Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gov Releases State Aid Runs for 2013-14

The Gov’s office has released the atate aid runs for the 2013-14 school year. Find out how much funding is proposed for Westhill (page 81 of the document) and your home school by following the link below. Cuomo says schools … Continue reading

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Must See Video: State of NY Schools Video

Will you fund our schools? Yesterday, the Governor released his budget, which provides a 4.4% increase in education funding. Last year the state provided almost the exact same amount of funding, and schools cut 5,000 educators’ positions, made program cuts … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside.

Many of our members have had questions this week about indoor air quality standards in the classroom.  “How cold is too cold?” is the most common question. And, earlier this week there was a glitch in the heating system at … Continue reading

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Impact of testing on academic freedom

In My Opinion: Impact of testing on academic freedom By KEVIN R. MULLIGAN Kevin R. Mulligan is president of the Northeastern Zone of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and retired superintendent of schools at Chazy Central Rural School. This letter was posted … Continue reading

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Gov should have done a little research before proposing merit pay.

Education reform that actually improves teaching and learning requires a much more comprehensive approach rather than a one-dimensional strategy such as individual pay bonuses. A 2010 study by Vanderbilt University’s National Center on Performance Incentives – considered one of the … Continue reading

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NYSUT OVERVIEW: State of the State 2013

NYSUT Legislation – January 11, 2013 NYSUT’s reaction to the State of the State address and a copy of the complete text can be found here: http://www.nysut.org/mediareleases_18584.htm K-12 Education Governor Cuomo calls for implementation of the “New NY Education Reform … Continue reading

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