State Education Budget Going South

State Education Budget Going South
 
As budget negotiations are coming to a close, we are hearing and news outlets are reporting, that two provisions may be included in the final budget that are unacceptable.
1. We are hearing they will APPROVE of the Governor’s proposed “Tax Freeze” tied to the already onerous Tax Cap.
2. We are hearing they will pass a moratorium on high stakes consequences for students, BUT NOT FOR TEACHERS.
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The WTA & Westbury UFSD Stand Together for our Students

The WTA and the Westbury UFSD are Petitioning the State on Behalf of Our Students

To the Honorable Members of the New York State Legislature:

     We, the faculty, administrators and staff of the Westbury Union Free School District, in a joint effort, write this petition to the New York Legislature outlining the concerns we have and challenges our students face. These are presently making an impact in the quality of instruction and, soon, in the decisions we will have to make to our academic program.

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Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users

In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.

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Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.

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A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.

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A war on poverty, or on the poor?

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.

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