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Last Wednesday, the Newark City Planning Commission voted 8-1 in favor of allowing North Star to continue expanding their charter school operations in Newark.  The proposed campus (where the old Star Ledger used to be) will house 1300 students ranging from elementary to high school.  We have said over and over again, we are at war, and the cost of losing this war will be the end of public education in Newark.

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


Yesterday, we received the following communication from one of our attorneys regarding several cases we had before NJ PERC (New Jersey's Public Employment Relations Commission):

John and Gene:

                Attached, please find PERC’s Initial Decision on our motion for summary judgment concerning the NTU’s Charge over:  (1) the denial and/or interference with NJEA Convention Leave; (2) Refusal to Provide the names of ineffective teachers; and (3) the blocking of John’s email.  I am pleased to inform you that the Hearing Examiner ruled in favor of the NTU on nearly all aspects of the charge.


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On behalf of the Newark Teachers Union I want to thank the Municipal Council members and in particular Councilman Quintana for spearheading this honorable dedication to Joe. I welcome his family Loretta and Jeannine and friends…

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Joe was quite & modest (except in his attire) and if you were his friend, you knew it; if you were his enemy he’d charm you then send me or Pete after you. He was a lifelong practitioner of keeping his enemies close.  But he too spoke up loudly against injustice and was often shunned for it; he spoke as a teacher and had the same ability to talk to them


Class size and Supply Survey - In order to collect the many class size and supply violations we have been receiving already this year, we have created a survey on Google Docs.   We will be using this information to report out to the Newark Board of Education and the NJDOE.   Please fill out the survey: