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by John Durso | on Jan 16, 2017

Dr. King Lives Within All of Us

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy New Year. On this day, which we dedicate to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us take a moment to look back to appreciate...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 15, 2016

Cheerful, Mindful and Optimistic

Believe it or not, Long Island New York is one of the nation's largest media market, home to the 4th largest concentration of union households. Only New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have more...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2016

"One on None"

The 2016 Presidential Election is now less than 3 weeks away and in some states voting has already begun.  Many states have different Early Voting rules; some allow you to vote by mail, some...

by Press and Media | on Aug 30, 2016

My union makes me better

It’s a hotly debated issue: Are teachers’ unions forces for good or evil?As an educator, I cannot convey just how critical my union membership is to my job security and satisfaction. No...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 19, 2016

Teachers speak up on Earth Day

In the midst of a loud and obnoxious Presidential Primary and a large scale strike, Long Island Teachers are softening a unity message on the air and on world wide wow reminding us to be part of a...

by Brian Young | on Mar 31, 2016

Opt Out Movement goes urban

As high stakes testing season begins in April, anti-teacher Editorial outlets like Long Island’s Newsday have been trying to demonize the opt out movement. They stand behind the idea that we...

by Wayne White | on Feb 16, 2016

Make your own Black History

I am Wayne White, a 17 year veteran social studies teacher at Bellport High School in the South Country Central School District. I am also the president of the Bellport Teachers' Association as...