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Teacher/Staff Furloughs Ruled Illegal In Louisiana

November 26, 2012 By Diane Cohen, LaborPress Washington DC Bureau The Jefferson Federation of Teachers is celebrating three recent victories in Jefferson Parish, La. Most recently, on Nov. 15, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit (Louisiana) Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the Jefferson Parish Public School System acted illegally when it furloughed teachers…

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DC1707 Pushes Back Against Hurricanes Mike And Sandy

November 20, 2012 By Joe Maniscalco The union representing early child care workers took to the steps of City Hall on Monday, October 19 to rally against two disasters – Hurricane Sandy and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Thirteen subsidized day care and Head Start centers in Brooklyn and Queens ravaged by the recent monster storm remain…

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Public Advocate Hails Real Life James Bond for Drying Out School

November 20, 2012 Marc Bussanich In the wake of Hurricane Sandy many schools in the city’s public school system were severely damaged, forcing thousands of students to miss school for an entire week or attend class and learn in makeshift buildings. Three weeks after Sandy, however, more schools are reopening thanks to the hard work…

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NYS Commissioner Establishes Teacher Advisory Council

John B. King, Jr November 19, 2012 Around Town by Neal Tepel State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. announced the creation of the Commissioner’s Teacher Advisory Council.  The Council, formed in collaboration with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), will meet periodically to discuss on-going education issues, in particular, the progress of the New…

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Larry Cary Elected Head of Brooklyn Tech Alumni Group

November 19, 2012 By Stephanie West Larry Cary, a Manhattan lawyer, was recently elected president of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, the nation’s premier alumni fundraising group for a public high school. The Foundation expects to soon complete its goal of raising $21 million to support academic excellence at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn,…

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Displaced NYC Students Helped

Displaced NYC Students Helped November 15, 2012 Around Town by Neal Tepel City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Michael Mulgrew have launched a fundraising drive, with a goal of $1.5 million, to provide 30,000 displaced New York City students with backpacks filled with school supplies and books. The…

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