General News Updates

  • From union basher to born again advocate

    02.05.2016/General News
    MEA paraeducator Sharon Campbell   Genesee County paraeducator Sharon Campbell can’t help but see the irony. For 16 years, she worked with cognitively impaired young adults, teaching them what they would need to know to...
  • In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    01.15.2016/General News
    Eighty-seven years ago today, a great American, humanitarian, and civil rights activist was born; Martin Luther King, Jr.  In his far-too-short life, the Reverend Dr. King appealed to the conscience of our nation, held our great...
  • Celebrating the Holiday's at Bay Shore Schools

    12.21.2015/General News
    Above is a photo of the students at Brooke Avenue performing a Holiday Concert showcasing the diversity of cultures and festivities of the Holiday Season. BSCTA members all collaborated to organize a concert like this where...
  • NYSTRS' Year in Review

    12.18.2015/General News
    For 94 years it has been our pleasure to provide NYSTRS members with a secure pension in retirement. More than 158,000 retired members and beneficiaries receive a NYSTRS benefit today and nearly 268,000 active members can look...
  • Gov.'s Chief ed Adviser's firm major supplier to state ed

    11.02.2015/General News
    One of the governor's chief education advisers is employed by a firm that does millions of dollars of business with the state's schools, although that has not been disclosed to the public.  Richard Parsons, the leader of an...
  • Regent's Leader to Step Down

    10.27.2015/General News
    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 standards, said Monday she will...
  • Pres. Obama Encourages Limits on Testing

    10.25.2015/General News
    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 steps to administer fewer and...
  • Legal Security Package Update

    10.13.2015/General News
    A reminder that the attorneys from Feldman Kramer and Monaco, our NYSUT appointed law firm, will be conducting appointments at the BSCTA office on Monday, October 26th between 2:30 and 5 PM.    If you had your meeting last school...
  • NYSUT Statement on John King’s Appointment as Acting U.S. Secretary of Education

    10.03.2015/General News
    "New York State United Teachers is disappointed in John King’s appointment as acting U.S. Secretary of Education. NYSUT has always considered John King an ideologue with whom we disagreed sharply on many issues during his tenure...
  • The Seattle Educators’ Strike for Social Justice

    09.23.2015/General News
    This article orignally appeared on Diane Ravitch's Blog. Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School–the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013–and is an...
  • BSCTA New Teacher Workshops and Workshop Schedule‏

    09.21.2015/General News
    Greetings New Teachers! Welcome to Bay Shore!  I hope that you have made a wonderful transition into your teaching assignment.  As a new teacher, Bay Shore requires you to attend professional development workshops throughout the...
  • Fact Sheet 15-15: Changes to tenure and the tenured teacher removal process

    09.10.2015/General News
    Download Complete Document Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 includes a number of amendments to New York State (NYS) Education Law that address teacher preparation and certification, tenure, annual professional performance reviews (...

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