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Senate to Vote on Child Care and Head Start Funding

March 8, 2010By Linda Gomez On February 19, the House approved legislation (H.R. 1) to cut federal programs by over $60 billion for the current fiscal year.  As part of that bill, funding for child care and Head Start would be cut. The bill must now be considered by the Senate.

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City Closes Beloved Day Care Center

February 25, 2011 By Bendix Anderson To see how New York City’s day care system helps parents, take a look at the success of the Alonzo Daughtry #3 day care center which the city plans to close at the end of February. “I have to take my son out of an environment that he really…

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Set Up to Fail

By Bendix AndersonJanuary 30, 2011 Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his new Schools Chancellor Cathleen Black continue to press for what they call “accountability” in the New York City school system. But union leader Mike Mulgrew says the city’s criteria unfairly favors some small schools over large ones in the competition to stay open, and favors…

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Vallone and Jackson Co-Sponsor The Student Safety Act

By Dan Miller, Ph.D.December 27, 2010 On Thursday December 16 more than one hundred high school students stood on the steps of City Hall behind City Council member Peter Vallone Jr. and other elected officials including, New York City Speaker Christine Quinn, Council members. Viverito, Jackson and Matthew to announce that the New York City…

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Day Care Advocates Keeping Fighting

By Stephanie WestDecember 22, 2010More than a hundred people braved icy weather to protest the City’s continued cuts to day care programs and early education centers. “We are going to continue the fight,” said Raglan George, Jr., executive director of Local 1707 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The protesters…

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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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