Jul

17

NYSUT: Receivership misses the point, more state aid critical

NYSUT: Receivership misses the point, more state aid critical  ALBANY, N.Y. July 16, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today said identifying 144 schools for receivership does not address the root causes of why some schools struggle and said the $75 million in state grants designed to spur school turnaround efforts falls short of what’s […]

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Jul

09

NYSUT cheers Pearson’s firing

This was sent 7/9 to statewide print and broadcast media outlets: NYSUT cheers Pearson’s firing  ALBANY, N.Y. July 9, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today said the State Education Department’s new, five-year contract with Questar Inc. and a promise to involve New York teachers in every step of the test-development process is a victory […]

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Jun

30

NYSUT applauds marriage equality ruling

This release was sent out, 6/26/2015, to statewide print and broadcast media outlets. NYSUT applauds marriage equality ruling Albany, June 26, 2015 — New York State United Teachers released the following statement about the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision: “NYSUT applauds today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality nationwide, a decision that is […]

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Jun

30

NYSUT salutes legislators for defending public education

The release below was sent out, 6/26/2015, to statewide print and broadcast media outlets. NYSUT salutes legislators for defending public education ALBANY, N.Y. June 26, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today released the following statement about the end of the 2015 legislative session: “NYSUT thanks those courageous legislators who listened to parents and […]

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Jun

16

STATEMENT BY NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS ON SED REGULATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS ON SED REGULATIONS ALBANY, N.Y. June 15, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today issued the following statement on State Education Department regulations adopted today by the Board of Regents:  “In concert with parents, we will not rest until New York state education policy […]

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Jun

10

NYSUT salutes Regents for listening to parents, educators, research on teaching and learning

NYSUT salutes Regents for listening to parents, educators, research on teaching and learning  ALBANY, N.Y. June 9, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today praised seven members of the Board of Regents who are calling for delaying implementation of Gov. Cuomo’s controversial evaluation system and recalibrating it to de-emphasize the weight of student standardized tests […]

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May

29

In new campaign, NYSUT accelerates opposition to tax credit scheme

This was sent 5/28 to statewide print and broadcast media outlets: In new campaign, NYSUT accelerates opposition to tax credit scheme  ALBANY, N.Y. May 28, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today accelerated its push against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed tax giveaway to the wealthy, expanding its multi-media campaign against education tax credits to include […]

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May

27

NYSUT encouraged by appointment of new education commissioner

This was sent 5/26 to statewide print and broadcast media outlets: NYSUT encouraged by appointment of new education commissioner  ALBANY, N.Y. May 26, 2015 — New York State United Teachers is encouraged by the appointment of MaryEllen Elia as the state’s new education commissioner, saying her background as a high school teacher and reading specialist, and […]

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May

21

NYSUT celebrates Feldman’s induction into Labor’s Hall of Fame

This was sent 5/21 to statewide print and broadcast media outlets: NYSUT celebrates Feldman’s induction into Labor’s Hall of Fame  ALBANY, N.Y. May 21, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today celebrated the posthumous induction of former UFT and AFT President Sandra Feldman into Labor’s International Hall of Fame.  “Sandy Feldman was an impassioned advocate […]

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May

20

Voters deliver ‘vote of confidence’ in public education

This was sent 5/20 to statewide print and broadcast media outlets: Voters deliver ‘vote of confidence’ in public education  ALBANY, N.Y. May 20, 2015 — New York voters delivered a strong vote of confidence in public education and the work of the state’s dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals and school leaders, approving 99 percent of school budgets in Tuesday’s […]

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