Feb. 25: Professional Learning Showcase

The Professional Learning Showcase is a professional development opportunity created through the partnership of AFT National and the AFTNJ. It is an opportunity for members to sample the vast array of professional opportunities available through AFT National, while collaborating with members of the different individual locals that make up the AFTNJ. We have tried to provide professional learning opportunities for many of the different constituents that make up our State Federation as possible.…

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Adjunct professors at MSU circulate petition for Dreamers

Monsy Alvarado, Staff Writer, Bergen Record.

MONTCLAIR — The union that represents adjunct professors at Montclair State University collected signatures Thursday in support of a policy that has helped young immigrants living in the country illegally go to school and work, but which is in jeopardy under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

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Bob Noonan, president of the Montclair Adjunct Union, Local 6025, part of the American Federation of Teachers, said that Thursday was a national day of action for the union, and said that protecting these young immigrants, known as Dreamers, is among the issues the union members are most concerned about.…

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Newark teachers join national union protest, give Trump’s education pick a D-

By Karen Yi, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEWARK — Teachers and advocates at East Side High School joined their peers across the country on Thursday in a mass repudiation of Donald J. Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said similar protests were being held in more than 200 cities and another 24 Newark schools to send a clear message to the incoming Trump administration.…

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Take Action to Reclaim Our Schools Thursday

We stand together—as teachers, as parents, as students and as communities—to say Education Justice is Racial Justice and demand investment, not neglect. We need an end to the School to Prison Pipeline. We need our schools to be safe, and to be safe centers of support and learning.

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7:30 AM NewarkAFT President Weingarten, Newark Union Leaders, Educators, Parents, and Students to Hold Demonstration Against TrumpEast Side High School, 238 Van Buren St, Newark, NJ 07105

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Perth Amboy Jan 19

4:15 PM Perth Amboy

Join ‘Hands Around City Hall’ Thursday in Perth Amboy: We stand together- as teachers, as parents, as students and as a community – to say that we support each other, we stand together in understanding and respect of each other, we declare the importance of education and we declare our commitment to invest in the future of our children.

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AFT President Weingarten, Newark Union Leaders, Educators, Parents, and Students to Hold Demonstration Against Trump Thursday

Union leaders, teachers, parents, students, and community members will join together in calling for every Newark student having access to high-quality public education and in standing up to the Trump-DeVos political agenda as part of national day of action.

NEWARK, NJ – On Thursday, Jan. 19, the day before the inauguration of Donald Trump, American Federation of Teacher’s President Randi Weingarten will join AFTNJ President Donna M.…

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Join ‘Hands Around City Hall’ Thursday in Perth Amboy

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“Hands Around City Hall” is a community gathering in support of our youth. Join educators and community as we declare our commitment to educate every child and keep Perth Amboy a Hate Free Zone and call for an end to discrimination and bullying.

We stand together- as teachers, as parents, as students and as a community – to say that we support each other, we stand together in understanding and respect of each other, we declare the importance of education and we declare our commitment to invest in the future of our children.…

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Jan. 15: Join Us For A Rally to #ProtectOurCare

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Join us for a rally to #ProtectOurCare

Please join United States Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, Congressmen Frank Pallone, Donald Payne, Albio Sires, Josh Gottheimer, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and Mayor Ras Baraka in a rally to protect the Affordable Care Act.

Location: Robert Treat Hotel Ballroom, 50 Park Place, Newark 07102

Time: Sunday, January 15, 11:30 AM

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Diversity at colleges? Not at the front of the classroom

By Jonathan Lai / Staff Writer

Colleges have enrolled increasingly diverse student bodies, reflecting shifts in the nation’s demographics and efforts to make higher education more accessible to all. But change has been slow at the faculty level, and increasingly diverse students are being taught by largely white professors.

College enrollment is growing more diverse, but once on campus, minority students often have to look hard to find professors that look like them.…

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Reject DeVos for Education Secretary

This is really a tale of two movements. One is an effort to undermine and privatize public education. Donald Trump nominated the most unqualified, inexperienced, anti-public education person he could find to lead the Department of Education. Betsy DeVos’ record makes clear that she is not interested in strengthening the public schools that 90 percent of America’s children attend.…

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