NJPSA is your representative before the U.S. Congress, State Legislature, Governor’s Office, State Board of education and other federal and state agencies on all issues affecting the quality of public education in the state. NJPSA’s Government Relations (GR) staff analyzes, monitors, and participates in the legislative and regulatory process advocating on your behalf on proposed legislation, code provisions, and policies affecting public schools and school leaders.
The GR staff develops association positions and advocacy priorities through direct interaction with NJPSA members through NJPSA committees, member surveys, and meetings. By developing trusting relationships with the decision makers at all levels of government, the GR staff has access to those who ultimately write, pass, and uphold legislation that affect YOU, your staff, and your school. NJPSA’s GR team communicates these views formally through official testimony during legislative committee hearings and Board meetings, as well as informally through conversations with State and federal lawmakers.
Through NJPSA’s Political Action Committee (NJPSA-PAC), which is funded through member contributions, your Government Relations team is able to maintain a strong and consistent presence with our State Legislature, providing political contributions to help support elected officials who support educational leaders, students, and schools. The NJPSA does not endorse candidates.
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Connected Action Roadmap: A Systems Approach to Strengthening Teaching, Leading, and Learning The New Jersey Department of Education, in collaboration with the major New Jersey educational organizations, seeks to ensure equitable access to [...]
On Friday, January 11, the Department of Education filed a Motion for Partial Reconsideration in response to the Superior Court, Appellate Division decision concerning New Jersey’s high school graduation assessment requirements, In Re N.J.A.C. [...]
2019 has kicked off with the first State Board meeting of the year. On January 2, 2019, the State Board convened with President Arcelio Aponte welcoming 2019, as he indicated that he expects this [...]
On Wednesday, December 5, the New Jersey State Board of Education honored Dumar Burgess, principal of Hawthorne Elementary School in Willingboro, [...]
The Joint Committee on the Public Schools, comprised of legislators from both the NJ General Assembly and NJ State Senate, heard public testimony on December 4 on the issue of New Jersey’s accountability system [...]
Even though the month of October has come and gone, events and activities celebrating New Jersey’s principals and school leaders continue on! NJPSA is proudly facilitating a Principal Shadowing Experience with the New Jersey [...]
The State Board of Education met on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. Vice President Kathy Goldenberg of Moorestown ran the meeting in President Areclio Aponte’s absence. The meeting began with a report by the 2018-2019 [...]
The Securing Our Children’s Future bond referendum, Public Question #1 on the November 6 ballot, is strongly supported by both Democrat and Republican lawmakers, and statewide business, education and labor organizations. The ballot [...]
Public Comment Period: Share Your Views on Proposed Changes to Assessment and Graduation Requirements!
As you know, the State Board of Education voted on October 3rd to modify our current requirements for state assessment at the high school level. The proposed changes are now published in the New Jersey [...]
NJDOE seeks School Leader Expertise for Working Groups on Standards and Assessments – Sign up Today! The NJ Department of Education is seeking experienced school leaders to participate in working groups tasked [...]