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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Last week, Louisiana was devastated by what some are calling the worst flooding in the United States since Superstorm Sandy. Thousands have been left with nothing. Homes have been destroyed, neighborhoods have been devastated, and countless individuals are left picking up the pieces. NJEA, along with the National Education Association (NEA) and the Louisiana Education Association (LEA), is calling for monetary donations that will benefit the victims of the flood.

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Standardized testing
The first federal regulations regarding Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) undermine state and local decision making and go beyond the intent of the law.  The proposed regulations overstep much of the control that state departments of education, localboards of education and even parents have in the decision-making process.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

NJWell-Get in Game

True heroes don’t wear capes or possess superpowers. True heroes make a difference in the lives of children. That’s why NJEA and the Trenton Thunder teamed up to honor some students and their school heroes.The winners are among several hundred students across the state who submitted essays on the topic, “My Hero Works at School.”  The students, their families, and their heroes are the invited guests of the NJEA and Thunder at the Thunder’s game against the Bowie Baysox on August 23.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

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While Gov. Christie’s name-calling and attacks on NJEA and its members are nothing new, his latest tirade is an outright attack on retired educators’ health benefits and a blatant disregard of the law.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

The Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J) is demanding the end of unwarranted expansion of charter schools across the United States. Together with the NAACP, there is a call for an end to school privatization with a moratorium on school closings, turnarounds, phase-outs and co-locations.

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