NJEA Convention is Canceled for the First Time Ever
The annual massive education gathering that comes to Atlantic City every year has had to cancel in the wake of Sandy and her destruction.
In the 158-year history of the the NJEA (New Jersey Education Association), they have never had to do something like they have done. NJEA President Barbara Keshishian has stated on the organizations website that this was "A difficult decision" but does believe the decision was the correct one when you look at the statewide impact this Super Storm did have.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that the leadership of NJEA is exploring ways for their members, leaders, and staff to contribute to and assist in the city’s cleanup and recovery.
The convention, considered to be the largest education gathering of its kind in the world was stated to run from Nov. 8-9.
The convention has traditionally been for schools in NJ days off on their calender.