If you came to the Convention last month, you probably grabbed this button/pin. If you weren’t in Atlantic City, perhaps you’ve noticed one pinned on a colleague’s lapel.
Tests don’t teach. It’s remarkable how three short words can say so much. Of course, the tens of thousands of NJEA members who gathered in the convention center came, as they always do, to hone their skills, hear about the latest trends, and gather materials and ideas for their classrooms. But this year, something else was on everyone’s mind—the growing specter of standardized testing. Read More
At the NJEA Convention’s annual Celebration of Excellence the Association honors those who personify the success of public education. Members meet the newly minted state teacher of the year, public school graduates who have gone on to careers of distinction, and the recipients of grants from the Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education. “This event is one of the highlights of the NJEA Convention,” said NJEA Executive Director Ed Richardson. “It gives us a chance to celebrate what is right about public education.”
As many NJEA members prepare for the holiday season, NJEA is preparing for its conference season. Local leaders will want to make sure that members mark their calendars for a feast of NJEA conferences that are served up beginning in January.