BSCTA News Archive

  • Assembly introduces APPR Legislation

    06.10.2016/Political Action
    Assembly Education Chair Catherine Nolan (D-Queens), Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) and 90 of their colleagues have introduced legislation (A.10569) that would amend current law to allow districts to operate under approved Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plans that are compliant with...
  • 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 expected. Long Island Teachers will have a table there handing out water...
  • 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 may know one of your fellow teachers who is not gettingThe Anwser.  ...
  • 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 quotes or things to say during Memorial Day, one stood out more than...
  • 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 President: Michelle Stowers Treasurer: Gale Falconer
  • More than half of eligible LI students opt out of Common Core test

    04.11.2016/Political Action
    This article first appeared in Newsday. More than half of Long Island students eligible to take the state Common Core test in English Language Arts refused to take the exam this week, according to a Newsday survey of public school districts ending Thursday, the third and final day of the assessment...
  • Executive Board Elections

    04.08.2016/General News
    IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION/REMINDERS The Executive Board elections will take place in each building on Monday, May 2, 2016. The voting window will be from the start of each building’s workday until the end of the workday.      As always, please stay involved with YOUR union and make every effort...
  • Meet the Candidates

    04.08.2016/General News
    PRESIDENT: MICHAEL KRIEGER I was raised in Farmingville, NY and graduated from Sachem High School in 1998.  After graduation, I attended James Madison University in Virginia, where I received a B.A. in History as well as dual certification in Middle and Secondary Education with an intermediate...
  • Attend the 2016 Workers Memorial Mass

    03.31.2016/General News
    Every year around Workers Memorial Day, we come together with the other trades, crafts and union workers to pay homage to those we lost on the job, offer prayer to the unions who lead, safety to those who work and justice for the oppressed. Bring your hardhats, work gear, tools, etc for a blessing...
  • Education Forum on March 31 at 6:30PM

    03.31.2016/Political Action
    Dear BSCTA member,    As the 2016 school year moves along, we, as educators, continue to face an atmosphere of uncertainty as to what the future holds. Governor Cuomo’s public education agenda continues to be front-and-center on the minds of parents and guardians. Many find his education proposals...
  • Education Forum and Opt Out Ad Campaign

    Greetings everyone, Spring is almost here and that means that another round of testing is here as well. Below you find information on an important Educational Forum on March 31st at the Bay Shore - Brightwaters Public Library. Please do your best to notify your parents and community leaders about...
  • NYSUT congratulates Betty Rosa and T. Andrew Brown on election as Regents leaders

    03.22.2016/Political Action
    New York State United Teachers today congratulated Betty Rosa on her election as the new chancellor of the Board of Regents and T. Andrew Brown on his election as vice chancellor.  NYSUT President Karen E. Magee said union members hoped the selection of Rosa, of the Bronx, and Brown, of Rochester,...
  • NYSUT Opt Out Fact Sheet

    03.16.2016/Political Action
    Parents and teachers share deep concerns about the standardized tests used by New York State for accountability purposes. Those include: stress on students, in-appropriateness and lack of validity of the Common Core-aligned tests, loss of learning time, misuse of tests for high-stakes decisions,...
  • State testing not what’s best for our students

    02.22.2016/Political Action
    This op-ed first appeared in Newsday on Feb. 22.   When it comes to advocating what is best for our students, I try hard to push back but not push buttons. It’s difficult not to push buttons. To date, the U.S. Education Department will not relent on requirements to test students on English...
  • From the classroom to war zone

    02.22.2016/Community
    Nick Scott is a friend and fellow teacher (Brentwood) serving in Afghanistan for the past year. We also have his two wonderful sons in our schools. For the holidays, we collected donations for Nick and the other troops as a small token of our sincere appreciation for their service and personal...
  • 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 successfully navigate in the world: independent living skills, such as personal...

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