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Christopher Cerf

A teacher asks her students a question. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

New Jersey Teachers Union Doesn’t Rule Out Backing Higher GPA Standards For Educators

The plan, aimed at strengthening the state’s pool of teacher candidates, is to require a “B” average to get a teaching certificate.

09/18/2013

New Jersey Teacher Fired For Urinating In Classroom

The state found Ron Tuitt once urinated in a classroom trash can, sometimes urinated in a plastic bottle and asked students to take his waste to the boys’ bathroom and flush it, and let students sit in his motorized wheelchair.

04/24/2013

Christopher Cerf (file / credit: NJ Dept. of Education)

New Jersey Education Chief Talks Getting Tough On Failing Schools

As New Jersey’s acting education commissioner, Christopher Cerf is charged with carrying out Gov. Chris Christie’s plans to overhaul some aspects of the state’s public education system.

12/26/2011

Middle Schooler Jared Rodriguez greets Gov. Chris Christie at Roy W. Brown Middle School - Bergenfield, NJ - Sep 14, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Takes Education Reform Push To Bergenfield, Touts New Teacher Data System

According to Gov. Chris Christie, the biggest problem in education in New Jersey is comfort.

09/14/2011

Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Feb 7, 2011 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Education Chief Proposes Sweeping Tenure Reform

New Jersey’s new education commissioner is proposing sweeping reforms that could change the way teachers are hired and fired – even those who are tenured.

02/16/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Nominates Education Chief

Christopher Cerf praised New Jersey’s education system but says the gap between students of economic privilege and those born into poverty remains “a shameful problem.”

12/20/2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Report: Christie To Nominate NJ Education Chief

The Education Department has been led by an acting commissioner since Christie fired Bret Schundler in August after the state lost $400 million in federal education aid.

12/17/2010