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NTU Update - January 29, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

1)      Prescription Update – WE WON!  The judge has issued an injunction and a Temporary Restraining order against Superintendent’s Cerf unilateral attempts to change our Prescription Plan.  You must continue to use your current GPP Rx Card. Details to follow!

NTU Update - January 21, 2016


1)           Quasi-Administrators – In many schools, we have been getting reports that staff, including NTU members, are being asked to serve as quasi-administrators.   It is vital to remember that ONLY administrators should be doing observations and evaluations. 

Not only is this illegal, it is just another example of the district trying to break unions.  They laid off many administrators, including department chairs, and now they are trying to use other staff to fill those vital roles. 

NTU Update - December 11, 2015



1)      NTU Website – Remember to visit the Newark Teachers Union website!  We are still collecting members’ class size issues and contract proposals (click on our Survey section).  You can also send in address changes or email address changes to us right on the home page.  We will be adding a formal Advisory survey to the website over the next few days.


NTU Update - November 16, 2015


1)      Lafayette Street School - The NTU has followed through in suing the administrative staff at Lafayette School personally.  NPS administrators can not be allowed to use Teach NJ and Achieve NJ as weapons to destroy the careers of hard-working decent professionals. 

2) December Membership Meetings – We are working on scheduling regional membership meetings before the Winter Break.   More information to come as soon as the dates and locations are finalized.

NTU Update - October 30, 2015

1)      NTUniversity – On Thursday, November 5, the NTU will be hosting an ALL-DAY Google Workshop at Technology High School as part of our new initiative of Teachers Teaching Teachers. The morning session will take teachers through all of Google's features from Gmail, Docs, Drive, creating Documents, Slides, etc. The afternoon session will take you through the use of Google Classroom including using Forms for quizzes and tests, grading etc.  There are ONLY 30 seats for this all day workshop and you need to pre-register by clicking on this link and reserving your seat.

NTU Update - October 23, 2015


1)      Advisory Board Meeting - With the community, we are asking for a massive “WALK IN” at Monday night’s Advisory Board meeting.  It is vital that we come out in force!  The meeting starts at 6 PM.  We want everyone there by 5:30 PM so we can walk in as one large body.


Newark Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:00 PM

NTU Update - October 9, 2015


1)      DYFS Update - It is October 6, 2015 and already numerous false allegations of child abuse have been made.  Please be adroitly aware that child abuse, child neglect and child lack of supervision charges are the stepping stone to discipline charges, terminations, increment denials and tenure charges.  We vigorously defend you when allegations are made, but it is imperative that as faculties talk amongst themselves of the serious consequences wrought by child abuse charges.