Rutgers profs may strike

By Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Fed up with contract talks that have dragged on since last year, Rutgers University professors are one step closer to walking off the job.

The faculty union’s leaders on Thursday asked their members to give permission to call for a strike, if necessary.

“We have taken this step because it is important to defend quality public higher education,” said Deepa Kumar, president of the union representing more than 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate workers.…

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Services For Steve Young

Steve Young, 71, of Woodland Park, formerly of Montclair, died “suddenly and unexpectedly” on March 3, 2019.

Visitation: Thursday March 7 from 5-7PM

Memorial Service: Saturday March 9th at 11AM

Location: Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park Street Montclair, NJ.
Steve Young
The long-time Executive Director of the Council of New Jersey State College locals, which represents 10,000 faculty, professional staff and librarians at nine state colleges and universities, Young previously served as President of the American Federation of Musicians.…

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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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