February 8, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 25
On Thursday, Feb. 3, the Senate Education Committee held its first meeting of the 2022-2023 legislative session, which was also the first one presided over by its new chair, Sen. Vin Gopal.
Salem County residents recently heard the results of a feasibility study on the unification of the Salem County school districts.
Smita Nadia Hussain, who won a seat on the Bloomingdale Board of Education in Passaic County in 2020, shares what she’s learned on her school board member journey and more.
At its February meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and acted on numerous items.
In a segment titled “Successfully Integrating Music into the STEM Curriculum,” Shawna E. Longo shares how she made the leap from being a secondary and middle school teacher to teaching elementary students, how she takes an integrative approach to weaving music and arts education into science and math instruction and much more.
Local educational agencies interested in rapid antigen tests from the federal government to support in-person learning are invited to take a weekly intake survey developed by the New Jersey Department of Health.
With the beginning of a new two–year legislative session in Trenton, the latest issue of School Leader magazine looks at the power of board member advocacy, strategies for making an impact and other topics of interest.
The New Jersey School Boards Association will host the second annual Spring Education Symposium from Tuesday, April 26 to Wednesday, April 27.
USDA previously updated the school nutrition standards in 2012. Schools were largely successful in implementing the standards, which had a proven, positive impact on students’ diets.
Resolutions stating proposed policy positions may be submitted by local boards of education, county school boards associations, the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Board of Directors and standing committees for consideration at the NJSBA’s meeting of delegates on Saturday, May 14.
At the Jan. 26 Winslow Township Board of Education meeting, board members received a surprise when township resident Joseph Thomas presented them with a plaque, green ribbon and letter showing his appreciation for the work they do.
The New Jersey School Boards Association is expanding its pool of member volunteers to serve on committees, task forces and as professional learning small group leaders.
Sixteen New Jersey schools have earned the Character.org “National Schools of Character” designation, according to a news release from the New Jersey Department of Education.
The federally-funded program reimburses participating organizations for meals served to children who live in areas in which at least 50% of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program.
The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans and the Institute of Education Sciences are excited to launch a new joint speaker series “Black Voices in Education Research” on Feb. 15th.
The White House initiative on advancing educational equity, excellence and economic opportunity for Black Americans housed at the U.S. Department of Education will hold a virtual roundtable titled “Breaking Barriers: A Systemic Approach to Support Black Student Mental Health” on Monday, Feb. 28.
This meeting will now take place on Saturday, Feb. 26 and commence at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held remotely and is open to the public.
The NJSBA is seeking a legislative advocate to represent the interests of the Association before the state legislature, the governor’s office, the state’s congressional delegation and all other governmental bodies and agencies on public education matters.