In Syracuse, AFT President Weingarten calls for teacher leaders to take back the profession


Some bloggers are calling the pushback “The Education Spring.” AFT President Randi Weingarten calls it much-needed grassroots activism where teacher leaders are taking meaningful roles to build things up – not just shake things up. “It has to come from the ground up, not from those outside the profession,” Weingarten told nearly 200 central New […]

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Making Strides in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo

Here are some Flickr slideshows of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. In Syracuse, where I was thankful because I could blame the rain for the drops on my face. Yes, my eyes teared when Melissa Agne told me that Marty Campbell had died in the spring from lymphoma. And Buffalo, where Darlene Swannie, a […]

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Syracuse rally redux (updated with photos)

Still energized from Friday’s rally in Syracuse. Click here for Channel 9’s news coverage. Perfect weather, 65 degrees, sunny with just enough of a breeze to cool things off as speakers got heated. There are a few issues getting the photos up. (The first starts with my laptop dying en route to the convention. My […]

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Fight Back Friday: Ready to rally


Across the state all year long, NYSUT members have been fighting for more funds for programs. Here’s some specifics on what locals are working on now. Today starting at 3:30 the members of the Mohonasen Teachers Association take their fight to the streets. They will be joined by a number of NYSUT locals and other […]

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