High school students can learn about democracy in action and register to vote in time for the Nov. 6 election if they take part in a campaign being conducted by three statewide organizations.
September 25, 2018 • Vol. XLII No. 9
The NJDOE issued its annual advice late last month on issues affecting immigrant children in New Jersey. School districts are encouraged to review this guidance and be aware of all requirements.
In his latest column, Dr. Larry Feinsod, executive director of the NJSBA, considers the question that board members should always ask themselves: Will my decisions help children?
Teacher contract negotiations are continuing in approximately 150 (or 26 percent) of the state’s school districts, according to NJSBA data. Last year, 137 districts were bargaining when school began. “It is not uncommon for 150 districts, or more, to be at the bargaining table when the new school year begins,” explained Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director.
High schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods are being offered the chance to compete for an innovative STEM/Early College Pilot Program grant announced Sept. 20 by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).
Careers have changed, the job market is evolving and, to stay relevant, the public schools need to offer internships, apprenticeships and job certifications for the many students who are deciding not to attend four-year colleges. Those are some of the key findings of a new NJSBA task force report being issued next week.
NJSBA recently went “live” for the first time on Facebook to discuss the NJSBA Task Force on Educational Opportunities for the Non-College-Bound Learner. The broadcast reached nearly 1,300 viewers who took the opportunity to learn more about the Oct. 2 task force report rollout event.
At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Morris County School Boards Association (MCSBA), three boards were honored for earning the designation of Carole E. Larsen Master Board Certification from NJSBA’s Board Member Academy—Denville Township, Netcong and Roxbury.
The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights has been in effect for seven years. What legal issues have emerged that school districts need to avoid? What are some best practices that districts can follow in preventing harassment, intimidation and bullying? On Friday, Sept. 28, NJSBA's Conversations on New Jersey Education will tackle these issues.
Highlights and photographs from the NJSBA Board of Directors meeting on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Association’s headquarters in Trenton.
To highlight the talents of New Jersey public school students, the NJSBA will showcase student performances during the 2018 Workshop Conference on Oct. 23 and 24 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Applications are being accepted now for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards which recognize New Jersey’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5 through 12 are invited to apply if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.