February 19, 2021
Legal Corner By Beth L. Finkelstein, Esq.
Can Employers Require Employees to Take COVID-19 Vaccines? Read the article here.
January 20, 2021
Register: District Leader SEL Health SeriesFour Sessions Will Address:
NJASA's goal is to provide a more sustainable form of support for district leaders, attending to the long- term impact of working/living through the pandemic and aftermath. Improving retention, stabilizing districts, and promoting resiliency through the advancement and acceptance of personal growth work at the intersection of organizational health. Registration RequiredSessions Will Be Held via Zoom and Grouped as Follows:
- Wellness and
About the Facilitator: Dr. Jared Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and consultant who has worked with educators for over 30 years.Paving the Way to Safer SchoolsR-Zero is a biosafety company making hospital-grade UV-C disinfection technology financially accessible to schools for the first time. Interestingly, UV-C light has been used to disinfect surfaces and the air for over 100 years and it is the gold standard in hospitals today, proven to reduce the incidences of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) by up to 93%. However, until recently, this technology has been cost-prohibitive to organizations outside of hospitals.R-Zero is a new Allied Member dedicated to NJASA’s mission of supporting school leaders across the state of New Jersey. Their product can play an important role in keeping educators, staff, and students safe through COVID-19 and beyond.
- Northwest Region (Sussex, Passaic, Warren & Morris)
- Northeast Region (Bergen, Essex, Hudson & Union)
- Central Region (Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex & Mercer)
- Southeast Region (Monmouth, Ocean & Burlington)
- Southwest Region (Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic & Cape May)
Camden County ESC Announces Five-Year Grant Placing Licensed Mental Health Professionals on School Campuses
Camden County Educational Services Commission, in partnership with School Based Healthcare Solutions Network, Inc. (SBHSN), is proud to announce a five-year grant placing full-time licensed mental health professionals on school campuses throughout the State of New Jersey. There is no cost to school districts.
The grant funding is focused on expanding behavioral health services to all students exhibiting specific risk factors. The services will be delivered in school or via teletherapy by licensed clinicians. Services will supplement, not supplant any services you are currently offering to your students. In year one of the grant, services are limited to students who are Medicaid eligible. The full solicitation and grant application instructions can be accessed here. If you would like to be considered for funding, click here to complete the grant application.
NJASA & Scholastic Invite You to a 4 Equity Discussion October 22 Fall Workshop 1:30-3:00pm
Dr. Donyall D. Dickey, Nationally recognized authority on curriculum, instruction, organizational development, & administration of schools
September 25, 2020
This dynamic keynote speech will expose participants to a finite set of high-yield actionable, measurable, and replicable practices that have expeditiously transformed student achievement in urban, suburban, and rural schools/districts from coast to coast. Register Now!
NJASA Legal Corner
September 18, 2020
By: Maria M. Lepore, NJASA Chief Association Counsel
EAB Invites You to Join TWO September Webinars
September 17, 2020
Using Culturally Responsive Education as a Tool Against Systemic Racism
September 22, 2020 • 2–3:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a candid discussion with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings about how to use culturally relevant education to combat systemic racism and to contextualize the racial injustices brought to the forefront in summer 2020.
Fact vs. Myth: What All District Leaders Should Know and Do to Improve Virtual Teaching and Learning
September 24, 2020 • 2–3:00 p.m. ET
Join our webinar to identify the most common mistakes and lessons from last spring’s distance learning 1.0 experiment and learn relevant practices for improving virtual instruction.
September 15, 2020
You’re invited to a complimentary live webinar on September 23 at 12 PM EST to learn how the right solution can help you allocate resources more effectively and support your staff in equitably meeting students’ needs. If you need tools to support professional development, to track and monitor student and staff health to prevent further interruption to student learning or a way to ensure remote staff members are receiving critical communication in a timely manner, this webinar is right for you.
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
LOCATION: A password-secured, private meeting on zoom. After you register, the meeting link sent to you will be in the registration confirmation email.
Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools
Prepared By: Marc Natanagara, Ed.D.
August 19, 2020
Free educational webinars and COVID-19 resources, developed with industry-leading partners, will help educate NJASA members on the ins and outs of disinfecting and reopening your buildings.
Scholastic Education Presents: Professional Development Summer Series
July 22, 2020
Free Webinar series with leading literacy experts discussing equity, independent reading and writing, social-emotional learning, multilingual readers and writers, early childhood, and more. Join us for ready-to-implement strategies and resources to foster summer learning and prepare for returning to school. Register to watch live or receive a recording after the webinar.
September Ready Fall 2020 Arts Education Guidance Update
July 22, 2020
Arts Ed NJ is part of a consortium of more than 100 organizations supporting the COVID-19 Aerosol Dispersion Study being conducted at the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland led by the distinguished researchers Dr. Shelly Miller and Dr. Jelena Srebric, respectively and commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations and the Collegiate Band Directors National Association. As an update to the September Ready Fall 2020 Arts Education Guidance released last week we are providing the preliminary results to help guide the development of your opening plans.
Bedtime Math Announces Free Math Program, Training for K-5 Teachers
July 22, 2020Bedtime Math, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing upbeat instructional materials to schools, is offering Fun Factor for free to all New Jersey K-5 teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. Any New Jersey teacher can participate in free, live professional development online and receive a classroom’s worth of materials to enjoy with their students. The math program aligns with New Jersey standards and features activities for students paired with online teacher training, co-developed by Columbia Teacher’s College.
AASA Releases Guidelines for Reopening Schools - Guidance Generated from AASA COVID-19 Recovery Task Force
June 19, 2020
AASA Survey: No Timetable Yet Regarding When Schools Will Reopen
June 16, 2020
What Will It Cost to Reopen Schools?
Report: No Way to Reopen Schools Safely Without Federal Bailout
A new cost estimate from school superintendents shows reopening following CDC guidelines is cost-prohibitive.
U.S. News and World Report
June 8, 2020
How to Reopen America's Schools
Many questions remain as experts weigh options for getting children back into the classroom.
The New York Times
June 6, 2020
Up All Night: Education and the "New Normal"
Prepared by: Dr. David Aderhold, Chief Education Officer, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional; Dr. Joseph Majka, Chief Education Officer, Matawan-Aberdeen Regional; Dr. Scott Rocco, Chief Education Officer, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer County), President, NJASA; Dr. Michael Salvatore, Chief Education Officer, Long Branch and President, Great Schools of NJ (GSNJ); Charles Sampson, Chief Education Officer, Freehold Regional H.S.
Please contact us at Info@RestartED.org for more information.
May 29, 2020
AASA The School Superintendents Association
91-DIVOC: We Cannot Look in the Rearview Mirror
Preparing Our School Districts for Fall 2020
May 26, 2020
The Next 91: Questions #92 - 182
May 29, 2020
Prepared by: Dr. David Aderhold, Chief Education Officer, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District and President, Garden State Coalition of Schools
K-12 / primary and secondary schools must continue to provide educational and other vital services while closed. The Remote Learning Pulse helps you understand student issues with remote learning, and needs to succeed in this new environment.
Robbie Brown, K12 Regional Manager, Qualtrics
Parents who can afford it might not send their kids to school this fall, and those with no other option fear they are putting their kids in harm's way.
U.S. News & World Report
May 22, 2020
How We Return to High School Sports in NJ
Prepared by: Mary Liz Ivins, President, NJSIAA Executive Committee; Chair, NJSIAA Covid-19 Medical Advisory Task Force
This report sketches a framework for reopening schools that can help state policymakers, education and community leaders, and federal officials plan appropriately for reopening schools when public health officials signal it is safe to do so.
Prepared by: American Enterprise Institute's John Bailey and Frederick Hess are joined by a group of 19 supporting authors. These coauthors include former state chiefs, superintendents, federal education officials, and charter school network leaders. American Enterprise Institute
A comprehensive plan for long-term recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Prepared by: Maryland State Department of Education
The NJSBA report addresses the safe reopening of schools, students’ mental health, academic and extracurricular programs, budgetary issues, and preparations for the future.
COVID-19 Building Readiness/Reopening Guidance ASHRAE, a professional society of environmental engineers specializing in HVAC systems, offers guidance on reopening buildings following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities A report from the National Federation of State High School Associations, released May 19, provides guidance to state scholastic athletic associations in re-opening high school sports and other programs
New Jersey School Boards Association
April 24, 2020
Last Revised May 6, 2020
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)