The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.
Does my vote count?
Your vote is important, now more than ever before, as educational policy is swiftly changing with hard pushes from politicians spanning our country, coupled with strong corporate influence. Even if you are not politically inclined, politics now impacts our school districts, our professions, our home lives.
This is the time when you need to come forward, to share your voice as a citizen and educator, to VOTE on November 5, 2013.
Watch this seven-minute video and learn more about the Affordable Care Act. (From Kaiser Foundation)
Many resources for K-12 educators on teacher evaluations and new learning standards are available on NYSUT.org including:
- Your Teacher Evaluation Rating: Now What?
- How to Understand Your Growth Score
- Common Core Resources
- Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
- A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning
and much more.