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.…Read more
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.…Read more
Al Sullivan, Reporter staff writer
In an effort to halt what they believe will be severe cuts to parts of the arts program at New Jersey City University – possibly involving cuts to the music program and others — students, parents and some teachers held a protest rally in front of the arts building on Aug.…Read more
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.…Read more