Christie breaks the law - again
When it comes to breaking promises – and the law – our governor takes a back seat to no one. While we will leave it up to federal prosecutors and others investigating the mounting scandals surrounding Chris Christie, on one particular matter there can be no further conjecture. He has deliberately and repeatedly violated the state’s school funding law, and our students are now more than $5 billion short of what the law says they need.
Why should you care about One Newark?
As NJEA has posted story after story about the One Newark plan on our Facebook page and in our Twitter feed, most commenters and “re-tweeters” have responded with enthusiasm. This story touches a nerve for people far beyond the borders of Newark and far outside the walls of any classroom in the state. Occasionally, a commenter will remark, “But I thought Newark was an AFT affiliate. What’s NJEA doing there?”
Hopatcong teacher receives special ed award
Danielle Kovach, a 3rd-grade special education teacher at Tulsa Trail Elementary School, has been selected to receive the 2014 Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award from The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the world’s largest special education membership organization. Read more
Teacher wins award for working to free child slaves - A mission that began in 2006 to rescue African children from the chains of slavery has earned a Metuchen High School teacher national recognition. Evan Robbins, a social studies instructor in Metuchen for 17 years, has won the 2014 National Education Association (NEA) Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award. Robbins' program was also featured on NJEA's Classroom Close-Up, NJ. Learn more
Making a difference
Roberta Rissling has been a paraprofessional in the Township of Franklin Public Schools for the past ten years. She finds it extremely rewarding to work in the community where she lives. She works one-on-one with students who need extra help. She loves her job because she is making a big difference in the lives of her students.
NJEA, Phillies sponsor student essay contest
The New Jersey Education Association has teamed up with the Philadelphia Phillies to sponsor a student essay contest open to all New Jersey public school students. The topic of the contest is “The people who build our great public schools.” Students are encouraged to write a short, but thoughtful essay about a school employee who builds morale and makes a difference in their school.
Edcamp STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) is an “unconference,” an opportunity for educators to work together to provide free, participant-driven professional development in a conversational format.
PhD in Special Education features 101 Noteworthy Sites on Asperger's and the Autism Spectrum and aims to
educate people on the needs of children and adults enrolled in special needs education classes.
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