NJASA's eNewsletter Volume 16 | February 3, 2021
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Reports: NJ Education Leaders Pushing for Federal Waiver of School Testing Requirements
Data on Students’ Instructional Needs
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard Bozza said the group’s argument — and that of a growing list of local superintendents — is that the districts already collect considerable data on students that can be used to pinpoint needs in the face of the pandemic and the loss of instruction time, be it remote or in-person. Read More
Sponsored Statewide
Women's Leadership Conference
Thursday 9/30 and Friday 10/1
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
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Questions email NJASA Director of Special Projects Judy Rattner.
Join the SEL
Health Series
for
District Leaders
Sessions Will Focus On:

  • Stress
  • Resilience
  • Wellness and
  • Relationships

NJASA's goal is to provide a more sustainable form of support for district leaders, attending to the long-term impact of working/living through the pandemic and aftermath. Improving retention, stabilizing districts, and promoting resiliency through the advancement and acceptance of personal growth work at the intersection of organizational health.
Sessions Will Be Held via Zoom and Grouped as Follows:

  • Northwest Region (Sussex, Passaic, Warren & Morris)
  • Northeast Region (Bergen, Essex, Hudson & Union)
  • Central Region (Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex & Mercer)
  • Southeast Region (Monmouth, Ocean & Burlington)
  • Southwest Region (Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic & Cape May)


Governor Signs Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

On January 29, during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A883) amending the “Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act” to direct the Commission on Human Trafficking to broaden its current mission of developing public awareness of human trafficking to also include awareness of victim remedies and services and trafficking prevention, including the creation of a public awareness sign.
The Commission would develop and determine the language for the public awareness sign, which must contain the national, 24-hour toll-free hotline telephone service on human trafficking operated pursuant to federal law.

“It is essential that we shine a light on the devastation of human trafficking and I am proud to enact legislation that will strengthen our mission to raise public awareness surrounding this pervasive issue,” said Governor Murphy. “We must remember that our battle against human trafficking extends far beyond this month as we commit to continuing the fight for fundamental human rights and freedoms.” Read More
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