Test Distress: Standardized tests detract from learning

At this year’s Representative Assembly, delegates voted overwhelmingly to support a special order of business calling for an end to over-testing. The special order, which marks the latest effort in an ongoing battle over the role standardized tests should play in children’s learning and in teachers’ professional development, calls for the support of Congressman Bowman’s “More Teaching, Less Testing Act” and other bills like it that prioritize teaching over test prep.
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Cayuga Community College ratifies first part-time faculty contract since its formation in 2014

After nine years of protracted negotiations, the newly formed Cayuga Community College Part Time Faculty Association has ratified its first contract. “It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have a contract,” said Carolyn Stevenson, president of the CCCPTFA.
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Long Island local unions achieve big wins in May votes

Two NYSUT locals chalked up big school budget and school board wins in Suffolk County on Long Island this May.
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Join us! Wear orange on June 2 for Gun Violence Awareness

Here are three ways you can join with NYSUT members and participate in Gun Violence Awareness Month.

Person: 'NY educators deserve better. Fix teacher evaluations now'

In this op-ed, which appeared in The Journal News, Poughkeepsie Journal, Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Utica Observer-Dispatch and other newspapers, NYSUT President Melinda Person calls on the governor and Legislature to fix APPR, the state’s badly flawed teacher evaluation system.
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NYSUT SRPs win three AFT PSRP awards

NYSUT School-Related Professionals took home three awards at the recent American Federation of Teachers Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel Conference in Baltimore, proving they really are the best in the nation.




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