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Closing the Opportunity Gap

December 4, 2011By Bendix Anderson Everyone should have the chance to go to college — but many students don’t get the support they need to reach their full potential. “We have come to tolerate a separate but unequal system of education,” said Dr. Robert Teranishi, Associate Professor of Higher Education at New York University. Teranishi…

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DC 37 and Local 372 File Lawsuit against DOE

November 18, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter More than a month after 672 Local 372 school aides and parent coordinators were laid off from the Department of Education (DOE), Local 372 and DC 37’s leadership held a press conference on November 16 at DC 37’s offices to announce a lawsuit against DOE with the NY…

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Workers Defense League 75th Anniversary Celebration

July 7, 2011By Abigail Mitchell This past June 21st, the Workers Defense League celebrated their 75th anniversary by honoring three prominent labor presidents. “The question was should we have balloons on the table, or 75 on the desserts,” said Executive Director Jon Bloom. “And we decided that rather than doing something like that, purely symbolic…let’s…

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Families Hold Bloomberg Responsible for Day Care Cuts

June 27, 2011By Kismet BarksdaleNEW YORK – On THURSDAY June 23, more than 50 children and families who receive child care went to the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) office asked if they can hold day care there. The children held balloons that said “Save Day Care” and sang protest songs. They were joined by…

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Honorees at Puerto Rican Day Parade Dinner

June 10, 2011 By, Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick, Activity Coordinator/Title V COOP Grant, Metropolitan College of New YorkOn Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Villa Barone Manor, Bronx, NY the 2011 Educational Leadership Project Banquet was held. This event sponsored by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Board of Directors. Dr. Aida Rosa who coordinated the…

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NYSUT’s Neira Tapped for Presidential Advisory Commission

June 6, 2011By Kismet BarksdaleMaria Neira, vice president of New York State United Teachers, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Neira was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during a ceremony Thursday in Washington. Widely recognized as a national expert on…

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FRIDAY – June 3rd Press Conference

June 2, 2011 NAACP, Parents, Elected Officials and Community Leaders to Rally against NYC Public School Closings WHAT:  Press Conference on  how co-location expansion and public school closings will affect NYC parents and students  WHEN:     This Friday, June3rd, 2011 at 9:00 am   WHERE:   In front of Harlem Success Academy Offices at 310 Lenox Avenue…

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Stringer Holds Town Hall Meeting on Day Care Cuts

June 1, 2011By Kismet BarksdaleAs the June 30 deadline for Mayor Bloomberg’s Executive Budget nears, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer held a town hall meeting June 25, 2011 to give New Yorkers an opportunity to voice their concerns about the administration’s proposed cuts to child care. “New York must never balance its budget on the backs…

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New York Rally Targets Cuts to Child Care Funding

Reprint May 23, 2011 By Scott Stevens May 12, 2011 UFT/photo by Miller Photography http://www.aft.org/newspubs/news/2011/051211newyork.cfm AFT president Randi Weingarten told a rally of more than 1,000 child care workers and parents in New York City May 11 that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budget plan will hurt children and working families. “New York is a place that has…

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Drastic Cuts to Education Continue

May 23, 2011By Stephanie WestThroughout New York State the impact of the $1.3 billion cut to public schools is devastating. Besides teacher reductions, services are being trimmed in almost every category as guidance counselors, librarians and aides. Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers are slated to lose more than 700 positions. School districts such as Averill Park…

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