BSCTA News Archive

  • 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

    11.21.2016/Community
    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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • English and Math Standards

    10.19.2016/Political Action
    On September 21, 2016, the State Education Department released a first draft of the NYS English and Mathematics Learning Standards.  Commissioner Elia and the SED are claiming the work done over the past year has resulted in "substantive" changes to what was known as the Common Core Learning...
  • NAACP Calls for Charter School Moratorium

    10.18.2016/General News
    Something wonderful happened today. Despite enormous ed-reform and political pressure, the Board of Directors of the NAACP stood strong and supported the delegates' resolution for a moratorium on charters.  You can read the press release issued by the NAACP here.  It says: We are calling for a...
  • Welcome back BSCTA

    We hope that everyone is experiencing an enjoyable start to the 2016-17 school year.  Below you will find some things that BSCTA has been working on this year.  I would first like to thank and congratulate our members on doing an excellent job at the recent  phone banks for Phil Ramos.  This was...
  • Phone banking for public education

    09.27.2016/Political Action
    Last year, Bay Shore School District faced an unprecedented attack from a charter school.  Many of you came out to oppose the charter school and to support our school district.  One of the elected officials who joined us in that fight was Assemblyman Phil Ramos.  Due to his opposition to the...

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