An important message from President, Naomi Johnson-Lafleur:
Please support paid sick leave for Trenton Workers by voting YES on November 4th if you live in Trenton and/or by encouraging the parents of your students to vote YES on November 4th.
Naomi Johnson-Lafleur, President
Trenton Education Association
Also, support the Get Out the Vote effort sponsored by the CWA Local 1033: Trenton Earned Sick Leave Ballot Question — Workers to Distribute Literature at Polling Places Needed
The feed-back from our Saturday canvass on the Trenton Earned Sick Leave Ballot Question is very favorable.
We will canvass again this Saturday at 9:30am starting from CWA Local 1033 at 321 West State Street, Trenton.
We’re now moving into GOTV/Election Day mode. There will also be a canvass on election day (Tuesday, November 4) again starting at 9:30am from Local 1033. New Jersey Working Families is in particular need of people to distribute literature at Trenton’s 32 polling places on election day from 7:30- 10:30am and 2-8pm. Funding is available for this work.
For information on election day work at Trenton polling places contact Craig Garcia, NJWF Political Coordinator:
Email 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Phone: 917-805-3338 (Mobile)
HSN – Trenton Coalition Cleans up at Parker Elementary!
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A Pink Ribbon Day
TEAm Member Anupama Benegal making physics look easy!
TEAm Member Jerell Blakely makes headlines in a positive way!
Jerell Blakeley believes young people are going to save the capital city.
In order to nurture this idea, the incoming first-year teacher has formed a Leadership Civics class, which will be taught at Trenton Central High School – West Campus this upcoming school year.
“I think everyone is concerned about the quality of civic participation in the city of Trenton,” the African American Studies and U.S. History teacher said Friday. “I want to make sure they have the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to be active and engaged citizens in Trenton or wherever they live.”
Though Blakeley, 27, will not teach the class in the upcoming semester, he will be in close collaboration with the assigned teacher.
So far, approximately 30 students have registered for the interactive class, which will teach sophomores through seniors the functions of local government and civic journalism, and feature various politicians as guest speakers. [Continue]
Government Relations Updates:
A relatively small group of elected officials at the local, state and federal levels determines what educators are expected to accomplish in the classroom each year and the resources they’ll have to pull it off. This November, most of those offices are up for election, including the seats of 36 governors, 6,048 state legislators, 31 state attorneys general, and 468 members of the U.S. Congress. Here are 5 ways to prepare for the November mid-term elections! CLICK HERE
- Microsoft dumps ALEC, pressure is on Google to do the same
by Brian Washington
If you haven’t heard, Microsoft has dumped the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—a conservative right-wing group that uses lavish gifts to persuade state politicians to push its model legislation designed to benefit ALEC’s corporate sponsors and benefactors.
While this truly is a win on the side of democracy, the question now is, “Who will be next to part ways with ALEC?”
TAKE ACTION › Sign the petition and tell ALEC to stop cashing in on kids! CLICK HERE ›
Provisional Teacher Professional Development:
Schedule of Novice Teacher workshops
Attention New Hires
If you have prior work experience, the Human Resource Department needs verification from your previous district(s) in order for you to have your salary adjusted. The following process must be followed:
1) Complete and sign a Verification of Professional Experience Form at Human Resources. You must have the name and address of the previous district(s), phone number, fax number, and contact person’s information in order to complete the form.
2) Trenton’s Human Resources Department will mail the Verification of Professional Experience Form to your old district(s).
3) Your old district(s) complete, notarize and mail the Verification of Professional Experience Form back Pam Owens at the Trenton Public School’s Human Resource Department.
4) Once received, the completed form will be reviewed in HR and you will be placed on the Board Agenda for approval of credit for previous work experience.
It is important that you do this as soon as possible, so that you will be retro’d back to your date of hire.
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer tour HW and Robeson Schools with our Healthy Schools Now – Trenton Coalition to spread awareness of the deplorable conditions in support of ensuring our students and staff have access to a healthy learning and work environment. Click the photo for more.
TEA members and leaders, district administrators including the superintendent, and the school board have come together in support of implementing NJ Center for Teaching and Learning Progressive Science Initiative® (PSI®) and the Progressive Mathematics Initiative® (PMI®) at Trenton Central High School and piloting PMI at Dunn Middle School. Kudos to Scott Munro, TEAm member and lead teacher at Trenton Central who had previous PSI training, for taking on the challenge of bringing this initiative to light in the Trenton District. Scott was biology teacher who completed the physics endorsement before taking on a leadership position in the Trenton School District and knew the value it would bring to our existing science and math program. Read more here.