Month: August 2018

AFTNJ NewsHigher Ed NewsMediaPress ClipsReclaim Rutgers

Can a white college professor say f— white people and get away with it?

Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for


Now, Rutgers is trying to suspend Livingston, a process that includes a review by a committee of Livingston’s peers, said David Hughes, the vice president of Rutgers faculty union.

“It sends a message to us of watch what you say to your friends, to your Facebook friends, to your family,” Hughes said, “because at any moment, any speech by a faculty member can become a national scandal and our administration can treat that as grounds to suspend us.”…

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Newark schools set to begin new era under local control

David Cruz, Senior Correspondent, NJTV News

“When you’ve had the state on your back for 20 years, you’re sort of like a beat dog,” said Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon. “Every initiative that you’ve put forward that was positive for staff or students was vetoed or beat down by the state-appointed superintendent or the commissioners of education under Chris Cerf, and we’re hoping that there’s going to be a brighter and lighter future for us.”…

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Kean’s Master of Public Administration Program in Jeopardy of Losing Accreditation

By Kathy Cryan, Tapinto Union

UNION, NJ – In a letter dated July 30, Kean University was notified that the institution’s master’s program in public administration would lose its accreditation, beginning in September.

However, according to Craig Donovan, head of Kean’s Public Administration Department, the University is appealing the decision and their accreditation remains in place during the appeal.…

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Newark Teachers Union President Calls on New Administration to Fulfill 2012 Contract Obligations

Rebecca Panico, TapInto Newark

NEWARK, NJ – A Superior Court judge upheld an arbitrator’s findings in a six-year contract dispute between the former state-operated Newark Public Schools administration and the city’s teachers union.

The Newark Teachers Union filed grievances against the district a year after reaching a contract agreement in 2012 with the former administration. The arbitrator last year found that the district still owed employees certain retroactive payments that were promised in the contract, acording to court records.…

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NJ Teachers of the Year named in Middlesex, Union counties

Mike Deak, Bridgewater Courier News

TRENTON – A girls soccer coach in Perth Amboy and a dance teacher in Linden have been named Teachers of the Year in Middlesex and Union counties.

Matthew Wechter, a teacher at Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School in Perth Amboy, received the honor for Middlesex County, while Barbara Brady, a teacher at Linden High School, was honored in Union County.…

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Tom Malinowski For Congress

The American Federation of Teachers announced their endorsement of Tom Malinowski in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional district over opponent, Republican incumbent, Rep. Leonard Lance. The AFT represents 30,000 members working in K-12 institutions, universities and community colleges throughout New Jersey.

“New Jersey voters have serious decisions to make about the future of our state and our nation within the next 100 days and part of our mission is to remind members of how much elections really matter,” said AFTNJ President Donna M.…

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