Apr

12

Press Release – NYSUT: In new anti-Janus protections, NY a leader in protecting working people

NYSUT: In new anti-Janus protections, NY a leader in protecting working people ALBANY, N.Y. April 12, 2018 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement today on the signing of new protections for New York workers. “Additional protections for public-sector unions as part of the recently adopted state budget will […]

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Apr

12

Press Release: Lesson for SED after computer testing disaster: “Slow down and get it right”

Press Release:  Lesson for SED after computer testing disaster: “Slow down and get it right” ALBANY, N.Y. April 11, 2018 — New York State United Teachers said that today’s widespread technology failures raise serious questions about the speed — and wisdom — of the State Education Department’s rush into computer-based testing. NYSUT President Andy Pallotta […]

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Apr

09

News Release: People Project efforts ongoing to revitalize St. Lawrence County

This release was sent to the Watertown-area press outlets today at 10:30 a.m. CONTACT: Kara Smith: 518-488-7454 – ksmith@nysutmail.org or Erin Covell: 315-250-8776 – slcpeopleproject@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  People Project efforts ongoing to revitalize St. Lawrence County POTSDAM, N.Y. April 9, 2018 — The second meeting of the People Project, a groundbreaking, union-led initiative to […]

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Apr

03

New Release: NYSUT: Progress for public education in a difficult fiscal environment

This release was shared with statewide print, electronic & digital media outlets at 10 PM March 30. New Release:  NYSUT: Progress for public education in a difficult fiscal environment ALBANY, N.Y. March 30, 2018 — New York State United Teachers today said that, based on preliminary reports, the new state budget represents progress and moves New […]

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Apr

03

Oklahoma, Kentucky public schools close as thousands of teachers strike

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García, who attended the Oklahoma rally, said educators who are tired of 20-year-old textbooks held together by duct tape had gathered to say “enough is enough.”…..”This wasn’t caused by a natural disaster. This is a man-made crisis,” she said…. Oklahoma teachers, among the lowest paid in the nation, according […]

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Mar

26

Press Release: Four NY teachers named Fulbright Fellows in Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

Four NY teachers named Fulbright Fellows in Teachers for Global Classrooms Program ALBANY, N.Y.  March 26, 2018 — Four New York teachers are embarking on a year-long professional development program in Peru, India and Senegal as Fulbright Fellows through the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program — an initiative that will equip them to bring an […]

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Mar

26

Press Release: NYSUT issues statement on March for Our Lives

NYSUT issues statement on March for Our Lives ALBANY, N.Y. March 24, 2018 — New York State United Teachers released the following statement on today’s March for Our Lives: “Thousands of students and educators all across the country and in every corner of our state are standing up, raising their voice to demand action from […]

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Mar

16

Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Slaughter

Today, at noon, this release was sent statewide to print, electronic and digital media outlets. ALBANY, N.Y. March 16, 2018 — Today, NYSUT President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement on the death of U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, who represented Western New York since 1987: “Today, the people of New York lost a true champion […]

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Mar

14

What’s at stake?

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Mar

14

Press Release: NYSUT: We are proud of our students for using their voices to effect change

NYSUT: We are proud of our students for using their voices to effect change ALBANY, N.Y. March 14, 2018 — New York State United Teachers issued the following statement on today’s student walk-outs demanding safer schools and safer communities. “As educators, our top goal is to prepare our students to succeed and thrive in the […]

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