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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 –

2)      Membership Meetings – We have confirmed dates and location for our upcoming regional membership meetings:

·       Shabazz High School for Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 4 PM (CONFIRMED)

·       University High School for Thursday, December 10, 2015 4 PM (CONFIRMED)

·       Speedway Academies for Monday, December 14, 2015 4 PM (CONFIRMED)

·       Barringer STEAM/Arts and Humanities School for Wednesday, December 16, 2015  4:30 PM (CONFIRMED)

·       Ann Street for Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:00 PM (CONFIRMED)

All the meetings will have the same agenda, so you only need to attend one.  URGENT MATTERS WILL BE DISCUSSED!  Please make every attempt to attend!  Please bring your membership card or ID.  You must be an active NTU member to attend.

3)      HCAMS Workshop -  Our colleagues from HCAMS (HealthCare Assistance with Member Support) will be doing an afterschool workshop at the Newark Teachers Union on December 15, 2015.   They will be explaining the services they offer and how union members can access them.  This is an important workshop, especially for new reps and teachers.  HCAMS offers a wide variety of services that many members have no idea exist.  These services can be vital in ensuring your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

3:30 PM

Newark Teachers Union

1019 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102


Parking available behind the building on Beecher Street

4)      Ed Law Center – How did the Budget Crisis come about? – Ed Law Center has a terrific article about how Newark’s “Budget Crisis” came about.  Definitely worth a read, follow the link to our website.

5)      ESEA Reauthorization – While still in the early stages, the US Congress is currently in the process of making a several overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  It looks like they will be rolling back some of the more destructive aspects of No Child Left Behind.  Everything is still tentative at this point, and the new proposed bill is far from perfect, but we will be keeping a close eye on this situation. 

In Solidarity, 

John  M.  Abeigon

President & Director of Organization

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

Michael  Maillaro

Director of Research & Communication

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

Michael R. Iovino
Secretary Treasurer

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

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