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  • Edison Twp. EA member finalist for $100,000 school grant October 23, 2017
    Laura Holborow, a science teacher from John P. Stevens High School in Edison is a finalist for the Farmer’s Insurance Thank-a-Teacher $100,000 Grant.   Help Laura make these big dreams come true by voting for her daily now through October 30. Based on America’s votes, Farmers will award five visionary proposals with the most votes […] The post Edison Twp. EA […]
  • A joyful journey to play in K October 23, 2017
    By Molly Ziegelstein Life for kindergartners is not as simple as it used to be. More rigorous learning standards require the five and six year olds in our community to comprehend concepts at more advanced levels than previously required. Teachers are tasked with starting kindergartners on a path to becoming 21st-century learners through the use […] The post […]
  • Members 4 Murphy October 20, 2017
    Ambassador Phil Murphy is NJEA’s endorsed candidate for governor. Find out why he’s right for public education. Learn more The post Members 4 Murphy appeared first on New Jersey Education Association. […]
  • Hillsdale educator receives California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence October 19, 2017
    Argine Safari, music instructor at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale and the 2016-17 NJ State Teacher of the Year, is one of 38 public educators receiving the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. Safari was presented with a $650 commemorative check during a surprise ceremony on Oct. 16 from California Casualty Associate Accoun […]
  • Joan Lavine Keats Social Justice Teacher Grants October 19, 2017
    The Joan Lavine Keats Social Justice Institute of The Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at Rider University are offering grants up to $400 for teachers from kindergarten through twelfth grade who are concerned with confronting prejudice and furthering social justice through the study of the Holocaust or other genocides in their […]
  • NJEA member wins $500 from NEA Member Benefits October 19, 2017
    Monaz Kanga, a math teacher at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, won $500 from the NEA Member Benefits Back to School Giveaway that was held between July 17-August 31, 2017. “I have used the NEA website to read articles about tips for teaching and to purchase gifts for family,” Kanga said. “Thank you to […] The post NJEA member wins $500 from NEA Mem […]
  • NJEA PAC endorses 98 candidates for Legislature October 19, 2017
    The 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) has voted to endorse 98 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November. “As we finally exit the Christie era and work to rebuild our state, it is imperative that we elect pro-public education and pro-public employee candidates,” said N […]
  • NJEA President advocates for the arts October 18, 2017
    NJEA President Marie Blistan joined NJPTA President Rose Acerra, NJ Association of School Administrators Executive Director Richard Bozza, NJ School Boards Association Executive Director Larry Feinsod, and NJ Principals & Supervisors Association Executive Director Patricia Wright on a panel to discuss the importance of arts education during the 2017 Arts […]
  • Administrative Assistant – Legal Services October 18, 2017
    Job Summary Under the direction of a manager or his/her designee, performs clerical, administrative and secretarial functions in the office of Legal Services in support of the NJEA’s strategic priorities. This position requires frequent exercise of independent judgment and the ability to coordinate activities among a variety of individuals both within the As […]
  • NJEA’s Position on Public Charters October 18, 2017
    NJEA supports high-quality public charter schools as one component of an innovative, progressive system of public eduction. While no single school model can provide all the answers to the challenges faced by our public schools, public charter schools, along with magnet schools, vocational schools and traditional public schools can all play an important role […]