AASA urges you to contact BOTH of your Senators. The background and talking points are outlined below, including key amendments...
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The Association leadership has maintained a position that supports the Common Core State Standards, but is not averse to examining them to determine if there are areas that might be improved.
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard Bozza said, “It is unfortunate for all New Jersey taxpayers that the Court’s ruling will continue to jeopardize New Jersey’s weakened financial portfolio.”
Administration Announces $12.7 Billion in Total Education Funding for Fiscal Year 2016
The proposal involves the following steps: • Freeze the existing pension plans; benefits earned to date would not be affected; • Align future public employee retirement benefits with private-sector levels; • Also align public employee health benefits with private-sector levels; • Fairly realign State and local responsibility for new and sustainable pension and health benefits; • Lock in fixed and certain pension funding with a constitutional amendment; this will protect employees and retirees from the vagaries of politics and the annual budget process, and • Transfer the assets, liabilities and risks of the existing pension and new retirement plans to employee entities willing and able to assume this obligation. (2/25)
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard Bozza tells The Source, "The Association is pleased that the New Jersey Senate has approved bill, S-1987, that will return complete authority to local school boards in negotiations with school superintendents and ending the flight of experienced superintendents to employment in neighboring states and to early retirement which places a burden on the state's already troubled retirement system. We look forward to the bill moving forward in the General Assembly and to approval by Governor Christie."
“The real story of the first year of AchieveNJ,” said Peter Shulman, Assistant Commissioner of Education and Chief Talent Officer, “is that educators have risen to the challenge of improving feedback for all teachers and leaders. While one year of this new data is insufficient for identifying..." (6/1)
“The First Amendment is certainly a strong privilege for all of us, but if it impacts negatively on the work they do, there is obviously going to be consequences for that,” said Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. (5/18)
The guide was first produced in the spring of 1997 as the Comparative Spending Guide. The guide's name was changed in 2011, when the Department of Education developed a new total spending measure that continues to provide a more inclusive representation of district and state expenditures.
Chief Education Officer of the Somerville Public Schools, Dr. Timothy Purnell is named the 2015 Superintendent of the Year.
“We’re in a new age,” Bozza said. “Social media’s exploded.” (3/20)
NJDOE has received a number of inquiries regarding the ability of parents and students to choose to not participate in the statewide assessment program, including the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. In an effort to clarify school district responsibility in this regard, the Department is providing the following guidance.
New statewide assessments to measure student achievement in high school Math and English graduation requirements, for the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018, have been announced by the New Jersey Department of Education. Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of NJASA explains what to expect for students earning a New Jersey high school diploma.
This decision is reflective of the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) ongoing efforts of nearly seven years of planning and field testing to provide New Jersey students with demonstrated proficiencies for career or college ready paths and the ability to receive a state-endorsed high school diploma.
The Association understands that clear, consistent and targeted standards benefit students throughout New Jersey.
The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.
Former schools commissioner -- and Anderson’s mentor -- may be in for a rocky reentry as some concerns, challenges are raised
Christie's biggest announcement this year -- pulling New Jersey out of the national Common Core education standards -- has no immediate effect
Hespe announces that his predecessor, Chris Cerf, will pilot stormy district – with local control next goal
Sweeney and Dems build a budget that boosts funding for pension payments and adds money for education and family planning
Hundreds of thousands of public workers began paying more for their health care benefits after Governor Christie overhauled the system in 2011...
By closing loopholes that let multinational companies shift profits to other countries, Democratic lawmaker says he can find at least $250M for strapped state
Senate President Sweeney uses venue to announce preschool services, full-day kindergarten among his ‘top-five’ priorities