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Brenda Brathwaite for Secretary-Treasurer of NJEA

We are all facing the challenge of finding a rhythm while adjusting to what returning to school looks like. Aside from our new normal, it is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I announce my run for Secretary-Treasurer of NJEA!  I ask that you allow me to qualify to […]

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Faculty & Staff remote on Fridays

Please remember that faculty and staff are to be remote on Fridays while teaching/working.  This is to allow the maintenance team to “deep clean” the buildings.  We advise all members to stay at home during that time for safety precautions.

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NJEA seeking members for committees

The NJEA seeks members interested in serving on available NJEA Committees: Affiliations Constitution DIstinguished Service Award Health Benefits Professional Development Vocational Education Worksite Health and Safety Urban Education If interested please contact Betty Miller (NJEA Executive Committee) at or 609.432.5743

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NEA Distance Learning Webinars Fall 2020

The Teacher Quality Department will continue the distance learning webinar series through the fall. Please find below and attached brief descriptions of those webinars. The sign-up information for all the distance learning webinars can be found at or in the attached flier. Additionally, NEA is proud to co-sponsor a webinar […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions […]

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Legislative Update – July 14, 2020

On July 1, two days after the legislature passed Chapter 78 relief, the governor signed it.  While the binding arbitration bill has passed both houses of the legislature, we are still waiting for the subcontracting bill to be reconciled between the houses and expect that to happen soon.  (One house […]

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Negotiation Update May 15, 2020

  The ACEA negotiations committee met today to discuss the status of contract negotiations.  Over the past month, the ACEA has been in contact with the Board discussing a number of possible scenarios regarding a settlement.  We have not reached an agreement with the Board at this time.  If an […]

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    On Monday and Tuesday, the Assembly and Senate had committee hearings via Zoom.  Everything went smoothly.  I can’t say the same for yesterday’s voting sessions, which were held via phone. Although members of the legislature handled their initial voting sessions via phone in April fairly well, yesterday they […]

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NJEA R.I.S.E. Virtual Conference

NJEA R.I.S.E. Conference July 16 Please Sign in to register for this event.   This July, NJEA was planning to launch the new NJEA Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE), combining our Techstock Conference and Summer Professional Learning Institute. This gathering would have invited members from across the state to […]

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Protect Yourself!

Steps to Take to Protect Yourself Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention Below are some steps you can take to protect yourself at work or in your daily life. This is not a comprehensive list. It is important to note, as more is learned about COVID-19, the Center for […]

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