Rich DeRuvo, OTA President, presented a check for $1,000 to kick off the fundraiser to Miss Caprotti, DECA Advisor, on OCS DECA’s Holiday Helping Hands live telethon on Nov. 30, 2012More
The Onteora School community turned out Saturday, March 16th at the high school rally in small numbers, but with great signage and loud voices. Parents, teachers, administrators, and concerned community members joined State Senator Cecila Tkaczyk to raise awareness about the school funding crisis. Under the current State Aid formulas used in the Governor’s proposed budget for 2013-2014, Onteora stands to lose more than a half million dollars.
New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS), 2013 Benefits Consultations
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TUFS is now in its fourth year. We are a volunteer staff to the student mentor program for students in grades 9-12. Our goal is to encourage students to have a positive connection with staff and the school.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the promise—and the possible pitfalls—of the new Common Core State Standards. If implemented properly—namely, by ensuring that frontline educators are prepared to teach these rigorous new standards—we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today’s changing world. If not, they will end up in the dustbin of abandoned reforms. Read her full column.
We encourage NYSUT members, parents, students and community activists to come to Albany on June 8 to speak with one voice to fight for the future of public education.
Find out more at NYSUT.org/RallyJune8.