West Orange teachers fight winter storm staying overnight with students

November 16, 2018

Although not an Ocean County story or even Ocean County School District, it feels great to support ALL NJ public school teachers, especially with a story like this!  Students and […]

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NJEA-endorsed candidates victorious

November 7, 2018

Original article on NJEA found here Educators help elect pro-education candidates statewide NJEA’s endorsements in federal, state and local elections helped propel pro-education candidates to widespread success on Nov 6. […]

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OCCEA Members supporting Andy Kim!

November 6, 2018

OCCEA members were joined by members from Burlington County this weekend to campaign for ANDY KIM. Taking time to stop for a picture are Marybeth Beichert, NJEA Government Relations, her […]

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Updated with Decemeber Rep Council Photos!

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  • NJ Public Schools Named #2 in the Nation, Best in Quality August 9, 2019
    Wallethub.com has named New Jersey’s public schools #2 in the nation, and the best in overall quality, according to a new report that compared the states in performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials. New Jersey ranked #2 in the nation for the lowest dropout rate behind Iowa. New Jersey came in #3 behind  […]
  • Joint statement from the presidents of the National Education Association and Mississippi Association of Educators in response to ICE raids in Mississippi  August 9, 2019
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out massive raids in Mississippi yesterday, detaining hundreds of workers and parents and leaving children behind. The timing of the raids coincided with the first day of school in the Magnolia State. NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and Erica Jones, President of the Mississippi Association of Educators, issued the […]
  • NEA calls on Senate to pass commonsense gun reforms, condemns Trump’s racist rhetoric August 5, 2019
    Lily Eskelsen García: “We know that thoughts and prayers aren’t enough—we know this moment demands action.” National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García provided the following statement in response to recent acts of gun violence stoked by the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump, which left three people dead in Gilroy, California; 21 in El Paso, […]
  • Open Bargaining- A way to engage and empower your local at the table and beyond July 29, 2019
    By Jennifer Larsen and Alex DeVicaris After more than 50 years of collective bargaining in New Jersey, the landscape has changed but the central goals remain the same: to improve the working conditions and economic security of our members. As the goals remain the same, so do the challenges: disengaged members, shrinking budgets, hostile boards […]
  • NJEA supports Gov. Murphy at gun-safety bill signing July 16, 2019
    The New Jersey Senate and Assembly passed a package of bills designed to make our schools and communities safer, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law today, July 16, 2019. The new laws address a number of commonsense gun-safety proposals, including establishing a commission to approve personalized handguns and criminalizing the purchase, transfer, or possession […]

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