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First Day of School
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015


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Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
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Oct. 12 - Oct. 15, 2015
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CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE ONLINE 2015 CONTRACT SURVEY...

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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 jrios@ntuaft.com.

 


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 peeroversight@ntuaft.com.

Step 3: Contact the State NJDOE at: educatorevaluation@doe.state.nj.us or call directly 609-777-3788 if you still have questions or wish to file a report.

John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
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Pension & Benefit ReformPENSION / BENEFIT REFORM:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

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First BookOnce 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.

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The Newark Teachers Union is looking for available NTU RETIREES who can work the first week of September 2015 to assist us in organizing and member recruitment. You must be able to get around the city of Newark. If you are interested in making
$15 an hour, please reach out to Mike Maillaro at
973-643-8430 ext 20 or email mmaillaro@ntuaft.com.

Back to School Share My lessons

Get ready for back to school with this hand-picked collection of free lesson plans and classroom activities perfect for the first days back.
Here is just a sampling of fresh ideas from Share My Lesson that are sure to help you prepare with ease:

Teacher Toolkits...
We are hoping to make your life a bit easier with our updated, ever-popular Teacher Toolkits. In each toolkit, you'll find direct links to the Common Core State Standards for both math and ELA by grade, and you'll find our favorite resources for each subject.

For educators...
Classroom management: Get ideas for daily rituals, preventing disruptive behavior and having students help craft the classroom rules.
Setting up your classroom: Create a welcome map, use ceiling space for hanging storage and purchase inexpensive plastic tablecloths to cover bulletin boards.

Working with parents...
Find ways to improve communication with parents, including weekly learning logs, bilingual resources to involve parents of English language learners and so much more.

For the classroom...
Back to School Checklist and Activities: Start here for printable activities, ice breakers, checklists and links to even more fun resources you’ll love.

Student introduction ideas...
Explore many ways to get elementary and secondary students to introduce themselves, using pictures, questionnaires and even a mini “Flat Stanley” to serve as their name tags.

First-day lesson plan...
This lesson plan template is for middle school math but can easily be adapted across grades and subjects to get students engaged in learning.

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Here’s to a great start,
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FEDS FIND NEW JERSEY VIOLATED ESEA WAIVER BY NOT HELPING NEWARK SCHOOLS
Education Law Center
Newark, NJ 6-24-2015

Responding to a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC), the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has found the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) failed to comply with requirements of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver by not intervening to improve 28 low performing schools in Newark.

Read more. Click Here.

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ELC Demands Secretary Duncan Reject NJ ESEA Waiver Renewal

ELC Calls on Secretary Duncan to Require NJ to Intervene in Newark Priority & Focus Schools

Health Benefits Waiver...
The NPS District has informed the NTU that eleigible employees, who waived their health insurance coverage as set forth in Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), will be paid on Friday, December 12, 2014.

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NTU ACTS?

NTU ACTS is the Newark Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff

NTU ACTS

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Newark Teachers Union and while we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations of any kind about the completeness, accuracy and reliability, with respect to the website or the information.

Last updated: August 26, 2015

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
July 2015

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the entire United for Change slate and myself, I want to thank everyone who voted in this past Newark Teachers Union election of officers & made our victory a resounding success. Now it is incumbent upon all of us to fulfill our promise of revitalizing the Newark Teachers Union.

Unions across the country and workers around the world are facing the greatest attack against our hard-won benefits since the 1920’s. Teachers and public workers in particular are feeling the pain and frustration and Wall Street has successfully turned many  workers and our neighbors against us. There are few things
sadder to see than the exploited siding with the bosses against public workers and their families. Sadly, we need look no further than our own NTU teachers, aides and clerks’ lounges for evidence of that divisive form of thinking. 
 
There are those among us who feel that it is our responsibility to educate our fellow workers and form a united front against these privatization attacks. We agree. However, as a local union dedicated to local members and their families, our priority is to our members and their families and solidarity with our fellow public workers. The NTU has distributed significant & timely  information over the past few years and has worked tirelessly with other local unions, agencies & community stakeholders for every person to discern who their enemies are. 

My fellow NTU members we are in a war; we are a labor union. We will act like a labor union at war; and since we did not start this war, we will not apologize to anyone for our actions.

As the 2015-2016 school year quickly approaches, we will be reaching out to you, your families and friends for support and direction. We look to you for input, direction and participation. We need your help; I need your help. I have faith that United we will preserve the Union and all teachers, aides and clerks will become stronger than ever. May whatever Higher Power you profess be with you & the Newark Teachers Union.

In Solidarity,

John Abeigon
NTU President.

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AFT New Jersey consists of four New Jersey American Federation of Teachers representative units. They are: Council of New Jersey State College Locals (CNJSCL), Health Professional and Allied Professions (HPAE), and the New Jersey State Federation of Teachers(NJSFT). AFT-NJ represents the interests of its constituent organizations and the American Federation of Teachers in New Jersey and at the National level.

Prevent child abuse.  For additional information on Child Abuse or to receive more leaflets to distribute to students call 1-800-CHILDREN.

"My Promise for Prevention" leaflet - PDF version

"My Promise for Prevention" leaflet - Graphic version

LEAVE OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY AND PURCHASING MBOS SERVICE CREDIT...

Members of the PERS & TPAF are eligible to purchase all or any portion of service credit for official leaves of absence, including FMLA & NJFLA, without pay. The amount of time eligible for purchase also depends on what "type" of leave was taken. CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS

All purchase requests must be submitted to the Division of Pensions and Benefits using the Purchase Application program of the Member Benefits On-line System (MBOS). Information about MBOS and the on-line Purchase Application can be found in the MBOS Users’ Guide.
CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS

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NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE...

RETIREMENT ALERT!
According to the NJ Division of Pensions & Benefits, there is a Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6) which outlines the necessary information, forms and time lines that are required from the individual retiring and the employer. Fact Sheet #6 covers 6-8 months before retirement through shortly after retirement. Fact sheet #6 also includes references to other fact sheets pertaining to retirement and related issues such as Purchasing Service Credit, Retirement Planning, Types of Retirement, Taxation of Benefit Distributions, Employment after Retirement, Health Benefits & Cobra Coverage and Life Insurance / Death Benefits.

Click here to download NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6).