Weingarten Meets with New Teachers in North Bergen

AFT President Randi Weingarten met with the incoming crop of new teachers to the North Bergen school district Monday, talking frankly about the challenges they face and offering the union’s resoures to help them succeed on Monday, August 28. Weingarten said the North Bergen Federation of Teachers (NBFT) is characterized by a commitment to professional development, advocacy and mutual support.…

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AFT Teachers, Leaders Talk Ed Policy With Murphy, Oliver

A roundtable of teachers from Garfield, Newark, North Bergen and Perth Amboy met with AFT-endorsed candidates for Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver to talk about challenges they face in the classroom and hopes for education policy decisions made by educators.

AFT President Randi Weingarten led the discussion with AFT New Jersey President Donna M.…

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Murphy, Oliver address concerns at AFT educator roundtable

By Elana Knopp

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy and lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Sheila Oliver met with educators from four communities Monday to discuss solutions for improving New Jersey’s public schools.

The educator roundtable, held at Newark’s AFT–Newark Teachers Union headquarters, offered teachers representing public schools in Newark, Perth Amboy, North Bergen, and Garfield a chance to share ideas for improving education and to voice their concerns regarding the current state of public education.…

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