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  • Celebrate American Education Week
    American Education Week—Nov. 12-16—presents an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a great public education. The theme of American Education Week is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” The National Education Association was one of the creat […]
  • Concept-Based Curriculum
    A Keystone for Higher-Level Thinking and 21st-Century Learning By Keith Mason, Ph.D. Keith Mason, Ph.D., is an educator and researcher based in New Providence. His specialties include curriculum, language education, Romance linguistics, phonetics, and musicals in the curriculum. Mason dedicates this article to the memory of Francis H. Quinn, who encouraged h […]
  • Active in the community
    Julie Dickson has worked in the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District for 17 years as a Paraprofessional. She and her husband live in town and sent their children to school in the district. Her son is a captain in the Army. Her daughter is a Physical Therapist in a nearby hospital. She’s active in her union and […] The post Active in the community appeared fir […]
  • A place to grow and learn
    Jaime Fonseca has been an administrative assistant for the Orange School District for eight years. He not only supports the administration and staff, but the well-being of students.  Working in the office, he often meets parents and community members. He works to make his school a welcoming place to grow and learn. The post A place to grow and learn appeared […]
  • NJEA-endorsed candidates victorious
    Educators help elect pro-education candidates statewide NJEA’s endorsements in federal, state and local elections helped propel pro-education candidates to widespread success on Nov 6. While the results are still coming in, it is clear that Sen. Bob Menendez, a champion for labor and public education, was reelected in a hard-fought election.  Additionally, a […]
  • Blistan honored by Kidsbridge
    Receives 2018 Humanitarian Award NJEA President Marie Blistan was recently honored by Kidsbridge with its 2018 Humanitarian Award.  Blistan, a teacher of students with special needs in Washington Township (Gloucester Co.), was honored for her dedication to the wellbeing of children and all New Jersey families. Blistan thanked Kidsbridge for the honor, and fo […]
  • NJEA Day at Rutgers Men’s Basketball
    Join us in celebrating NJEA on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m at the RAC as the Scarlet Knights take on the Maryland Terps in a pivotal Big Ten match up! Discounted single game tickets are available for family and friends of NJEA members starting at just $15. All NJEA members who purchase will also receive […] The post NJEA Day at Rutgers Men’s Basketball appear […]
  • FAQ: Changes to SEHBP health care coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees
    This information updated as of 10/23/18. What has changed? Beginning on January 1, 2019, Medicare retirees will have access to some additional benefits, including reimbursement of certain co-payments and participation in NJWELL. Those new benefits are explained in more detail below. In addition, some current Medicare supplemental plans currently offered to M […]
  • See how the new Medicare plans match up
    See this chart for a detailed comparison of Horizon Medicare NJ Direct 10 v. Aetna Educators Medicare 10 See this chart for a detailed comparison of Horizon Medicare NJ Direct 1525 v. Aetna Educators Medicare 10     The post See how the new Medicare plans match up appeared first on New Jersey Education Association. […]
  • Part-time office assistant – Region 20 (Jersey City)
    NJEA announces a vacancy for part-time office assistant in the Region 20 Jersey City office. Job Summary  Under the direction of a professional staff member and/or administrative assistant, performs various typing assignments and other clerical work.  Requires a considerable knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures of the Association, and does rela […]