Charter report earns national honor

Nonetheless, “A $2 Billion Decision” – the union’s investigation into the corporate influence on many of the state’s charter schools – was recently recognized by the National Education Association’s Public Relations Council, a group of education union communicators from across the U.S.

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See you in the funny pages

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Are you seeking ways to have reluctant boy writers express themselves? Have them create their own comic strips with help from ”Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw” by Bill Zimmerman, creator of www.MakeBeliefsComix.com.

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Happy Friday and interesting reading

Looking for someone to “write my dissertation” for you? write my dissertation 100% legal writing services. Its the 25th annivesary of the Challenger disaster. Most people remember it as the day Christa McAuliffe died. A science teacher who “wanted to see kids fascinated by space” and six other astronauts were killed when their shuttle burst […]

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Fox News targets CUNY prof

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The People For the American Way have adopted Frances Fox Piven. Others have also publicized her plight and special kudos to the Clarion, the Professional Staff Congress newspaper for this article last spring. You may have heard about this 78-year-old CUNY professor who has received  lots of hate mail over an article she wrote with her […]

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New York students continue to shine in science talent search

The 40 finalists were just announced. Seven are from schools in New York.

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Support our future, support our state

The Syracuse rally was well covered by local broadcast media last night and here’s an article. Yes that’s our very own Jerry Lotierzo and Bill Spreter in the photo. The article says 50 people, but additional NYSUT folks like Phil Cleary, Kevin Ahern, Paul Farfaglia, David Kirby and Ned Deuell say it was about 70 […]

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Your health and safety tops on their list

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Health and safety advocates didn’t let the grip of a tight-fisted winter stop them from traveling to Albany Jan. 22 for a NYSUT task force meeting to get information on environmental conditions in schools and how they affect educators and students. Teachers, school nurses, college faculty and a school safety director were among those who […]

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Lots to do on Tuesday

Good morning! So, members of United University Professions are lobbying at the state Capitol today against budget cuts. I love the slogan this year. The Board of Regents road show to get info about high school graduation requirements is here at Colonie Central High School. That’s a location change because 175 people registered! That’s right, […]

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More smiling kids

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I just received this pic of high school seniors in the Saranac schools. The students were among those statewide participating in the December Speak Truth to Power webinar. All of the schools were eligible for some prizes. Thanks for sending it Elise Beaulieu. Keep standing up and speaking out!

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Westchester County honors 19 Intel Semifinalists

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In two days we’ll find out how many of New York’s 100 semifinalists make it to the top 40. Today, Westchester County hosted special reception honoring the 19 students in that county. Proclamations and certificates will go to the students and teachers. Here’s a pic from the Ossining district of their 8 students. “We are […]

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