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Upcoming 2019-20 Meetings

Sept. 17
Oct. 22
Nov 26
Jan 21
Feb 18
March 17
April 21
May 12

Regular meetings held at The Hickcok Meeting Room, Summit Public Library, 9:15 a.m.

THREE IMPORTANT EVENTS COMING UP!

Speak Up Summit, of course, is an organization about Summit’s public education. Sometimes, news and events a little outside the box are of importance to our members. It’s not too much of a stretch to note that the current choice for Secretary of Education, Betty DeVos, is no friend to public education. Therefore, because of […] […]

October Speak Up Summit Meeting Notes

We loved having New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick as our October guest speaker. He was honest, generous with his time, funny, charming, and friendly. And while we appreciated his demeanor, we were saddened by his message, which is essentially: New Jersey government is broken. The assemblyman shared with us Gov. Christie’s plan for […] […]

Jon Bramnick to Speak at October 18th meeting

This Tuesday, October 18, Speak Up Summit is thrilled to welcome New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick as our guest. If you are planning on attending this meeting but usually do not come to our monthly meetings, please make a comment below or send a quick note to me so we can plan for […] […]

2016 School Budget Concerns

We have a potential budget situation on hand. Speak Up Summit could not attend the workshop meeting on March 11th…so I am not reporting 100 percent of the facts. But as I understand it, we may be in danger of having to CUT $800-900,000 from the budget!! This makes no sense. If you consider that […] […]

Guest Column: Legislative Update- 2012

by Julie Latzer In 2011, there have been a number of policy developments pertinent to New Jersey state education. These include the Anti-Bullying legislation that went into law on September 1, multiple bills that have been introduced to change Teacher Tenure, and proposals to alter the Charter School law. However, it is unlikely that any real action […] […]