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  • Nominations accepted for ESP awards August 19, 2019
    At the NJEA Educational Support Professionals (ESP) Conference Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2020, NJEA will present the ESP of the Year Award to an NJEA member whose activities reflect the contributions of educational support professionals to public education. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who shows outstanding accomplishments in one or […] The […]
  • NJ Public Schools Named #2 in the Nation, Best in Quality August 9, 2019
    Wallethub.com has named New Jersey’s public schools #2 in the nation, and the best in overall quality, according to a new report that compared the states in performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials. New Jersey ranked #2 in the nation for the lowest dropout rate behind Iowa. New Jersey came in #3 behind  […] The post NJ Public Schoo […]
  • Joint statement from the presidents of the National Education Association and Mississippi Association of Educators in response to ICE raids in Mississippi  August 9, 2019
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out massive raids in Mississippi yesterday, detaining hundreds of workers and parents and leaving children behind. The timing of the raids coincided with the first day of school in the Magnolia State. NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and Erica Jones, President of the Mississippi Association of Educators, iss […]
  • NEA calls on Senate to pass commonsense gun reforms, condemns Trump’s racist rhetoric August 5, 2019
    Lily Eskelsen García: “We know that thoughts and prayers aren’t enough—we know this moment demands action.” National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García provided the following statement in response to recent acts of gun violence stoked by the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump, which left three people dead in Gilroy, California; 21 in El Paso, […]
  • Open Bargaining- A way to engage and empower your local at the table and beyond July 29, 2019
    By Jennifer Larsen and Alex DeVicaris After more than 50 years of collective bargaining in New Jersey, the landscape has changed but the central goals remain the same: to improve the working conditions and economic security of our members. As the goals remain the same, so do the challenges: disengaged members, shrinking budgets, hostile boards […] The post O […]
  • Ch…ch…ch…Changing School Waste Footprints July 27, 2019
    Camden County educator Amanda Natalie was awarded a $3,000 grant to establish a recycling and composting program at Pine Hill Middle School. Through this project, students will recognize the importance of becoming environmentally conscious, learn how to educate their community about the importance of composting, and discover the importance of eating foods th […]
  • Let’s Move! Integrating Sensory Input Through Movement July 27, 2019
    A team of Mercer County educators from Princeton public schools, including Lynn Spirko, Ashley Kennedy, Kathryn Yeh, Alison Unkert, Kirsten Meehan, Marybeth Bardachino and Mark Shelley, were awarded a $3,600 grant from the Hipp Foundation to establish “sensory paths” at the Pre-K through fifth-grade elementary school. Differences in processing sensory stimul […]
  • Learning Begins at Birth: Supporting Our Future Students! July 27, 2019
    In Camden County, Pennsauken educators Melissa Savino, Valerie O’Brien, Susan BenAbdullah, Tara Barnstead, Diane Joyce, Rea Anderson, Buket Davis, Jane Campbell, Peggy Vance, Megan Irwin, and Michele Ransone were awarded a $8,500 grant to expand on the district’s existing Baby Project, which addresses the role of bilingualism in cognitive development. Throug […]
  • Mindful Zone July 27, 2019
    Educators Cristiana Sardo and Charlene Hall of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District were awarded a $5,886 grant to bring the Mindful Zone to Union County elementary students. The school already provides alternative seat choices such as swivel chairs, rocking chairs and bean bags, and has recently provided teachers with initial professional development t […]
  • Sensory Tools at the Workspace July 27, 2019
    In Morris County, educators Theresa Feron and Megan Petersen were awarded a continuation grant of $9,963 for more sensory tool option to support student learning at the Madison schools. The original program, Sensory Seating in the Classroom, provided tools that continue to be well received by teachers and staff in the district. An analysis of […] The post Se […]