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Lawsuit Seeks to Curtail Freedom of Firefighters, Teachers, Nurses, First-Responders to Stick Together and Advocate for Better Public Services, Better Communities

Jeopardizes American Promise that Hard Work Leads Families to a Decent Life

WASHINGTON—NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, AFT President Randi Weingarten, CTA President Eric C. Heins, AFSCME President Lee Saunders, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry issued the following joint statement today in response to U.S.…

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Unlikely Partners Form Alliance To Shape The Future Of Newark’s Public Schools

On heels of Cami Anderson’s resignation, Gov. Christie and Mayor Baraka name panel to work on returning district to local control

By John Mooney

The new panel given the task of guiding the end of state control of Newark’s schools – announced Friday by Gov. Chris Christie and Mayor Ras Baraka – is intriguing right down to its name: the Newark Educational Success Board.…

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Christie has handcuffed School Security Task Force, leaving N.J. kids at risk

By Patrick Diegnan Jr.

On December 14, 2012, an armed intruder attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The inconceivable carnage left 20 children dead, along with six adults who attempted to thwart the attack. Although there will never be a simple answer as to how to prevent the behavior which led to the attack, everyone agrees that access to our schools is far too easy for those intent on causing harm.…

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Wayne Hills honor society students raise attention to homeless veterans

By Debra Winters, Staff Writers, Wayne Today

WAYNE – National Honor Society (NHS) students at Wayne Hills High School recently made a social statement when they slept outside in boxes to bring awareness to the problem of homeless military veterans plaguing our country.

The event, NHS Goes Homeless, was a fundraiser for Home Front Hearts, a New Jersey organization which provides assistance to veterans in need including homeless vets and military families.…

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