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  • Long Island High School Teacher Receives Prestigious Milken Educator Award

    GLEN COVE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island teacher has received what’s been dubbed the Oscar of teaching. Glen Cove High School English teacher Lauren Jensen is the latest recipient of the...

  • Regent's Leader to Step Down

    This article first appeared in Newsday by John Hildebrand   Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, one of New York's top education policymakers and an ardent supporter of the Common Core national academic...

  • Pres. Obama Encourages Limits on Testing

    By Christopher Doering, USATODAY President Obama says students are spending too much time in the classroom taking tests, many of them unnecessary, and urged officials in the country’s schools to take...

  • Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day from all of us here at Long Island Teachers. Not too long ago, public education did not exist;  in fact an education was only accessible to the wealthy. Children of the working poor...

  • Back to School!

    Back to School!

    With Back to School season in full swing, everyone here at Long Island Teachers want to encourage all parents to share in the excitement and take time to talk with your children about the days ahead...

  • One Hundred Plus Long Island Schools Nationally Ranked

    20 Plus Long Island Schools Nationally Ranked

    Twenty-one Long Island high schools are among the nation's top 500, according to Newsweek magazine's annual rankings.   Jericho High School led the group, ranking 27. Jericho is the only Long Island...

  • Summer's On!

    With the summer coming to a close, most people think that teachers have the summer off, but to the contrary, Long Island’s educators have the “summer on!” Teachers like the ones below, take intensive...

  • ECB recommends changes to tax cap to preserve school programs

    ALBANY, N.Y. June 4, 2015 — Based on current economic trends, every school district in New York state would be forced to win a supermajority vote just to increase their local tax levy by as little as...

  • NYSUT's Engagement Plan to Fight for Public Education

    Late last week, more than 2,000 NYSUT delegates convened in Buffalo at the Representative Assembly (RA)  to address countless issues that we presently face in public education.  RVCTA was well-...

  • NYSUT TV ad campaign swipes at Cuomo and his billionaire supporters

    ALBANY, N.Y. April 22, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today launched a statewide television ad campaign criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his hedge fund billionaire backers for trying to “...

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