Rally for Hilton Albany workers Oct. 17!

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NYSUT members, officers, leaders and New York State AFL-CIO activists will rally in Albany on Tuesday, October 17, against the new owners and management of the Albany Hilton for their failure to give their hardworking employees a fair contract. The rally will take place outside the hotel beginning at 4:30 p.m. Join us! Homemade signs […]

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For Vestal bus driver, lessons learned over 56 years and a million miles

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Robert Breed’s career as a school bus driver spanned 56 years and more than one million miles. It was time and distance well spent, transporting three generations of Vestal Central School District students, including his own children and grandchildren. Breed is a member of the Vestal Employees Association in Broome County and began driving for […]

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Smiles break out when Tanner makes the rounds

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Every other Friday during the school year, Charlie Giglio’s Latin students have a special guest greet them at their Gloversville High School classroom door. That’s when Tanner, Giglio (pronounced “JIH-leo”)’s yellow lab, comes to visit. Tanner, a former rescue dog, is now a certified therapy dog. “Tanner passed his therapy dog test. This is his […]

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Your homework assignment for February break

Not one to rest on the laurels of a successful forum on community education at Lyncourt School in Syracuse earlier this week, Westhill District Education Association President Greg McCrea has assigned his colleagues with homework for the February break, calling on them to get informed, get active on social media, and speak out. It’s terrific […]

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NYSUT stands in support of South Burlington educators

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UPDATE OCT. 20: SBEA members vote to approve the contract. UPDATE OCT. 19: Tentative agreement reached; school set to open Monday. NYSUT stood strong with sisters and brothers in Vermont Wednesday as the South Burlington Educators Association entered day two of their strike in protest of failed contract negotiations and unfair labor practices. Pictured above, […]

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Five questions for ….

Priscilla Smith, a teacher aide and member of the Frontier Central Employees Association, who recently attended the White House Summit on Working Families: Q. The summit was a daylong event. What was the purpose of the summit? A. The White House Summit on Working Families brought together businessmen, elected officials, researchers and the everyday working […]

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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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Standing with Spencerport on high-stakes testing

Standing with Spencerport on high-stakes testing

More than 60 teachers at Spencerport’s Cosgrove Middle School have signed a petition calling for action on this year’s English langauge arts and math tests for grades 3-8 — and, thanks to social media —  more teachers and parents and education stakeholders are joining the call each day online at standwithspencerport.wordpress.com. The teachers’ petition characterizes […]

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Weingarten: NY should serve as a ‘warning siren’ on rushing Common Core implementation

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New York’s experience with Common Core state assessments should serve as a “warning siren” for states and districts across the country rushing to make the Common Core about tests and not about ensuring that the necessary shifts in instruction have occurred. That’s what American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten told members of the Rockville […]

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Kennedy: Changing school culture can end bullying (Washington Post)

NYSUT is proud of its many partnerships with organizations and individuals that share its commitment to social justice issues. Among those partnerships is the union’s strong affiliation with the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, headed by Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late senator. NYSUT and the RFK Center worked together to produce […]

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