a disaster for public education. Please call your senators and let them know you oppose her confirmation. […]