NTU EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER HOURS FOR 2015-16
The Resource Center will be open Monday through Friday August 17, 2015 through August 31, 2015 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
From September 2015 through June 2016 the Resource Center will be open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. On Wednesdays the ERC will be open later from 3:30pm until 7:30pm.
Any questions or additional information, please reach out to Johanna Rios at 973-643-8430 ext. 32 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NTU CONCERNS OVER ACHIEVE NJ
NTU met with NJDOE Commissioner Hespe and State Senator Theresa Ruiz earlier this week over concerns surrounding the AchieveNJ Evaluation Framework and the districts inconsistent application of the regulations.
Some schools got it right and others got it completely wrong. Commissioner Hespe & Senator Ruiz expressed varied degrees of concern over the member survey results NTU provided to them. We were also greatly concerned with the DOE statement in the press that they had not yet disaggregated the data for urban teachers of SpED and ELL.
For now, it is vital that NTU members:
Step 1: Document, document, document, any/all deficiency or misapplication of AcheiveNJ or Evaluation Framework.
Step 2: Contact the Peer Oversight Committee regarding inconsistencies at email@example.com.
Step 3: Contact the State NJDOE at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly 609-777-3788 if you still have questions or wish to file a report.
John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
For the NTU
PENSION / BENEFIT REFORM:
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Once again the NTU will be actively involved with the First Book program for our students and teachers during the 2014-2015 school year. Remember to receive books for your students, you must REGISTER. Click here to Register now!
2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE
We are happy to see the district has chosen to accommodate time for staff to attend the NJEA convention in Atlantic City.
As per many members’ requests, the NTU attempted to work with the district on changing Spring Break back to the week after Good Friday, but the district stands firm on their position, claiming they do not want to lose an instructional day in the middle of the school year.
It is important to remember that school calendars are not negotiable in New Jersey, but the NTU made every effort to try and make this change.
Click this link to download the 2015-2016 School Calendar.