Students pay the price

Back to Inequality is the title of the Alliance for Quality Education’s report about the impact of state budget cuts. The report gives details of each of the state’s 684 public school districts by examining 2011-2012 school year budget cuts and comparing the correlation between district poverty and wealth with the size of the cuts. [...]

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Anybody still got those glowsticks?

Anybody still got those glowsticks?

NYSUT political action leaders will join members from a variety of labor unions and other community activists on Friday to show support for the Occupy Albany events. The vigil will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. along Washington Ave, near the Capitol building. It’s being called a candlelight vigil, but don’t bring them. Bring flashlights [...]

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Tweetup Recap: What’s the impact of budget cuts in your school district? #nysutchat

We had another good #nysutchat Sunday night as local union tweeters offered specific examples of the impact of budget cuts enacted by lawmakers in April. Tweeters weren’t content to just leave it there, as the discussion veered into developing plans of action at the local and state levels for next year’s budget. Interesting stuff. As [...]

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Remember #nysutchat tonight

Is it the third NYSUT tweetup tonight? Sure is. Remember our topic is “What’s the impact of budget cuts on your _______ (fill in the blank with students, classroom, school, district, college, lab, office and so on.) Now that schools and colleges are finishing up their second month of the 2011-12 school year, folks should [...]

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Next #nysutchat on how budget cuts hurt

Next #nysutchat on how budget cuts hurt

Now that schools and colleges are finishing up their second month of the 2011-12 school year, folks should have some concrete, specific examples of how the budget that lawmakers approved in April is impacting students. So that’s the topic for the next Twitter Town hall. It will start at 7 p.m. this Sunday. Remember to [...]

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How long can schools survive?

That’s the question a group of school superintendent bring up in this article from the Ithaca Journal. Here’s a few specifics: Trumansburg Superintendent Paula Hurley said she is sick of watching school board members pitted against one another trying to decide whether to hire a music teacher or cut an extracurricular program. In Newfield, the [...]

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Speaking against cuts

massena

A week of events against how state aid cuts hurt ends today. Here’s some links to coverage from Syracuse, from New York City, from Poughkeepsie, and from Albany. Here’s a pic from Massena Here’s coverage from Rochester and from Buffalo. Let us know of any coverage we may have missed. If you have pics, email [...]

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School cuts still hurt

Events for the Alliance for Quality Education’s week of action continue today. There’s event’s at 4:30 in Poughkeepsie, at 5:30 p.m. at Niagara Square in Buffalo and at 6 p.m. in Albany, Rochester and Syracuse. Here’s the link to give you specifics on events near you or send a letter to a lawmaker. Remember to [...]

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School cuts hurt

Events for the Alliance for Quality Education’s week of action kick off today. Long Island is first at 11 a.m. followed by New York City at noon.Then the rally in Massena starts at 6:30 tonight. Here’s a link that brings you to a web page where you can find an event near you or send [...]

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Saving high school tech

This isn’t about budget cuts. High school tech at Middleburgh High School was flooded out. NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer Lee Cutler and staffers Lynette Metz and Dave Adkins met with Middleburgh TA President John Derochie, other officers and technology teachers of the Middleburgh School District Sept. 16. A 10-foot wave of water wiped out the high school’s [...]

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