New Jersey Education Association

New Jersey St. Sen. Barbara Buono (credit: Buono For New Jersey)

N.J. Teachers’ Union Backs Buono For Governor

The largest teachers’ union in New Jersey has endorsed Democrat Barbara Buono in her campaign for governor.

03/16/2013

A middle school in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, which suffered roof damage from Sandy (credit: Rich Grome/Facebook)

Many New Jersey Schools Set To Reopen On Monday In Aftermath Of Storm

State education officials said students will be returning to classes Monday in many New Jersey schools that were shuttered by the superstorm.

11/03/2012

Gov. Chris Christie attends bill signing - Middlesex, NJ - Aug 6, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Signs N.J. Teacher Tenure Overhaul

At the signing, the governor said the goal was simple. “That the excellence in most of the schools in New Jersey is extended to all of the schools in New Jersey,” he said.

08/06/2012

NJEA Chief Vincent Giordano and Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: NJEA, Governor's Office)

Christie Wants NJEA Chief To Quit Over Comments About Poor And Vouchers

Gov. Chris Christie called for the leader of the state’s teacher’s union to resign Wednesday, after the union chief said “life’s not always fair” while discussing how poor families can’t afford private schools – and union opposition to vouchers that could help them do so.

02/08/2012

Christopher Cerf (file / credit: NJ Dept. of Education)

New Jersey Education Chief Talks Getting Tough On Failing Schools

As New Jersey’s acting education commissioner, Christopher Cerf is charged with carrying out Gov. Chris Christie’s plans to overhaul some aspects of the state’s public education system.

12/26/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Christie’s ‘It’s None Of Your Business’ Comment Ruffles Feathers Of N.J. Voters

“It’s none of your business.” Those five words from Gov. Chris Christie over his children’s education have New Jersey voters in a tizzy.

06/17/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie reacts as he receives a standing ovation during his appearance at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Friday, April 29, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Gov. Chris Christie Calls NJ Teachers Union ‘Fat, Rich And Entitled’

Christie said Friday that “embers of revolution” in public education need to be stoked as he pushed his reforms and attacked the New Jersey Education Association for blocking progress.

04/29/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Governor Christie Takes Jabs At Illinois Governor Quinn

Never one to shy away from an verbal jab or two, Christie is now turning his focus on Illinois and their governor, Pat Quinn.

03/04/2011

Generic Classroom File Photo

N.J. Legislature Examines Recommendations For New Teacher Evaluations

If the New Jersey state legislature adopts a new recommendation, teacher evaluations could see a significant change.

03/04/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (Photo/Getty Images), School Bus (Photo/Clipart.com)

NJ Teachers Union Offering Its Own Reform Plan

Gov. Chris Christie has spent much of his first year in office criticizing schools for being inefficient and the teachers union for keeping them that way.

12/07/2010

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in Trenton, N.J. (Credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie Names Teacher Evaluation Task Force

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a nine-member task force that will recommend changes in the way public school teachers are evaluated.

10/28/2010