Tenure

A judge ruled Fords Middle School teacher James Lang should be fired following allegations he used sexually suggestive language towards students. (credit: Woodbridge Township School District)

Judge: NJ Teacher Who Engaged In ‘Grotesque And Sexual’ Behavior Should Be Fired

Officials suspended James Lang without pay from his tenured job as an English teacher at Fords Middle School 20 months ago.

12/06/2013

Gov. Chris Christie attends bill signing - Middlesex, NJ - Aug 6, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Signs N.J. Teacher Tenure Overhaul

At the signing, the governor said the goal was simple. “That the excellence in most of the schools in New Jersey is extended to all of the schools in New Jersey,” he said.

08/06/2012

Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Malloy Tells WCBS 880 Kids Are Winning As Education Reform Passes Senate

The State Senate passed the education reform package in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday. Now, it’s in the hands of the House, which has until tomorrow at midnight to pass it.

05/08/2012

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NYC Dramatically Slashes Number Of Teachers Granted Tenure

Of the more than 5,200 teachers who received decisions this year, 58 percent were granted tenure, down from 89 percent last year and 94 percent the year before that.

07/27/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit:AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Gov. Chris Christie To Partner With Founder Of Harlem Children’s Zone As Part Of Education Reform Push

Christie and Geoffrey Canada will outline a partnership for Paterson and discuss expanding the administration’s work with HCZ in other New Jersey communities.

07/20/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at a town hall meeting - Cape May, NJ - Apr 12, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's Office)

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Says He Wants Earned Tenure In Education Proposals

Christie is sending proposals to the legislature that would change teacher tenure and evaluations and introduce merit pay.

04/13/2011

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 addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Gov. Christie Delivers First State of the State Speech

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie outlined his accomplishments and his future agenda in his first state of the state address on Tuesday.

01/11/2011

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

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Retirements Cost NJ Town Nearly $723K

Most of the money went to police officers who decided to end their careers.

10/25/2010

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Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

This week on Eye On New York, seniors on motorized skooters, tenure for teachers, and a bank’s painfully slow service have people mouthing off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone on Mouth Off To Montone.

10/24/2010

Mayor Bloomberg (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Teachers: No Automatic Tenure

Teachers will have to earn tenure by showing they have improved the performance of their students for two straight years and get a high rating from their principals and superintendents.

09/27/2010