Rolling In #RedforEd

September 4, 2019

Convocation started Wednesday, September 4th with our Membership meeting in the parking lot of Fort Lee High School and walking in, enmasse.  #RedforEd is a nationwide campaign to get all stakeholders to join together to demand the public schools our students deserve.  We invite EVERYONE to wear #RedforEd on Wednesdays.  

Chapter 78 Relief — Long Over Due

August 26, 2019

S-2606, long-awaited legislation that would tie public employees’ premium share for health benefits to a percentage of their salary instead of the premium has been introduced.  Some districts have already opted in, through collective bargaining, to format their contributions in the manner.   This bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Cryan, would reduce the amount most NJEA […]

Wear Red — May 1, 2019 — We are Worth It.

April 25, 2019

Let the New Jersey Legislature know it is time to pass legislation to make health care more affordable and provide ESP Job Justice! If you cannot attend a Lobby Day — You can show your support by wearing red and by putting a red ribbon on your mailbox, front door, or a tree on your […]

Anna and Elsa Join FLEA for a great Book Breakfast

February 24, 2019

Members of the Fort Lee Education Association enjoy getting out and connecting to the Fort Lee Community. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the breakfast goodies, a gift of a book or two, getting photos with Anna and Elsa as well as listening to them sing. It truly is FLEA’s pleasure to take time to connect […]

Our very own FLEA Treasurer — Elected to be the Chairman of the Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund Board of Trustees

January 29, 2019

FLEA Treasurer, Howard D. Lipoff, was elected chairman of the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund Board of Trustees at the board’s January 10th meeting. Mr. Lipoff is serving in his second term on the board, which meets monthly in Trenton. While he is elected by members of the fund, he was selected by board members […]

Contact Your State Legislators

January 27, 2019

In addition to getting a visible presense on our local site and media pages, hashtags like #RedForEd #FixTheUnfairness #WeAreWorthIt could spread across the county or even the state. Proudly represent Fort Lee.   Those with a vested interest in education in New Jersey need to encourage those in the state legislature to get bills passed […]


January 25, 2019

Participate in #RedForEd — WE are Worth it Wednesdays — On January 30th, show your commitment to fighting for Chapter 78 Relief and Job Justice for ESP’s.  WEAR RED for ED.  Be sure to share photos of you and your colleagues wearing red on social media.  Tag the Fort Lee Education Association via Facebook and […]

Post Pictures with Pride

January 24, 2019

We are looking for content to populate our Association’s Website.  Start tagging!  When posting to social media — please do so outside of your contract hours. You can also send photos to  

Make Chapter 78 Relief a Reality

January 20, 2019

All stakeholders should be interested in getting Trenton to write a new Chapter regarding Healthcare Relief for those employed by the public schools of New Jersey.  If you are interested in helping with this much needed action, read the post linked below in its entirety — contact your assemblyman and state senator and use the […]

Spreading Bright Ideas

November 20, 2018

Nina Anderson is a veteran teacher in Fort Lee, NJ with over two decades of middle school education experience. Having taught a variety of unique learners including gifted and talented, general education, special needs, and autistic students, Nina brings passion, energy, and humor to every occasion. She has assisted in the implementation and development of several […]

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  • As we reflect on the life, legacy and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, let us remember: the best way to honor our past is to dedicate ourselves to a better future. #MLK #GoodTrouble #NecessaryTrouble
  • This past weekend at our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human and Civil Rights Celebration, NJEA President Marie Blistan shared these powerful words of Congressman John Lewis on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy: "Dr. King insists that we must be optimistic that we must be hopeful, and we must be part of the change we seek. We cannot give up. We cannot get lost in the sea of despair. He was hopeful. He was always moving towards the future. He would tell us to stand out, speak up, speak out. Find a way to get in the way, find a way to get in trouble - good trouble, necessary trouble." #MLK
  • Happy 100th Anniversary to NJREA founded on January 13, 1920—a century of advocacy for students, educators, and great public schools.
  • NJEA President Marie Blistan along with the Chair of the NJEA Human and Civil Rights Committee Kimberly Scott-Hayden kicked off our 46th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human and Civil Rights Celebration where we honored advocates and leaders for their dedication to a brighter tomorrow 🙌🙌 The 2020 Human and Civil Right Award winners are:

Dr. Keith Benson: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Congressman Elijah Cummings: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award

Eda Ferrante: Elizabeth A. Allen Award 
Kathryn Okeson: Equality Champion Award 
David Farrow: Judith Owens Spirit Award

Keron Blair, National Director of the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, was the event’s keynote speaker. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
#NJEAEquityAlliance #WEareNJEA #MLK
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