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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Middlesex County Education Association invites you to TWO free upcoming events!

#1: A free film screening of STANDARIZED – Lies, Money, and Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education

Tuesday, January 13, 5:30 (doors open at 5:00 pm)
AMC Dine-In Theatres Menlo Park 12 at the Menlo Park Mall in Edison 
  • Snacks are included and drinks and dinner may be purchased individually.  
  • 1 hour, 15 minute film. Discussion to follow. 
  • Register in advance to reserve your seat! If there is room remaining, we will admit additional people at the door. 
  • More info and register at https://tinyurl.com/standardizedfilm   

If you cannot make this date, a second film showing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the AMC Lowes New Brunswick 18 Theatres. 

#2: “Take the PARCC” 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Middlesex County College, Student Center Cafeteria 
2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison
  • An opportunity for teachers, parents, and community members to take and discuss a sample PARCC test.  
  • We will provide laptops for the first 50 participants or you can bring your own device.
  • Registration info and more details to come.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The New Brunswick Education Association has revised its social media profiles. Please make the following changes (or additions) to how you connect with the NBEA.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


November 2014

Nancy Coppola, NBEA President
LeShaun Arrington, Negotiations Co-Chair – Roosevelt
Randall Miller, Negotiations Co-Chair-A.C Redshaw
Negotiations Team: Deborah Eddy, NBEA 1st VP, Carolyn Newsom, paraprofessional; Wendie Arriaga, Social Worker; Magalis Azcona-Ortiz, Specialist; Daphna Langballe, Math Specialist; Jacqueline Jagemann, Secretary

The team met with the Board Monday, November 3. The meeting was scheduled to start at 1:30. The Board came to the meeting at approximately 2:30. We discussed language items and salary guides. Progress was made on several items, and more discussion is needed on others. The meeting concluded at 9:00.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 25.

In the meantime, we would like all members to familiarize themselves with Achieve New Jersey and Teach New Jersey. These new laws are in effect and impact most staff, especially when it comes to observations. Although most of the language in our expired contract is being followed, Teach New 
Jersey supersedes our current language and dictates many procedures that are currently taking place. 

For more information about the new evaluation system, you can go to www.newbrunswickea.com and click on the links for Teach New Jersey.

We understand that everyone would like to have a new agreement in place, but please understand that we are working to reach an agreement that is in the best interest of all our members. We do not want to settle our contract just to get it done. 

We would like to thank everyone for your understanding, patience, and support as we work toward a settlement.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

To view the latest NewsBEAt click the link below:

Article Submissions for the next issue must be received by November 5, 2014. Article submissions can be sent to: newsbeat@newbrunswickea.com

NewsBEAt is published four times per year, with issues being made available during the first weeks of September, December, March, and June (The Members’ Issue). During NBEA election years, a special Election Edition is published in February with candidate information. Other special editions are published at the request of the president of the association.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The New Brunswick Board of Education seeks a gifted educator to replace their retiring Superintendent to lead this diverse and talented school and resident community to continue to build upon the accomplishments of the district.

An involved community with great resources remains committed to assisting the next Superintendent in leading this extraordinary urban community that puts students first. The highest priority is raising student achievement but the next Superintendent must be able to enlist and to motivate a dedicated professional and support staff in building confident students and engaging largely limited English speaking families.

The next Superintendent must be able to work well with a stable and engaged Board of Education and be committed to a long term of service consistent with the district's proud and unusual record of having only two Superintendents in the last 35 years.

Candidates who are confident they can lead this district with 10,000 students and significant partners like Rutgers University, Johnson & Johnson, as well as outstanding medical institutions in the community should send a letter of interest and a resume online to:

West Hudson Associates:

Can you lead New Brunswick's Students and Faculty in the 21st Century?