Month: October 2018

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Flip the 11th: Labor Walk With Mikie Sherrill

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AFT members were out in force Saturday to meet with labor candidate Mikie Sherrill and talk to voters in the 11th Congressional District. AFT President Randi Weingarten called on members to participate in the Central Labor Councils (which are charged with county-based labor political organizing) like the newly-formed Morris County Central Labor Council, which is responsible for Morris, Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon Counties.…

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Get Involved: Charter School Program Act Review

What impact have charter schools had in your district? What should state legislators and those responsible for regulating charter schools know as they consider changes to the law?

It has been more than twenty years since the enactment of the Charter School Program Act of 1995, the law establishing charter schools in New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is embarking in a statewide review of the charter law to gather public feedback to identify “which priorities are most important to those impacted by charter schools in New Jersey.”…

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American Federation of Teachers NJ Endorses Bob Menendez for U.S. Senate

The American Federation of Teachers New Jersey has released its endorsement of Senator Bob Menendez for U.S. Senate.

“I am incredibly proud to have the support of the tens of thousands of dedicated educators and AFT members across New Jersey,” said Sen. Menendez. “Education is the key to unlocking a child’s full potential, and when we invest in our teachers, we invest in the next generation of leaders and innovators.…

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