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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Karen Magee: Act NOW to stand against Gov. Cuomo’s disastrous education tax credit proposal

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Schools chiefs: Suspend NY education bill

Story from Gannett here.

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Top Reasons to Contribute to Vote-COPE

Top Reasons to Give to VOTE COPE

 

Check out the PowerPoint here: VOTE COPE TEN REASONS TO CONTRIBUE

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July 10-17 are NYSUT Days at Darien Lake

Information here: NYSUT Days Darien Lake 2015

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New Video from NYSUT Action Center

(This video resides on Facebook, so it may be blocked if you are behind a filter)

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Happy Hour & Retirement Celebration

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June Happy Hour 2015

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Did you want to be a teacher but now do something else because the profession is under fire? | WHEC.com

Did you want to be a teacher but now do something else because the profession is under fire? | WHEC.com.

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