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Education advocates demand solutions to overcrowding

December 10, 2010Reprint from www.uft.org, 12/7/10 Leaders of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, joined by UFT President Michael Mulgrew and elected officials, rallied in front of the Tweed courthouse on Dec. 7 to demand solutions to chronic school overcrowding. The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, which led a 13-year fight for more resources for city schools,…

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Local 1707 Members Attend Education Conference at Metropolitan College of New York

By: Dr. Leonard H. GolubchickAdjunct Professor of Education, Metropolitan College of New YorkAdjunct Professor of Education, Long Island University, Rockland Graduate CenterAdjunct Professor of Education, St John’s UniversityNovember 16, 2010 On November 5, 2010 Metropolitan College of New York hosted the conference, “Understanding Factors Affecting the Academic Achievement of Chinese Immigrant and Chinese-American Students”. The…

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Demonstration to Save Day Care December 8th

By Kismet BarksdaleNovember 16, 2010 Day Care Employees Local 205 and District Council 1707 AFSCME invite you to join them on Wednesday December 8 as they march from Battery Park to City Hall with parents, labor, legislators and advocates to save the 16 centers the Bloomberg Administration has threatened to close in 2011. If their…

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Guest Article – Green Cleaning at School: New Toolkit for Workers, Schools, and Communities

By Claire BarnettNovember 10, 2010 Keeping schools clean is hard work with both ‘elbow grease’ and cleaning products. But unfortunately, in most schools, they are also subjecting themselves—and vulnerable children—to a dangerous mix of toxic chemicals that can cause injury and illnesses. The National Collaborative Work Group on Green Cleaning and Chemical Policy Reform (the…

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TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST MEMORIAL GROUP ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR 2010-2011

October 12, 2010 The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial [TSFFM] organization announced that twenty-three Triangle Scholars have been named for the academic year 2010-11 to receive scholarship grants.  The new class of Triangle Scholars is TSFFM’s largest and brings the total of awards to $264,000 since inception of the program.  The program has served seventy-three individual…

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Noteworthy Graduates: Justice Doris Ling-Cohan

New York Teacher NewsletterSeptember 23, 2010 Photo by Pat ArnowJustice Doris Ling-Cohan is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the New York State Supreme Court. Although she grew up in Chinatown, she attended school in Brooklyn, where her father owned a laundry. She attended PS 219 and PS 177, then Bensonhurst’s Seth Low/IS…

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UFT and Merrick Charter Resolve Dispute

By Kismet BarksdaleLong Island Editor September 6, 2010 The United Federation of Teachers and Merrick Charter School have reached an agreement in the case of 11 staff members dismissed this summer by the school.  The UFT charged that Merrick had fired the workers – who make up approximately one-third of the professional staff of the…

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Early childhood classrooms must be protected

By Karen Alford NEW YORK TEACHER Study after study confirms what we already know: early childhood education is the foundation for future academic success. It can mitigate the disadvantages that many youngsters start their lives with and put them on the path of a sound education and bright future. Unfortunately, we are now looking at…

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City’s Plan to Revamp Day Care Gets Panned

By Micah Landau NEW YORK TEACHERMay 20, 2010 The Administration for Children’s Services came under heavy fire from City Council members and labor leaders at an April 28 oversight hearing on the agency’s proposal to restructure subsidized child care in New York. According to the testimony of agency Commissioner John Mattingly, the purpose of the…

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