Because the real Andrew Cuomo won't visit a successful public school (and Great Neck has invited him on numerous occasions), the best we could do is get "Flat Andy" to come and see what a great public school education looks like. Check out GNTA President Sheila Scimone's EdRuminations blog for all the action!
More than 1,000 teachers, parents and others cheered and applauded leaders of the anti-testing movement at a Long Island rally on March 9, shouting approval as speakers urged an expanded boycott of state tests in April.
Read the full story from Newsday.
NYSUT's Legislative Department lobbies state and federal representatives to help retain professional enhancements we fought for and won. Support for our public schools comes from the efforts of hundreds of grass-roots lobbyists. This statewide, grass-roots network of member-volunteers, called the Committee of 100, adds local political impact to NYSUT's effort. Jennifer Snyder is GNTA's representative to the Committee of 100. Here is her report from their latest meeting:
At this year's Committee of 100, teachers, parents, and students marched through the state capital chanting, "Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, look out Cuomo, here we come." While this was exhilarating, it has often felt like we are banging our heads against the wall.
This time, however, as we met with our legislators it was made clear that members of both houses, from both sides of the aisle, are frustrated by what they claim is Gov. Cuomo's abuse of power. He continues to tie policy to budget and they are angered by his threats. One member received a standing ovation on the floor for simply recognizing the power of debate without threat. Our elected officials are highly concerned about the decimation of the basic tenets of our government, and we agree that they should be. It is time to stand up and do something about this abuse of power and to do what they have been elected to do.
The 2015 Summer Scholarships have been announced! Brought to you by GNTA and the Great Neck Public Schools, Summer Scholarships are available for courses or programs that are subject-matter oriented. The application deadline is April 25, and an advisory committee will announce the final selections by May 15.
Please read the guidelines carefully, so we can quickly process your application and reimburse you without delay.
2015 Summer Scholarship Application