Jul

17

Press Release: NYSUT commends Regents’ rejection of early renewals for Success Academy charters

This release was sent to statewide print, electronic and digital media outlets. ALBANY, N.Y. July 17, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today commended the Regents for refusing to approve the early renewals of eight Success Academy charter schools, correctly noting that it violates the spirit of the charter school law to grant early […]

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Jul

05

Press Release: NYSUT blasts charter school industry’s attempt to bypass teaching standards

Press Release:  NYSUT blasts charter school industry’s attempt to bypass teaching standards ALBANY, N.Y. July 5, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today took sharp aim at regulations proposed by the charter school industry that would allow some charter networks to bypass state certification standards and set up their own training programs for teachers […]

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Jun

23

News Release: NYSUT gets State Education Department to rescind Regents Exam gag order

This release was sent statewide to print, electronic and digital media outlets News Release:  NYSUT gets State Education Department to rescind Regents Exam gag order ALBANY, N.Y. June 22, 2017 — The State Education Department has rescinded its “gag order” that restricted teachers from discussing questions on this June’s Regents exams, New York State United […]

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Jun

20

Press Release: NYSUT denounces new SED Gag Order on Regents exams

Press Release: NYSUT denounces new SED Gag Order on Regents exams This release was sent statewide to print, electronic and digital media outlets. ALBANY, N.Y. June 20, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today put the State Education Department on notice that a new attempt to gag teachers by prohibiting them from discussing questions […]

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Jun

13

NYSUT: Reduction in state testing days a positive step

This release was sent statewide to print, electronic and digital media outlets on June 12, 2017. NYSUT: Reduction in state testing days a positive step ALBANY, N.Y. June 12, 2017 — Today’s Regents decision to reduce the number of days that students are state tested — from three to two in both English language arts […]

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Jun

07

NYSUT: State’s highest court affirms collective bargaining in NYSHIP case

This release was sent statewide to print, electronic and digital media outlets. NYSUT: State’s highest court affirms collective bargaining in NYSHIP case  ALBANY, N.Y. June 6, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today hailed the refusal by the state Court of Appeals to hear a case in which the state tried to prohibit local […]

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Jun

05

ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS

This release was sent to statewide print, electronic and digital media outlets today. ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS CONTACT: Max Burns Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Office: 917-284-6352 | E-mail: burns@rfkhumanrights.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and NYSUT Announce Winners in Annual Statewide “Everyone Has Rights” Student PSA Contest  ALBANY, N.Y. June 5, […]

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May

24

News Release: NYSUT pledges support for educators and students in Puerto Rico

This release was sent statewide to print, electronic and digital media outlets at 1 PM today. ALBANY, N.Y. May 24, 2017 —Through a resolution passed unanimously by its Board of Directors, New York State United Teachers pledges its strong support for the embattled educators of Puerto Rico, the Asociaciónde Maestros de Puerto Rico, and its […]

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May

24

News Release: NYSUT: Pellegrino win a victory for public education

NYSUT: Pellegrino win a victory for public education  ALBANY, N.Y. May 24, 2017 — New York State United Teachers congratulated elementary reading teacher Christine Pellegrino on her victory in a special election for Long Island’s 9th District Assembly seat, saying energized union volunteers helped the educator and parent overcome a 12,000-voter enrollment disadvantage and pull […]

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May

24

Press Release: NYSUT Statement on President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget

Press Release:  NYSUT Statement on President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget This release was sent to statewide print, electronic and digital media outlets on May 23, 2017. ALBANY, N.Y. May 23, 2017 — New York State United Teachers released the following statement today: “President Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget is an all-out assault on America’s students […]

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