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 - [...]
AFT President Randi Weingarten on Proposal to Merge Education and Labor Departments | American Federation of Teachers
WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Trump administration’s plan to merge the departments of Education and Labor: “In any normal administration, combining some of the core functions of the education and labor departments might make sense in terms of bringing together programs that educate children and prepare Americans for the jobs of today [...]
Budget talks are coming down to the wire. Take action now at the MAC to urge lawmakers to reject proposals that would shift additional special education costs from the state to local districts and allow school districts, BOCES, and private schools to petition the State Education Department for "flexibility" in complying with certain special education requirements. Also [...]
It's that time of year again! Join your friends and colleagues for a great day on Long Island's East End! This year's stops include Riverhead Ciderhouse, Laurel Lake, and Jason's Vineyard. Guests will be well-fed and come home with a free souvenir to help remember the occasion
The Supreme Court is set to hear Janus v. AFSCME on February 26th and both sides are getting all of their documents in. One such document is called an amicus brief, or a friend of the court brief. These are submitted by outside groups to support or lobby for one side in the argument. One particular brief that [...]
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