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About cnyteacher

News and notes on education, labor, politics and the arts from CNY teacher Greg McCrea.

PWP 5k Run/Walk April 30th

We’re just a month away from our 5th annual PWP 5K Family Fun Run, a collaboration between the Westhill District Education Assoc. and the Westvale Runner’s Club. Last year we raised over $10,000 for local charities including Hope Print and … Continue reading

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Does Betsy DeVos make you want to run for School Board?

Maybe you’ve made calls. Or written letters. Or even stood outside for hours with a sign and the full power of your voice. And when Betsy DeVos was STILL confirmed as education secretary, maybe you felt an immediate urge to … Continue reading

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Constitutional Convention could erase the Blue Line

Here’s another reason to VOTE NO on Nov. 7 to defeat the referendum on a constitutional convention. The constitution guarantees that certain unique and irreplaceable areas of the state shall remain “Forever Wild” — specifically the Adirondack and Catskill parks. … Continue reading

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SED hosting public meetings on state’s draft ESSA plan

The State Education Department is hosting regional public meetings to gather feedback on the state’s draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. NYSUT’s Educational and Research Services has prepared talking points. Here are the dates and locations for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Are you #PublicSchoolProud? Tell your story @NYSUT.

March 20th is World Storytelling Day, a global celebration to share the art of storytelling. This year’s theme is transformation! We want to know: How has public education transformed you? Was it a teacher whose great literary picks inspired your … Continue reading

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Updated @NYSUT fact sheet on #OPTOUT

As the next round of state tests approach, it is important to review the facts around opting out of state tests. Each year misinformation about the impact of opt outs is presented as fact. Since this fact sheet was last … Continue reading

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VOTE-COPE Hits Record High

Congratulations, Central New York! Together we raised $320,278.79 for Vote/Cope in 2016! That represents an increase of $10,469.56 and is 3.38% higher than our 2015 total. Everyone did a great job! Statewide, we broke the $10 million mark with a … Continue reading

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