10/18/2016 BAD BILL ALERT! In March, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released S-979 from committee. This bill, sponsored by Senators Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21), infringes upon public employees’ right to collectively bargain. The bill, as amended in committee, caps the amount eligible employees can receive for waiving benefits if they choose […]

Assembly to vote on bill that would eliminate student test scores from teacher evaluation

Earlier in September, Marlene Caride (D-36), the Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, introduced bill A-4122, that would eliminate the use of statewide standardized test scores from teacher evaluation. If passed, the bill would remove the Median Student Growth Percentile (mSGP) scores from teacher evaluation for those teachers in tested subjects.  On Monday, Sept. 19, […]

NJEA: Christie attacks public schools to distract from Bridgegate

Wants to gut public schools to advance partisan agenda Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement regarding Chris Christie’s transparent attempt to distract attention from his Bridgegate scandal by filing a frivolous legal challenge to New Jersey’s successful system of public schools.

NJEA wins big legal victory in SEHBC dispute

  NJEA wins big legal victory in SEHBC dispute State backs down, agrees to provide information Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 2014 Getty Images New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson asks a question during a hearing on March 11, 2014 in Trenton.  NJEA won a major victory for retired members today when the […]

NJEA members invited to Fall Focus meetings

Meet your local, county and state leaders What’s the right place to meet and greet and start the year off right? At NJEA’s County Fall Focus meetings, members are able to meet their local, county and state association leaders and learn about important issues facing public school employees. The list of Fall Focus dates and […]

Tri-State Tough Mudder October 8 – October 9

The PTEA team will participate on Sunday, October 9.   Returning Awesome Venue, New Course In 2016 we’re taking you back to one of the muddiest venues in Tough Mudder history – Raceway Park. Prepare your quads for a beating, this course features some of the steepest climbs, deepest mud pits and grittiest terrain you’ll […]