Rutgers offers health majors aid to cover surprise 60 percent tuition hike

By Kelly Heyboer, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University will offer scholarships to freshmen in several health majors to cover a 60 percent tuition hike students said took them by surprise, campus officials said.

Tuition for several majors in Rutgers’ School of Health Related Professions — including sonography, dental hygiene and nuclear medicine – were scheduled to jump from $345 to $552 per credit this fall.…

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Rutgers coach Kyle Flood may have emailed part-time professor, faculty union says

By Kelly Heyboer, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEW BRUNSWICK — The Rutgers University instructor who received an email about an athlete from football coach Kyle Flood was likely a part-time lecturer making less than $5,000 per class, a faculty union official said Wednesday.

The president of the Rutgers American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers, the university’s faculty union, did not name the instructor involved in the case that triggered a campus investigation into Flood’s conduct.…

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Looking to trim deficit, Newark puts hundreds of unassigned teachers back to work

By Dan Ivers, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEWARK – Hundreds of city teachers who had been languishing without assignments have been placed back into classrooms as school officials continue to explore way to close a significant budget deficit.

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Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon characterized Cerf’s presentation as misleading, and said “dozens” of aides and clerks faced layoffs while the higher-ranking employees many view as responsible for the deficit remain unscathed.…

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Chiera Calls for Asking Parents About Overtesting in New Jersey

Contact: Nat T. Bender, 908-377-0393, nbender [@] aftnj.org

EDISON—American Federation of Teachers New Jersey President Donna M. Chiera on the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools:

“These national poll results are important because they reinforce that we all want true accountability so we can identify gaps where students could be missing relevant lessons at the school and district level.…

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