Can You File a Growth Score Appeal?

Grades 4-8 ELA and Math teachers, please take note- The form, process, and FAQ are all available here.

There is a deadline for submission: October 19, 2015.


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NYSUT membership: What it means to you

Read about it here.

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GTA Today Lite Vol. 2

Just in case the first Rep Assembly of 2014-15 wasn’t enough for you, today also marks the release of this school year’s 2nd Volume of the GTA Today.

Feast your eyes on this.

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Instrument Collection Drive – October 14

Instrument Drive

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Greece Firefighters Work to ‘Fill the Boot’ to Provide Winter Coats for Area Kids

GREECE, N.Y. — Some Greece firefighters spent their day on the job not battling fires but rather raising money for a good cause in the town.

Full story from TWC news here.

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It’s Here. It’s Lite. It’s 2015-16’s first GTA Today.

Be the first one on your block to read it:


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How an Area’s Union Membership Can Predict Children’s Advancement

It is well established that unions provide benefits to workers — that they raise wages for their members (and even for nonmembers). They can help reduce inequality.

A new study suggests that unions may also help children move up the economic ladder.

Read the whole story from the NY Times here.

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Teacher to Chris Christie: Here’s my face. Go ahead and punch it.

From the Washington PostTeacher to Chris Christie: Here’s my face. Go ahead and punch it.

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Happy Hour and Retirement Celebration on Friday!

June Happy Hour 2015

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Good News! Legal Challenge to New York Teacher Evaluations Will Proceed in Court

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

Bruce Lederman, an attorney acting on behalf of his wife, experienced elementary school teacher Sheri Lederman, filed suit to challenge the state’s teacher evaluation system. The New York State Education Department sought to have the case thrown out. Today, the New York Supreme Court ruled that the lawsuit can go forward. Good for the Ledermans!

From Bruce Lederman:

The NY Supreme Court has denied a motion by the NY Education Department to dismiss the Lederman v. King lawsuit, in which an 18 year veteran Great Neck teacher has challenged a rating of “ineffective” based upon a growth score of 1 out of 20 points, even though her students performed exceptionally well on standardized tests.

This means that the NY Education Department must now answer to a Judge and explain why a rating which is irrational by any reasonable standard should be permitted to remain. The NY Education Department argued that…

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