Higher Ed Secretary to Join Legislative Conference

Come hear New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, Zakiya Smith Ellis, who will be the featured speaker at next month’s Legislative Conference, March 16 in New Brunswick. Smith-Ellis is expected to discuss her strategic plan for higher education in New Jersey at the lunch meeting. The legislative conference is free for members of AFTNJ locals, but registration is required.…

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Op-Ed: Kean University’s China Fiasco Illustrates Need For State Oversight

Donna M. Chiera

Plan to give management control of campus outpost in Wenzhou to the Chinese government has security and ethical risks

New Jersey’s Legislature has many pressing education issues to deal with this session, but few are more urgent than the oversight of a dangerous and ill-conceived deal to hand management of Kean University’s branch campus in China over to the Chinese government.…

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Chiera Testimony: Teacher Diversity

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Teacher Diversity
Senate Higher Education Committee, Senate Education Committee
Donna M. Chiera, President

“Public schools should serve all students equally, regardless of race, creed or cultural differences. Research shows that children in historically underserved communities benefit academically if they have teachers who look like them. We need to make sure they get the teachers they need.…

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Rutgers faculty union blasts athletics report while calling on President Barchi to decrease spending on sports

Sargeant, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

​“The CSS report recommends even more spending, and even more raids on student fees and the academic budget,’’ Killingsworth said. “If President Barchi has a shred of integrity left, he will stand up for the academic mission of the university, and stop this move to take even more money from students and academic programs.…

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