Month: October 2012

No School on Thursday, November 1st

As per there is NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.  Stay safe!

No School on Wednesday

As per and Comsewogue School Board President John Swenning’s Facebook post, THERE IS NO SCHOOL IN COMSEWOGUE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31st.  Stay Safe!

Ann Romney Says Charter Schools Are the Answer!

Renowned education expert Ann Romney, when asked by Good Housekeeping about an issue close to her heart: “I’ve been a first lady of the state,” the wife of the former Massachusetts governor replies. “I have seen what happens to people’s lives if they don’t get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. …

No school Monday or Tuesday

As per BOE President John Swenning, there will be no school on Monday or Tuesday.

You’re Now a Number…

Cartoon by Robert Rendo. Robert Rendo gives free and permanent license to anyone who wishes to use this image in their literature, tweets, websites, blogs, etc. to fight the corporate education reform agenda and to restore public education to educators and cognitive scientists who are maintaining the same fight. While Robert Rendo retains copyright, he …

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Thursday’s Educate NY Now Rally

This past Thursday, October 25th, the PJSTA hosted an Educate NY Now! rally at JFK Middle School.  The rally, one of 14 that were held across Long Island on Thursday, featured an estimated 300 people who rallied against the tax cap, unfunded mandates, and excessive standardized testing.  The audience was made up of teachers, administrators, …

NYSUT at Terryville’s Career Day

On Friday morning, October 26th, NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist Laura Graves presented to approximately 100 fifth grade students at Terryville Elementary School.  Ms. Graves’ presentation was part of the school’s Career Day activities, a day where guest speakers present to students on what their career entails.  The focus of Ms. Graves’ presentation was on: What …

Pearson Shuts Down 1.5 Million Teacher & Student Blogs

Pearson, the textbook company who is famously close with our beloved Governor Cuomo, has recently shut down nearly 1.5 million teacher and student blogs because one of the teachers using Edublogs had illegally posted the 20 question, 279 word Beck’s Hopelessness Scale in a 2007 blog post.   The 38 year old document is being sold by Pearson for …

Don’t forget the signs!

Bring signs to Thursday’s rally!