On Friday, May 4, the New Jersey School Boards Association will host Student Achievement through Multiple Lenses. The day will include a session on the N.J. Public School Labor-Management Collaboration. Learn about the experiences of school districts that are working to strengthen and improve teaching and learning by fostering collaboration between school district management and unions. Dr. Saul A. Rubenstein, Rutgers University professor, and a panel of teachers, administrators, and board of education members from the Borough of Metuchen will discuss the positive outcomes of greater collaboration, which improves student achievement and decreases teacher turnover, even in high-poverty school districts.

The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at The Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ 08550.

Additional presentations include:

  • Keynote Speaker – Former Commissioner of Education, Kimberley Harrington – Prior to becoming the commissioner of education, Ms. Harrington served as assistant commissioner/chief academic officer for the NJDOE. She is also a former classroom teacher and school administrator who has more than 20 years of experience implementing academic programs and working directly with students and parents.
  • Physics First– Presented by Camden Public High School, Physics First is an initiative that encourages high schools to offer a full-year physics course to ninth-graders, before they take chemistry and biology.
  • Arts Ed NJ – Arts Ed NJ will present on the impact of the arts on student achievement, student emotional learning (SEL), and school climate.
  • Steven Barnett, Sr. Co-Director and Founder of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) – Learn about the short- and long-term benefits of pre-K.

Cost/Registration Information The cost is $99 per person, and the program offers 4 Board Member Academy credits. Registration of school board members and other district staff that have been reported to NJSBA through the completion of the district census form may be completed online, but only by the school business administrator, who must attach a scanned copy of the purchase order with the registration.

Additional non-member district staff members are welcome to register online through Eventbrite using a credit card. (Please check with your business administrator as to policy regarding reimbursement.)

For questions regarding this program, please email Vincent DeLucia, NJSBA director of training and professional development.

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