News and Publications

Textbox Section

NJDOE Releases ESSA Plan and Asks for Public Comment

by Dan Higgins February 15, 2017

On February 15, The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released its proposed State plan under Every Student Succeeds Act and has made it available for public comment through March 20.  After receiving and [...]

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 [...]


Be Sure to Follow @NJPSA on Twitter


Events and Announcements Sponsored by Friends of NJPSA

As part of FRS-NJ, NJIT is holding a number of events including one for the National Digital Learning Day (DLD) on Feb 23, 2017Come learn how you and your school can bring Summit's proven model and personalized learning platform to your classrooms for free. This event is designed to inform school and district leaders of the free opportunities to implement Summit Learning next school year (2017-2018). Join us for the information session where you can meet members of the team and stay for lunch to network and discuss more!

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.

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.

NJPSA in Pictures - Flickr



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: useful
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.