SRP heads to Washington for summit on working families

Teacher aide Priscilla Smith is headed on Monday to Washington, D.C. to be part of  the White House Summit on Working Families. Smith, an executive board member of the Frontier Central Employees Association, will share her experience as a dedicated teacher aide who loves her work supporting the educational goals of the students at Pinehurst […]

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Spring is green – and so is chemistry


Spring is not the only thing that’s going green.  At many schools in New York, so is chemistry. And it won’t end when the seasons change. In an article in the April issue of NYSUT United, teachers shared how they are using green chemistry to reduce toxins, prevent pollution; increase safety; reduce or eliminate disposal […]

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Fairness absent from report on attendance

A poorly constructed and researched report out this week warrants, at best, a grade of “incomplete.” At worst, the report gets an “F” for failing the test of accuracy, fairness and objectivity. The National Council on Teacher Quality released a study that purportedly looked at teacher absenteeism in 40 large urban districts during the 2012-13 […]

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