News from Our Locals
Mar 03/News from Our Locals
Privatizing Public Ed
The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has caused considerable anxiety amongst supporters of public education. This anxiety is due in no small part to Mrs. DeVos' record of promoting...
May 16/News from Our Locals
This past weekend radio stations WBLI/WBAB hosted their annual Touch-A-Truck event at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, NY. Thousands of people came out to support the event. Children had the...
Apr 01/News from Our Locals
Friedrichs Decision is a Win for the Nation
Friedrichs vs. the California Teachers' Association was initiated more than a year ago by wealthy, anti-union think-tankers. Their position that unions should provide contracts, benefits and...
Mar 21/News from Our Locals
Attend an Education Forum!
Bay Shore - On Monday, March 20, 2017, commencing at 6:30pm, an educational forum will be proudly held at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library on Main Street. Titled "Education at the Crossroads...
Mar 10/News from Our Locals
Amityville school district residents OK bond issue
This article first appeared in Newsday by Nicholas Spangler Amityville school district voters Tuesday night approved a $69.9 million bond referendum to fund renovations and expansion intended to keep...
Mar 04/News from Our Locals
Anti-Common Core forum in Massapequa draws about 200 people
About 200 teachers, school administrators and parents nearly filled the American Legion hall in Massapequa on Monday night to hear opponents of the state’s Common Core testing system outline their...
Jan 19/News from Our Locals
Spartan Race 2016 Sign-Up
For the past several years, Bellport Teachers Association in South Country School District has been participating in the Reebok Spartan Race held in Tuxedo, NY. We go out there with our BTA shirts on...
Jan 15/News from Our Locals
US Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Friedrichs vs California Teachers Association
This article was originally written by Joan Deem and Tom Glenn. On Monday January 11, 2016 the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments from both sides, the petitioners (Friedrichs, et al.)...
Dec 10/News from Our Locals
Teachers being generous all year long
The Holiday season is upon us and it is one of the most charitable times of the year. In fact according to the National Center for Charitable Giving, Americans give $57 Million to charity during this...
Dec 01/News from Our Locals
A message to Mr. Trump
I had an observation today. I am lucky to work in a school district that is truly diverse, unlike the one I attended. Today, a 4th grade trombone player of mine showed up a minute or two early to his...
Jul 02/News from Our Locals
Happy Fourth of July
On July 4 1776, 56 members of the Second Continental Congress voted to declare their Independence from the British Empire. In doing so, these 56 patriots banded together to form a new country that...
May 20/News from Our Locals
LIBN: Ron Verderber: Tenured teachers can be fired
I am responding to a comment on the Long Island Business News poll about Common Core. There is no conflict of interest in teachers evaluating the Common Core. The evaluation and use of Common Core in...