2015 Union Plus Scholarship - Application due Jan 31, 2015

Dear Union Member, 

For over 20 years, the Union Plus Scholarship program has been making annual college scholarship awards to union family members. In total we've awarded more than $3.7 million in educational funding to more than 2,500 union members, spouses and dependent children!


NTU Update - December 4, 2015



1)      NTUniversity – The NTU is looking to expand the reach of our Educational Research and Dissemination Department.  We are looking for NTU members who would like to come down to the NTU and help present workshops on a variety of important issues, especially in regards to areas like classroom management, math, bilingual, ELL, and Special Education.   If you would be interested, please reach out to NTU Secretary/Treasurer Michael Iovino – miovino@newarkteachersunion.com.



Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

This week, the House of Representatives will take up the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Senate is scheduled to follow suit as soon the House is finished. The reauthorized law, called the Every Student Succeeds Act:

*         eliminates the adequate yearly progress requirement;

*         maintains certification for paraprofessionals;

*         revamps accountability to include other measures of student learning and school indicators, and allows for a pilot program for project based-assessments in lieu of standardized tests;