nysut http://wamc.org en New Teachers Union President Wants to Increase Union's Political Potency http://wamc.org/post/new-teachers-union-president-wants-increase-unions-political-potency <p>There is a big change at New York State’s largest teachers union. Members of New York State United Teachers elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common Core standards. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:50:31 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87640 at http://wamc.org New Teachers Union President Wants to Increase Union's Political Potency Harrison Union's Karen Magee Elected NYSUT President http://wamc.org/post/harrison-unions-karen-magee-elected-nysut-president <p></p><p>The Common Core controversy has claimed another victim: New York State United Teachers president Dick Iannuzzi, who lost his seat over the weekend. The vote is remarkable for many reasons.</p><p>Over the weekend, NYSUT convention-goers elected Karen Magee, the 11-year head of the Harrison teachers union in Westchester County,&nbsp;to a three-year term as president of the New York State United Teachers. She unseated Richard Iannuzzi, who served since 2005, and was just the second NYSUT president in the union’s history.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 87609 at http://wamc.org Harrison Union's Karen Magee Elected NYSUT President New York State United Teachers Elects New President http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-united-teachers-elects-new-president <p>New York State United Teachers has voted in a new president. According to local media reports, Karen Magee, president of the Harrison Association of Teachers in Westchester was voted in early Sunday morning.</p><p>Magee will replace Richard Iannuzzi, who has served as NYSUT's president since 2005</p><p>On Saturday, the union, in a voice vote, approved a symbolic resolution calling for the “immediate” removal of New York State Education Commissioner John King Jr., who has been criticized for the state’s implementation of the Common Core.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:08:12 +0000 Lucas Willard 87555 at http://wamc.org Richard Iannuzzi: When Will They Ever Learn? http://wamc.org/post/richard-iannuzzi-when-will-they-ever-learn <p>As I reflect on and celebrate Pete Seeger’s life, I’m reminded that in the great tradition of American folk music, the lyrics, for the most part, remain constant while their applicability often evolves with the changing times.&nbsp; The revising and honing of folk songs keep them relevant, and serve as catalysts for social change from one generation to the next. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Richard Iannuzzi 84084 at http://wamc.org Lawmakers Differ Over Common Core Fix http://wamc.org/post/lawmakers-differ-over-common-core-fix <p>There’s continued dissatisfaction over the state’s implementation of the new Common Core standards, which parents, students and teachers have complained has led to too much testing. There’s disagreement, though, in the state legislature over how to fix it.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 82016 at http://wamc.org Lawmakers Differ Over Common Core Fix Poughkeepsie Fiasco Fosters Call For Resignation http://wamc.org/post/poughkeepsie-fiasco-fosters-call-resignation <p></p><p>Striving to maintain an open dialog on Common Core, the state Education Department is reportedly working on developing a new format&nbsp; for Commissioner John King&#39;s town hall-style discussions, which he cancelled after one in Poughkeepsie erupted in anger and frustration.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:39:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 75769 at http://wamc.org Poughkeepsie Fiasco Fosters Call For Resignation AQE Releases College & Career Readiness Report Card http://wamc.org/post/aqe-releases-college-career-readiness-report-card <p>Now that New York’s public schools have sent students – and report cards — home for the summer, New York education reformers have issued the state a "report card" of their own... with two plusses, four minuses and an "incomplete."<br> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:30:24 +0000 Dave Lucas 68441 at http://wamc.org AQE Releases College & Career Readiness Report Card Richard Iannuzzi: If You Can’t Lend A Hand… http://wamc.org/post/richard-iannuzzi-if-you-can-t-lend-hand <p>I've heard it said that if a single person raises an issue, one should listen politely.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:50:12 +0000 67043 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Pushing Education, Early Education Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-pushing-education-early-education-initiatives <p>As another school year comes to a close, education and education funding remain among the top concerns for parents, teachers and public officials.</p><p>President Barack Obama's “Early Learning Days of Action” initiative was highlighted in New York last week as Congressman Paul Tonko read to 16 children enrolled in what's called "The Butterfly Class" at Albany Head Start. The pre-K students were delighted with Tonko's chosen work: "Welcome To Kindergarten" by Anne Rockwell.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:23:41 +0000 Dave Lucas 66679 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Pushing Education, Early Education Initiatives Richard Iannuzzi: One Voice, United, For Justice http://wamc.org/post/richard-iannuzzi-one-voice-united-justice <p>In the 1960s, Bob Dylan, one of our lifetime’s great poets and American song writers, wrote the following lines in reference to the Civil Rights struggles:</p><p>“<em>If all of us folks that thinks alike/If we gave all we could give/We could make this great land of ours/&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; a greater place to live.”</em></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 64815 at http://wamc.org