BSCTA News Archive

  • National Blackout to oppose DeVos

    02.06.2017/Political Action
    Public educators nationwide will protest Betsy DeVos with a National Blackout. We choose our children over a billionaire donor! #DumpDevos.  Please wear all black on Monday (February 6th) to show support for public education on the day that the Senate will vote on our future.
  • Rally in Bay Shore on Thursday, Jan 19!

    01.19.2017/Political Action
    All are invited to come out and show your support for all of our schools and public education at the BSCTA office. Speakers from the community and other unions from education, the building trades and the public and private sector unions will be there. Come down early to help with the signage and...
  • Bay Shore to take center stage in the defense of Public Education

    This upcoming week is a big week for our union and our community. Working with NYSUT, the local union community, and other teachers unions, we will be hosting a rally in defense of public education to defy Betsy DeVos and the incoming policies from the Education Department that could devastate our...
  • #ReclaimOurSchools: A Week of Actions

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Several weeks ago, Paul Pecorale (NYSUT Vice President and Long Island native) called on local leaders and NYSUT members to commit to participating in the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools nationwide Day of Action on January 19, 2017. The purpose is to protect our students, public K-12 and higher-...
  • Tell your Senator to Vote No on DeVos

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Fewer than 4 weekdays are left to tell the US Senate that Betsy DeVos is unfit and unqualified! Take action NOW with NPE by clicking here.
  • A Great 2016, a Better 2017

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a relaxing break and spent some quality time with friends and family. In case you need further proof of how well-balanced, hard-working, and advantageous our union is, please peruse the 2016 timeline below. It was the tireless work of our members that...
  • 2016: A Year in Review

    01.02.2017/General News
    JANUARY:    Comedy Night at the Boulton CenterFEBRUARY:  Financial Planning workshop at the BSCTA Office                           New Home buyer Workshop at the BSCTA OfficeMARCH: Dollars for Scholars Basket Fundraiser at the BSCTA Office                 BSCTA Educational Forum at the BS-...
  • Happy Holidays from the Bay Shore Teachers!

    12.20.2016/General News
    On behalf of all of us at the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and a very Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year.
  • An Open letter to Betsy DeVos from America's Public School Teachers

    12.07.2016/Political Action
    Dear Ms. DeVos, I don’t think we’ve really met yet, we are America’s public school teachers. There are about 3.1 million of us. We teach in large urban areas, we teach in the suburbs, we teach in small rural communities, and we teach in some really remote parts of our country. The most important...
  • Workshops and Open Houses

    12.05.2016/General News
    Suffolk Edge's Teacher Center, Suffolk BOCES, Stony Brook University and the New York State Teachers Center are hosting a number of upcoming workshops and open houses.  The subject areas are varied and some can be used to meet NYSED Requirements.  Check out the classes below. Google Apps Google...
  • Happy Thanksgiving BSCTA

    With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of BSCTA for the great work that they put in to make our union strong.  I want to thank the members that spent their afternoons and evenings making phone calls for the election and the members who...
  • Help a member in need

    As some of you may know, Maria Capotosto has been battling cancer for the last few years.  Since 2011, Maria has battled breast cancer as well as brain cancer.  While going through all of this like a true educator, Maria has always kept her students in mind, staying in contact about their progress...
  • Enjoy a Union Made Thanksgiving

    11.20.2016/General News
    As you celebrate a festive Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends and the special people in your life, Labor 411 reminds you to be grateful for the employers who provide their employees with living wages and a great working environment. Consult our union-made Thanksgiving shopping list and you'...
  • NYSUT Labor Walks and Phone Banks

    10.21.2016/Political Action
    NYSUT will be doing a labor walk for Anne Throne Holst, Democrat running for Congress in District 1 on Saturday October 22.  We will be meeting at the Middle Country TA Office, 325 Middle Country Road, Selden, at 9 AM.  Canvassers will go out in teams of 3 and you should be done by noon.  BSCTA...
  • Long Island Teachers: Exercise Your Right to Vote

    10.21.2016/Political Action
    Although hate, bullying and intolerance are on the Presidential ticket this Election Day, there are many other important local elections taking place here on Long Island. That's why all of us here at Long Island Teachers want to encourage you to get out to the polls and support the candidates that...
  • Let your voice be heard

    Now is the time to make sure that your voice is heard. As you will see below, the State Education Department (SED) and their appointed members are working on changes to the English and Math standards. This is your opportunity to make sure that the people who will create the standards hear from...