Highland Park now Part of the New Jersey Labor Management Collaborative Cohort
Posted on 06/26/2019
New Jersey Labor CollaborativeThe board president, board finance and negotiations chair, superintendent, president of the Highland Park Administrator's Association (HPAA), president of the Highland Park Education Association (HPEA) as well as HPEA building leadership participated in a two-day conference with educators from around the state and California, along with labor relations researcher Saul Rubinstein (Rutgers), that focused on enhancing collaboration among different school district parties. Highland Park is now the seventh New Jersey district to make up the New Jersey Labor Management Collaborative Cohort.

In an effort to further enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the state, the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ), the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), and Rutgers University have joined together to form this cohort to encourage and facilitate greater collaboration among unions and management at the state and district levels to strengthen and improve teaching and learning across New Jersey. Specifically, this group seeks to find ways to create formal union-management committees across districts and within schools to foster greater collaboration among educators working together to improve schools in a wide variety of ways. By working together, the unions, school boards and administrators hope to improve teaching and learning.