New York State Allies for Public Education Reaffirms Call for NYS Commissioner of Education John King’s Resignation Despite Rescheduled Meetings

NYS Allies for Public Education, a state-wide coalition representing over 40 organizations, continues to call for Commissioner John King’s resignation despite newly scheduled “small forums”.  The canceling of last week’s series of PTA Town Hall meetings is only one indicator of King’s inability to give all stakeholders a public avenue to voice their concerns. OnlyContinue reading “New York State Allies for Public Education Reaffirms Call for NYS Commissioner of Education John King’s Resignation Despite Rescheduled Meetings”

Buffalo Union’s Position on Evals: One to Emulate

by Geo Karo The Buffalo Teachers Federation is aggressively fighting a flawed evaluation system, over the system’s termination use of evaluations. On June 17 followed through with its threats, first made in April, to take legal action against the Buffalo Public Schools. The BTF filed a notice of claim against the BPS in State SupremeContinue reading “Buffalo Union’s Position on Evals: One to Emulate”

Education Advocacy Groups from across New York Unite to form NYS Allies for Public Education

Education Advocacy Groups from across New York Unite to form NYS Allies for Public Education and Plan Protest  at Commissioner King’s Visit to Rochester New York Education Commissioner John King will be visiting Rochester’s School of the Arts on August 28th. Although his visit is not open to the public, members of a newly formedContinue reading “Education Advocacy Groups from across New York Unite to form NYS Allies for Public Education”

Mulgrew: “Impose Evals on Us”

A recent update from the UFT sent out to school Chapter Leaders reads: Teacher eval impasse will go to binding arbitration if no agreement reached by May “Given the city’s failure to meet the state-imposed Jan. 17 deadline, which cost our schools $240 million, the governor added an amendment to his budget submission on Thursday thatContinue reading “Mulgrew: “Impose Evals on Us””