Mercer County Education Association

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    • Hillsdale educator receives California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence October 19, 2017
      Argine Safari, music instructor at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale and the 2016-17 NJ State Teacher of the Year, is one of 38 public educators receiving the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. Safari was presented with a $650 commemorative check during a surprise ceremony on Oct. 16 from California Casualty Associate Accoun […]
    • Joan Lavine Keats Social Justice Teacher Grants October 19, 2017
      The Joan Lavine Keats Social Justice Institute of The Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at Rider University are offering grants up to $400 for teachers from kindergarten through twelfth grade who are concerned with confronting prejudice and furthering social justice through the study of the Holocaust or other genocides in their […]
    • NJEA member wins $500 from NEA Member Benefits October 19, 2017
      Monaz Kanga, a math teacher at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, won $500 from the NEA Member Benefits Back to School Giveaway that was held between July 17-August 31, 2017. “I have used the NEA website to read articles about tips for teaching and to purchase gifts for family,” Kanga said. “Thank you to […] The post NJEA member wins $500 from NEA Mem […]
    • NJEA President advocates for the arts October 18, 2017
      NJEA President Marie Blistan joined NJPTA President Rose Acerra, NJ Association of School Administrators Executive Director Richard Bozza, NJ School Boards Association Executive Director Larry Feinsod, and NJ Principals & Supervisors Association Executive Director Patricia Wright on a panel to discuss the importance of arts education during the 2017 Arts […]
    • Administrative Assistant – Legal Services October 18, 2017
      Job Summary Under the direction of a manager or his/her designee, performs clerical, administrative and secretarial functions in the office of Legal Services in support of the NJEA’s strategic priorities. This position requires frequent exercise of independent judgment and the ability to coordinate activities among a variety of individuals both within the As […]
    • NJEA’s Position on Public Charters October 18, 2017
      NJEA supports high-quality public charter schools as one component of an innovative, progressive system of public eduction. While no single school model can provide all the answers to the challenges faced by our public schools, public charter schools, along with magnet schools, vocational schools and traditional public schools can all play an important role […]
    • Unchartered waters: NJEA’s Dual Commitment October 17, 2017
      In May, NJEA’s Delegate Assembly passed a motion calling for a moratorium on new charter schools and on the expansion of currently existing charter schools. Last winter the Red Bank Borough Education Association joined parents and other Red Bank residents to oppose the expansion of Red Bank Charter School. They were successful in that battle. […] The post Un […]
    • NJEA represents charter school staffs October 17, 2017
      Charter schools are public schools operated independently from traditional school districts. When students leave their home schools for a charter school, the home school district must transfer to the charter school most of the per-pupil funding for each student. Since taking office in 2010, Gov. Chris Christie has authorized dozens of new charter schools, an […]
    • NJEA Public Charter Organizing Statistics October 17, 2017
      √ 17 schools are represented by NJEA. √ Of those 17 schools, NJEA represents well over 1000 members. Classical Academy Charter School of Clifton – Passaic Community Charter School of Paterson – Passaic Golden Door Charter School – Hudson Greater Brunswick Charter School – Middlesex International Charter School – Mercer LEAP Academy Charter School – […] The p […]
    • Red Bank Borough pulls together to push back charter expansion October 17, 2017
      By Kimberly Crane, NJEA communications consultant When Red Bank Borough Education Association (RBBEA) President Carol Boehm checked her school email on the morning of Dec. 6, 2015, she was expecting the usual notifications and reminders. She didn’t foresee opening a message from her superintendent that would shake the Red Bank Borough public school community […]


    Myth vs. Reality

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