General News Updates

  • Think teachers aren't paid enough? It's worse then you think.

    08.21.2016/General News
    Everybody knows that nobody goes into teaching to get rich, but teachers don't expect to be penalized for their chosen profession. A new study finds that what is called the "teacher pay penalty" - the difference between teachers...
  • Test scores are no cause for a victory lap

    08.20.2016/General News
      New York State's Board of Regents chancellor downplayed this year's state test scores on Wednesday, insisting that gains in English and math do not warrant a "victory lap."  "I think we've made it very clear that this year's...
  • Facing pension spike, NYSUT looks to cut staff benefits

    08.19.2016/General News
    Facing a series of what they describe as spikes in their pension costs, employees of the state's major teachers union are facing possible pension benefit reductions, which are needed to keep the union from becoming insolvent in...
  • AFT Delegates call for ESSA Action

    08.03.2016/General News
    AFT convention delegates overwhelmingly approved a major resolution on July 19 that is designed to help turn the promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act into a constructive reality for schools-one that resets the test-and-...
  • Standing Strong for Public Education

    08.02.2016/General News
     Chicago teacher Erika Wozniak struck a strong, defiant tone against many of the gravest threats to public education when she stepped to the stage to accept honors as the AFT's 2016 Everyday Hero for teachers. The science teacher...
  • Working together to improve educators' lives

    08.02.2016/General News
    Jamy Brice-Hyde knew educators were suffering high levels of stress, but when she got several reports of teacher suicides in one day, she felt desperate. She fired off a late-night email to ask for help, and 20 minutes later an...
  • Long Island Teachers at the Battle of the Badges Police Tug of War

    07.26.2016/General News
    Long Island Teachers sponsored a tent at the Nassau vs Suffolk Battle of the Badges Police Tug of War last Friday at Jones Beach. The event went great! Thank you to all of the teachers that volunteered their time. Everyone did a...
  • Professional Development

    07.08.2016/General News
    The Professional Development Fund (PDF) is money set aside under Article VII of the contract between the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association and the Bay Shore Union Free School District to be used for teacher-initiated...
  • LI Teachers at WBLI Summer Jam

    06.10.2016/General News
    Coming off the incredible success of the Touch-a-Truck event, tens of thousands of young parents and their kids are expected to attend Summer Jam at Jones Beach this Saturday June 11 starting at 3 pm. Over 11,000 people are...
  • Stay In Touch with BSCTA

    06.10.2016/General News
    We are updating and expanding our email and text lists to make sure that every BSCTA member is kept up to date with what is going on within our union.  Some of you may have gotten new emails or phone numbers over the last year or...
  • Memorial Day

    05.30.2016/General News
    Memorial Day weekend is here and all of us here at the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association want to wish you and yours a safe and relaxing holiday as we unofficially start Summer 2016. If you do a google search for inspiring...
  • Election Results

    05.02.2016/General News
    On May 2nd, BSCTA held union elections for the Executive Board positions.  We would like to thank everyone who ran.  Below are the winners from the election: President: Mike Krieger 1st Vice President: Pete Southworth 2nd Vice...

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