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NYSUT Communications
Thursday, 10 March 2011
When his middle school students tossed away barely used pencils, Wonah A. Odaji gathered them up after class, sharpened them and mailed them from New York to the children in his village in Nigeria. Now,...
NYSUT Communications
Friday, 04 March 2011
When Julie Holbrook interviewed for the position of food service director at the Keene Central School, she confesses that she left before the interview was over but not before imparting her philosophy of fresh...
NYSUT Communications
Friday, 04 March 2011
Hundreds of Van Corlaer Elementary school children, sitting on the gymnasium floor, leaned forward. Girls were wearing their best dresses with polka dots, sashes and velvet. Some boys wore vests and tiny ties. Minutes...
NYSUT Communications
Thursday, 03 March 2011
We hear a lot about what’s wrong with our public schools. As a parent, I want to talk about what’s right. What’s right are educators like Colleen Flower, a member...
NYSUT Communications
Thursday, 03 March 2011
Public education naysayers and some in the punch-the-clock crowd have long made it a practice of criticizing teachers for the hours they put in on the job. We’ve all heard it: Teachers, they contend,...
Emily Allen
Anastasia Difino teaches fifth-grade English and social studies at PS 120 in Queens, the same district where she grew up, and she is helping another generation of immigrants find their footing in a new country through the “Civics for All” curriculum she recently helped pilot for the NYC Department of Education.
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