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Check out more from the Labor Day Parade!

UUP President, Beth Wilson, fixes Mother Jones for the parade

UUP President, Beth Wilson, fixes Mother Jones for the parade

Amy Trompetter, the maker of the Mother Jones puppet, along with NP student Nolan

Amy Trompetter, the maker of the Mother Jones puppet, along with NP student Nolan

The UUP procession

The UUP procession

Mother Jones in the parade

Mother Jones in the parade

Along with the Mother Jones puppet, New Paltz UUP members brought bread and roses signage

Along with the Mother Jones puppet, New Paltz UUP members brought bread and roses signage

"State support for SUNY"

“State support for SUNY”

 

Fall Chapter Meetings Annoucement

Join us for our chapter meetings at the Terrace!

WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2016

TIME: 12 pm to 1:30 pm

WHERE: The Terrace

(Lunch will be served)

AND

    WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016

TIME: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

WHERE: The Terrace

(Beer/Wine and Hot/Cold hors d’oeuvres will be served)

                 terrace

IDA Award Announcement!

ONE  MORE  ROUND of

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT  AWARDS!!

 

We have recently learned that although the 2009-2016 Agreement between the State and UUP expired on July 2, 2016, funding for all NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees’ programs is extended through March 31, 2017. This means we will have one final round of IDA grants to make, for activities taking place between those two dates.

Keep your eyes open for more information regarding the application process, deadlines, etc. soon!!

UUP has an Agenda: Quality

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Commentary by UUP President Frederick E. Kowal

The National Council on Teacher Quality criticized United University Professions (“Our budding teachers deserve better training in New York,” March 30) for our position regarding the State Education Department’s deeply flawed teacher certification process.

Hey, NCTQ, what took you so long?

After all, UUP has loudly voiced its concerns about New York’s teacher certification exams for the past two years. And for good reason: these tests are riddled with problems pertaining to content, their computer­based format — administered and scored by corporate education testing giant Pearson — the basis for cut scores, and the lack of timely access to test preparation materials.

SED changed certification requirements for 2014 and 2015 student teachers well after they started their teacher preparation programs. And the department was two years late in making test preparation materials available for the Educating All Students exam and Academic Literacy Skills Test.

SED’s latest imbroglio was its decision to require students to take the newly revised Content Specialty Tests before establishing passing scores for the exams. As of early April, graduates are languishing as SED figures things out. MORE