Rutgers failing in its efforts to bring Latinx and African-Americans to its campus, professor says

Walton R. Johnson

In January, 2019, Rutgers kicked off a year of celebrations to mark 100 years since the graduation of our famous alum, Paul Robeson. Yet, despite the hoopla, the university continues to neglect the needs of African-Americans in our state in a manner that is openly contemptuous of Robeson’s core ideas.

paul robesonIn the past generation, there has been a precipitous decline in enrollment of African-Americans.…

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In search of diverse educators, Newark will prepare students to become district teachers

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat

Newark Public Schools is looking for a new crop of talented, diverse teachers — and it’s turning to its high school classrooms to find them.

The district on Tuesday announced plans to embed a new academy inside the city’s largest high school, where teenagers will take college-level education courses and practice teaching in local classrooms.…

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State’s most comprehensive teacher academy launches in Newark

NJBiz Staff

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León, Montclair State University President Susan Cole, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon, legislators, educators, and students took the first step toward creating a pipeline to educate, train and prepare future teachers – and to diversify the teacher workforce – with the launch of Newark Public Schools Teacher Education Academy on Tuesday.…

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Opinion: Rutgers lagging in attracting qualified, diverse faculty

Mary Hawkesworth


Rutgers faculty are calling for an investment from the university to promote real diversity. The faculty union has called for the establishment of a $15-million fund for recruitment and retention of faculty from historically underrepresented groups. Further, the union has proposed the creation of an additional 100 minority graduate fellowships.

When graduate workers have the opportunity for study and scholarship, it deepens the pool of candidates for faculty positions.…

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Students Who Attend This Newark High School Could Soon Graduate As Substitute Teachers

Rebecca Panico, TapIntoNewark

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger Leon is guaranteeing full-time teaching jobs to East Side High School students who begin their journey to become teachers at a new academy that prepares students to become educators.

The promise would apply to students who complete the new Teacher Education Academy at East Side High School and go onto to graduate with a teaching degree from Montclair State University.…

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