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REFUSE THE TEST
Scores of VSTA members, along with their parent partners, turned out on Saturday, March 12TH to let our legislators know the test and punish agenda must end and Valley Stream needs to get it's fair share of state aid.
Friedrichs V. California Teacher Association
The United States Supreme Court will begin hearing opening remarks on this case today.
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Forum on Public Education
On November 18, 2015 a Public Education Forum was held in Valley Stream. The event was coordinated by parent activists and VSTA was asked to lend a hand. Many members joined parents and community leaders with hundreds in attendance. The event enjoyed wide spread coverage on social media and in Newsday.
VSTA Executive Board Adopts I Refuse Policy
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VSTA Negotiations Update
As of May 11, 2015
TA's (HS) (settled)
TA's (13) (settled)
Teacher Aides (13) (settled)
Supervisory Aides (HS) (settled)
For previous editions of the President's Report please click here
For previous E-Newsletters please click here
VSTA Welfare Fund Annual Report
Click here for the most current copy of the annual fincancial report.
Pouring Out Hearts In Pouring Rain
Click here to read more about Valley Stream's Day of Action.
The Pension Debate: Public Pensions and Long Island's Schools
Long Islanders want the best and brightest educators for their children, but it is a challenge to recruit and retain teachers without the guarantee of a secure retirement. As a part of a broader exploration into the issue of pension reform, Long Island Business Report examines the impact of pension funding on Long Island's education system. Watch the Video >
Commissioner King Gets Spanked
NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. John B. King, Jr. and PTA hold the first of five presentations across the state on Common Core followed by Q&A and public comment. Click here to view the video.
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