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One-Man March Follows EarlyLearn’s Fallout in New Year

January 9, 2013 Marc Bussanich Raglan George Jr., Executive Director of DC 1707, the union representing day care and Head Start workers, resumed his one-man march outside City Hall on the first Monday of the New Year against Mayor Bloomberg’s EarlyLearn plan to improve the early childhood education system.

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Employment and Obamacare

December 27, 2012 By Young Lee, Director of Training & Development at Coney Island Hospital Severe dearth of employment opportunities for entry-level urban workers in the 1980’s and 1990’s was ushered in by systematic out location of manufacturing jobs from American cities coupled with intended diseducation of children who became young adults eager for work…

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Chicago Charter School to Unionize

December 2, 2012 Bob Levine, Washington DC Bureau CHICAGO—Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy has become the latest Chicago charter school to unionize. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has certified the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS), an American Federation of Teachers affiliate, as the bargaining agent for the 52 teachers, certified…

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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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