Pensions Conversation 5/19!

May 18th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Legislative - (Comments Off on Pensions Conversation 5/19!)

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Are you concerned about the current pension crisis that’s happening in our state? Are you looking for more information about how you can help? 

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Steve Swetsky, Assitant Executive Director of NJEA, will be on campus talking to CamVoc members about how WE can make a difference in the fight for our pensions.

The workshop will be begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday in the Cafetorium at the Gloucester Township Campus. We hope to see you there! 

CamVoc Needs YOUR Help

March 31st, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Evaluation | HowTo | Legislative | Negotiations | PD - (Comments Off on CamVoc Needs YOUR Help)

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CamVoc is currently in the process of organizing as many of our members as are willing. We are looking for members who are willing to work in a variety of different capacities, at a variety of different levels. If you would be willing to help out at any level, please follow the link to the survey below and submit it.

Link to Organizing Survey – Please Click Here

We thank you in advance for your continued support!

Wanted: Pension Activists

March 26th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Legislative | News - (Comments Off on Wanted: Pension Activists)

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If you have been paying attention to New Jersey politics, you know that our current governor has proposed another state budget that will greatly under-fund our pensions system!

NJEA is currently engaged in an important fight our the sake of all of us, for the sake of our pensions that we have earned! NJEA is currently looking for “Pension Activists,” people who are willing to support NJEA’s organizing efforts to ensure that our pension system is fully funded!

If you are interested in participating in these organizing efforts please contact mstagliano@camvoc.org and/OR visit the following website and sign up to be a “Pension Activist.” Link to Website: Pension Activism

Time to Speak up on PARCC!

March 25th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Legislative | News - (Comments Off on Time to Speak up on PARCC!)

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As an association, we believe that standardized assessments play an important role in guaging the work of a school. However, we also feel that the rushed implementation, on a state-level, of the new PARCC assessment system has had a negative impact on our schools, our administration, our members, and, most importantly, our students. We think that you should consider the impact that PARCC has had on your work and your students.

If you feel that PARCC should be implemented slower or differently, or, if students should have the legal right to “opt-out” of an assessment system, you shuold contact your State Senator. Please click on the following link, provided by our state-level education association, NJEA, to contact your State Senator.

Here is the link to contact your senator:

http://njea.org/issues-and-political-action/take-action/action-network

**PLEASE NOTE: CamVoc Education Association does not in anyway support or condone CamVoc members talking negatively about PARCC, or any other state-wide assessment, with students or parents during school hours. Please follow all disrict directives regarding these conversations.

Time to park PARCC?

February 20th, 2015 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Evaluation | Legislative - (Comments Off on Time to park PARCC?)

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Are you concerned that our states roll out of the controversial PARCC test might be too much our students to handle so quickly? Would you like to influence how this assessment is implemented and what it should be used for?

If so, visit www.njea.org and click on the link in the center of the page titled “Testing Under Scrutiny.” This will direct you in how to make sure your voice is heard!

Time to SPEAK UP about Special Education

October 18th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Advocacy | Legislative | News - (Comments Off on Time to SPEAK UP about Special Education)

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The NJDOE is asking for opinions from NJEA members on issues around Special Education. They are seeking our opinions around issues involving evaluation (everything from teacher evaluations to SGO’s) and other classroom issues.

You can chose to speak at a hearing, which are being offered around the state, or send in electronic or paper communication to the Special Education Task Force.

For more information – click here: http://njea.org/news/2014-10-10/make-your-voice-heard

Commission of Education Resigns

February 16th, 2014 | Posted by Webmaster in Evaluation | Legislative | News - (Comments Off on Commission of Education Resigns)

In case you missed, Chris Cerf, the former Commissioner of Education in NJ, resigned late last week. Chris Cerf has been responsible for many of the mandates imposed on the districts in NJ, including CCTS!

Here is NJEA President, Wendell Steinhauer’s response to Cerf’s resignation, please read as CamVoc believes it provides valuable insight to the motivation behind new state-wide regulations that we have been dealing with: http://njea.org/news/2014-02-11/njea-on-cerf-resignation-time-for-a-new-start-and-new-approach

Also, please remember to “let your voice be heard” by writing to the State BOE about how the rushed implementation of various regulations surrounding tenure and evaluation (Danielson Evaluation Tool, the SGO Process, Summative Scores for Teachers, etc.) have impacted teaching and learning in our district: http://njea.org/news/2014-01-28/tell-your-story-to-the-sboe 

Election Day

November 8th, 2011 | Posted by Webmaster in Legislative - (Comments Off on Election Day)

Election Day is Here!

It is more important than ever for you to go out and make your voice heard. NJEA PAC has endorsed candidates in these elections, and for your convenience, we have included them below in this email. Visit njea.org for more information on these endorsements.

Not sure where to vote? Visit the NJ Division of Elections Polling Place Locator to find your polling place.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Don’t forget to cast your vote!

NJEA PAC-Endorsed Candidates

  • LD 1 Assembly: Nelson Albano (D)
  • LD 2 Assembly: Alisa Cooper* (D) and Damon Tyner (D)
  • LD 3 No endorsements
  • LD 4 Assembly: Shelley Lovett (R)
  • LD 5 No endorsements
  • LD 6 No endorsements
  • LD 7 No endorsements
  • LD 8 No endorsements
  • LD 9 No endorsements
  • LD 10 Assembly: Gregory McGuckin (R) and Bette Wary (D)
  • LD 11 Senate: Raymond Santiago (D); Assembly: Vin Gopal (D)
  • LD 12 Senate: Robert Brown (D); Assembly: William Spedding (D) and Catherine Tinney Rome (D)
  • LD 13 Senate: Christopher Cullen (D); Assembly: Kevin Lavan (D)
  • LD 14 Senate: Linda Greenstein (D); Assembly: Daniel Benson (D) and Wayne DeAngelo (D)
  • LD 15 Senate: Shirley Turner (D); Assembly: Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) and Reed Gusciora (D)
  • LD 16 Senate: Maureen Vella (D); Assembly: Marie Corfield* (D) and Joe Camarota (D)
  • LD 17 Senate: Bob Smith (D); Assembly: Joe Egan (D) and Upendra Chivukula (D)
  • LD 18 Senate: Barbara Buono (D); Assembly: Pat Diegnan (D) and Peter Barnes (D)
  • LD 19 Senate: Joe Vitale (D); Assembly: John Wisniewski (D) and Craig Coughlin (D)
  • LD 20 No endorsements
  • LD 21 No endorsements
  • LD 22 Assembly: Linda Stender (D) and Jerry Green (D)
  • LD 23 Senate: John Graf, Jr. (D); Assembly: Karen Carroll (D)
  • LD 24 Senate: Ed Selby* (D); Assembly: Leslie Huhn (D) and Jim Nye (D)
  • LD 25 Senate: Rick Thoeni (D); Assembly: Gale Heiss-Colucci (D) and George Stafford (D)
  • LD 26 No endorsements
  • LD 27 Senate: Richard Codey (D); Assembly: Mila Jasey (D) and John McKeon (D)
  • LD 28 Senate: Ronald Rice (D); Assembly: Cleopatra Tucker (D) and Ralph Caputo (D)
  • LD 29 No endorsements
  • LD 30 Senate: Steven Morlino (D); Assembly: Howard Kleinhendler (D) and Shaun O’Rourke (D)
  • LD 31 Senate: Sandra Cunningham (D); Assembly: Charles Mainor (D) and Jason O’Donnell (D)
  • LD 32 Senate: Nicholas Sacco* (D); Assembly: Vincent Prieto (D) and Angelica Jimenez (D)
  • LD 33 Assembly: Sean Conners (D) and Ruben Ramos* (D)
  • LD 34 Assembly: Thomas Giblin (D)
  • LD 35 Senate: Nellie Pou (D); Assembly: Benjie Wimberly* (D)
  • LD 36 Senate: Paul Sarlo (D); Assembly: Gary Schaer (D)
  • LD 37 Senate: Loretta Weinberg (D); Assembly: Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) and Gordon Johnson (D)
  • LD 38 Senate: Robert Gordon (D); Assembly: Connie Wagner* (D)
  • LD 39 No endorsements
  • LD 40 Assembly: Cassandra Lazzara* (D)* NJEA Member