BSCTA News Archive

  • New Teachers Center Offerings May

    05.14.2018/General News
    Here are the new offerings for May. Teachers as a Facilitator Google Expedition Workshop Coding Workshop Disrupting Poverty Brain Compatible Learning
  • Vote Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, school districts across Long Island will be holding their school board and budget votes. I would encourage everyone to vote for their school budget tomorrow. Whether you live in Bay Shore or another school district, this is our chance to make sure that our school districts stay well...
  • Pallotta: Decouple Tests from Evaluations

    05.14.2018/General News
    The editorial below was written by NYSUT President Andy Pallotta for Newsday.  New York's teacher evaluation system is broken. Now is the time to fix it.   Across the state, parents and educators are angry and frustrated. They are demanding an end to a flawed evaluation system that...
  • Support Our Librarians

    05.11.2018/General News
    The members of the New York Library Association (NYLA) Section of School Librarians (SSL) are collecting digital petition signatures in support of the creation of a Subject Area Committee by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) to represent the issues confronting School Librarians. NYSUT's...
  • Bay Shore Teacher Honored

    05.11.2018/General News
    Angelina Sciara, from South Country, has received the NYSUT Life Line Honor Roll Award for her highly admirable action performed in December 2017.  Angelina's recognition at the Bay Shore BOE meeting coupled with her name being displayed on the "big screen" at the state-wide conference speaks...
  • SETC:May Classes

    05.01.2018/General News
    This month's Suffolk Edge Teaching Centers offering includes the Blended Learning Workshop. Click here for more information on the Blended Learning workshop. Teachers as Facilitators Coding Workshop Brain Compatible Learning  
  • Replace APPR with Local Control of Teacher Evaluations!

    04.30.2018/Political Action
    Take action now. Click here to fax your State Senator a letter asking them to replace APPR with local control.
  • Week 8: Who is the Enemy and What are their Tactics?

    04.27.2018/Political Action
    The Freedom Foundation is the main enemy that anti-union forces will use to spread their message. Their efforts center on public policy research and advocacy in the areas of state budget and tax policies, labor, welfare, health care and education reform, and citizenship and governance issues.  ...
  • PR Committee Update

    04.26.2018/General News
    A HUGE THANK YOU to all who donated and participated in our annual BSCTA Basket Fundraiser on Friday, 4/20!!!  We raised just over $2,600 this year for scholarships for our graduating seniors (almost $1,000 more than last year!)!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!   Mark your calendars:    ...
  • Molloy Summer Institute

    04.19.2018/General News
    Click here to download the course offerings from Molloy College this summer.
  • Week 7: What has the Union Done for Me?

    04.12.2018/Political Action
    That's the question anti-union billionaires like the Koch brothers will be urging you to ask yourself if the Supreme Court rules against unions in the Janus case and declares Fair Share representation fees to be unconstitutional. They're hoping you'll say your union doesn't do anything for you and...
  • Alacantra Bill trumps Janus

    04.11.2018/Political Action
      While New York may not be able to stop the Janus case, they are taking steps to lessen the impact on local unions. As part of the recent New York State budget, the state passed a number of reforms that will help to stabilize unions in the event that they can no longer collect fair share fees....
  • Week 6: Janus v. AFSCME Fact Sheet

    04.05.2018/Political Action
    Essential Questions to Ask:Without a certain level of membership, how will you enforce your contract? Will the District take any grievance seriously or even bother to come to the table with you? Without the dues, how do you provide service for disciplinary matters? Without the dues, how do you...
  • Janus Fact Sheet

    I hope that everyone is enjoying the break and had a good Easter or Passover holiday.  This week, our Political Action Committee has provided a fact sheet on the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case. As always, please read this fact sheet carefully, and if you have any questions, please ask your...
  • Teachers Strike in Oklahoma, Kentucky, is Arizona Next?

    04.03.2018/General News
      Thousands of teachers continued their strike on Tuesday, marking the second day that many schools were closed across the state. Instead, teachers flooded to Oklahoma City to demand high wages and more school funding.  Many school districts in Oklahoma decided to close in support of the...
  • Week 5: Talking Points for Talking Union

    03.29.2018/Political Action
    This week, our Political Action Committee has provided some talking points that you can use when you are talking to your co-workers, friends, and family about the importance of sticking with our union. In these talking points, our Political Action Committee has compiled some points and...

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