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State Board of Education Update

by Debra Bradley April 12, 2018

  After several snow cancellations, the State Board of Education met on April 11th. State Board President Arcelio Aponte and Acting Commissioner Lamont Repollet recognized the contribution of long-time State Board of Education member [...]

Senior Staff Changes on the Horizon at NJPSA/FEA

by Dan Higgins April 5, 2018

    It is with heartfelt thanks and gratitude, along with a touch of sadness, that we announce the imminent retirement of two outstanding leaders on the NJPSA/FEA senior staff.  FEA Chief Executive Officer [...]

Flurry of Legislation Advances During Budget Week

by Debra Bradley March 14, 2018

    On the eve of Governor Phil Murphy’s much-anticipated first Budget Address, the Senate and Assembly considered a host of new legislation as thirteen separate committees held hearings. The Assembly Education Committee advanced [...]


Just a Minute with NJPSA

In this series of YouTube video clips, Dan Higgins interviews NJPSA and FEA staff for "just a minute" to keep you informed about upcoming events, member benefits, state and federal legislation, and new legal decisions that could affect NJPSA members.

In this segment, Dan talks directly to NJPSA members about how they can get involved in the MyVoiceMyVoteNJ voter registration drive Just a Minute with NJPSA

In this segment, Dan talks with Dr. Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics, about the recent gubernatorial election and what we can expect in a Phil Murphy administration. Just a Minute with NJPSA

In this segment, NJPSA Director of Retirement Services Bob Murphy talks about the pension fund and increased health care costs. Just a Minute with NJPSA


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Educational Viewpoints

This peer-reviewed scholarly journal is full of educational articles on many varied subjects written by NJPSA members. All administrators will find something helpful in this publication.


The Main Idea

Through our partnership with The Main Idea, NJPSA is happy to provide our members with this free benefit that gives you unlimited access to the comprehensive educational information you want in the time-saving, manageable format that you need. In short, you now have access to professionally condensed summaries of the most important educational books available today.

To read these summaries, go to, click on Past Book Titles, and login using primavera as the password:

Click on the image of each book to download the pdf.

Be sure to check back every month to see the new book summaries that have been added to The Main Idea.


NJPSA Bookshelf

Check out these awesome books written by NJPSA members Judith Brendel, Dennis Fare, James Pedersen, Brad Currie, and Spike Cook.

PARCC ELA/Literacy Assessments

Common Core: PARCC ELA/Literacy Assessments Grades 3 and 4. Created by a team of curriculum experts, these books feature step-by-step standards-aligned instruction, full-length practice tests for all question types — Interactive Reading, Literary Analysis, Narrative Writing, and Research Simulation, expert guidance for dealing with authentic texts, including tips, strategies, and graphic organizers, and easy-to-navigate lessons equip students with the research and writing skills needed to ensure success on the PARCC® ELA Assessments.