Somerset Patriots Honor Teachers of the Year

On Tuesday June 3, the Somerset Patriots will honor the Teachers of the Year from Somerset County prior to their game vs. the York Revolution. The game starts at 7:05 pm; the pre-game festivities usually start around 6:15pm. Check out the Patriots website for details and join us in honoring our colleagues. www.somersetpatriots.com

President’s Message

To all, Many years ago (more than I’d like to admit), when I was an underclassman at Rutgers, I had the opportunity to hear retired Speaker of the House, Thomas “Tip” O’Neill speak. Those of you familiar with Speaker O’Neill likely know that his famous and oft-quoted mantra was that “all politics is local.” The […]

Join Us for Tour de Franklin

Tour de Franklin Flyer Join the SCEA at the Franklin Food Bank’s Tour de Franklin! You can choose to register for a race or just to come join us for the fun! Sunday, April 27, 2014 Franklin Township Community and Senior Center 475 Demott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873 Click the link below for more information […]

SCEA to Unveil New Logo at Patriots Fanfest

The SCEA will be honoring Lauren Bottino, the creator of the new SCEA logo, at the Somerset Patriots Fanfest on Saturday, April 12 at 12:00 PM. Lauren is a Somerset County high school student who won the SCEA Logo Contest. The logo will be revealed as part of the new SCEA sign in the Patriots’s […]

SCEA Elections Information

The NJEA Election season is upon us. Included in the ballot this year for Somerset will be SCEA positions that are up for election. Ballots will be arriving in the mail beginning April 3 and need to be returned by April 18. Make sure you do not discard your ballot, adn that you take the […]

Gov. Christie Retroactively Cuts State Pension Payment

GOV. CHRISTIE RETROACTIVELY CUTS STATE PENSION PAYMENT MARK J. MAGYAR | MARCH 25, 2014 Governor’s fiscal maneuver helps plug current budget gap, but putting $900 million less into pensions over next four years will make unfunded liability worse Facing another year of fiscal problems, Gov. Chris Christie changed the funding formula for the state’s pension contribution […]

President of SCEA Addresses the State BOE

Steve Beatty, President of SCEA, testified at the State BOE meeting on Wednesday, March 5 about the need for change and slow down on the new teacher evaluation implementation. Here is a copy of Steve’s testimony. mar6 state boe testimony on evals_testing

Bridgewater-Raritan H.S. teacher testifies at State Board of Education

http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2014/03/bridgewater-raritan_hs_teacher_testifies_at_state_board_of_education.html           “Look out! It’s Godzilla!”   “Don’t panic. Let’s just wait and see what happens. Maybe he’ll just smash up some dead wood around the fringes and retire to Florida.”   With this comment, Bridgewater-Raritan High School social studies teacher Steve Beatty challenged the decision making of the State Board […]

The Effects of the Rigor of Standardized Tests

                  http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/a-new-york-and-chicago-mom-discover-what-standardized-rigor-really-means-for-their-children/   NEW YORK - I’m a photographer. This is my daughter…and this is the first photo of her that I have ever hated. You may have already seen this image today. I posted it this morning on my business page and after returning from a session […]

Somerset Represented at NJEA ESP Conference

Somerset County Education Association ESP members attended NJEA’s Annual ESP Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Somerset, NJ. The weekend started on Friday evening with workshops and social events. The workshops continued all day Saturday, and were capped off with the the annual ESP Awards dinner. The ESPs of the Year from all of the […]