Agency Warns About Decline in Access to Education

By Patrick Blum

LONDON — Social mobility through education is waning around the world, despite increased access to education, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned in a report this month.

The 560-page annual publication, Education at a Glance, urged governments to do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity for a good education early in life.…

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No parking at Kean

Students, faculty say parking is a ‘nightmare’ and is affecting learning at commuter heavy school

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer

UNION COUNTY — Although enrollment may be down at Kean University, it has not made it any easier for commuter students to find parking. In fact, students say parking was bad enough before, but now new construction is forcing them to park on the soccer field and take a trolley to the main campus.…

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Climate March Report Back TESC Peggy Allan

Peggy Allan, Health and Safety chair of Local 4277, Thomas Edison College Federation of Professional Staff, walked with a ”No Frack” contingent from Trenton, NJ and Bucks County, PA area to the People’s Climate March, Sept. 21 in New York. “Pennsylvania and NJ are threatened with the oil and gas industry drilling in the Delaware watershed, so this is critical issue for water and air quality and overall health of the millions of people who would be affected if the water quality was diminished,” she said.…

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Charter Schools Don’t Need an Ad Campaign. They Need Regulation

By Jeff Bryant

This time of year, while classroom teachers and administrators in public schools are busy welcoming students back to a new school year and figuring out how they’re going to cope with devastating financial constraints, advocates in the charter schools industry are propping up their image with an extensive new public relations campaign called “Truth About Charters.”…

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Newark school board’s effort to freeze superintendent’s pay faces uphill battle

By Naomi Nix | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEWARK — It was the kind of vote that should have sent ripples through the Newark Public Schools District.

Newark Public Schools Advisory board passed a motion Tuesday evening to freeze payments of Superintendent Cami Anderson’s salary until she attends one of the board’s monthly meetings.

But even though Newark Public Schools Advisory board regained fiscal control earlier this year, the proposed motion faces an uphill battle because it requires state support, experts said.…

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New Rutgers report reveals subsidies for athletics are not declining as originally forecasted

By Keith Sargeant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

PISCATAWAY — Last Thursday, Rutgers athletics director Julie Hermann presented the university Board of Trustees with a power-point plan that, she said, “was an unvarnished assessment of where Rutgers Athletics stands.”

”There are still areas where we need to do better, and we will,” Hermann said through a spokesperson Wednesday evening, hours after NJ Advance Media obtained a 22-page Rutgers Athletics report that had yet to be unveiled to the public.…

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Barchi defends new budget among faculty protests

By Erin Petenko

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In the Q&A period, David Hughes, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, said Barchi’s claim that faculty are the “heart and soul” of the University was not reflected in their salaries.

He said the median salary for full professors is in the 91st percentile, while salaries for associate professors are in the 94th percentile.…

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