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N.J. Teacher Contract Settlement Rates Average 2.42 Percent for 2014-2015

N.J. Teacher Contract Settlement Rates Average 2.42 Percent for 2014-2015
BY ANN MARIE SMITH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON - The average public school teacher in New Jersey will receive a 2.42 percent raise in the 2014-2015 school year, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported yesterday. That average reflects 324 ratified agreements covering the upcoming school year, including those in the first, second, or third year of the contract.

Many of the contracts contain provisions for longer workdays for teachers, or more instructional time.

 

UPDATE: New Jersey Church Up in Flames

UPDATE: New Jersey Church Up in Flames
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Paterson church that caught fire on Wednesday was completely decimated, but thankfully there were no casualties.

About 80 firefighters battled heat and humidity alon...

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in New Jersey

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in New Jersey
BY MICHAEL W. KLEIN, JD, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition...

Sometimes Road Rage Follows Chris Christie

Sometimes Road Rage Follows Chris Christie
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Very often there is rage expressed at a Chris Christie town hall meeting: Either by someone in attendance, or by the New Jersey governor himself.

On Monday, it was Chris...

Saga of an Atlantic County Hotel and Price Gouging

Saga of an Atlantic County Hotel and Price Gouging
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEWARK – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that Amy Hotels, LLC, d/b/a “Econo Lodge” (“Amy H...

Dead Body Found in Fairfield

Dead Body Found in Fairfield
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In Fairfield Township, a suspicious death has local authorities investigating.

A body was discovered late Sunday afternoon.

According to The Press of Atlantic City, a woma...

Chris Christie Pushed to Drop Bruce Springsteen

Chris Christie Pushed to Drop Bruce Springsteen
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Governor Chris Christie’s town hall meetings have often led to heated exchanges.

A woman who attended a town hall affair in Long Branch this week got into some dangerous...

6 Reasons Chris Christie Against Open Space for NJ

6 Reasons Chris Christie Against Open Space for NJ
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There will be a question coming up on your November election ballot about whether New Jersey should use more money on open space policies.

State voters usually pass ball...

UPDATE: Freehold Crash

UPDATE: Freehold Crash
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Tuesday afternoon three-vehicle accident in Freehold that claimed the lives of three people has left another man in critical condition.

Monmouth County prosecutors a...

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