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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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City Hall Protest in Lead Up to Brooklyn Bridge March

by Summer Brennan At a press conference on the steps of City Hall to protest the proposed closing of 16 Child Care Centers in New York City, District 27 Councilman Leroy Comrie urged Mayor Bloomberg not to make the cuts. “This administration is doing what it can to eliminate safe child care by focusing on…

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UFT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

By: Summer Brennan Fifty years ago, teachers in New York City’s public schools didn’t have the kind of support and respect they have today. Before the creation of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) in March 1960, the system’s structure and support were haphazard at best, and concepts such as class-size limits and career ladders…

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