Making Strides: a personal tale

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This was first posted Aug. 15 but a glitch removed it. Carolyn Williams is many things. A leader in her church and a constant advocate for public education, in NYSUT circles, she’s one of the staffers in the union’s Research and Educational Services. Last year she was one of the 150,000 women in the Albany […]

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Fight Back Friday: East Aurora

Lots of districts made painful choices this spring to fit into that ill-advised tax cap. East Aurora in western New York was like almost all districts across the state that cut programs and increased class size. Starting this fall, students in the East Aurora schools will have larger class sizes, fewer academic choices, and less […]

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It’s Fair time!

You see a lot of things at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse: cotton candy, butter sculptures, kids holding desperately onto the last days of summer and, of course, NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer Lee Cutler greeting New Yorkers at the union’s booth. The fair kicks off tomorrow — Thursday — and continues through Labor Day. […]

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Technical difficulties

Hi folks! Our host for this blog has upgraded some systems. We were unable to access the site Thursday or Friday morning and it appears that two of the recent posts have disappeared, as well as all comments to blog posts since Aug. 10. We are working with them to fix this. The purpose of […]

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First steps for 2012 Making Strides

Yes, it’s still summer but folks at the American Cancer Society are already thinking about fall as they host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfasts across the state this month. NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira oversees NYSUT’s partnership with the American Cancer. She notes that, while union members across the state have long supported […]

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Fight Back Friday: Funding for schools

It’s the not so lazy, but definitely hazy and crazy days of summer across the state. Congratulations to the Broadalbin-Perth Booster Club, which has raised enough funds to save fall sports for students in that Fulton County community. Of course, the club still has $22,000 to raise to save winter and spring sports. (UPDATE thanks […]

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Yay! It’s free book day!

And today, in honor of National Book Lovers Day, Questia, an online research tool for students, is sharing its collection of more than 5,000 free books! Their collection of free content includes many classics and rare books. Below are just some of their very most popular to enjoy.

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