BSCTA News Archive

  • 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 year offered by the BSCTA (Bay Shore Classroom Teacher Association)....
  • NYSUT defense of educators’ free speech moves forward

    09.17.2015/Political Action
    ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 17, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today hailed a federal court ruling allowing the union’s challenge of the state ‘gag order’ that prohibits teachers from speaking about state tests to proceed.   In rejecting the state’s motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe...
  • NYSUT calls on the Regents to stop the insanity

    09.14.2015/Political Action
    ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 9, 2015 - New York State United Teachers today called on the members of the state Board of Regents to vote "No" on the June emergency regulations on teacher evaluations; provide all immediate relief possible through changes to the draft regulations; and work with parents and...
  • Paint Your Community Red - Sept 17th

    09.14.2015/Political Action
     
  • 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 (APPR), testing reduction, school receivership, and teacher removal. ...
  • Cuomo calls for review of Common Core standards, curriculum, tests

    09.04.2015/General News
      September 3, 2015 10:52 PMBy JOHN HILDEBRAND AND JOIE TYRRELL Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, citing growing parent opposition to Common Core testing, called Thursday for a sweeping review of the state's academic standards, curriculum guides and exams. The governor's announcement made no mention of a...
  • Charter school plan shelved for Bay Shore, Brentwood and Central Islip

    09.02.2015/Community
    After opposition to a new charter school for Bay Shore, Brentwood and Central Islip erupted, organizers shelved their proposal, though they said Tuesday it would be refiled in December.   "One of our primary goals is to offer educational opportunities to communities and families and recent events...
  • Happy Labor Day BSCTA

    Greetings fellow Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association members. I am excited to welcome everyone back to another exciting year. We hope that everyone had a great summer full of rest and relaxation. I am sure that some of you have heard the ads put out by Long Island Teachers, details on those...
  • Newsday: Bay Shore/Brightwaters residents oppose proposed charter school

    09.01.2015/General News
    A proposed charter school that its organizers say could eventually serve more than 600 students in the Bay Shore, Brentwood and Central Islip districts has drawn strong opposition from some school leaders, who say it would create a "substantial financial hardship" for the local systems' budgets...
  • Long Island Teachers Back to School Campaign

    09.01.2015/General News
    Visit LongIslandTeachers.org/BacktoSchool to hear the radio and Pandora ad...   Back to School season is a very busy time for Long Island teachers.  Many educators have spent the entire summer preparing for this week either through continuing education and course development. Our hats are off to...
  • Do not support the LICACS within the confines of the Bay Shore School District.

    08.25.2015/Community
    SIGN THE PETITION NOW ON CHANGE.ORG We, the parents and teachers of the Bay Shore School District are opposed to the opening of any charter school, but specifically Long Island Children’s Academy Charter School (“LICACS”), within the Bay Shore UFSD for the following reasons:  1. There is no need to...
  • For most teachers, the Summer is on!

    08.24.2015/General News
    Click here to check out the landing page with the radio ad for the Long Island Teachers Summer's On campaign which is running through August 31st. Commack's Rob Ciani and Hicksville's Joan Deem recorded the :30 second ad which will be running on 103.1 Max FM, 94.3 The Shark, 98.3 KJOY, 106.1 WBLI...
  • BSCTA app-like mobile shortcut instructions

    07.02.2015/General News
      iPhone Above:   Adding an app-like shortcut to your smartphone is easy, simply figure out if you have an android or iphone and follow the instructions in the image.   Please note: These steps vary depending on the age of your device, because there are so many different types we included...
  • Happy Fourth of July

    Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and 53 other Founding Fathers ratified the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. They literally put their necks on the line for liberty. Their struggle gave birth to this great nation of ours and in the centuries that followed, millions of...
  • AFT launching summer campaign

    07.02.2015/Political Action
    The anti-worker forces that are trying to break our union just got a big break from the United States Supreme Court. This week, the court agreed to hear the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association during its next term.   Make no mistake: This case is not about individual liberty or the...
  • New website to be launched this week!

    President's Message from Darlene Darch   Greetings to all the BSCTA members!    With the summer fast approaching and most of us in test mode, I hope you are all looking forward to a well-deserved summer off. I'm sure many of you will be relaxing during the break, but I know many of you will be...

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