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Religious Holiday Displays in School

by Dan Higgins December 20, 2016

By Wayne J. Oppito, Esq.   As the holiday season approaches, schools across the country celebrate with Christmas, Chanukah and other religious displays.  Do these displays comply with the First Amendment’s principle of the [...]

Please Donate to Toys for Tots

by Dan Higgins November 18, 2016

NJPSA/FEA is continuing its tradition of participating in the Toys for Tots collection on behalf of the United States Marine Corps during this holiday season.  Collection boxes have been set up in our reception areas [...]


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Events and Announcements Sponsored by Friends of NJPSA

Register for the 2017 Summer Seminar: To the Infamous Sites of the HolocaustThis trip will be led by Maud Dahme, Child Survivor of the Holocaust, and will take place from July 19 to August 3. Click on the link for all of the details.

Register for the 2017 Future Ready Summit
Future Ready Schools New Jersey (FRS-NJ) is a certification program to promote digital learning in schools throughout New Jersey. Register for the Future Ready Summit on January 11-12 at NJIT to learn more about the certification program, and to make your practitioner and leadership expertise heard in its development.

The New Jersey Association for Justice is working to combat the problem of distracted driving. They are seeking opportunities to present at New Jersey high schools to provide sobering statistics of this safety crisis, share true stories of the cost of distracted driving and offer simple steps that drivers can take to help themselves and others.

If you are a digital leader in your school, you are encouraged to apply for the 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year program. Principals who are digital leaders and use technology to drive their school and students to success deserve to be recognized. You are the innovators who are pushing the envelope and improving education.

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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 as follows:

Username: impactful
Password: books

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.