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Friday, October 10, 2014

The New Brunswick Board of Education has contracted with the West Hudson Associates through former New Jersey Commissioner of Education, Dr. William Librera to conduct the search for the next Superintendent of Schools as the present Superintendent, Mr. Richard Kaplan will be retiring effective June 30, 2015.

All interested district staff and employees are urged to attend this second scheduled meeting on:

DATE: October 16, 2014
TIME: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: New Brunswick High School - Auditorium 

At this meeting Dr. William Librera will ask critical questions that will assist him in developing a leadership profile.

The profile will guide the Board’s decision as to the criteria they desire in the next Superintendent.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Please view this PDF file for list of NJEA endorsed candidates for the upcoming November elections.

2014 NJEA Election Endorsements

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

If you have an idea and you're excited to get started, first check out what makes a project successful from the Foundation's Current and Past Grant Recipients. Each project contains contact information for the Grant Coordinator whose involvement with the project spanned inception to completion. These Coordinators walked the walk and want to help guide newcomers to successfully navigate the application process and provide guidance and support. Don't hesitate to reach out to them.

As you read through the project descriptions, it's obvious that New Jersey's public school employees are among the most creative and dedicated in the nation. Each day our classrooms are alive with new, exciting, creative, innovative projects.

The NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education makes it possible for public school employees to receive grants that will help them bring creative ideas to life.

The only foundation of its kind in New Jersey, the Hipp Foundation supports initiatives to promote excellence in education. More than $1.6 million in grants for innovative educational projects that represent a bold, fresh approach by public school employees has already been awarded. Apply for a Hipp grant and bring your innovative ideas to life.

Grant application process

Applications will be accepted by mail with a postmark date no later than March 1 of each year.

We encourage you to read the section on Tips for Applying before you complete the application.
Please use the most current form of the Hipp Grant Application found here. The application may be revised on occasion, so it is important that you download and complete the most recent form.

Special instructions for continuation grant applicants

A current grant recipient may apply for a continuation grant to fund their project for one additional year.

An applicant requesting a continuation grant will need to provide feedback on the status of the current grant and the potential for continued success in an additional section of the grant application.
The continuation grant applications are reviewed along with new applications.
Funding is not guaranteed.


Contact us at hippfoundation@njea.org.

F. L. Hipp Foundation - Background Information (courtesy NJEA.org)

Established in 1993, the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education was created to provide opportunities for school employees to expand their visions of excellence in our classrooms and schools. The Foundation honors the memory of Dr. Hipp, former NJEA executive director.

Dr. Hipp developed an “NJEA approach” to field work and public relations that won national acceptance. As executive director, he oversaw a period of dramatic growth for NJEA. Membership increased from 27,000 to 110,000. Staff increased from three people to 159. Under his direction, NJEA became THE voice of public school employees in New Jersey.

Nationally, Dr. Hipp served on many NEA task forces and strongly influenced NEA’s goals. He served on national education commissions and consulted with federal policymakers. Internationally, he worked with the World Confederation of the Organizations of the Teaching profession in countries from Switzerland to Ethiopia. When he retired in 1978, he continued to work to further the causes of public education and school employees.

The NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education is not meant as a funding substitute for programs, supplies, or equipment that school districts should provide. Instead it encourages projects that are truly innovative and exploratory in nature.
On October 30, 2014 the New Brunswick Education Association is sponsoring a special screening of the documentary "Standardized: Lies, Money, & Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education."

This event will take place in the Lord Sterling School Auditorium from 4:00-5:00 PM.

NBEA President, Nancy Coppola, will introduce the film and share some insight regarding this important topic in education.

Deborah Eddy, R.E.A.D. Committee Chairperson, will conduct a Q&A Session following the film.

Film Plot:

"For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten years, however, the testing has taken on a more important, and possibly more damaging, role. Test scores, mistakenly viewed as effective assessments of student ability and teacher/school effectiveness, are anything but. This film sheds light on the invalid nature of these tests, the terrible consequences of high-stakes testing, and the big money that's involved."

Running Time: 1 hour 13 minutes

For more information:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The New Brunswick Education Foundation (NBEF) invites New Brunswick Public School teachers and staff to apply for grants (ranging up to $750.00) to implement dynamic projects and activities for your students. NBEF is partnering with PNC Bank to offer these grants through our 8th Annual Innovative Teacher Grants Program.

Attached are the Innovative Teacher Grants Program process, guidelines, and hard copy of the application. The deadline for applications to be submitted is Monday, November 3, 2014.

If you have any questions, contact the NBEF office at (732) 745-5300 ext. 5466 or e-mail: nbef@verizon.net.

The deadline for teachers and staff to complete and submit grant proposals to NBEF is Monday, November 3, 2014 by 4:00 pm.

NBEF will select the winning proposals and notify the Teacher Grant Recipients by Friday, December 5, 2014.

All teachers and staff selected to receive grants will be expected to attend a special reception and orientation on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at New Brunswick High School.

About the NBEF:
NBEF is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization with a mission to help increase educational opportunities, innovative programs, scholarships and other resources for New Brunswick Public School students. A key objective of NBEF is to sponsor programs in technology, visual and performing arts, cultural enrichment, career development and other disciplines that empower students to strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The NBEA will be providing a bus to the 2014 NJEA Convention.


Bus to Bally's Casino
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bus departs from New Brunswick Middle School @ 9:00 AM and returns @ 9:00 PM.

Cost: $25.00 | 1/2 price for New members

Take part in NJEA Convention activities and gain access to the MCEA Hospitality Suite from 4-6 PM in the Bally's Ballroom.

Reserve your seat (first come, first serve) by sending your check (Payable to NBEA) to Cynthia Brown @ NBMS - No later than October 31, 2014.

* - Limited to NBEA members, Retirees, and one guest