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Over the course of the past few years, we have seen many challenges that, if successful, would be detrimental to our profession. These include charter schools, teacher performance evaluations tied to standardized testing, the ConCon and now Janus. Even though we are still fighting against these threats, each one has the potential to change [...]
“Peace, Love, Solidarity, and Sisterhood” - These words are a part of the vision of the amazing women of NYSUT. On November 2-3, 2018, the NYSUT Women’s Committee held their annual conference at NYSUT Headquarters in Latham, New York. For a second year, I was fortunate enough to participate and serve with dynamic and [...]
The NEA In New Orleans Deb Rothar On January 25-27th, 2019, the National Education Association (NEA) held the Minority Leadership and Women’s Leadership Training Programs Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of the seminar is to train educators to be effective advocates for their profession. Members received training in engaging our members and [...]
If you’ve never had the pleasure of taking part in an HHHTA Walking Food Tour, you’ve been missing out! This year a group of [...]
On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it has become a yearly tradition in the Hyland house to attend the HHHTA Family Movie Day Event. It's exciting to come home from work to tell my two boys, Benjamin (8) and Alexander (almost 7), which movie we get to go see together. In fact, the first movie [...]
One of our own, Bill Mitaritonna, a Half Hollow Hills HS West social studies teacher and coach has self-published a memoir entitled Last of the Redmen on Amazon. It chronicles his connection with family and basketball. When asked why he decided to write this book Bill stated “About 10 years ago at Christmas, my [...]
Every year, HHHTA delegates attend NYSUT's RA to hear from leaders in education, labor and politics. As importantly, while there, we give direction to NYSUT through the democratic process. This year, our union is proud to support a number of Resolutions that have come before our Executive Board. We'll be voting for and [...]
Whitten Sabbatini for The New York Times Today is day 35 of the federal government shutdown. Impacted federal employees have now gone without two paychecks. There are 26,000 federal employees who live in Suffolk and Nassau. With numbers like that, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that we have members whose families have been impacted. Beyond them, we have students, patients, clients [...]
National Day of Action to Support Striking LA Teachers, January 14, 2019 In a week, we'll once again celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. So as our sisters and brothers on the west coast gear up for a city-wide strike, I am reminded of something Dr. King once said - [...]