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Hamilton High School West English Teacher Charged with Having a Sexual Relationship with a Student

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Point Pleasant NJ, an English teacher at Hamilton High School West in Mercer County has been arrested and criminally charged with having a sexual relationship with a student, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Tuesday.

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Englewood elementary teacher identified as victim in Dumont fatal hit-and-run

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Englewood N J, the Englewood school community is grieving the tragic loss of beloved teacher Elizabeth Rosa, who was fatally struck by a vehicle on Thursday, as announced by the school district.

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The Most Important Things Every Primary School Teacher Should Know

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As a primary school teacher, the responsibility you have on your shoulders to prepare young individuals for their future can be overwhelming and intimidating. However, with a good amount of preparation and hard work, teaching primary school children prepares them for life as young adults. 

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Mercer County Educator is Named Middle School Teacher of the Year by the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution

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Louisville KY , on June 20, 2023, The National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, awarded Robert N. Schulte the Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence Middle School History Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. Schulte teaches 8th grade Social Studies at Reynolds Middle School, Hamilton (Mercer) Township School District. Focusing on American History from Colonization through Reconstruction, his work inspires the cause of educating our youth about our founding history. Rob is a reenactor who participates annually in Washington’s Crossing and battles at Trenton and Princeton. He also works with the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati to present professional development on teaching the American Revolution to teachers nationwide, both online and in person. Mr. Schulte has also led seminars at the National Council for Social Studies on the importance of teaching the history of the American Revolutionary era. With this award, Mr. Schulte receives a cash award and grant funds worth up to $5,000.

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Reader says In 10 years NJ will be populated by those that can’t move, and those that somehow have their snout in the teacher, fireman, policeman, state worker pension trough

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This bill is bad for NJ but that’s not an indictment of the bill it’s an indictment of the politicians we elect and the state finances we have been complicit in creating. Josh needs to go not because he did or did not vote for this bill but because he can’t bring home the bacon. NJ is a net out flow state yet we just got our heads handed to us because our state costs are too damn high. In 10 years NJ will be populated by those that can’t move, and those that somehow have their snout in the teacher, fireman, policeman, state worker pension trough. Young state pension workers will have to live here and support old state pensioners. That math just won’t add up.

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NJ teacher loses license after trying to sell weapons to terrorists

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By Adam Hochron March 23, 2017 5:26 PM

A New York man serving 15 years for selling weapons he believed would be sent to terrorists overseas will not have his New Jersey teaching certificates waiting for him when he is released.

Theophilis “Mike” Burroughs, of Newark, was sentenced in 2015 after being convicted of first-degree criminal sale of a firearm, money laundering and tax fraud.

Robert Johnson, the Bronx district attorney at the time, said Burroughs had agreed to sell 13 weapons including assault rifles and hand guns, and had also bought 27,000 cartons of what he believed were untaxed cigarettes during exchanges with undercover officers. In addition to the weapons, he also had offered to sell explosives, night-vision goggles and illegal drugs.

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Johnson said Burroughs believed the officers he was dealing with were connected to the terrorist organization Hamas, and had expressed support for them and other terror groups.

“It is particularly disturbing when someone who is tasked with educating our young commits crimes,” Johnson said at the time. “It is more disturbing that he did so complicit in the belief he was promoting terrorism

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NY Teacher fired for sex with student got new job at NJ school

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By Susan Edelman and Dean Balsamini

January 31, 2016 | 1:40pm

A New York teacher who investigators say had sex with a student was able to exploit loopholes and delays in the disciplinary system to land a teaching job in New Jersey, The Post has learned.

Jinwoo Seong, 36, repeatedly grabbed a male student’s crotch, exposed himself, had the youth stroke him and engaged in oral sex while a special-education math teacher at Martin Van Buren HS in Queens, according to an explosive eight-page report by special schools investigator Richard Condon. The student cried throughout an interview with investigators.

Seong also touched a girl’s breast and crotch over her clothes, slapped other boys’ butts, hurled obscene comments and made “gay jokes,” the probe found.

One girl told investigators that Seong asked her to measure a classmate’s penis during an after-school tutoring session. Another boy claimed Seong kicked him in the testicles when he cursed the teacher.

But Seong, who was fired, managed to get a new job in Jersey simply by not revealing his troubled past. The case shows how a teacher accused of shocking misconduct can slip through bureaucratic cracks and back into the classroom.

Condon’s nine-month investigation ended last Sept. 28 with a letter to Chancellor Carmen Fariña, saying Seong “has no place in New York City schools.”

But Seong, who was assigned to a “rubber room” pending the probe, remained on the city payroll until the Department of Education terminated him on Nov. 30. The untenured Seong denied the charges but was not entitled to an administrative trial.

Seong used his time in the rubber room to scramble for new employment. In October, New Jersey granted his application to recognize his New York certifications to teach special-ed and math in grades 7 to 12.

Seong then found an opening at Don Bosco Technical Academy, a public middle school in Paterson, NJ, telling officials he wanted to “relocate.” As soon as his NYC firing was official, he accepted the $62,000-a-year position. He started on Dec. 7.

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N.J. freezes impact of student testing on teachers; exams still count as 10 percent of evaluations

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AUGUST 5, 2015, 11:45 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015, 11:49 PM
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New Jersey won’t increase the weight of state tests on teacher evaluations in the coming school year — to the relief of educators whose reviews are based in part on students’ scores.

Student performance on state tests will count for 10 percent of a teacher’s job review in the coming school year, the same as in the past year, state officials announced Wednesday.

The state could have made test scores account for as much as 20 percent of a teacher’s evaluation under a revised policy adopted last year. But state officials backed down amid an outcry from teachers against use of standardized state tests in their reviews.

“We don’t think this is a proper use |of test score data, but it is a step in |the right direction that they’re freezing it rather than raising it,” said Steve Baker, a spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union.

David Hespe, the state education commissioner, said the decision was made because data from the new tests haven’t been received and reviewed yet and because the state was still transitioning from its old tests.

“This is the right move to keep teacher evaluations strong and successful into the future,” Hespe said at a state Board of Education meeting.

 

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