Monthly Archives: May 2012

NY Gets NCLB Waiver

The federal Dept. of Education granted waivers for what educators say are some of the more burdensome aspects of the No Child Left Behind. Starting in September, poor-performing schools will be called “priority schools,” those making the most progress will be “reward schools.” … Continue reading

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Voters Approve School Budgets Statewide

Thank you to all the WDEA and WEU members who voted in yesterday’s school budget elections.  NYSUT members make a difference every day, in every community in NY. This is what democracy looks like.  NYSUT estimate: Voters approve 96 percent … Continue reading

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Syracuse Rallies for Public Schools

Education Rally Brings Hundreds to Syracuse:   The Pro- Education Rally drew over 500 individuals to the NYS Office building in Syracuse on Friday afternoon.  Teachers, parents, students, and community members listened to a number of speakers who support public public … Continue reading

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Avoid Hitting “The Wall”

Marathon runners talk about hitting “the wall” just before the final leg of a race.  It’s the point in the race when, if you’re not careful, the glycogen levels in your muscles can become depleted and your body just shuts … Continue reading

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Grassroots Ad Celebrates Public Ed.

Our “Congratulations NY” ad is up and running! Last week the ad (seen below) began running on YNN (ch10 cable news) and WSYR (ch 9 ABC).  The ad will run through May 15th, in anticipation of the school budget votes … Continue reading

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RALLY MAY 11th

Join us for the CNY PRO-SCHOOLS RALLY. Friday, May 11th, 5:00PM Outside the State Office Building at 333 E. Washington St. in downtown Syracuse. As teachers, school workers, and education professionals, we’re in every community across the state, working every … Continue reading

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Make a difference, VOTE!

The number one thing you can do this month to make a difference for your community and in the lives of our students is VOTE!.  Local school elections (Boards of Ed. and budget votes) take place on May 15th.  Not … Continue reading

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