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  • NJEA statement on pension, benefit legislation
    NJEA President Marie Blistan, Vice President Sean M. Spiller and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beatty released this statement regarding the package of bills proposed today by Senate President Steve Sweeney: “We are reviewing today’s proposed legislation. At a first look, too many of these proposals continue to target already-struggling educators for further cuts […]
  • NJEA calls for end to exit testing
    NJEA President Marie Blistan called for an end to the use of statewide standardized testing as a graduation requirement for students in New Jersey’s public schools. Testifying before the Joint Committee on Public Schools, Blistan highlighted the many flaws of statewide-standardized testing, and she specifically highlighted the negative impacts that these ass […]
  • Salem REA presents Good Kid Award
    Every year, the Salem County retirees award an 8th grader with the “Good Kid Award” to award a student who exhibits all around considerate and compassionate behavior. This years award went to Woodstown 8th Grader, Erik Quiroga. The student receives the certificate, a gift card, and is invited to lunch with the retirees. The post Salem REA presents Good Kid A […]
  • Jersey City paraprofessionals walk the ‘blue and white’ carpet!
    The Jersey City Para-Professional Association (JCPPA) hosted its inaugural Para-Professional of the Year Banquet Dinner in the Duncan Sky Room at Saint Peter’s University on Friday, May 10.  The event celebrated the Para-Professional of the Year from each of the district’s 38 work sites in addition to additional recognition. Many of the guests dressed in […] […]
  • Premier Lacrosse League NJEA member appreciation event
    NJEA members and their families can enjoy discounted prices exclusively for NJEA at $22 for the Premier Lacrosse League Weekend at Red Bull Arena. When purchasing, you’ll receive a unique link to share with friends. Everyone who buys from your link will sit with you at the game so you can pay separately but sit […] The post Premier Lacrosse League NJEA membe […]
  • Three New Jersey schools score athletics grants from California Casualty
    Student athletes at Clayton High School, Copeland Middle School (Rockaway) and Pompton Lakes High School will benefit from the 2019 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. They are among 64 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states awarded a total of $67,000 to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets. The […] The post Thr […]
  • Display books you’ve written at the NJEA Convention
    The authors’ area at the NJEA Convention is a space on the exhibit floor that provides active, retired and preservice NJEA members a chance to showcase materials they have published that enhance and add value to the teaching profession or that can serve as useful educational resources for teachers and parents. Members interested in exhibiting […] The post Di […]
  • Buyers Edge Travel salutes educators in May with cruise discount
    In support of NCL’s Giving Joy campaign for Teacher Appreciation Week and to honor and thank educators, Buyer’s Edge is offering an exclusive $100 on board credit to all member bookings made during May 2019. Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel, awarded cruises to 30 educators as well as thousands of dollars […] The post Buyers Edge T […]
  • Governor signs anti-hunger legislation supported by NJEA
    Gov. Phil Murphy signed six bills and four resolutions into law today flanked by a group of legislators and activists who are leading the fight against hunger and food insecurity in New Jersey. “Reducing food deserts means fewer children going to school hungry in the morning and to bed hungry at night,” said Murphy. It […] The post Governor signs anti-hunger […]
  • Millburn EA members make wishes come true
    Members of the Millburn Education Association joined forces with 20 students from the Millburn High School Make-A-Wish club, to host a special night aimed at raising awareness and funds for an important cause. In its fourth year, the benefit night raised funds, which were donated to the Make-A-Wish of NJ Foundation. Over 200 members, friends, […] The post Mi […]