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Dear Colleagues,

1) Advisory Board Update – Carole A. Graves, past Newark Teachers Union President and Special Ed Teacher in the Newark Public Schools, has announced her candidacy for the Newark Public school Advisory Board election to be held April 19, 2016. Her campaign will be reaching out for volunteers.

2)      Water Update - No one is to drink or use any water from any NPS school, traditional or charter, until we hear from a reliable source that it's okay to do so. At this point, they simply cannot be trusted.  We are pushing for on-site lead testing of any student or staff member who


There is a water emergency issue at NPS schools. While EPA and the City Dept of Health work it out NTU members are to handle this situation calmly and as instructed by your administrators.

In a 911 we are here to assist not hinder. More info as it comes in.




Update: March 11:


NJ Spotlight released an article on Friday, March 11 questioning when the Newark Public Schools first new about this crisis based on documents we provided them.



Update: March 10:


It's obvious that under state control we cannot trust the district or state EPA for results over the lead contamination issue. They say only 30


NTU members who depend on NJ Transit should be preparing for their strike next week now! The name of this Fb Group says it all, and here are some tips:

1) reach out to staff members in your building at Kronos time or through their mailboxes, let them know about your situation,

2) reach out to friends or family at other NPS locations,

3) post your NPS location, pick up location, sign out time and NPS email address here (confirm they are NPS employees), you might find a match.

For example: Larry, Hawkins St Sch, Westfield Starbucks, 3:05.

Join the Fb Group here; https://www


Dear Colleagues,

1) Rx UPDATE – Just this week, a judge ordered NTU members prescription medications "for attorneys’ eyes only." That means that Superintendent Cerf and his staff can't see what meds you're on.

2) NPS Advisory Board Meeting – Wednesday March 16! Arts High!  - The attack upon our prescription plan was Cerf’s way of saying that imposition is going to be his way of negotiating. We must take the time this weekend to make personal calls to active members and encourage them to come out to the next Advisory Board Meeting. We cannot and should not rely on other organizations to fight our



We would like to encourage you to take advantage of an incredible opportunity to join Seton Hall University’s Nationally Acclaimed MA and Ed.S degree and certification program in Educational Leadership.

There are two courses offered each semester.  One is online and one is in-seat.  The in-seat classes are offered twice during the semester on weekends only, and will be held at the Newark Teachers Union (1019 Broad Street, Newark, NJ - parking is available behind the building on Beecher Street). 

This degree program is designed for aspiring district leaders who are presently


Newark Community Schools Initiative


Successful meeting with Mayor Baraka around the South Ward Community Schools Initiative. AFT National Pres Randi Weingarten pledged full support.