Analysis: School Chief’s Rehiring Raises Questions, Reflects Broader Issues

By John Mooney

While new pact reflects lukewarm endorsement of Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson, keeping her in post underscores larger school-reform agenda

Newark schools Superintendent Cami Anderson
Gov. Chris Christie’s renewal of Cami Anderson’s contract to continue running Newark public schools was replete with questions about exactly what it means in relation to school-reform efforts in the state’s largest district – and the governor’s own legacy.…

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New Jersey Summit Conference Promotes Student Success

William Paterson AFT Local leaders with Sen. Bob Gordon and students
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William Paterson AFT Local leaders with Sen. Bob Gordon and students

For the first time, state legislators, faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and business leaders joined together in one meeting at William Paterson University to discuss and reach agreement on practical solutions to promote student success in higher education. Sponsored by the William Paterson University American Federation of Teachers Union and Faculty Senate, but including representatives from other New Jersey state colleges and universities, the May 16 Student Success Conference focused on helping students overcome academic, financial and social challenges to graduation, employment and intellectual growth.…

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Many Teachers Feel Undervalued, Survey Finds

By Patrick Blumjune

LONDON — Secondary schoolteachers around the world mostly love their job, but many say they are not valued by society, according to an international survey published last week by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The Teaching and Learning International Survey questioned more than 100,000 lower secondary school teachers and about 6,500 head teachers from 34 countries on a range of issues.…

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Donna Chiera Joins Educator Panel on International Teacher Survey Results

Donna Chiera joins panel to discuss Teaching and Learning International Survey results at National Press Club
Donna Chiera joins panel to discuss Teaching and Learning International Survey results at National Press Club. Left to right: Chiera, Deborah S. Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, Segun Eubanks, Director of Teacher Quality, National Education Association, Christine Handy-Collins, Principal, Gaithersburg High School and 2006 Maryland Principal of the Year, Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward Sunila Varghese, National Board Certified Teacher Science Teacher, Interdisciplinary Team Leader Robert Frost Middle School.
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Take Action: Call on UCC for a fair contract for Adjunct Faculty

Union County College Adjunct Faculty Are Working Without a Contract
To Do Their Part To Put UCC Students First…

  • While Teaching Over 40% Of The Classes At The School;
  • While Being Paid An Average Of $2,100 To Teach A Three-Credit Course – Courses For Which The College May Receive $12,500 In Tuition Or More;
  • While The College Has Refused To Offer A Reasonable Wage Package, But Authorized Up To $200,000 In Legal Services For “Labor… Relations” Since The Contract Expired.
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