A nationwide student walk-out is planned on March 14 to address school security-related matters such as access to firearms and mental health services. NJSBA has issued a guidance document to help local school leaders determine an appropriate course of action for their district.
On March 5, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee met and approved three NJSBA-tracked bills that were released by the Senate Education Committee last month, one combatting chronic absenteeism and two pertaining to student nutrition.
More than 200 state education leaders, school administrators, school board members, higher education leaders and others attended the New Jersey Public School Labor-Management Collaboration Conference at Rutgers University on March 6.
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February has had an impact nationwide. Monthly Minute focuses on how the New Jersey School Boards Association will continue to address student safety and security.
Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and the New Jersey School Boards Association are calling upon teachers and students to become part of New Jersey’s rich musical tradition by creating a documentary exploring the sound of their hometown.
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul have unveiled plans for a landmark live tour that will benefit TeachRock, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s national initiative to bring music curriculum into schools across the country.
Workshop 2018 will take place Monday through Thursday, Oct. 22-25, 2018 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Workshop 2018 website, www.workshop.staging.njsba.org, is live, and will be featuring updates on the conference.
Valuable training in school board governance, student achievement, school law, school policy development and more was provided to new board members recently, at the NJSBA New Board Member Orientation.
NJSBA’s 2018 School Public Relations Forum, held on March 2, explored the topic of social media and its use by school boards and districts.
The New Jersey Department of Education has released district-level and state-level School Performance Reports, including new data showing the high school graduation rate grew to 90.5 percent in 2017.