Workshop 2015
Bargaining at the Table
PARCC: The Next Steps Regional Training around the state
Fall School Law Forum
A + Ideas, Programs and Practices

What's New

STEAM and Sustainability Area Gets a Makeover for Workshop 2015
This year’s Workshop will feature a completely renovated iSTEAM and Green Command Center. (10/2)
$11.2 Million in School Construction Approved in Two School Districts
Voters in two NJ districts approved construction proposals in special elections held Sept. 29. Four other districts saw proposals defeated, and a proposal to raise taxes to fund education of its students in one district, Longport, failed by one vote. (9/30)
Common Core Review: Board Member Input Sought
The NJDOE is soliciting input on the state’s English language arts and mathematics standards, known as the Common Core State Standards, from the public, including school board members. The department has developed a survey that will be available through Oct. 9. (9/30)
NJSBA Plans Candidate Information Forums
With more than 1,500 board of education positions on the Nov. 3 ballot, NJSBA will hold regional forums to familiarize candidates with the roles and responsibilities of the local board of education. (9/21)
Using PARCC Data to Advance Learning
Preview the presentation for this fall’s Regional Forums on the PARCC results. (9/18)
Should your school district re-evaluate its homework policies and practices?
In a nationally recognized School Leader article, and in a companion podcast interview on NJSBA’s Conversations on New Jersey Education, Dr. Ross Kasun, superintendent of Freehold Township schools, discusses how –and why—his district changed its homework policies. (9/15)
Governor Signs Bill Doubling Number of Tenure Arbitrators
Legislation anticipates increase in the number of tenure cases during 2015-2016. (9/11)
Reflections: A Year of Promise
Dr. Larry Feinsod, NJSBA executive director, addresses hopes, aspirations and challenges for the state’s public schools and their students in 2015-2016. (9/1)
Negotiations Continue in 31% of Districts
Status similar to last year; increased instructional time, salary policies among bargaining issues. (8/25)
Governor Takes Action on 40 Bills
Many affect local school districts and students. (8/13)
Workshop 2015: Commissioner Hespe to Address the State of Education
At NJSBA’s annual conference in October, the commissioner will speak on progress toward education goals, provide a look into the future, and discuss how state and local school leaders can work together. (8/12)
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)