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November 1, 2016

EXCERPTED BY MICHELLE LICHT                              

We all have plenty to do, and I would bet that reading the Board of Educ...

October 2, 2016

I work in a school district that is highly supportive of teachers as we muddle through the changes wrought by President Obama’s ill-conceived Race to the Top. However, long before pre-assessments, Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s), growth targets, and the endless lis...

October 1, 2016

Similar to most school districts around the state and country, last year our district had to make some tough decisions regarding the budget. It is a difficult time for everyone in education, and I do not envy the position our school board has been put in by misguided s...

December 2, 2015

NYSUT”S Summer Leadership Conference this past August included a workshop on Fair Trade. As mentioned in my previous article last June, I have embraced and will be highlighting social justice issues that NYSUT and many of our local unions are focusing on as well. Our p...

December 2, 2015

Our last meeting of NYSTRS Delegates was held in Saratoga Springs, New York on November 4 and 5. The attending delegates from Williamsville were Larry Schiro, Andy LaMont and Mark Arnold. Our main purpose for attending the meeting was to elect a teacher to the NYSTRS b...

December 4, 2014

October is National Physical Therapy month and it is a great time to introduce the district Physical Therapists. Currently, there are 3.5 physical therapist positions in our district which are held by Debbie Graham, PT, Tracey Thompson, PT, MS, Peggy Mulderig, PT, MS,...

December 2, 2010

This article is much different than something I would write in my diary. I’ve chosen my words carefully, proofread at least twice, double-checked to be sure my meaning is clear, and taken out anything that could possibly offend someone. The reason for that is obvious—I...

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