Heartache for Oklahoma (Updated)

At 11:34 a.m. Check this link from the AFL-CIO on disaster relief efforts. Horrifying news last night about the tornado that devastated a suburb of Oklahoma City, killing more than 24 people including a number of school children. If you have relatives or friends in that area, our thoughts are with them. Here’s a link […]

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Congratulations to NY schools (again)

Students and teachers in New York school districts do a great job, contrary to what some politicians say. It’s most evident with Advanced Placement, those higher ed-level courses, taught with college textbooks and exams, that give students college credit if they score a 3, 4, or 5 (depending on the college to which they apply). Our schools […]

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A veteran salute

That’s a video of a group of third-graders from Virginia from 2010. On Veteran’s Day 2011, we posted a message about how to really thank those who have served our country. Here’s a link to that post because it still resonates one year later. Working for NYSUT, I’m often reminded of the direct connection between teaching […]

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Feel good Friday (updated)

11 a.m. All funds raised from a bake sale at Seeley Place School, 51 Seeley Place in Edgemont starting at 3 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15 will benefit the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund. The Edgemont Teachers Association is sponsoring this event. The upstate response to our union families and communities in need downstate is fantastic. The bus […]

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If you want to help those hurt by Superstorm Sandy

UPDATED at 4:40 p.m. The bus to Staten Island is full. A NYSUT truck will be picking up supplies at 8 a.m. at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. And you are available this Saturday, get on a bus. At least one bus leaves from the Schoharie High School at 6 a.m. So far about 40 […]

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