In the final voting sessions of the 217th Legislature, the Senate and General Assembly gave final legislative approval to more than 100 pieces of pending legislation, several of which impact New Jersey’s public school districts and students.
January 9, 2018 • Vol. XLI No. 21
Gov. Chris Christie delivered a State of the State message for the final time on Tuesday afternoon, speaking for nearly two hours about actions taken and accomplishments made during his two terms that he said left the state “much better than it was eight years ago.”
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association, issued a statement following the death of former Gov. Brendan T. Byrne. The late Gov. Byrne, 93, passed away Jan. 4.
The State Board of Education proposed a change in elementary science assessments, and heard updates on a variety of issues, including juvenile justice and education, at its January board meeting.
The first of 2018's two New Board Member Orientation weekend programs was held last weekend at the Princeton Marriott in Plainsboro.
STEAM Tank 2017 proved to be an exciting opportunity for students to show off their inventions, from the “Traposquito” to the “Talking Walking Stick,” the “Ecotrack” and the “Securicap.”
The census of school board members and charter school trustees is vitally important to help ensure that school board members can fulfill their leadership requirements. School business administrators should review and update the annual NJSBA Membership Census as soon as possible.
Gov. Chris Christie recognized the contributions of the state’s public school board members by proclaiming January 2018 “School Board Recognition Month.”
A federal court ruling in a Pennsylvania case found that individual school board members had “qualified immunity” from liability for damages in a First Amendment case brought by a member of the public.
As part of its commitment to helping schools across New Jersey reach their I-STEAM and sustainability goals, the New Jersey School Boards Association is offering a series of free programs this winter.
The New Jersey School Board Association’s monthly education news video, “Monthly Minute,” covered the year’s biggest stories in New Jersey education, from school funding to the election of incoming Gov. Phil Murphy.
There is little debate over the fact that New Jersey must address its public employee pension and health benefit obligations or face financial calamity. On Jan. 19, NJSBA's "Conversations on New Jersey Education" will discuss the topic.
Social media can engage the community and help advance public education, but it is not without challenges. NJSBA’s 2018 School Public Relations Forum, to be held Friday March 2, will focus on its advantages and drawbacks.
For the first time since 1972, a New Jersey teacher is a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year award.
NJSBA has posted the 2018 April Election Candidate Kit online on the NJSBA website.
In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby provided of a meeting of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Audit Committee on Friday, Jan. 26.