Staff and Parents Continue to Rally for a Fair Contract

For the fourth time in two months, staff and parents of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School district packed the Board of Education meeting and spoke at length, assailing the board for their lack of willingness to come to terms with the reality of fact and settle on terms for a new contract. “You tell us again […]

We Need The Help From Our Parents & Community

We appreciate your support by directly emailing your BOE members and urging them to settle a fair contract now. Bridgewater-Raritan schools have consistently ranked among the top schools both state and nation-wide. Bridgewater-Raritan educators & esps ‘go the extra mile’ because we value our students’ love for learning and their families’ support for great public schools. Unfortunately, the […]

Teachers and Parents Assail Board of Education over Stalled Contract

Taking to the microphone at 9:30 pm and not relenting until midnight, teachers and parents spoke with passion, emotion, and anger over the stalled contract talks between the boe and the teachers and staff of the district. “I documented all of my extra hours for last year,” said Avani Kotak, primary teacher at Crim elementary. […]

NJEA Members Lead Huge Election Victory

NJEA PAC-endorsed candidates score upsets Click Here to read the Original NJEA News Release Following a strong campaign supported by NJEA members making phone calls and knocking on doors, Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling are the first Democrats to represent Legislative District 11 in Monmouth County since 1991. Here they are congratulated by NJEA member […]

Hillside School Participates in Nationwide National Anthem Sing-A-Long

On September 11, 2015, at 1:00 at Hillside Intermediate School in Bridgewater, NJ, several classrooms and teachers participated in the National Anthem Sing –A- Long sponsored by the American Public Education Foundation. In Room 121, Mrs. C. Lewis and Mrs. S. Griswold’s homeroom hosted Mrs. J. Heinbach and Mrs. L. Schrenk’s students.  Several teachers and administrators joined together in […]

Welcome Back for 2015-16

Welcome back to everyone, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer. Even with the schools on break, it’s been busy enough, with action on all fronts; national, state, and local. The big issue that we’re looking ahead to nationally is the SCOTUS case of Friederichs v. CTA in which the plaintiffs ultimately seek […]

NJEA PAC Endorses 54 Candidates for Legislature

The 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) today voted to endorse 54 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November.“Now, more than ever, NJEA members understand the vital importance of electing pro-public education candidates,” said NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer. “We have seen the impact of short-sighted […]

Optical Academy

Optical Academy Site Visits in July You MUST register in advance! When: July 8th Where: Paterson Education Association 445 Straight Street, Paterson, NJ 07505 Time: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Registration   Flyer   When: July 10th Where: NJEA Headquarters 180 West State Street, Trenton, NJ  08608 Time: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Registration   Flyer   […]

NJ Supreme Court Pension Decision

Court condones Christie pension dodge In a 5-2 decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled against public employees, including NJEA members, by supporting Gov. Chris Christie’s underfunding of the pension systems. The court has permitted the state to pay less than what is required to bring the pension funds back to fiscal health.This early edition […]