January can deliver more than one kind of chill

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Because the weather is 25 below zero with the wind chill factor, Olean schools recently closed for two days for most students, according to math teacher and Olean Teachers Association President David Lasky. All teachers and any students taking the Regents exam had to report to school in this Cattaragaus County community, but other students […]

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LL Cool J: Make room for Kent

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LL Cool J will be there Sunday evening, hosting the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for what the music industry calls its “biggest night of the year.” So will the nominees for best artist in dozens of categories, wrapped in surround sound and full-on glitz. While most awards aren’t announced until that night, some are selected […]

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Cuomo’s tax cuts for millionaires don’t add up

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NYSUT joined dozens of the state’s leading progressive advocacy groups, unions, community-based organizations and faith leaders this week to demand that the state Legislature reject proposals to provide $1.1 billion in tax breaks to millionaires and Wall Street banks. To do so would simply exacerbate income inequality in New York, which bears the widest gap […]

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NYSUT, White House put focus on higher ed

Today’s assignment: Make college more affordable. And that’s a topic getting a lot of attention, with President Obama’s summit on college costs coinciding with the launch of NYSUT’s higher education campaign to “Keep New York a State of Mind.” The NYSUT campaign underscores the vital importance of New York’s public universities and colleges, and the […]

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Passings

We are saddened to announce the recent passing of two NYSUT members: Kathy Lattimore, a SUNY Cortland English Department faculty member (United University Professions), was killed in a car accident New Years Eve. Kathy was a dedicated advocate who fought for her union. She was 67. [Read more] Jason DeJoy, a popular coach and middle […]

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Hail the hearty School-Related Professionals

School-Related Professionals have been called “the backbone of the public education system” and today, during a statewide snowstorm, there is plenty of evidence of that: They are the ones shoveling the school sidewalks, clearing off the school buses to take students home early and safely, making sure the heating systems throughout their district’s buildings are […]

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