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Legislative Update: Teacher Leader Bill Heads to Governor
In a rare summer voting session, the state Senate gave final legislative approval to a measure intended to provide a new career ladder for New Jersey’s educators who choose to remain in the classroom, rather than moving into an administrative or supervisory role. (7/30)
State Supreme Court Rules for Public Employers in “Reduction-in-Hours” Case
New Jersey’s top court issued a long-awaited decision, ruling on whether three municipalities were required to negotiate with unions before temporary layoffs. (7/28)
Reflections: Good News from Washington (It’s True!)
The U.S. Senate’s reauthorization of the federal education act advances the concept of local control of public education. (7/23)
Anticipating More Tenure Hearings, Legislature Increases Number of Arbitrators
2015-2016 will be the first year in which teachers may be subject to tenure charges based on evaluations of "ineffective" or "partially effective" under the TEACHNJ Act. (7/23)
Common Core: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
The latest edition of NJSBA's online radio program features the state's Chief Academic Officer discussing New Jersey’s upcoming review of the Common Core State Standards. (7/15)
NJSBA Website RFP
NJSBA is soliciting proposals for the design and deployment of a new Association website. Proposals are due no later than 2 p.m. July 30. (7/13)
School Leader Explores Green Schools, Health & Wellness — and Workshop 2015
The July/August issue also offers guidance on securing grants and implementing strategies to maximize investments in technology. Available in “flip-able” PDF format. (7/9)
Report Shows Value of NJSBA
Within a single school year, local boards of education secured more than $33.7 million in services, assistance and savings through their NJSBA membership – an amount four-and-a-half times greater than annual statewide dues. (7/6)
Awards for Going Green
The U.S. Green Building Council is accepting nominations for a student award program that recognizes the value of sustainability. The application deadline is September 16. (7/1)
NJSBA Podcast Explores Transgender Issues in School Districts
Three school attorneys speak about guidelines to address this sensitive matter during Conversations on New Jersey Education, which is available for downloading. (6/25)
Workshop 2015 Keynoters Announced
The annual conference, October 27-29, will feature two exceptional speakers, who will inspire forward thinking, teamwork and optimism. (6/25)
Delegate Assembly Resolution Submission
The cutoff for submission of resolutions for the next NJSBA Delegate Assembly will be 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2015.