On Thursday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., join the New Jersey Labor Management Equity Collaborative for a discussion with key stakeholders about building strong relationships that facilitate collaboration among educators, while focusing on teaching quality and educational improvements for students. The program will take place online, via Webex, and offers 2 Board Member Academy credits.

In an effort to further enhance the quality of teaching and learning in our state, the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), and Rutgers University have joined together to form the New Jersey K-12 Public Education Labor-Management Committee. The committee aims to encourage and facilitate greater collaboration among unions and management at the state and district levels to strengthen and improve teaching and learning across New Jersey.

“The current challenges facing our schools underscore the importance of labor and management working together toward the ultimate goal of advancing student growth and learning,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “NJSBA is proud of its role in spearheading this initiative with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor and our state’s education community.”

While many factors make consensus elusive when it comes to school reform, a key obstacle to finding agreement around educational improvements and bringing such improvements to fruition has been division between the key stakeholders, particularly teachers unions and management. Join the “New Jersey Labor Management Equity Collaborative” for this important discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the following topics:

  • Formal partnerships help improve student performance.
  • Partnerships lead to more extensive communication between teachers.
  • Extensive communication improves student performance.
  • Partnership leads to more frequent and informal communication between union representatives and principals.
  • Union-management partnerships can enhance learning among schools and the adoption of innovation from one school to another.

Registration Information School board members, superintendents, and others included on the census may register themselves online for this training program. Registrants will receive an email with the agenda and information on how to access the links to each session prior to the conference date. Attend online via computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access. Register Online.

For questions regarding this program, please email Lucia Gershman, program coordinator.