Mercer County Education Association

NJEA Conferences

Upcoming NJEA Conferences:

  • Register for the NJEA Legislative Conference – 2/18/2017 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

    • This year’s conference will feature five breakouts organized by issues important to you and public education. Legislators will engage in discussions focused on the following issues:

      Federal – Join key members of Congress in a critical conversation about the Trump administration’s plans for public education. Learn how New Jersey’s congressional delegation plans to deal with the new leadership in Washington.

      Health Benefits – The cost of health benefits is an ongoing discussion. Come hear legislators’ thoughts on how to contain health care costs, address the issues caused by Chapter 78, and preserve health benefits for retirees.

      Pensions – Learn about the latest policies impacting your pensions, how they are funded and proposals for ensuring their long-term solvency.

      School Funding – Participate in a discussion on state aid, the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA), and the impact of charter schools on school district finances.

      Urban Education and Privatization – Join a conversation about state takeover districts and return to local control, issues facing urban communities, the challenges facing students and educators, and the privatization of public education and jobs.

      Join us to hear directly from elected officials about these critical issues.

      Don’t miss out. Register now. The registration deadline is Jan. 31. 

  • Winter Leadership Conferences  – Strengthening advocacy 3/24 – 3/25/2017

    • Seminar Topics:2017 Winter Leadership Conference

      • Presidents’ Roundtable
      • Legal Issues Affecting School Employees
      • Preparing for Negotiations–Collective Bargaining
      • Grieve, Don’t Gripe—Contract Enforcement
      • AR—Key to a Strong Organization
      • Bargaining Health Benefits
      • Effective Political Advocacy Through Your Legislative Action Team
      • Take Back Your Paycheck
      • Advocating Through Social Media – Tools and Best Practices
      • Organizing Your Local
      • Getting the Most From ESSA for Your Members
      • Principles of Leadership Development for Association Leaders

      Detailed workshop descriptions and registration form

  • 2017 Legislative Dinners 

    County legislative dinners are an excellent way to learn about hot educational issues, meet yourstate lawmakers face-to-face and share your thoughts about making public education even better. For further details, contact your county education association office, county association president or county government relations chairperson.

    Atlantic March 23 The Carriage House, Galloway
    Bergen March 22 The Venetian, Garfield
    Burlington May 1 The Merion, Cinnaminson
    Camden March 29 The Mansion on Main St, Voorhees
    Cape May March 30 Grand Hotel, Cape May
    Cumberland May 3 Greenview Inn, Vineland
    Essex March 8 Atrium Country Club, West Orange
    Gloucester/Salem March 2 Nicolosi’s, Woodbury
    Hudson May 10 Casino In The Park, Jersey City
    Hunterdon/Somerset April 4 Basking Ridge Country Club, Basking Ridge
    Mercer March 29 Mercer Oaks, West Windsor
    Middlesex May 10 Pines Manor, Edison
    Monmouth May 3 Doubletree Hotel, Tinton Falls
    Morris May 9  Meadow Wood Manor, Randolph
    Ocean May 11 Ramada, Toms River
    Passaic March 7 Brownstone House, Paterson
    Salem/Gloucester March 2 Nicolosi’s, Woodbury
    Somerset/Hunterdon April 4 Basking Ridge Country Club, Basking Ridge
    Sussex April 27 Perona Farms, Andover Twp.
    Union April 5 The Westwood, Garwood
    Warren April 4 Hawk Pointe, Washington