Women’s History Month still alive with learning

I’ve learned a lot this month. During Women’s History Month every March, a lot of information comes across my desk and on my computer. I’m always struck by the power of women to change the world, to fix their neighborhood, to right wrongs, to shelter those in need, to save a family, to keep trying. […]

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Moral Mondays call for a fair New York

This blog post was written by NYSUT Communications intern Johnalyn Scarati, a senior at the College of Saint Rose in Albany Faith leaders and community members from all different backgrounds came together this week at the Capitol for the third Moral Monday of March. Outside the Senate Chamber, Executive Director of the New York State […]

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Schools throw down another Winter Challenge: End GEA


To promote tourism in upstate New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosted the 2014 Winter Challenge in Lake Placid this past weekend. He brought along quite a crew: about 400 state and elected officials, staff and some people who just love the great outdoors in winter. Events included curling, ice hockey, ice skating, toboggan, alpine skiing […]

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A book a day keeps boredom at bay

Read Across America

Tomorrow is the end of the third quarter marking period at Giffen Elementary School in Albany — but today was a day for nice surprises. Each first- and second-grader was presented with a book of their own, a box of pencils, and a cardboard “Cat in the Hat” hat to celebrate Read Across America. “It’s […]

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Getting ready to read

Readers using Asian languages read down, following the vertical path of the letters. But, in many other places — like America — we read across. On Monday, we will be Reading Across America. It’s time for the 17th annual National Education Association’s Read Across America literacy program, held each year on March 2, Dr.Seuss’s birthday. […]

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