First woman to head NYSUT promises to be a strong voice for change

NEW YORK April 6, 2014 – Karen Magee, a veteran elementary and special education teacher from Harrison, is the new president of the 600,000-member New York State United Teachers. Magee and her slate of officers were elected by a majority of the nearly 3,000 NYSUT delegates who voted Saturday at the union’s annual Representative Assembly in New York City.

Full story from NYSUT here.

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New NYSUT president says teachers will not endorse Cuomo

ALBANY – There were no signs of warming of relations between New York State United Teachers union and Gov. Andrew Cuomo after Karen Magee, a longtime public school teacher in Westchester County, ousted longtime union president Richard Iannuzzi over the weekend.

Full story from The Buffalo News here.

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What Have American Unions Ever Done For Us?

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Professional Times Newsletter: Volume 13, Issue 2

The Professional Times Newsletter is created collaboratively by the Greece Professional Learning Center and the GTA.  You can view the latest edition here.

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Stuff-a-Bus 2014

Stuff -A – Bus Food Drive Results:

Grand Total: 6188 lbs.!!!!

High Schools: Oly-590, Arc-572, Ody -200, Ath-90

Middle Schools: Ath-435, Oly-270, Ody-173, Arc-113

Elementary Schools: PB-1167, WR-372, LS-284, PH-195, AL-455, BS-110, CH-288, HR-363, BH-86, EV-425, LR-0

Thank you to all who made this possible. The food shelf is very grateful!

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Regents Adjust Common Core Implementation

“The State Board of Regents P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees today adopted several measures presented in a report from a Regents’ work group to adjust the implementation of the new Common Core Standards.”

The complete report can be found here.

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February GTA Today

Please check out the latest issue of GTA Today.  We welcome your feedback!

Choose this link for the PDF: GTA January 2014 

Choose this link for the Word version: GTA January 2014

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**Today’s Rep Assembly Meeting Has Been Cancelled**

Due to weather conditions, today’s Rep Assembly meeting has been cancelled.  

Please drive home safely!

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NYS ed. commissioner gets vote of no confidence – 13WHAM – Top Stories

NYS ed. commissioner gets vote of no confidence – 13WHAM – Top Stories.

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More Common Core Stories in the News

Study: Rich NY Schools Spend 80% More than Poor

Silver: “The case has been made for a Common Core delay.”

Sen. Lee Zeldin joins lawmakers seeking to delay Common Core

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