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S-2722 will drastically expand Urban Hope Act and harm public schools in Camden

The Urban Hope Act was a law passed several years ago which resulted in the construction of Renaissance Schools in Camden.  Renaissance Schools are public schools and are similar to charter schools in many ways.  While NJEA supported the original in 2012, NJEA has opposed subsequent amendments to the law that loosened regulations on these schools and provided for their swift expansion.  Now, once again, the legislature is attempting to expand the scope of Renaissance Schools without any regard for its impact on other district schools and the students those schools educate.

The existing renaissance school program is already affecting the rest of the district.  It is time to put the brakes on expansion, to focus instead on ensuring that all Camden public schools receive resources for all city students.  For the last several years, the district has kept a myopic focus on only a select handful of schools, with little regard for the needs of the rest of the city’s public schools. 

This bill was just introduced today, there is no text available to the public, and it is already scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday! While we don’t know exactly what the bill says—we believe it will be very similar to a bill NJEA successfully held back the last session.  We need to fight it back again!

ACCEA Retirement Event 2018 PhotosGallery

Individual Photos from the event can be found here. 

2018 Atlantic County Teacher of the Year Awards Event



ACCEA Friends of Education Gala

2018 Friends of Education  Winners
HERO Campain (Bill & Muriel Elliott)
AtlantiCare Healthy Schools
Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools (Chip Donovan)
Patricia Provnick (Past President NJEA Retirees)

Event pictures taken by the AC Press are located here!

Event pictures taken by ACCEA are here!

Kids Fit Final Mile Pictures 4/14/18 are here! 

 NJEA’s Techstock 2018: A celebration of technology and learning in the classroom.

July 25 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm @ Stockton University, Galloway, NJ. 
Split your day with two 2-hour sessions, including:

  •     Google Classroom
  •     Chromebook/Chromebook Apps
  •     Create Online Assessments using Google
  •     Makerspace
  •     Scratch
  •     Coding Across Content Areas

For the complete listing of sessions, see the Techstock page.   You MUST register for both an AM and a PM session. Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided.   Please contact Theresa Mura at 609-310-4255 to request any dietary-related needs. 

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE!  NJEA will not provide any electronic devices.
Online registration only is open.
Early bird: $25 (Early bird registration ends on May 24.) After May 24, $35.  Registration ends on June 22.
To register, please go to

And each participant gets a cool, free Techstock tie-dye shirt

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