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 […]

Somerset County Pension Rally

[View all in slideshow] 1234►   Somerset County teachers, school employees pressure local legislators to demand full pension funding Hundreds of active and retired teachers and school employees from across Somerset County rallied outside of Assemblyman Jack Ciaterelli and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman’s Somerville offices on Monday to draw attention to the state’s failure to […]

AchieveNJ – Final Educator Evaluation Implementation Report

Click here to view original article on NJEA.com. NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to the report released today by the New Jersey Department of Education showing that 97.3 percent of New Jersey teacher met or exceeded expectations under the new AchieveNJ evaluation system: “It is encouraging, but not surprising, that […]

2015 A.T.O.M.S Finals

Bridgewater, NJ – Each year the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association (B-REA) hosts an academic challenge competition for middle school students called the  Academic Tournament of Middle Schools (A.T.O.M.S.).  On Thursday, April 16, 2015 the final round of A.T.O.M.S was held between Crossroads Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School.  After three rounds of play, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School was […]

NJEA Demands Full Pension Funding

No further discussion’ with pension commission NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement today: “NJEA has notified the New Jersey Pension and Benefits Study Commission that our sole focus is on ensuring that our members’ current pensions are fully funded by the state, and that no further discussion will be occurring between NJEA and […]