Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Bill Would Revise Teacher Tenure Rules

Teacher-classroom
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

The head of the Senate Education Committee is reintroducing a bill to revise teacher tenure rules in New Jersey.

Sen. Teresa Ruiz, D-Newark, has been working for months to craft a measure that could gain acceptance by the Legislature, Gov. Chris Christie and the teachers’ union.

The new bill assigns teachers to one of four categories after annual evaluations: highly effective, effective, partially effective, and ineffective. The assessments will look at classroom practices and student progress.

The bill also proposes using the performance categories as the first factor to determine layoffs, followed by seniority.

Ruiz introduced the bill last month but pulled it to make tweaks.  New Jersey Education Association spokesman Steve Wollmer says the union is evaluating the new bill, which will be online later Monday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!