Pushing To Protect The Educational Opportunity Fund From State Budget Cuts

By John Reitmeyer

The EOF has helped thousands of low-income students across NJ make it into and through college

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Rowan University student and EOF program participant Carina Olivas explaining during news conference at State House how the Educational Opportunity Fund helped her make the Dean’s List.

A group of lawmakers that includes key leaders from both parties is making it a priority to protect — and possibly even increase — funding for the state’s Educational Opportunity Fund.

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Former President Clinton stumps for Hillary in Edison

EDISON – Former President Bill Clinton urged New Jerseyans to support a presidential candidate in the June 7 primary who wants to build bridges, not walls.

And that candidate is Hillary Clinton, he told the packed crowd inside the gymnasium at Edison High School.


Donna Chiera, of Perth Amboy, said she came to the high school to represent Randi Weingarten and the American Federation of Teachers, the first union that came out last year to support Hillary Clinton.…

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Eyes On The Pensions

Union members were out in force Wednesday in Trenton supporting the labor State Investment Council (SIC) members and advocating for a reduction of the state’s extremely heavy investment in hedge funds. “Reducing our investment in hedge funds starts the process of keeping more pension contributions in the system, moving toward returning the neglected fund to good fiscal health,” AFTNJ president Donna M.…

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Standoff in N.J. school district’s contract battle

By Spencer Kent, NJ Advance Media

PERTH AMBOY — Contract negotiations between the Perth Amboy Board of Education and the district’s union is no closer to resolution as the BOE declared an impasse on Tuesday, “rejecting a union proposal” over health insurance costs, according to a statement from the Perth Amboy Federation-AFT.

The Perth Amboy Federation-AFT, which represents district teachers and employees, said the impasse was discouraging.…

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Impasse declared in Perth Amboy school negotiations

Insurance costs remain sticking point

PERTH AMBOY – The leadership of the Perth Amboy Federation-AFT has been notified that the Board of Education has declared an impasse regarding negotiations.

The union, which represents teachers and other district employees, received a letter Tuesday from the Machado Law Group, which represents the Board of Education containing a notice of impasse.…

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