Video contest powers up students’ drive

I will long remember riding the train to New York City in the spring a year and a half ago, sitting with a group of students from Saratoga BOCES who had just won the first ever Speak Truth to Power video competition. There was Sean in his new aqua-colored dress shirt, and Sarah with her […]

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And justice for all

And justice for all

Springville FA’s Andrew Beiter (second from left) and NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi with students attending the Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies at the Erie 1 BOCES Center in West Seneca. Schools may be closed for the summer but there’s never NOT a good time to learn how to make a difference in the […]

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No time for exceptions. Support farmworkers.

Every day, farm workers use tools to get the job done in the fields, orchards and farms where they work. Now, you can use tools to help them. In a new campaign and website that opened today, Except Farmworkers shows how you can step up and take action to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices […]

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Students stunned at video victory; environment is also a winner

Sitting around a table at Meyers Center BOCES in Saratoga, students, teaching assistants, and teachers were busy crocheting. They weren’t making afghans or shawls– but rather, they were turning plastic into possibility. Little did they know they were also making history. Using plastic bags that many people throw away, students cut them into strips. Each […]

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