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NYSUT Launches Ad Campaign Urging Lawmakers to Restore Critical Funding to SUNY Hospitals
New York State United Teachers today launched a television and digital advertising campaign advocating for long overdue and necessary investment in Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island’s premier academic medical center.
New York students rally for public higher ed investments
Student advocates gathered at the New York State Capitol in Albany to rally behind a New Deal for public higher education in the state.
‘It’s hard to focus’: Schools say American kids are hungry
America’s schools say kids are hungry — just as pandemic-era benefit programs have lapsed. There is growing concern about the effects on kids’ ability to learn.
Proposal for universal school meals gains Republican support in New York
A measure meant to provide free meals to students in all New York schools has gained support from seven Republicans in the state Assembly, a bipartisan show of support for the proposal ahead of Gov. Kathy Hochul's unveiling of her budget plan.
Is adding more charter schools in WNY a good thing?
They're designed to be supporters of innovation, a free alternate option for families and students to explore, but some argue charter schools have gone too far.
Push for free school meals for all NY state kids gains traction
Belokopitsky, executive director of the New York State Parent Teacher Association, is among the advocates urging state lawmakers to fund a program designed to provide free breakfast and lunch to more than 700,000 New York school children each day.
Districts hope community school model will help families
Schenectady is one of more than 100 districts throughout the state to move to a community school model. It’s a multi-layered approach, with the hope of building relationships with local partners to strengthen in classroom learning, while also helping families get the resources they need.
Unions, lawmakers urge billions more for SUNY and CUNY in budget
Labor unions and several lawmakers are insisting the state invest billions of more dollars in the upcoming budget to support SUNY and CUNY campuses and hospitals, pushing back against the proposed tuition hikes in Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposal.
Advocates call for more higher education funding
On Thursday at the Capitol, advocates called on state lawmakers to include more funding for higher education in the state budget.
Andy Pallotta, president of the New York State United Teachers union, speaks at a rally at the state Capitol
SUNY and CUNY students and staff filled the halls of the state Capitol on Thursday advocating for a “New Deal” for higher education that proposes a $1.4 billion increase in operating aid for two-and four-year colleges across the state, along with SUNY hospitals.
NYSUT, UUP and PSC call for a New Deal for Higher Education: A generational commitment to quality, accessible public higher ed for all New
In response to decades of underfunding for our state’s public higher education system, NYSUT, UUP, PSC, student groups and supporting lawmakers will gather on the Million Dollar Staircase to press state legislators for a New Deal for Higher Ed.
We Can and Should Ask for Big Things
On Wednesday I finished a busy week of travel that started last Saturday with a talk at the Latham, N.Y., headquarters of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), a federation of more than 1,300 local unions in New York State that encompasses pre-K to grade 12 educators, school staff, health-care professionals, higher education faculty and staff, and government professionals.
Why local leaders should champion ‘community schools’
The COVID-19 pandemic cast a harsh light on disparities in neighborhood and family well-being, revealing the interrelated nature of the economic, social, and environmental factors that created and ...
Advocates hold rally on NY Capitol steps lobbying for free school meals for all students
At 11 a.m. Monday, Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas joined lawmakers, students and anti-hunger advocates to call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to fund free school meals for all New York students in the next year’s state budget.