RVCC, Watchung teachers unions struggle with contract negotiations

Contracts at RVCC, Warren remain unsettled

BRANCHBURG— A labor dispute at a sleepy Central Jersey community college managed to gain the attention of some prominent Democratic politicians who attended a faculty and student rally Tuesday evening.

Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell, a Democrat from Hudson County representing the 31st District, spoke at the Raritan Valley Community College rally in solidarity with the faculty.…

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Life after the uprising: O’Donnell joins community college teachers’ battle for contract

By Max Pizarro

RARITAN – On the losing end of an intra-party leadership battle, Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell (D-31), Bayonne, proved there’s life after the rebellion tonight as he threw in with stymied community college teachers.

“If you want to pick on cops and firefighters, okay, I get it,” the career Bayonne firefighter told a basement crowd at Raritan Valley Community College where the teachers don’t have a contract.…

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Princeton Twp. Dem puts name forward in LD16

By Max Pizarro

Having championed consolidation locally in the storied Princetons case, Princeton Township Deputy Mayor Sue Nemeth now wants to expand her area of influence and run for the Assembly in LD 16.

“I’m definitely interested in running,” said Nemeth, who just won re-election to her local seat in a landslide.

A fundraiser for the Eagleton Institute for American Women in Politics for the past 20 years, Nemeth said she is a good fit for the newly configured 16th District.…

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Charter Schools Sue State, Claiming They’ve Been Shortchanged

Latest development only adds to the tensions between charters and the districts that host them
By John Mooney, November 30 in Education
A group of Jersey City charter schools have sued the Christie administration to correct what they say has been a stark underfunding of their schools, throwing a twist into the ongoing debate over how New Jersey’s charters are paid for.…

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Bergen Community College accreditation ‘in jeopardy,’ commission says

BY LESLIE BRODY, STAFF WRITER
The Record

Bergen Community College has been warned its “accreditation may be in jeopardy,” according to an oversight group, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

That body alerted the state’s largest community college that it failed to show evidence that assessments of student learning were used to strengthen teaching, allocate resources and make sure graduates had acquired necessary skills.…

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