Speaking Truth to all ages

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“This looks fantastic!” Caryn Davis e-mailed me about the Speak Truth to Power Curriculum posted on NYSUT’s website. Caryn teaches English for Speakers of Other Languages at the College of Staten Island, part of the City Univerity of New York so she’s a member of the Professional Staff Congress. She wants to work it into her […]

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Celebrating SRPs Part 3

Celebrating SRPs Part 3

NYSUT has been celebrating School-Related Professionals in the month of November. Here’s how the official SRP Recognition Day Nov. 16 went down in a few more NYSUT locals. Nyack The Nyack Teachers Association supplied breakfast to all five buildings in the Nyack district. The photos below are from the SRP Recognition Day celebration at Valley […]

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Take Action: Vote ‘Yes’ for libraries

Take Action: Vote ‘Yes’ for libraries

Supporters can sign on to a special advocacy web site to let Erie County legislators know the importance of their library – before next week’s Tuesday, Nov. 30, budget vote.

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Homer students making a difference

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Here’s a few of the 5th grade social studies students at Homer Intermediate School who participated in a campaign to raise awareness about Fair Trade Chocolate, this Halloween. They read about the subject, watched a movie called The Dark Side of Chocolate, and participated in a letter writing campaign to persuade major chocolate companies to […]

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Celebrating SRPs Part 2

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One way that NYSUT helps school districts celebrate SRP Recognition Day is by sending packets with ideas and stickers. Virtually every one has been touched by my union sister Margaret MacCartney. Here she is back in October assembling the kits that went out. She works just a few doors down my office on the third […]

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Celebrating School Related Professionals

Did you know that today is SRP recognition day? Here’s a shout-out for all the School-Related Professionals who make being in school safer, healthier, cleaner, more efficient, more nutritious and more educational, too.

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All gave some. Some gave all.

Perhaps you caught it on the news today, but a western New York hero received one of the most prestigious honors any member of the military can get when the Navy’s newest destroyer was named for him. Allegany County native Corporal Jason Dunham was killed in 2004 after he used his helmet and body to shield his […]

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Thank Goodness it’s Friday

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So what a week! Busy doesn’t begin to describe the workload, plus we only finally had a killing frost, so I’ve still been dealing with the garden in Schenectady County. I haven’t gotten up a full flickr site from the Community College conference last weekend, but had to share this one of Juliette Romano of […]

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Help support our library members in Erie County

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The region has already suffered the closure of 17 public library branches just five years ago.

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NY Library Association kicks off conference in Saratoga

Elizabeth Lohmeyer, of the Wappingers Congress of Teachers, and her niece, UFT elementary librarian at PS 230 in Brooklyn are among the 1,100 participants at the action-packed New York Library Association conference today and continuing tomorrow in Saratoga. Debra Truss, librarian at PS 230, had just come from hearing State Ed commissioner David Steiner speak […]

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