Tag Archives: NYSED

More From McMullan

More from the PJSTA’s Melissa McMullan, who is a participant on the New York State Standard Review Committee.  Below are what she wrote up after the third and fourth days on the committee… Fearless advocates, this is for you! “Be not … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

McMullan Reports on Standard Review Committee

PJSTA member Melissa McMullan reports on her experience on the New York State Standard Review Committee… The Cycle of Standards, Instruction and Assessment “Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”  ~Jonathon Kozol Today was the second day of … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | 4 Comments

MORE Raises Resolution of “No Confidence” in Elia… Unity Caucus Votes it Down

Via the MORE Caucus… Jia Lee, Chapter Leader of The Earth School and a member of MORE, brought a MORE-sponsored resolution before the Delegate Assembly (DA) calling for a statement expressing opposition to the appointment of recently appointed state education commissioner MaryEllen … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A teacher’s perspective: NYSED Learning Summit

I have found that one of the best parts of being a public education activist is having the honor of meeting so many amazing people from across the state.  The fight against the harmful agenda that has been enacted in New … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Comsewogue Hero Ali Gordon: We will starve the testing machine

Over the course of the fourteen years that I have spent in the Comsewogue School District, I have met countless people who I have come to admire greatly.  I often refer to these people as “my heroes.”  One of the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment