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A Decade of Neglect

“A Decade of Neglect: Public Education Funding in the Aftermath of the Great Recession” details for the first time the devastating impact on schools, classrooms and students when states choose to pursue an austerity agenda in the false belief that tax cuts will pay for themselves. The comprehensive report offers a deep dive into the long-term austerity agendas and historic disinvestment that sparked the wave of nationwide walkouts this spring.

1st Annual NTU Supply Swap

1st Annual NTU Supply Swap—Switching grade levels, retired or switching content areas? Do you have supplies that you no longer need?

Newark Early Childhood

Superintendent Roger Leon meeting with Eatly Childhood Staff (chaired by NTU Vice President Donna Charles) the Newark Teachers Union as part of his fact finding mission.

New law grants sick day leave for Newark per diems!


Over the last few contract negotiations, we have been pushing the district to giving more rights and protections to per diem staff.  Our per diems are typically Newark community members, and in many cases, they work close to the same schedule as full time staff.  But despite this, the district, especially while under state control, seemed reluctant to acknowledge the importance of these staff by providing them with higher salaries, benefits, or more protection.

In our last contract, we finally got NPS to agree to pay our per diem aides $15 an hour! 

Schools Closing at 1 PM on Monday, June 18

Yesterday, NTU reached out to Newark Public Schools about a possible early closing today because of the expected high temperatures.  We are happy to report that this morning NPS informed us: