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.
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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.
NJPSA Action and Updates
State House Wrap Up: Week of May 8, 2023
Education was a focal point in Trenton this week as Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt called a news conference to introduce a 12-bill legislative package designed to address the ongoing educator workforce shortage in New Jersey. [...]
NJPSA Testifies Before Joint Committee on School Bullying Issues
By Debra Bradley Today, NJPSA shared our views, experiences, and challenges in implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) in our schools. Aaron Eyler, the Principal of Matawan Regional High School, David Nash, Esq., [...]
NJPSA TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGARDING NEW JERSEY’S ANTI-BULLYING BILL OF RIGHTS – DAVID NASH, ESQ.
Thank you, Chairwoman Jasey, Chairman Cryan and members of the Joint Committee on the Public Schools. My name is David Nash, and I am the Director of Legal Education and National Outreach for the [...]
Letter to the State Board of Education Re: NJGPA Cut Scores
May 1, 2023 President Kathy Goldenberg Vice President Andrew J. Mulvihill Past President Arcelio Aponte Board Member Mary Beth Berry Board Member Elaine Bobrove Board Member Fatimah Burnam-Watkins Board Member Ronald K. Butcher Board [...]
NJ State Board of Education Sets NJGPA Cut Score. NJPSA Advocacy Makes an Impact!
-Jennie Lamon, Assistant Director of Government Relations, NJPSA The NJ State Board of Education met on Wednesday, May 3rd for their regular monthly meeting. During this meeting, the State Board adopted new proficiency level [...]
NJ4S Providers Selected to Participate in NJ Statewide Student Support Services Initiative to Address Mental Health Needs of Students in Schools, Communities
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJ DCF) announced this week that it has awarded contracts to 15 service providers to administer and organize youth mental wellbeing and prevention services through regional [...]
During Marathon Meeting, the State Department of Education Undertook NJGPA Cut Scores, 2021-2022 School Performance Reports, the Early Childhood Landscape in the State, and Proposed Revisions to the NJSLS in ELA and Math
During a seven hour State Department of Education meeting, the New Jersey Department of Education presented an analysis of last year’s New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) scores to the Board. The data presented [...]
Statehouse Update – Week of March 13, 2023
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee was set to hold their first Public Hearing on the FY 2024 State Budget at Ramapo College on Tuesday, March 14th, however, the hearing was postponed due to [...]
Task Force on Public School Staffing Shortages Issues Initial Recommendations
In early December 2022, Governor Murphy appointed 23 members to the Task Force for Public School Staffing Shortages in New Jersey, including NJPSA Executive Director Karen Bingert. As outlined in Executive Order 309, the [...]
Governor Murphy Presents FY 2024 Budget Address During Joint Legislative Session – Full Education Formula and Pension Progression Payments Included!
By Debra Bradley, NJPSA Director of Government Relations On February 28th, Governor Phil Murphy presented his FY 2024 budget proposal during a joint session of the NJ State Legislature. With three dominant themes [...]
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