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New Jersey Graduation Rates on the Rise
New Jersey’s high school graduation rate increased to almost 90 percent in 2015, the fourth straight year that the statewide high school graduation rate has shown an increase. (2/10)
Senate Committee Advances NJSBA-Endorsed School Security Measure
On Jan. 28 the Senate Law and Public Safety advanced school security legislation that would provide school districts with an additional tool to enhance the safety and security of schools. (2/4)
USDOE Outlines “Orderly Transition” to Every Student Succeeds Act
In a letter to state and local education officials, the U.S. Department of Education outlined several areas in which the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new education law enacted in December, will begin providing flexibility to states and local school districts in 2016-2017. (2/3)
Making Social Media Work for Your District: BlogTalk Radio Interview
Social media is here to stay – and some school districts are finding it is a valuable tool in communicating with parents and the community. Please join Conversations on New Jersey Education host Ray Pinney as he discusses these issues with three school administrators. (2/2)
Call for Nominations for 2016 Innovations in Special Education Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Innovations in Special Education Awards, which recognize exemplary programs for special education students. (1/29)
NOTICE: Feb. 29 Is Cutoff for Delegate Assembly Resolutions
Annual meeting, in May, will set policy to guide NJSBA advocacy. (1/28)
Advice for New Board Members
You’re not alone! Listen to the latest edition of Education Matters, NJSBA’s internet radio program, as two “not-so-new” board members discuss the challenges of their first year in office. (1/22)
Teachers Salary Guide Comparisons
Newly updated data for teachers salary guides for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, including longevity summaries, are now available. (password required) (1/21)
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)