Newark Teachers Union Takes Its Grievances To State Assembly Committee

By John Mooney

Representative tells education panel that Superintendent Cami Anderson has not followed state rules for teacher evaluations

With the landmark teachers contract in Newark in its third and final year, prospects are not promising for such amicable agreement on the next contract.

The Newark Teachers Union has stepped up its complaints about how state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson has implemented the existing contract, taking its case to the Legislature this week and contending that she has failed to comply with state law pertaining to teacher evaluations.…

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N. J. charter schools see smaller percentages of poor and special needs students than districts, study says

TRENTON — Charter schools in many of the state’s most disadvantaged districts do not look much like the communities they serve, according to a study to be released today by public school advocates.

According to the report, the schools—concentrated in Camden, Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Plainfield, and Trenton—educate significantly smaller percentages of poor students, those from non-English speaking families, and special education students, than do the public school districts they serve.…

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Tell Time: #TIMEtoApologize

Are one of more than 90,000 people who have signed our petition demanding that Time magazine apologize for calling teachers the “rotten apples” in our schools?

At 3 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 30, AFTNJ will be joining AFT President Randi Weingarten, UFT President Michael Mulgrew along with educators, parents and allies to deliver the petitions to Time magazine’s headquarters in Manhattan.…

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