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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wendell Steinhauer
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement in the wake of Gov. Chris Christie's CNN appearance this morning when he was asked, "At the national level, who deserves a punch in the face?" and he replied, "The national teachers’ union." "Chris Christie's instinct is always to threaten, bully and intimidate instead of build consensus and show true leadership. That's not news in New Jersey, where voters overwhelmingly reject his immature and inappropriate behavior as well as his failed policies and lack of leadership.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

The 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) today voted to endorse 54 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sweeney Pension Proposal
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement following a press conference at which Senate President Steve Sweeney proposed the creation of a federal pension loan program to help states improve their pension funding levels. “We are glad that Senate President Sweeney continues to explore every possible option for helping New Jersey responsibly meet its pension obligations. As the Senator noted, this does not change the need for New Jersey to meet its current pension obligations immediately. However, this approach deserves a very close look because of its potential to lower costs for New Jersey taxpayers while making workers’ pensions more secure.

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Are your students still talking about the 2015 summer blockbuster Ant Man? Channel that energy with these resources so they can learn about the creatures that walked with dinosaurs, inhabit most of the planet, have a biomass that rivals humans, and more!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

In the wake of a July 20 guest column in the Star-Ledger by Edward Buttimore (“Christie’s sleight of hand on pension payments”), NJEA is sharing the following information in order to clarify the issues he raised for a deeper understanding of what they do – and do not – mean.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

These K-12 resources capture the excitement of the culmination of Space Race between the USSR and the US that began in 1957.

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