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AFL-CIO Executive Council 6/2/04
Joint Statement of Position Presented to the MTA (NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority), May 19, 2004; term sheet (agreement), 4/19/04; minutes of NYS AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting, December 10, 2003; agenda for meeting of June 2, 2004; biographical sketches of union local officers; program for NYS AFL-CIO Annual Labor Celebration, August 9, 2004; poster, "Speaking of Freedom�How about the freedom to have a union and a good contract?" n.d.; NYS AFL-CIO budget projection for the period July 1, 2004. June 30, 2005; budgets for departments; budget analysis for the period July 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004; invitation to breakfast in honor of congressman Charles Rangel, June 14, 2004; agenda for 30th annual Constitutional Convention; flyers, including Call to Action from AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, Voice@Work Campaign 2004 and comparison sheet re John Kerry vs. George Bush on union issues; voter registration materials, targeted to union workers

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AFL-CIO Executive Council 12/10/03
Letter noting agenda for meeting; correspondence re Long Island Breast Cancer Walk; letter from NYS AFL-CIO, re fundraising shortfall at WBAI radio, progressive nonprofit employer of AFTRA union workers, requesting contributions; resolution and description of NYS AFL-CIO New Alliance Phase 2 (re relationship of Area Labor Federation, Central Labor Councils, local affiliates to State Federation and AFL-CIO)

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NYS AFL-CIO Executive Council 3/26/02
Meeting notice; resolution endorsing "Public Schools for the 21st Century" (PS21); list of member organizations and financial contributions from each; minutes of NYS AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting, November 29, 2001

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NYS AFL-CIO Convention August 1990
Conference call brochure

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AFT. AFL-CIO Convention November 1991
Peter Hart survey questions re teacher perceptions

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AFT Ad Hoc Committee on Math/Science Teacher Shortage 1983
AFT Statement on Math and Science Education and the Math and Science Teacher Shortage, n.d.; AFT Interim Report on Math and Science Education and the Math and Science Teacher Shortage, n.d.; press release, "AFT Issues Recommendations on Dealing with Math/Science Crisis," February 24, 1983. See also: TIMSS (Third International Math and Science Study) AFT Conference 2/7-2/9/97

 
AFT Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools. See: Low-Performing Schools
 
AFT Consortium for Policy Research in Education. Teacher Pay System. See: Teacher Compensation
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AFT Constitution 2000-2002
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AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 5/26/04
2002 Constitution; facilitative materials

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AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 1/23/03
Description of proposed resolutions; committee meeting agenda

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AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 5/27/03
Related materials

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AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 10/7/03
Recommendations of committee

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AFT Convention 2004
2002 Constitution; convention survey responses

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AFT Critical Thinking Project 1984-1987
Printed publication, "The Goal of Critical Thinking: from Educational Ideal to Educational Reality," AFT Educational Issues Dept., n.d., c. 1985; training evaluation form, 1986; press releases, memos, newspaper clippings

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AFT Democracy Committee. Education for Democracy 2003-04
Albert Shanker Institute publication, "Education for Democracy," highlighting U.S.-led victories for democracy around the world, including Afghanistan, 2003

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AFT Democracy Committee Meeting 5/27/04
Resolution on Abu Ghraib, 5/18/04;draft resolutions on Sudan, Hong Kong, Iraq, reform of Patriot Act; International Democracy Fund 2004 Proposal for Cambodia

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AFT Democracy Committee Meeting 5/4/04
AFT Draft Resolution on Iraq, greatly revised from 2003 version; interim report on security and civil liberties, May 2003; draft resolution re reform of the Patriot Act, 4/21

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AFT Democracy Committee 10/7/03
Agenda; trip report re Colombia, draft resolution; "A Postcard from Baghdad," report by David Dorn, October 2003; memo re Africa AIDS campaign, October 7; memo re AFT work in the Middle East and Islamic countries, October 6; International Democracy Fund 2003 proposal for China; revised proposal for Colombia

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AFT Democracy Committee, NYSUT HQ 5/28/03
Agenda; memo re education for democracy in the Islamic world, May 21, 2003; interim report on security and civil liberties

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AFT Democracy Committee. Iraq Resolution January 6, 2003
Agenda; Q&A sheet from David Dorn, supporting AFT support for U.S. invasion of Iraq, noting WMD and other arguments; alternative resolution by locals; related correspondence

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AFT Democracy Committee 5/7/97
Memo re concerns over perception of international trips as "perks" for Executive Council members

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AFT Democracy Committee/Int'l Affairs 10/23/97
Substantive memos re overview of AFT International Affairs Department, AFT Democracy Committee

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AFT Education for Democracy/Int'l Committee, AFT 10/10/96
Agenda; proposed resolutions for Executive Council; report on AFT in Africa

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AFT Education for Democracy/Int'l Committee, 10/4/94
Agenda; draft report, "Teachers and Unionism in the Russian Federation," prepared for AFT, June 1994; background brief re possible human rights projects in northern Ireland

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AFT Education for Democracy/Int'l Committee 10/27/93
Agenda; human rights reports on Northern Ireland; handwritten notes

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AFT and Labor's Role in 21st Century International Affairs, May 8-9, 2003
Conference materials, including list of participants

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AFT and NYSUT, Labor's Stake in International Affairs, Resource Manual 1983
Description of international trade unionism

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AFT Executive Council 01/30/05-02/02/05
Meeting agenda; summary presentation (bullet point), "AFL-CIO Restructuring: A Changing Center of Gravity," January 2005; AFT Defense Committee report; financial report; draft statement opposing Bush proposal to privatize Social Security; press release from Senate Democratic Communications Center outlining legislative agenda, January 24, 2005; "Changing the Paradigm: A Bold New Vision for AFL-CIO State Federations," AFL-CIO Northeast Council, January 2005; City Union of Baltimore Investigation Report

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AFT Executive Council 01/30/04-02/02/04
Issue of Tradewinds , vocational-career and tech newsletter of United Federation of Teachers, fall/winter 2004; copies of Education Daily , January 2005; correction sheet for changes to 2005 Constitution; "Rational [sic] Used in Development of SSU [Single State Union] Appendices"

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AFT Executive Council October 13-15, 2004
Meeting agenda; campaign materials supporting John Kerry for president

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AFT Executive Council 5/27/04
Agenda; resolutions on Kerry endorsement, Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Patriot Act, overtime takeaway, healthcare; newsletter, Washington Teacher , spring 2004; report to AFT Executive Council on the Washington Teachers' Union (Local 6) administratorship, May 26, 2004; Hart Research survey of 803 AFT members registered to vote in battleground states; report by AFT/COPE Federal Political Action Committee

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AFT Executive Council Meeting, NYSUT HQ 5/28/03
Folder, "The AFT and the Fiscal Crisis"; memo to Sandra Feldman re Military Draft Task Force, investigating proposal by Rep. Charles Rangel to reinstate draft, noting task force's decision not to support proposal: "The speedy end of the Iraq War has removed the immediate need for additional troops," May 21, 2003

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AFT Executive Council #1 Meeting with Officers 5/27/03
Letter from Tom Hobart to Sandy Feldman re Executive Committee retreat discussion re AFT/NEA relations (not sent), April 17, 2003; jurisdictional agreement between National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers, 2003; memo re "no-raid" meeting

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AFT Executive Council 1/21-24/03
Agenda; handwritten notes re positions of John Kerry

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AFT Executive Council 10/9/02
Meeting agenda; memo to Executive Council re assessment of current AFT advertising and a Strategic Plan for Change, October 9, 2002; UFT Learning Connection Curriculum Resource Guide K-12; press releases re school reform; draft of statement re "Iraq's weapons of mass destruction"

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AFT Executive Council and Program & Policy Council (PPC) 5/14-16/02
Tentative schedule; handwritten notes. See also: AFT Program & Policy Council

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AFT Executive Council Meeting April 23-25, 1990
Agenda; report by Education and Research Committee, "Building the Teacher Work Force: Finding and Keeping Qualified Teachers"; text of opinion column in Toledo Blade re Channel One advertising in schools; materials re merger agreement between Dallas Federation of Teachers Local 2260 with Independent United Teachers of Dallas, October 23, 1990, with cover letter from Al Shanker urging support of merger; handwritten notes

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AFT Executive Council Meeting June 13-14, 1989
Minutes; AFT Executive Council resolution on China; ballots approving affiliation agreements with North Dakota Public Service Employees Association, committee to investigate election of Atlanta Federation of Teachers, with background narratives; "For the Health of a Nation," report of the National Leadership Commission on Health Care executive summary and related newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

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AFT Executive Council Meeting April 21, 1988
Agenda; resume of Donald Calahan for staff assistant

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AFT Executive Council Meeting February 10-12, 1988
List of recommended 1988 AFT Convention Committee Chairpersons; position papers/resolutions, "Evolution of Work by the Year 2000," "Articulation in Vocational Education," "Opportunities for Children Who Can Succeed"; Report of the Task Force on Registered Nurse Licensure and the Entry-Into-Practice Debate," Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT, February 1988

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AFT Executive Council Meeting Chairpersons April 6, 1987
Agenda; handwritten notes; correspondence from vice presidents McElroy and Tornillo to AFT Executive Council urging study of issues of governance, relationship to AFL-CIO and their unions, NEA merger

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AFT Task Force on the Future of Education 1986
Meeting agenda for May 5-6; revised draft, "Report of the AFT Task Force on the Future of Education," May 27, 1986; urgent memo to Subcommittee on School Structure and Governance asking members to review and react to draft report, April 25; drafts of subcommittee report, "The Learning Centered School"; minutes of subcommittee meeting of February 10; Report of the Subcommittee on Teachers; statement for the Union Subcommittee; memo to Working Group on Schools re school choice issue; list of pros and cons of various public school choice plans; article reprints; preliminary notes

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AFT Task Force on the Future of Education 1984-1985
Paper for the California Commission on the Teaching Profession, "Teaching Reform; Union Reform"; California Commission "Status Report on the Teaching Occupation," November 1984; proposal, "Further Exploration of New Directions: Realizing the Potential"; proposal, "Professionalism: Attracting and Keeping Excellent Teachers"; "Teacher Education and Recruitment. National Perspective (Includes Issue of Minority Representation)"; other position papers, article reprints, handwritten notes

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AFT Futures Committee July 10, 1991
Local Survey Efforts: Summary Concluding Points; Report of the Futures Committee Subcommittee on the Role and Priorities of the National Union; report of the Subcommittee on the Role of Program and Policy Councils; report of the Subcommittee on the Role of State Federations; notes on activities at the AFT National Staff meeting, May 14, 1991; discussion outlines with edits from Toni Cortese; handwritten notes. See also: AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Committee 1998-2000

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AFT Futures Committee April 22, 1991
Discussion paper re staff questionnaire findings, April 5, 1991; handwritten notes

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AFT Futures Committee February 12, 1991
Paper by AFT Department of research, "Response to Futures Committee Questionnaire," January 22, 1990; other department head responses, 1991; Futures Committee outline of discussions as of 10/23/90; notes on focus group meeting of selected state federation presidents, December 18, 1990

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AFT Futures Committee October 22, 1990
Discussion paper; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

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AFT Futures Committee September 10-14, 1990
Agenda; charts re AFT membership growth; 22nd annual Gallup / Phi Delta Kappa Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools; summary of 1990 Roper Reports (AFL-CIO) Survey of 18- to 29-Year-Olds, "Youth Attitudes Toward Work and Unions"; pre-publication copy of the report of the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, "America's Choice: High Skills or Low Wages!" June 1990; article reprints; handwritten notes

 
AFT Institute. See Shanker Institute
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AFT Joint Civil, Human and Women's Rights Committee 11/19/04
Meeting announcement

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AFT. Ira Magaziner 1991
Issues papers; correspondence

 
AFT/NEA Merger:
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AFT/NEA Merger 1998-2001
Statement of Principles of Unity for a United Organization; NEAFT Partnership Document; merger background paper; talking points for Council on Unity talks

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AFT/NEA Merger. AFT/NEA Unity Meeting 12/14-15/00
Memo/report re options for an interim plan

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AFT/NEA Merger. AFT/NEA Unity Discussions 11/8-9/00
Facilitative memos

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AFT and NEA Advisory Committees (ThoughtBridge) September-December 2000
Conference schedule; summaries of monthly meetings of AFT and NEA Unity Discussion Teams and Advisory Committees

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AFT/NEA Merger. AFT Exec. Council 9/14/00
Facilitative memos

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Committee 1998-2000
Reports to Program and Policy Council Committee and Executive Council. See also: AFT Futures Committee

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Full Committee Meeting, Washington 11/16-17/99
Subcommittee reports

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Governance Sub-Committee Meeting 11/3/99
Memo re union constitutions; draft constitutional amendments

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Committee 9/28-29/1999
Subcommittee reports

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Committee 1/12-13/1999
Retiree Task Force recommendations; report of the Task Force on PSRP (Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel) issues; report of Advisory Committee on State Federations; report on Leadership Development, 1994; memo re Final Principals of Unity, May 5, 1998; Futures II Committee meeting materials; report of Futures Committee; outline of questions to consider when reviewing Futures I report; description of the nature of Futures II: A Larger Context

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Committee 1990-1991
Agenda; survey of Executive Council members re future role; responses to AFT directors' questionnaire; summary of interviews with Futures Committee members re goals

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Committee 2/11/92
Preliminary recommendations; amendments to preliminary recommendation; final report and recommendations

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AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Committee 1/9-10/98
Materials for strategy discussion

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AFT/NEA Merger Talks Special Meeting, 1/24/98
Remarks by Bob Chase, president, National Education Association (NEA), before Northeast Regional Leadership Conference, January 25, 1998; memo re meeting from AFT president Sandra Feldman

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AFT/NEA Merger. Joint Council 12/2-3/97
"Dear Colleague" letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) warning of potential erosion of quality of public education with merger between AFT and NEA, November 3, 1997; reports of infrastructure subcommittee, working group on discipline; memos; press releases

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AFT/NEA Joint Council 8/26-27/97
Issue papers; joint memorandum of agreement between Rochester City School District and Rochester Teachers Association re PERB conciliation, August 22, 1997

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AFT/NEA No Raid Agreement 1996
Press release and talking points re jurisdictional agreement

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AFT Policy Statements 1969-1974
Booklet, "Policy Resolutions," n.d. (resolutions span 1969-1974)

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AFT Teachers Program & Policy Council Meeting 1/24-26/05
Agenda and materials; report from executive vice president Toni Cortese; materials from Battelle for Kids, Ohio; "Ten Changes Needed to Improve 'No Child Left Behind'"

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) Meeting 5/24-26/04
AFT documents criticizing the No Child Left Behind Act; agenda and related materials for PreK-12 Program and Policy Council meeting, May 24-26; handwritten notes. See also: AFT Executive Council and Program and Policy Council (PPC); See also: NYSUT Meetings (unrestricted); see: NYSUT Policy Council

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) Working Group 4/22/04
Draft agenda incorporating revisions discussed in conference call

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) 1/21-23/04
Agenda and meeting materials; handwritten notes

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) 10/9-10/03
Facilitative correspondence

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) 1/14-16/03
Correspondence re No Child Left Behind legislation

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), PreK-12 Teachers 10/9-10/03
Agenda and materials; draft resolution on No Child Left Behind

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), Pre-K�12 Teachers 1/15-16/02
Agenda and materials

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), Pre-K�12 Teachers 5/29-30/03
Agenda and materials

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), K-12 Teachers 10/10-11/02
Agenda and materials

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), Pre-K�12 Teachers Meeting, Jan. 14-16, 2003
Agenda and related materials

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AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), K-12 Teachers Working Group Chair's Meeting, 12/19/02
Agenda and materials

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AFT Program and Policy Council, K-12 Teachers Meeting. Effective Programs May 6-7, 1997
Agenda; resolution on Redesigning Low- Performing Schools; draft document, "The School Audit Process"; Hart Research survey, April 1997; memo re legislation re reconstitution [of low-performing schools]

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AFT Program and Policy Council, K-12 Teachers Meeting. Effective Programs February 6-7, 1997
Agenda; summary of October 8-9, 1996, meeting; report of the AFT Task Force on PSRP Issues; papers, "Every Child Reading: Policy Implications of Success for All," Robert E. Slavin, Johns Hopkins University, written for the Aspen Institute, February 14-15, 1997 (Shanker Institute); draft paper (comments invited), "Reading by Nine; A Comprehensive Strategy," Slavin, January 22, 1997; "Effective and Replicable Programs for Students Placed at Risk in Elementary and Middle Schools," Fashola and Salvin, September 1996; "Ten Promising Programs for Educating Disadvantaged Children: Evidence of Impact," Rebecca Harman and Sam Stringfield, Johns Hopkins University; three-year following up. See also: Promising Programs

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AFT QuEST 2005 Workshop, ELL
Workshop proposals for English Language Learners

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AFT QuEST Conference "Making Standards Matter" 2001
AFT Memo re 50 State Standards Report, noting new section on curriculum

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AFT QuEST Conference July 12-15, 2001
Conference program, "Pursuing Excellence: It's Union Work"; remarks to conference by Sandra Feldman, July 12, 2001; booklet "The Instructional Demands of Standards-Based Reform"; handwritten notes

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AFT QuEST Conference 1999
Keynote address by Sandra Feldman, July 9, 1999; photocopies of New York Teacher , January 1999

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AFT Research and Dissemination Program 1987
Memo from Cortese re duties of regional program coordinators, August 9

 
AFT Standards & Assessment Working Group. See: Standards & Assessment
 
AFT Task Force on Latino Issues. See Latino Issues
 
AFT Task Force on Reauthorization of ESEA, Title I 1999. See: Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA); see: No Child Left Behind
 
AFT Task Force on Teacher Education. See Teacher Education
 
AFT Task Force on Reading. See Reading
 
AFT Task Force on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools. See: Low-Performing Schools
 
AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development. See: Professional Development
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Academic Freedom Task Force 1983-1990
Report of NYSUT Task Force on Academic Freedom, March 1, 1990; report by People for the American Way, "Attacks on Freedom to Learn: New York (1980-1983)"; People for the American Way press release, "Survey Reveals Widespread Censorship Attempts in New York Public Schools," November 22, 1983; correspondence

 
Action Plan. See: Regents Action Plan
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Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) 1985
Correspondence re gifted and talented programs and literacy programs; proposal for literacy program; list of members

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Adult Education 1984
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, second vice president, NYSUT to the Elementary, Secondary and Continuing Education Committee of the Board of Regents on Proposed Amendments to Commissioner's Regulations, Section 103.3 Pertaining to Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Programs for Persons 16 to 21 Years of Age, June 20, 1984; NYS School Boards Association commentary on Proposed regulations for Alternative High School Equivalency Programs, submitted to Elementary, Secondary, and Continuing Education Committee of the Board of Regents by Louis Grumet, NYSSBA (School Boards Association) Executive Director, June 20, 1984; handwritten notes

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Africa AIDS Campaign (AFT) 2002
Brochures, starter kit for locals; pin, videotape, and related materials

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Alternative Education, Task Force on . GED 1/7/02
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Perception Survey: Evaluation of Stakeholder Perceptions, conducted for State Education Department, March 2001; list of alternative education programs and certification requirements; agenda for Ad Hoc Task Force on Alternative Education meeting of January 7, 2002; draft final report of task force, January 7, 2002; list of task force members; handwritten notes. See also: GED; See also: Dropout Prevention; See also: School Attendance; See also: Children at Risk

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Task Force on Alternative Education. GED 12/5/01-12/02
Agenda of 12/5/01 meeting; draft, February 4, 2002, and final report; findings and recommendations, with cover letter from Cortese to Commissioner Mills, November 18, 2002; State Education Department response to report, with cover letter to Cortese from Commissioner Mills, December 23, 2002

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Task Force on Alternative Education. GED 10/2/01
Agenda; draft definition of alternative education; description of task force charge; plan of action; State Education Department document, "Introductory Guide to Alternative Education"; Regents Report on Alternative Education, Incarcerated Youth Education and High School Equivalency and GED Testing; Guidelines for Implementing Academic Intervention Services; excerpts of Commissioner's Regulations; background papers

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Task Force on Alternative Education. Surveys 1999-2001
Zogby and Hart surveys of teachers and principals; memo to NYSUT research director Charles Santelli, outlining problems re proliferation of alternative ed programs in BOCES as "dumping ground" for districts' unwanted students, recommending creation of task force on alternative education, March 22, 2001

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American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Leadership Summit @ Tarrytown 1/19/05
Facilitative correspondence; press release from state comptroller Alan Hevesi's office, "Audit Finds Extensive Impropriety by Firm That Audited Roslyn School District and 54 Other School Districts," January 6, 2005; letter from Carla McLaud announcing candidacy for Election District #14 Director, January 4, 2005

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American Cancer Society. Strides 2004
Agreement from ACS to NYSUT vp Cortese re NYSUT sponsorship of "Making Strides" event, outlining mutual obligations; list of pledges from NYSUT regional offices

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American Cancer Society Lunch 12/15/04
Facilitative correspondence

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American Cancer Society: Participants 10/19/03
List of local pledges in Nassau County "10/19/03" (sic), "as of September 9, 2004" (sic)

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American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 10/17/04
NYSUT press release; text of remarks; printed program; facilitative correspondence

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American Cancer Society. NYSUT/ACS Meeting 5/7/04
Facilitative correspondence; list of pledges by regional office for 2003

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American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 10/19/03
List of individual sponsors; memorabilia: foot decal

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American Cancer Society. MSABC Corporate Breakfast 8/13/03
Flyer; list of pledges; agreement; newspaper clippings

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American Cancer Society Meeting 2/28/03
Handwritten notes

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American Cancer Society. NYSUT/ACS Meeting 3/3/03
Meeting notes; breakdown of NYSUT contribution to 2002 Making Strides walk

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American Cancer Society. Contract 2003
Original signed letter of agreement; copy of contribution check

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American Cancer Society. Debriefing Meeting 2/28/03
Agenda; fact sheet; flyer; list of contacts; handwritten notes

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American Cancer Society. Jeanne Walsh 7/13/02
Report produced jointly by NYS Department of Health and American Cancer Society, New York State Facts & Figures 2002 ; ACS fact sheets; Eastern Division 2001 Annual Report; 2002 ACS legislative agenda; ACS "Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2001-2002"; memorabilia: pin

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American Cancer Society Meeting 5/31/02
Agenda; team captain's kit; handwritten notes

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American Cancer Society 2002
Correspondence; breakdown of NYSUT contribution

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American School of the Hague 1987-1988
Contract between BOCES Monroe-Orleans Counties and the American School of the Hague; employment agreement; correspondence re exemption from Dutch taxes

 
Attendance. See: School Attendance
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NYS Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S Constitution (folder 1 of 3) 1987
Book, Living Together under the Law: An Elementary Education Law Guide , prepared by the Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the NYS Bar Association and the NYS Education Department, 1988; commission budget request for 1989-90; printed annual report, July 1, 1988; draft of second annual report, May 6, 1988; printed annual report, July 1, 1987; commission publication, Critical Choices: New York and the Constitution ; agenda and notes from commission meeting of July 25, 1988, "New Projects Submitted for Approval"; agenda and executive summary of eleven-month staff report, October 27, 1987; agenda of July 28, 1987, meeting; printed invitation and program for ratification ceremonies; commission newsletter, New York Delegate , March 1987; bicentennial calendar; list of key historical dates; fact sheets, New York Notes ; correspondence re judges for national writing competition

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NYS Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S Constitution (folder 2 of 3) 1987
USA Today teacher's guides; November 1986 and January 1987 issues of We the People , official newsletter of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution; winter 1986 issue of Fully, Freely & Entirely , newsletter of Delaware Heritage Commission for the 200th Anniversary of Delaware's Ratification of the United States Constitution; materials by Indiana Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution; calendar of events for Philadelphia; Private Program Division Association Highlights; materials of the NYS Bicentennial Commission

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NYS Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S Constitution (folder 3 of 3) 1987
Agenda of commission's second meeting and associated materials, including report of the first meeting; booklet by Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, "A Guide to Celebrating the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution"; booklet by the Jefferson Foundation, "The Jefferson Meeting on the Constitution: The Constitution in the Classroom"; materials re George Washington; booklet, "The Economic World of 1787 and the Constitution," by the NYC Council on Economic Education, in commemoration of the bicentennial of the U.S. constitution

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Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary 5/17/04
Program for Capital District 50th Anniversary Commemoration

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Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary. Management Meeting 6/9/04
Meeting agenda; report, "Brown + Fifty: A compilation of materials celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas Supreme Court decision," n.d., c.2004; memo re Board of Trustees meeting update

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Burnham, Robert A.. Signature, n.d.
Sheet of signatures of Robert A. Burnham

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Career and Technical Education 2004
Policy review of career and technical education, submitted to Board of Regents by deputy education commissioner James Kadamus, November 30, 2004. See also: State Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary and/or Employment

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Career and Technical Education 2001
Proposal to the Board of Regents from deputy education commissioner James Kadamus re modifications to graduation requirements for career and technical education, January 24, 2001; cover fax of proposal to Charles Santelli (NYSUT); letter to Carl Hayden, chancellor of the Board of Regents, from Harold Levy, chancellor of the Board of Education of the City of New York, opposing proposal, February 1, with attached letter to Levy from United Federation of Teachers vice president, discussing proposal; letter to Commissioner of Education Richard Mills from Robert Loretan, executive director of NYS Council of School Superintendents, offering recommendations on career and technical education, assessment standards, February 2; letter from Carl Hayden and Richard Mills to Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, opposing proposed legislation as lowering standards for technical education, June 14; NYSUT position paper

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Career and Technical Education Meeting 10/2/00
Conference program and agenda, including list of regional conferences, sponsored by State Education Department Office of Workforce Preparation and Continuing Education

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Career and Technical Education Advisory Group 6/12/2000
Letter to NYSUT vice president Antonia Cortese from State Education Department, thanking her for service on National Advisory Panel [on] Career and Technical Education, inviting her to meeting of Board of Regents to answer questions about report, May 26, 2000; deputy commissioner's report on recent activities in the Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education, May 19, 2000; agenda for Regents committee meeting of June 12, 2000; proposed amendments to rules of the Board of Regents and regulations of the commissioner of education, May 19, 2000

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Career and Technical Education Advisory Group April-May 2000
Memos to Cortese re meeting schedule; National Assessment of Vocational Education Final Report to Congress, volume I: Summary and Recommendations, July 1994; State Education Department publication, Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies, July 1996; proposed Board business item from 2000 Representative Assembly: Support for Career and Technical Education; request for comments from State Education Department on recommendations re career and technical education, August 2000

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Career and Technical Education Advisory Group 1/26/2000
Career and Technical Education Policy Advisory Group meeting agenda; letter to Cortese re meeting; executive summary of advisory panel/focus forum meeting of November 10, 1999; unattributed document, "A Review of the literature on Integrated Learning"; presentation sheets, "Sussex Technical High School: A National School of Excellence" and fact sheet

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Career and Technical Education Advisory Group 11/10/99
Letter to Cortese from State Education Department, thanking her for agreeing to serve on Career and Technical Education Advisory Group, noting first meeting, October 1999; packet of materials for November 10 meeting, including agenda, research/policy papers; memo to Cortese, "Update on Career and Technical Education Initiatives," September 24; description of Integrating Academic and Technical Instruction Advisory Group, from State Education Department, September 17; list of members; outline of issue by NYSUT Policy Council, "Career and Technical Diploma," November 9; related memo, November 5; Report of NYSUT Committee on Occupational Education (minutes of October 15-16 meeting); handwritten notes; policy/discussion papers, "Sensitivity and Bias Review of New York State Assessments" and "Standard Setting and Equating on the New Generation of New York State Assessments"

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Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA) 1996
Undated issues of newsletter, English ; documents, "Possible Scenario for an Integrated Language Arts Teacher Inquiry Network," "Improving Student Literacy Levels in New York: A Proposal"

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CUNY (City University of New York) 2000
Brochure of the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York, "Academic Labor Supports the PCS Position on the CUNY Master Plan," compiling testimony to Board of Regents hearing, CUNY Board of Trustees; New York Times clipping and online article

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Certification (folder 1of 2) 1996-2005
Report of the Advisory Committee on the Certification of School Professionals, December 1996; related drafts; Cincinnati Federation of Teachers collective bargaining agreement with Cincinnati Board of Education, March 17, 1997; Registration Bulletin 2004-2005, New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and information guide

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Certification (folder 2 0f 2) 1986-1991
Draft Regents early childhood teacher certification regulations, April 5, 1991; related correspondence

  4  
Charter Schools 1999-2004
Agenda, Task Force on Charter Schools, January 11, 2000; State Education Department draft report to the Governor and Legislature on the Educational Effectiveness of the Charter School Approach, November 7, 2003; draft five-year report, September 3, 2003, and related correspondence; "Not So Fast: The Unmet Challenges for Charter Schools and Those Who Oversee Them," November 2003, report prepared by NYSUT, NYS School Boards Association National Education Association.NY; NYSUT press release, "Report: No Evidence of Charter School Success: Fiscal Impact Great," November 9, 2003; memo to Regents from NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein recommending modifications to NYS Charter Schools Act, December 10, 2003; statistics on charter schools in Albany and statewide; text of state Assembly bill to prohibit for-profit entities from applying to establish charter schools in NYS, among other provisions, February 12, 2003, with sponsor's memorandum summarizing bill; newspaper clippings and web articles

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Charter Schools 1995-1997
"A Study of Charter Schools: First-Year Report Executive Summary, 1997," U.S. Department of Education; "A National Study of Charter Schools: Executive Summary," U.S. Department of Education, 1998; NYSUT Briefing Bulletin, "Charter Schools. Serious Reform or the Latest Fad?" June 1997; NYSUT Briefing Bulletin, "Difference between Charter Schools and 21st Century Schools," October 1995; NYSUT Information Bulletin: Charter Schools, February 1996; memo to NYSUT research director Charles Santelli re charter school visit in Albuquerque, NM, April 30, 1997; Regents discussion item, "Charter Schools Update," June 1997; Regents discussion item, "Report on Implementation of Charter Schools Legislation," January 27, 1999; presentation, "Charter Schools Institute, State University of New York: Public Education and Accountability," n.d.; press release by State University of New York, "Board Committee with Extensive Education Experience to Oversee State University Charter School Program," January 26, 1999; newspaper clipping and web articles

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Charter Schools 1994-1995
Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) publication, "Blueprint for Change: Charter Schools: A Handbook for Action," n.d., c. 1994; Rand report, "Reinventing Public Education," April 1994; AFT legislative action alert, October 31, 1995; newspaper clippings

  4  
Charter Schools Conference October 26-27, 1999
Conference program; text of New York Charter Schools Act of 1998

  4  
Charter Schools. SUNY 2/23/99
Memo re meeting to discuss SUNY charter schools; handwritten notes

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Charter Schools. Walter Dunn, Second Vice President, NYSUT 1996-1999
AFT report, "Charter Schools: Do They Measure Up?" November 1996; memo to Walter Dunn and other NYSUT officials re applicability of professional development requirements to charter school teachers, March 9, 1999; National Charter School Study First-Year Report (Executive Summary), University of Minnesota, May 1997; Minnesota Charter Schools Evaluation: Final Report (Executive Summary), c. November 1997; UCLA Charter School Study: "Beyond the Rhetoric of Charter School Reform; A Study of Ten California School Districts (Executive Summary)," n.d.

  4  
Charter Schools. Tom Hobart 3/6/97
Text of speech by NYSUT president Tom Hobart to Manhattan Institute Conference, March 11, 1997; related memos and materials

  4  
Charter Schools Policy Panel 3/11/97
Agenda for conference, "Charter Schools: What Are They?" co-sponsored by Center for Educational Innovation (CEI), Democratic Leadership Council, and Public Policy Institute of New York State, March 11, 1997; letters from CEI to NYSUT president Tom Hobart and vp Antonia Cortese re conference; AFT position paper, "Alternative Educational Placements for Violent and Chronically Disruptive Students"

  4  
Children at Risk 1991-1995
Correspondence and other materials for NYS AFL-CIO's Biennial Community Services Conference, "Children at Risk: Labor's Agenda"; fact sheet on School Breakfast Program; AFT research report, "International Comparison of Public Spending on Education"; Empire State Survey (joint project of Empire Foundation and Lehrman Institute), "Students at Risk: New Yorkers on Education," a survey of 1,218 NYS residents, July 6-24, 1995. See also: School Attendance; See also: Dropout Prevention; See also: Skills Opportunity/Youth Centers; See also: Task Force on Alternative Education

 
Children with Handicapping Conditions. See: Special Education
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Choice (Private School) 1991-1996
AFT research report, "Setting the Record Straight: Wrapup on the EAI [Education Alternatives, Inc.] Experiment in Baltimore," February 1996; NYS AFL-CIO report, "The Public Enemy: Privatization," c. 1992; research and policy papers; agenda for Regents Subcommittee on Choice, n.d.; memo re Regents' positions on public support for private schools, June 17, 1996; Regents draft report, "Extending School Choice to Nonpublic Schools: Educational and Legal Implications," May 16, 1991; handwritten notes, 11/6/91; newspaper clippings

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Choice (Public School) 1989-1990
Cover memo to managers and staff of NYSUT Research and Educational Services re materials for staff meeting, September 10, 1990, with attached NYSUT testimony on Educational Choice, Restructuring and Equity, May 24, 1989, New York State School Boards Association Survey on Public School Choice in New York State: Summary of Findings, October 1989, Choosing Better Schools, Eastern Regional Strategy Meeting on Choice in Education, sponsored by U.S. Department of Education, October 16-17, 1989, Illinois QuEST: Education Choice Panel presentation, May 21, 1990, Business Council of NYS's position on Educational Choice, October 1989; Regents discussion item, "Parent Choice," August 28, 1990; AFT resolution, "Public School Choice," 1990, with attached appendix/policy discussion, and related NYSUT memo soliciting comments, October 2, 1989; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to Gov. Mario Cuomo, commenting on "America's Choice: High Skills or Low Wages," by the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, September 28, 1990; testimony of David Sherman, assistant to the president, United Federation of Teachers, before the NYS Assembly Education Committee, "Choice in Education: An Option for Public Schools," May 18, 1989; related reports and newspaper clippings

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Choice. Vouchers 1996-2002
Education Daily newsletters, highlighting plan by conservative Christian groups to withdraw children from public schools, financing private scholarships from conservative corporate donors, August 1998; program for the 62nd NYS Conference of NAACP Branches, October 9-11, 1998; Report by AFT, "The Cleveland Voucher Program: Who Chooses? Who Gets Chosen? Who Pays?" 1997; brochure by AFT and A. Philip Randolph Institute, "School Choice: Who Chooses? Who Loses?" AFT brochure, "Who Chooses? Who Loses? A Closer Look at School Choice," 1996; Suggested Talking Points for NAACP Panel Discussion, "Economics of Education: Charter Schools, Vouchers, State Aid, Federal Grants," October 10, 1998; charts summarizing Hart Research survey on public attitudes on school choice and vouchers; reports, "Vouchers vs. Small Class Size: Comparing Effects, Costs, and Public Support," AFT, 1998; "A Comparative Evaluation of the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Grant Program, Year One: 1996-97," March 16, 1998; AFT press release and newspaper clipping re Cleveland report, July 16, 1997; press release by NYSUT (Tom Hobart) and AFT (Sandra Feldman) on Supreme Court ruling on vouchers, June 2002; "Where We Stand" columns by Sandra Feldman re vouchers, including analysis of Republican language as developed by political consultant Frank Luntz, in New York Times, 1997-98; letter from AFT president Albert Shanker to the Business Council of NYS, Inc., discussing purported differences in quality and costs between public and private schools, outlining case against vouchers, November 13, 1996; AFT lobbying/PR campaign outline, "Working for Public Education: A Plan for Coordinated Action"; related articles; handwritten notes

  5  
Choice. Vouchers 1995-1997
AFT Fact Sheet on Vouchers, 1995-96; memo to NYSUT officers, with transcript of state senator Joseph Bruno's public statements on private school vouchers, January 12, 1995; Statement by AFT on Greene, Peterson, Howell evaluation of voucher schools in Cleveland, July 18, 1997; AFT legislative fax alert re upcoming voucher votes, September 22, 1997; AFT paper, "The Myths behind Private School Vouchers, 1997; materials re Milwaukee voucher case; Regents discussion items re school choice, October�November 1996; "Selling Out Our Schools: Vouchers, Markets, and the Future of Public Education," a publication of Rethinking Our Schools; correspondence from the Business Council of NYS, Inc., 1996; "Where We Stand" columns by AFT president Albert Shanker, in New York Times, 1996; related articles; handwritten notes

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Civic Values 1981-1987
Speech re teaching values in public schools, by NY Gov. Mario Cuomo at Newsday Education Symposium, with cover letter to Toni Cortese, March 18, 1987; correspondence between Cuomo and Toni Cortese re values speech, September. October, 1986; unsigned, undated draft of speech, "Education for Democracy"; sermons on values by rector of St. John's Church, Washington, D.C., with cover letter from Theodore C. Achilles, vice chair of the Atlantic Council of the United States, December 6, 1985; speech by U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, "Citizenship Education: A Gift from the NEA," to the National Association of Secondary School Principals, February 17, 1986; speech by Bennett at Conference on Civic Virtue and Educational Excellence, April 19, 1985; printed booklet, "Reinvigorating Our Schools: A Challenge to Parents, Teachers, and Policymakers," excerpts from three reports by the Ethics and Policy Center, Washington, D.C., with forward by President Reagan, April 1985; Education for Democracy draft statement of principles, December 18, 1985; draft Regents Position Paper on Education for Civic Values, 12/1/83; other draft statements; article reprints

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Civility 1993-2004
NYSUT special report, "Conflict in the Classroom," n.d., c.1993; NYSUT Office of General Counsel research re students' speech rights, May 25, 2004; Zogby Student Discipline Surveys of Teachers and Union Presidents, April 15, 1999; NYSUT press release, "Student Behavior Worsens; Teachers Launch Civility Campaign," April 22, 1999. See also: School Violence; See also: Discipline (School Violence)

  5  
Class Size/Teaching Load 1985-1998
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, second vice president, NYSUT, to the Board of Regents on Class Size and Teaching Load, June 19, 1985; materials from State Education Department re grant program to reduce class size; AFT and NYSUT material on class size; legal analysis by NYSUT general counsel Bernard Ashe re Commissioner's Regulations on class size, January 9, 1987; letter from Cortese to deputy commissioner of education, with attached "NYSUT Recommendations for Regulations Governing Class Size and Teaching Load," April 15, 1986; memo from Cortese to NYSUT Executive Committee re NYSUT policy references to class size and teaching load, discussions with deputy commissioner, April 15, 1986; list of organizations testifying at Regents public hearing on teaching load for secondary school teachers, June 19, 1985; legal brief on behalf of petitioners before the commissioner of education in the appeal of Belleville et al. from the actions of the Board of Education of Guilderland Central School District, May 16, 1985

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College Board 5th Annual Invitational Seminar 1/27/93
Article from Chronicle of Higher Education , "Fewer Test Takers Get Top Scores on the Verbal SAT," January 13, 1993; invitations to seminars for state policymakers. See also: Pacesetter Program, College Board

 
Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S Constitution. See: Bicentennial
 
Commission on Education Reform. See: Education Reform, NYS Commission on
  5  
Commissioner of Education. Powers of the Commissioner 1989
NYSUT memo requesting interpretation of commissioner's power over certification

  5  
Commissioner Ambach. Ambach Report 1987
Press release and summary report, "A New Reliance on Education: Overview from a Report: New York: The State of Learning, 1977 to 1987," June 17, 1987 ("Ambach Report")

  5  
Commissioner Ambach. Meeting May 28, 1986
Related materials

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Commissioner Ambach. Meeting April 21, 1986
Related materials

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Commissioner Mills 1996-2002
NYSUT memo re experience of Vermont Federation of Teachers with new NYS commissioner, August 16, 1995; Mills's resume; correspondence between Commissioner Mills and NYSUT vp Cortese on various educational issues: No Child Left Behind, state reading initiative, higher standards; agenda of meeting between Mills and NYSUT Executive Committee, October 24, 1996; letters from Cortese to Regents Chancellor Carl Hayden; Regents draft strategic plan; excerpts of NYS Education Law re powers of Commissioner. See also: Commission Mills; See also: NYSUT Meetings (Unrestricted)

  5  
Commissioner Mills 6/7/02
Meeting agenda; discussion outline of critical issues re No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; proficiency levels for NYC 4th and 8th grade schools, and NYS schools excluding NYC

  5  
Commissioner Mills 5/28/02
Proposed meeting agenda; summary of NYSUT survey of 1,000 elementary teachers re inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classes; report on academic intervention services for students with disabilities, November 2001; related materials

  5  
Commissioner Mills 5/9/02
Proposed meeting agenda; correspondence

  5  
Commissioner Mills 4/5/02
Meeting agenda

  5  
Commissioner Mills 1/30/02
Pre-meeting agenda; meeting agenda; "New York State's Agenda to Improve Middle-Level Education: A Blueprint for Change," December 31, 2001; NYSUT policy positions on teacher recruitment and retention; list of focus questions; related materials; handwritten notes

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Commissioner Mills 12/11/01
NYSUT standards and assessments priority issues (draft)

  5  
Commissioner Mills 10/11/01
Results of survey of science teachers re rigor of new Regents exams compared with prior ones; related correspondence between Commissioner Mills and Cortese

  5  
Commissioner Mills 8/2/01
Statement by NYSUT for the Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation, October 23, 2000; talking points for meeting with Commissioner Mills; notes from meeting

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Commissioner Sobol. Correspondence 1994-1995
Correspondence between Sobol and NYSUT vp Antonia Cortese

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Commissioner Sobol . Correspondence January 1991-December 1993
Correspondence, sometimes extended, between Sobol and Cortese re multicultural education, special education, shared decision making; handwritten letters to Sobol from teachers; AFL-CIO publication, Songs for Labor , December 1983

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Commissioner Sobol . Meeting 10/22/93
Agenda for NYSUT/SED meeting (Commissioner's Study); list of possible topics; "Curricular Entitlement and Its Context in NYS: A Guide for Discussion with the Board of Regents," October 12, 1993; NYUST memo re "school districts in which disabled students are being bumped into general education classes," October 20, 1993; list of Inclusion Districts, 10/22/93; agenda and materials for Curriculum and Assessment Council

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Commissioner Sobol 7/16/93
Agenda re teacher aides, inclusion (students with disabilities), Curriculum and Assessment Council, pre-K studies; Teach for America proposal re certification extension; NYSUT highlights of survey of local presidents re shared decision making, special education, student discipline problems, teacher aides/assistants

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Commissioner Sobol 1/28/93
NYSUT Pilot Project: A Policy Direction for Restructuring; letter from Roslyn Teachers Association to NYSUT associate Harry Lampman with questions re shared decision-making

  5  
Commissioner Sobol . Interview 1993
Questions dealing with policy re least restrictive environment for students with disabilities, for interview to be published in New York Teacher

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 11/4/92
Materials related to proposed regulations re "good moral character" facilitating firing and decertifying of teachers convicted of felonies or crimes involving illegal drugs or abuse of children

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 6/92
Agendas, handwritten notes, and memos on a wide range of issues

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/4/92
Related materials

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 2/27/92
Related materials

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Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 1/6/92
Related materials

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Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 9/20/91
Related materials

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 7/8/91
Related materials

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 6/5/91
Related materials

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 5/7/91
Related materials

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/91
Related materials

  5  
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/5/91
Related materials

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Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 10/31/90
Related materials

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Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 9/28/90
Related materials

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Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 6/15/90
Related materials

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Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/8/89
Related materials

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Commissioner Sobol. Meeting November 23, 1987
Includes Harriet Sobol's proposal for teacher corps, n.d.

 
Communications. See: Whittle, see: Widmeyer
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Communications Director Interviews 3/30/01
Notes on candidates for NYSUT Director of Communications job; job description; resumes; summary letter from Tom Goodwin (Goodwin & Company, executive search firm)

  6  
Communications Director Interviews. Tom Goodwin Meeting 3/19/01
Letter from Tom Good (Goodwin & Company, executive search firm), discussing candidates interviewed for NYSUT Director of Communications job; resumes

 
Comparable Worth. See: Women's Issues
 
Compensation. See: Teacher Compensation
 
Constitution Bicentennial. See: Bicentennial
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Constitutional Convention (NYS)/School Bond Act 1997
Materials by NYSUT, NYS AFL-CIO, and League of Women Voters, opposing a constitutional convention; materials supporting the School Facility Health and Safety Bond Act of 1997

 
Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented Youth. See: Gifted and Talented Youth
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UFT Core Curriculum Advisory Committee 1999
Letter from UFT president Randi Weingarten inviting Cortese to join advisory committee; list of guiding questions for advisory board

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Core Knowledge Curriculum 1996-2000
Description of Baltimore Curriculum Project, utilizing highly structured curriculum with pre-written lesson plans; correspondence between NYSUT officials (Phil Ellis, Antonia Cortese, Charles Santelli) re elimination of program in Fairfax County, Virginia, schools ostensibly because of lack of effectiveness, noting possibility that data was manipulated

 
Correspondence. See: NYSUT Correspondence
 
Curriculum. See: Opportunity to Learn. Regents Temporary Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum and Assessment
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Dade County Restructuring, n.d.
Handwritten notes. See also: Restructuring

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Day-Timers 1980-1983
Antonia Cortese's appointment books

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Department of Labor. Grant Award 1988
State of New York Department of Labor contract signature sheet, draft proposed grant application by NYSUT for Assessment of Teachers Responses to Structural Educational Support Program (SES); program overview

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Directory of Teacher Educators in NYS Update 1991-1992
Directory

 
Disabilities. See: Special Education
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Discipline (School Violence) 1993-1998
Reports, "Discipline Without Delay: Report on the Effectiveness of Tenure Reform," NYSUT, June 1997; "Conflict in the Classroom: Drawing the Line on Bad Behavior," NYSUT, n.d., c. 1993; "Safe Havens No More: Report of the Senate Democratic Task Force on Education," April 1993; NYS Police Safe Schools School Violence Prevention Program "Participant's Handbook," presented as a community service to school administrators, all school personnel and school bus drivers, November 1996; memo to NYSUT vice president Antonia Cortese re Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline, July 21, 1999; related handwritten notes; memo re NYS school discipline law, November 15, 1993; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from AFT, seeking participation in study of New York State regulations re school discipline, October 15, 1998; description of Project SAVE; NYSUT press releases; related correspondence. See also: Civility; See also: School Violence

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Discipline Meeting (Professional Misconduct) 3/28/89
Text of proposed language on penalties and procedures in 3020a cases. See also: Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings, 1991-9997; See also: Good Moral Character; See also: Part 83. Good Moral Character; See also: Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings, 1981-1995

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Distance Learning 1987-1996
NYSUT Survey of Distance Learning Projects: A Report to the NYSUT Task Force on Educational Technology, May 1987; articles from New York Teacher, 1994, with cover letter from author to Cortese, 1996; memo to local presidents re Dutchess County BOCES distance learning project, October 19, 1992

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Dropout Prevention 1987
Board of Regents working paper, "Increasing High School Completion Rates: Framework for Local and State Action," July 1987; annual dropout rate, 1969-1986, in NYC and rest of state; "Staying in School: The Dropout Challenge," position paper of the NYS School Boards Association. See also: School Attendance; See also: Children at Risk See also: Skills Opportunity/Youth Centers; See also: Task Force on Alternative Education; See also: Social Promotion

 
EAP. See: Employee Assistance Program
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Early Childhood Education (Preschool). Albert Shanker Institute February 21, 2001
Conference materials; brochures by Head Start, National Research Council, French-American Foundation (re early education curriculum in France). See also: Shanker Institute; See also: Pre-K

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Early Childhood Advisory Committee to the Permanent Interagency Committee January 29, 1992
Booklet, Improving Instruction and Assessment in Early Childhood Education: Summary of a Workshop Series , National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, 1991; agenda for Permanent Interagency Committee on Early Childhood Programs Advisory Committee meeting, April 15, 1992, and related correspondence; policy papers; notes on changes to regulations on school-age child care and group family day care homes; testimony of Mary Nakashian, first deputy commissioner, Family Support Administration, before the City Council General Welfare Committee on Family Day Care Registration, December 28, 1991; newsletter, Resources for Early Childhood Programs ; organizational chart, Success By 6 committee structure; flyers; handwritten notes

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Early Childhood Advisory Committee to the Permanent Interagency Committee May 29, 1991
Agenda for Permanent Interagency Committee on Early Childhood Programs Advisory Committee meeting, May 29, 1991, letter to Cortese from Syracuse Teachers Association re change in reimbursement policy by State Education Department, jeopardizing preschool handicapped program, February 7, 1991, with supporting documentation; memo re proposed Regents early childhood policy, May 16; draft Early Childhood Developmental Education Program, December 13, 1990; report, "Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies: A Proposal to Refine Service Delivery, Funding Mechanisms, and Accountability Measures"; report, "The Feasibility of a Public-Private Partnership for Child Care in New York State," Families and Work Institute, March 1991; Child Care and Development Block Grant Allocation Plan as recommended by the NYS Permanent Interagency Committee on Early Childhood; text of proposed bill to amend the social service law in relation to child care resources and referral services; handwritten notes

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Early Childhood Advisory Committee to the Permanent Interagency Committee May 13, 1991
Description of purpose and structure of Permanent Interagency and Advisory Group; statement of philosophy of early childhood programs of Pittsburgh Schools; summary of new federal legislation and appropriations related to early childhood services; proposed teacher certification requirements for Head Start

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Early Childhood Programs 1989-1990
Correspondence; reprint of chapter, "The Case for Public School Sponsorship of Early Childhood Education Revisited," by Albert Shanker, in Early Schooling; The National Debate , Kagan and Zigler, 1987; New York Times clipping re Head Start after 25 years, February 14, 1990

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Early Childhood Task Force Appointment 1988
Letter from NYS Governor's Office appointing Toni Cortese to the Early Childhood Task Force

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Early Childhood Services Task Force 9/30/88
Revised draft, "Expanding Early Childhood Services in New York State: A Report to the Governor and Legislature," submitted by the Task Force on Early Childhood Services; draft report, "Governor's Task Force on Work and Family: Discussion of Recommendations," October 28, 1988; letter to Cortese from Governor's Office confirming appointment; handwritten notes

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Early Childhood Meeting 10/17/88
Documents re pre-K programs funded by the Bureau of Childhood Development and Parent Education; paper by bureau, "Philosophical Base: The Early Childhood Education Program," June 1982; printed booklet by State Education Department, "Education and Community Renewal: Regents Policies and Service Models," September 1987; Guidelines for New York State Prekindergarten Program, 1988-1989

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Early Childhood Meeting 11/2/88
Draft reports as above; correspondence; handwritten notes

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Early Childhood 11/23/88
Letter to NYS Commissioner of Education Thomas Sobol from executive director of NYS School Boards Association warning that the report to the Governor, "Expanding Early Childhood Services in New York State," by the Task Force on Early Childhood Services would contain a strong dissent from the association and from Cortese, November 15, 1988; copies of "Annual Budget Message 1988-1989" and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo "Message to the Legislature," January 6, 1988; excerpt form 1988-89 Executive Briefing Book, State of New York, Governor Mario M. Cuomo

 
Education. See: AFT Task Force on the Future of Education
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Education Alternatives, Inc. 1994
AFT report, "The Private Management of Public Schools: An Analysis of the EAI Experience in Baltimore," n.d., c. 1994. See also: Giffen; See also: Edison; See also: Privatization Project

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Education Reform 1991-1996
Booklets by Hudson Institute, "Education Reform 1995-1996: A Report from the Educational Excellence Network to Its Education Policy Committee and the American People," Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Diane Ravitch; same for 1994-95; NYSUT press release, "Reform Must Happen School by School," September 30, 1991; research articles re phenomenon variously known as labor-management cooperation, collaborative labor practices, employee participation, team concept, productivity management; NYSUT memos re staff development in North Country districts; handwritten notes

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Education Reform, NYS Commission on 1/13/04
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, first vice president, NYSUT, to the NYS Commission on Education Reform, January 13, 2004; Albany Witness List (giving testimony at hearing); Report and Recommendations of NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Finance, November 2003

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Education Reform, Committee on 10/3/84
NYSUT Proposal for State Aid and Education Reform in New York State 1984-85; addendum to draft; chart, Costs Involved in Raising Minimum Salaries to Indicated Levels, 1985-86; discussion outline; newspaper clipping re teacher shortage

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Education Reform 1980-1984
"State Initiatives in Education Reform," prepared for NYSUT Board of Directors, March 2-3, 1984; report by Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Facilities, "Excellence in Public Higher Education: A Call for Action: Comments and Recommendations by APSCUF Committee on Quality in Higher Education," May 29, 1984; booklet by the Florida Education Association, "Mandating Excellence and Rewarding Initiative in Teaching," October 15, 1983; memo from State Education Department re proposed regulations on postsecondary institutions, February 19, 1980; correspondence

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Education Reform 1979
State Education Department comparison of proposed revisions in regulations governing postsecondary institutions, June 6, 1979; revised standards for registration of postsecondary curricula for general purpose and professional purposes, June 6, 1979

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Education Reform. National School Reform and NYS: A Report Card. Seminar 2/4/85
List of conference participants; paper, "Testing in American School Reform," by Edward F. Kelly, November 1984; paper, "A Report Card: Education Reform in the States," by Frances Kemmerer and Alan P. Wagner, Center for Educational Research and Policy Studies, SUNY, prepared for Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, February 1985; paper, "A History of School Reform in New York State: Implication for Today's Policy Makers," Gail P. Kelly and Maxine S. Seller

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Education Reform. Post-Secondary Plan 1980
Testimony by Thomas Y. Hobart, president, NYSUT, at the Regents Hearing on the Tentative Statewide Plan for the Development of Postsecondary Education; State Education Department Memorandum to Chief Executive Officers of Postsecondary Institutions in NYS, re implementation of new regulations on off-campus instruction, September 19, 1980; State Education Department discussion paper, Draft of the 1980 Statewide Plan for the Development of Postsecondary Education in New York, June 12, 1980

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Education Reform. Post-Secondary. Revisions to Regulations May 1980
Minutes of Teacher Education Conference Board, June 18- 19, 1980; memo from State Education Department re revisions in regulations for postsecondary institutions. See also: Teacher Education Conference Board

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Editorial Board Meetings 1998
Editorial Board meeting notes re Middletown Times Herald Record and scandals publicized re teachers involved in sexual misconduct, n.d.; draft of letter to be sent to editorial boards of major newspapers asking for meeting to discuss NYSUT position on education issues, January 23, 1998; position papers, "NYSUT on the Issues," "NYSUT on the Issues: Taking a Stand for Kids, 1993-1997," "Talking Points on Student Standards," "Talking Points on Higher Standards for Teachers: Regents' Task Force on Teaching Report," "Talking Points on Higher Standards for Teachers: NYSUT's Plan for Ensuring Teacher Competency," "Talking Points, Useful Facts, and Helpful Hints on the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities," "Charter School Legislation: Talking Points," "Highlights of Governor George E. Pataki's Charter Schools Legislation"; press release, "NYSUT Calls for 'Targeted Aid' for Standards, Faltering Schools," February 2, 1998; Educational Conference Board paper, "The High Cost of Standards," February 1998. See also: Standards

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Edison Project 1999-2001
Materials re private (for-profit) managed schools within public school system: "Trends in Student Achievement for Edison Schools, Inc.: The Emerging Track Record," October 2000; Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Evaluation and Research, "Evaluation of the Edison Project School Final Report: 1999-2000 School Year," April 2001; letter of understanding between Board of Education of the City of Flint and United Teachers of Flint, Inc., 1999; Renewal Inspection Report, Boston Renaissance Charter School, 1999; clippings from Boston, Baltimore, NYC area, and New Jersey newspapers, Business Week , The Nation , and Mother Jones ; NYSUT and AFT memos re Edison Schools update, national conference. See also: Education Alternative, Inc.; See also: Giffen

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Edison Schools 2000
Report, "Trends in Student Achievement for Edison Schools, Inc.: The Emerging Track Record"; Edison publicity materials, including descriptions of certain schools, curriculum

  7  
Edison Schools (AFT ) 5/8-9/00
"Setting the Record Straight: Trends in Student Achievement for Edison Schools Inc."; agenda and list of participants at Edison meeting; AFT memo inviting participation at meeting, outlining issues, February 29, 2000; handwritten notes, including comment, "Performance data from Edison does not warrant AFT supporting Edison"

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Edison Project 1994-1999
Discussion proposal for Edison Project in Dade County schools, with cover letter to schools superintendent, May 31, 1994, and memo from local to AFT president Albert Shanker; AFT memo outlining major issues and questions, June 12, 2000; AFT memos analyzing Edison's Initial Public Offering (IPO) as publicly traded company; newspaper clippings and other articles; related memos

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Edison Project. Meeting with Chris Whittle 10/21/96
Draft AFT report on Wichita site visit, "An Initial Look at the Dodge Edison School," with budget data, June 19, 1996; Dade County-Edison Project Schools Implementation Agreement; confidential notes from meeting with Edison founder Chris Whittle (Whittle Communications); confidential background information re Edison Project, first year results, expansion plans

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 2004
Board of Trustees meeting agendas and materials; Effective Teaching Program course outline and syllabus, "Children's Literature in the K-6 Classroom"; charts for enrollments for 1978-2002; summer 2004 course catalog

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 2003
Agendas of trustee meetings and materials

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Reception, Roaring Brook 8/7/00
Draft charge to the Task Force on K-12 Professional Development; outline of talking points to instructors; handwritten notes

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 6/19/00
Agenda and materials; minutes of trustees meeting of March 28, 2000; letter of agreement between the College Board and NYSUT Education and Learning Trust re Partnership for Student Achievement and Teacher Preparation, May 5, 2000; budget, 2000-01

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 1999-2000
Agenda and minutes; report, "NYSUT Education and Leaning Trust: School Related Personnel Professional Development Program," November 14, 2000; "Starting Over for Nonreaders and Struggling Readers: Course Outline and Syllabus," March 2000; "Creating a Balanced Reading and Writing Classroom: Course Outline and Syllabus," February 2000; financial statements; correspondence

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP). Performance Learning Systems (PLS) Meeting, 8/99
Meeting follow-up memo re action items; draft document, "What comprises a strong, practical research base for a school restructuring design? For consideration by AFT K-12 teachers PPC," by Sam Stringfield, Johns Hopkins University

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Trustees Meeting, 6/25/99
Agenda; minutes of April 14, 1999, meeting; Effective Teaching Program budget for 1999-2000

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Trustees Meeting, 6/24/98
Agenda and minutes; agreements; Effective Teaching Program accomplishments, 1997-98; "Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students"

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Trust Meeting, 6/10/96
Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Learning Foundation of New York State United Teachers, Inc.; memo noting nonprofit corporation status of Learning Foundation, outlining next steps, May 13, 1996; corporate by-laws

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) (folder 1 of 3) 1997-2002
Meeting agenda of Board of Trustees, June 4, 2002; agreement and declaration of trust; plan of benefits; agreement of lease; administrative services agreement; independent contractor agreement; auditing services agreement; legal services agreement; tax exemption application; ERISA exemption notice

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) (folder 2 0f 3) 1997-2001
Meeting agenda of Board of Trustees, April 22, 1997, April 14, 1999, and March 7, 2001; minutes of several 1998 meetings; trust agreement; plan of benefits; appointment of trustee; POA/tax exemption; form SS-4; notification of exemption from ERISA; racial and ethnic data of the trust, March 1, 1999; financial statement for year ended August 31, 1998

  7  
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) (folder 3 of 3) 1995-1996
Certificate of incorporation

  7  
Effective Teaching Program . NYSUT Correspondence (335) (folder 1 of 2) 1999
Correspondence re professional performance review requirements by State Education Department

  7  
Effective Teaching Program . NYSUT Correspondence (335) (folder 2 of 2) 2000
Correspondence re professional performance review requirements by State Education Department

  7  
Election (Clinton for President) 1992
AFT questionnaire returned with responses by Bill Clinton

  7  
Electronic Recording 2000
Memo from NYSUT Office of General Counsel re citing Supreme Court rulings that recording of conversations are lawful with the consent of only one party

  7  
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) General (No Child Left Behind) 2002
Memo to NYSUT local presidents describing far-reaching changes of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), new mandates for school districts. See also: No Child Left Behind

  7  
ESEA Meeting 6/10-11/02
Draft agenda; documents outlining accountability requirements and other changes under No Child Left Behind

  7  
ESEA -- No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Elementary & Secondary Education 6/10/02
Agenda; documents outlining accountability requirements and other changes under No Child Left Behind

  8  
ESEA Meeting, Chancellor's Hall 5/30/02
Agenda; documents outlining accountability requirements and other changes under No Child Left Behind

  8  
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 4/3/02
Detailed analysis of implications of the No Child Left Behind Act, requirements for school improvement and possible sanctions for Title I schools, strategies for helping paraprofessionals meet the new requirements

  8  
ESEA. Title I, NYS Plan 3/18/02
Memo; Correspondence to Commissioner Mills

  8  
ESEA. Title I, Chapter I, Reauthorization Committee 1999
Agenda for March 18, 1999, meeting for reauthorization of Title I Elementary and Secondary Education Act; talking points for committee re reauthorization; agenda and minutes of November 18, 1998, meeting; NYSUT paper, "Title I: A Lifeline to a High Quality Education: Action Steps to Keep the Reforms of 1994 Going," March 1999; "United States Department of Education Proposed Changes to Title I," 3/8/99; State Education Department publication, "Federal Legislation and Education in New York State, 1999"; NYSUT fact sheet re allocations of grants under Title I

  8  
ESEA. AFT Task Force on Reauthorization of Title I 1999
Recommendations submitted to Congress by AFT for reauthorization of Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1969

  8  
ESEA. AFT Task Force on Reauthorization of Title I 9/10/98
List of task force members; meeting agenda; Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, "Title I, ESEA: Current Status and Issues," updated August 13, 1998; description of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994; Federal Register notice (request for public comment) of reauthorization of Department of Education Elementary and Secondary Education Programs, June 2, 1998; final report of Department of Education, "Title I Services for Private School Students Under the Reauthorization of ESEA: A Snapshot of Federal Assistance in Transition," 1998; American Prospect article, "America's Next Achievement Test: Closing the Black-White Test Score Gap," Christopher Jenks and Meredith Philips, September-October 1998; handwritten notes

  8  
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization 1994
Text of act, from Congressional Record, September 28, 1994

  8  
Elementary Education 1991
Report of the NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on Elementary Education; critical comments by UFT vice president, August 29; comments compiled by elementary school teacher, Shenendehowa Central School, 1988

  8  
Elementary School Standards 1996
Special Order of Business #1: Elementary School Standards, adopted by NYSUT 1996 Representative Assembly; recommendations of the NYSUT Task Force on Elementary School Standards. See also: Standards & Assessment

  8  
Emerging Leaders 2003
List of nominations, with cover letter to NYSUT officers

  8  
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Meeting 3/17/03
Agenda; activity report of Employee Services, Inc.; mock-up of program brochure

  8  
EAP Contract 2002-2003
Agreement between Employee Services, Inc., and NYSUT to provide psychological counseling services to employees of the union

  8  
EAP Committee. PSA Reps 2001-2003
Note confirming reappointment of Professional Staff Association representatives to NYSUT EAP Committee; mock-ups of brochure, magnet, publicizing program

  8  
EAP Meeting 2/2/01
Draft of letter to NYSUT employees announcing retention of new firm, EDiSON [sic] EAP, as provider of employee assistance services; list of training topics

  8  
EAP Meeting 1/19/01
Letter from NYSUT general counsel to St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center, Inc. (SPARC), terminating relationship for employee assistance services, January 11, 2001; original signed agreement with EDiSON EAP, Inc., for employee assistance services, January 10, 2001; earlier drafts

  8  
EAP Contract Drafts 1985-2001
Earlier drafts of agreement with EDiSON EAP, Inc., for employee assistance services, 2000; signed employee assistance program policy between NYSUT as employer and Communication Workers of America (CWA) and other unions representing employees of NYSUT, 1985

  8  
EAP Meeting 9/29/00
Earlier drafts of contract with EDiSON EAP, Inc.; unsigned contract between NYSUT and St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center, Inc. (SPARC), 1999; related correspondence

  8  
EAP Committee Meeting 3/30/00
Draft confidentiality memo from Scott Hicks; mock-up of EAP brochure with handwritten edits; handwritten notes

  8  
EAP Proposal -- EDiSON 2000
Proposal by EDiSON EAP, Inc., to provide employee assistance program services for NYSUT, with cover letter arguing case

  8  
EAP Interviews 4/13/00
Unsigned consultant contract with Clinical Services and Consultation (CSC) (Scott Hicks), 1998; EDiSON proposal; EDiSON brochures, one marketed to employees ("Stability in Troubled Times"), the other to employers ("Increase Profits!!"); correspondence re potential service providers; handwritten notes

  8  
EAP. Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc. (Scott Hicks) 1991-1999
Confidential utilization report by category of problem (marital, alcohol, job-related stress, etc.), March 1994-March 1995; utilization report, 1991; memo to Cortese reporting negative comments by Scott Hicks re managed care at meeting, July 1992; consultant contract; solicitation by managed mental health care company, National Employee Assistance Services, Inc., September 9, 1991

  8  
EAP Contract. Originals. Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc. (Scott Hicks) 1986-1990
Contracts between NYSUT and Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc.(Scott Hicks)

  8  
EAP Meeting 6/3/98
Invoice and utilization report from Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc. (Scott Hicks) for NSYUT employee assistance program; meeting agenda

  8  
EAP Meeting 4/1/98
Handwritten notes; brochure

  8  
EAP Meeting 5/15/95
Meeting notice; handwritten notes

  8  
EAP Brochures 1976-2001
Brochures for various employee assistance programs, including Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc.(Scott Hicks) and EDiSON EAP, Inc.

 
English Learning and Achievement. See: Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA)
  8  
Excellence and Accountability Program 1989-1992
NYSUT Survey on Local Union Involvement in Excellence and Accountability Programs: Final Report, December 1992; correspondence

  8  
Excellence in Teaching Program (EIT) (Salaries) 2000
Fact sheet re history of salary improvement program

  8  
Fair Test 1989
"Statement on Genuine Accountability," with cover letter from National Center for Fair & Open Testing, opposing "overuse and misuse" of standardized testing, soliciting signature of support from AFT. See also: Standards & Assessment. National Test and Student Assessment

  8  
Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (FNHP), AFT 1987
Report of the Task Force on Registered Nurse Licensure and Entry-into-Practice Debate

  8  
Feldman, Sandra 1990
Frank correspondence between Sandra Feldman, president, United Federation of Teachers, and Midge Decter, executive director, Committee for the Free World (Donald Rumsfeld, chairman); article by Decter in Contentions , re human relations (race relations) courses, which prompted exchange

  8  
Fifty State Report 1997
AFT press releases, "New York's Academic Standards Are Just OK: AFT Report Addresses Standards Efforts in 50 States, DC, Puerto Rico," and "AFT Report Shows Quality of State Academic Standards Improving, Stakes for Students Still a Problem," July 29, 1997; report, "Making Standards Matter 1997: An Annual Fifty-State Report on Efforts to Raise Academic Standards," American Federation of Teachers; letter form State Education Department commenting on report, June 23, 1997. See also: Standards

  8  
Fifty State Report. AFT 50 State Report (Standards Count) 1998-1999
"Making Standards Matter 1998: An Annual Fifty-State Report on Efforts to Raise Academic Standards," American Federation of Teachers; NYSUT press release, "Report Answers Question: How Do New York's Standards Stack Up?" November 5, 1998; memo to AFT State Federation presidents re report, with attached background materials: Educational Issues Policy Brief, state/national trend fact sheet

  8  
Fingerprinting n.d.
NYSUT position statements essentially opposing fingerprinting of school employees, n.d.

  8  
First Things First: What Americans Expect from Public Schools 1994
Report of focus-group responses on a range of issues, by Public Agenda; cover letter from vp Cortese with summary findings

  8  
Foreign Language 1997-1999
Correspondence from foreign language teachers criticizing NYSUT and the NYS School Boards Association position opposing Regents requirement for proficiency in a second language; replies explaining NYSUT's position; talking points; press release from NYS Association of Foreign Language Teachers re implementation recommendation, December 19, 1998, with attached position paper; memo from vp Cortese to president Hobart telling him not to address the issue in his editorial, with attached draft, December 12 (no year). See also: Language Other Than English (LOTE)

  8  
Forum of Educational Organization Leaders 1997
By-laws; minutes; talking points re tenure reform; draft agenda

  8  
Fund for Innovation (Leg. 1988) 1990-1994
Application materials; Regents discussion items re NYS initiatives to improve teaching, including the Fund for Innovation; memo from NYSUT associate Pat Flynn to NYSUT officers, critiquing program, questioning whether grants were used for restructuring and shared governance, warning of failure, September 18, 1990

  8  
Fund for Innovation. NYSUT (folder 1 of 2) 12/12/89
Memo form vp Cortese to NYSUT local presidents to meeting to share experiences with grants

  8  
Fund for Innovation. NYSUT (folder 2 of 2) 1989
State Education Department Request for Proposals under grant program; related correspondence

  8  
GED Diploma 1993
New York Times article re learning and job-market value (or not) of general equivalency diplomas, as alternative to staying in violent schools and as device for statistically lowering the dropout rate of failing schools. See also: Alternative Education

  8  
Gender-Neutral Language 1991
Memo from vp Cortese to NYSUT Executive Committee, "Recommended Guidelines for Gender- Neutral Language," August 26, 1991, with attached Handbook of Nonsexist Writing , and 1990 NYSUT Representative Assembly resolution, "Use of Gender-Neutral Language"; related guidelines with cover memo to Cortese

  8  
Giffen School 1997-1998
Materials re privately funded scholarship program offered to students who wished to leave Giffen Memorial Elementary School (lowest performing primary school in Albany, NY): "A Better Choice (A.B.C.) School Voucher Program: Preliminary Findings from an Independent Study," prepared by Capital Assessments, Inc., December 1998; revised Proposal of Services to Evaluate the A.B.C. Tuition Assistance Program, submitted by MAGI Educational Services, Inc., with cover letter to NYSUT research director Charles Santelli, December 1997; critical evaluation of initial MAGI proposal; newspaper clippings. See also: Edison; See also: Education Alternatives; See also: Low-Performing Schools

  8  
NYS Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented Youth. Elaine Stoddard Testimonies 1979-1981
Testimony to the Board of Regents presented by NYS Coordinating Council for the Education of the Gifted/Talented, September 5, 1980, and September 11, 1981; testimony submitted to Senate Minority Task Force on the Education of the Gifted Child, by Elaine Stoddard, executive chairmen, NYS Coordinating Council for the Education of the Gifted and Talented, February 20, 1979; testimony by Stoddard to the American Association of School Administrators, June 28-July 1, 1979; testimony by Stoddard to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, August 1, 1979

  8  
NYS Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented. Elaine Stoddard Info. 1981-1982
Letters of reference in support of Stoddard's appointment to State Education Department

  8  
NYS Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented 1978-1984
Senate Minority Task Force Report: Education of the Gifted Child, May 1979; State Education Department position paper, "Educating the Gifted and Talented in New York State," January 1976; proposal, Gifted and Talented Program, submitted to Commissioner of Education, U.S. Office of Education, Department of Health Education and Welfare, by the NYS Consortium for the Education of Gifted and Talented, April 27, 1977; statement by A. Frederick Goossen, executive director, Assembly Education Committee, to NYS Coordinating Council for the Education of the Gifted/Talented, February 5, 1977; newsletters; correspondence

  8  
Global Education 1982-1995
"The Relationship between International Education and American Civic Education," presented by Herb Magidson, vice president, American Federation of Teachers, to Department of Education's Educational Symposium for America's Role in World Affairs, May 26, 1989; progress report to Regents and related correspondence re State Education Department's "Education for a Global Perspective: A Plan for New York State," 1982-83; discussion paper by David Dorn, International Affairs Director, American Federation of Teachers, "Wither Education in the 21st Century: A Background Report for the First World Congress of the Education International," with cover note by author to Cortese, soliciting reaction, November 1995

  8  
Global History 1995-1999
Evaluations of State Education Department's draft revision of U.S. history curriculum for grades 7, 8, and 11, 1997-98; "Response to Wall Street Journal article of November 17, 1998 and Elaine Wristley Reed's letter to Roseanne DeFabio [National Council for History Education] regarding United States History and Government Social Studies, grade 11," prepared by Elizabeth Sheffer; related correspondence

  8  
Goals 2000. State Application
Application by State Education Department to U.S. Department of Education for federal funding under Goals 2000: Educate America Act, June 1994; memo to Commissioner Sobol from vp Cortese critically commenting on application, June 15, 1994

  8  
Goals 2000 State Panel 3/31/00
Request for proposal; drafts and related materials; "Regents Task Force on Closing the Performance Gap and Statewide Performance Advisory Council "Statement on Closing the Gaps in Student Performance"; Regents discussion item, "Design for a System for Accountability for Student Success," February 29, 2000

  8  
Good Moral Character 1974-1978
Text of Commissioner's Regulations re good moral character (administrative procedures for investigation following conviction of a crime by a licensed teacher). See also: Part 83. Good Moral Character; See also: Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings; See also: Discipline Meeting (Professional Misconduct) 3/28/89

  8  
Governor Cuomo 1989
Message to the Legislature, January 4, 1989

  8  
Governor Pataki 1997
Governor's press release, "Governor Pataki's School Tax Relief Plan 'STAR' in Budget: Multi-Year Plan Cuts School Property Taxes, Provides Additional School Aid," July 29, 1997; Associated Press report of Pataki's first State of the State address; excerpt of message re education, n.d.

  8  
Governor's Program Bills 1994
Text of several proposals to amend the education law re disciplinary procedures for tenured teachers, charter schools, other issues; memo summarizing bills from NYSUT's perspective; recommended changes by NYSUT

  8  
Grade Inflation 1994-1995
"Using Standards and Assessments to Support Student Learning: Alternatives to Grade Retention: A Report to the Chancellor's Committee on Grade Transition Standards," by Linda Darling-Hammond and Beverly Falk, Teachers College, Columbia University, September 1995; NYSUT press release, "Blowing the Whistle on Education's 'Open Secret': Teachers report pressure thwarts drive for higher standards," March 3, 1994; "Highlights on Educational Standards," from the NYSUT survey of presidents of elementary and secondary teacher locals, 1993-94; newspaper clipping. See also: Standards & Assessment

  8  
Graduation Requirements (folder 1 of 2) 1997
NSYUT Briefing Bulletin: Summary of the Commissioner's Proposal (9/18/97) on Graduation Requirements; NYSUT Response to the Commissioner's Proposal (9/18/97) on Graduation Requirements, approved by NYSUT Board of Directors September 26, 1997; Commissioner's Report to the Regents re decision on graduation requirements, July 1997; drafts of proposals for discussion

  9  
Graduation Requirements (folder 2 of 2) 1997
Related materials

  9  
Greenburgh 1996-1999
Memo form NYSUT general counsel re Greenburgh No. 11 Federation of Teachers v. Greenburgh No. 11 UFSD, noting PERB decision upholding complaints by union, reinstatement of teachers, December 23, 1996; NYSUT publication, "Justice Ignored: The Children's Village School Board Scandal," June 1, 1999, re union-busting attempts

 
Hager Sharp. See: Widmeyer
  9  
Health Care Reform 1993-1994
NYSUT/Metropolitan Life "Long-Term Care Workbook," c. 1993; Q&A sheet re NYSUT long-term care plan; "Some Common Questions about Health Acre Reform," prepared for AFT Executive Council and Program and Policy Council meetings, October 1993; booklet, "Health Security: The President's Health Care Plan," re the Health Security Act of 1993; health care resolution for consideration by AFT Executive Council; handwritten notes

  9  
Health Care Task Force 12/1/93
Health Security: The President's Report to the American People , White House Domestic Policy Council (forward by Hillary Rodham Clinton), October 1993; Report of the National Leadership Coalition for Health Care Reform, 1991-93; chart comparing Clinton plan with alternative proposals; New York Times clipping

  9  
High Schools That Work 1998
Meeting report prepared by NYSUT associates Pat Flynn and Alice Brody, July 21, 1998; fact sheet re program; outline of goals and key practices

  9  
Hill & Knowlton 8/10/00
  9  
Home Schooling 1986-2000
NYSUT Information Bulletin, "Home Schooling," May 1997; Wall Street Journal articles re growth in home schooling, October 6, 1986, and March 5, 1997; related articles; annual counts of children educated at home in NYS, by region, 1980-1994; legal brief: U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, decision in Blackwelder et al. v. Saufner et al., rejecting challenge to right of school districts to evaluate home instruction to determine whether it meets state standards, including amicus brief by NYSUT and NYS School Boards Association, with NYSUT cover letter, June 22, 1988; National Conference of State Legislators State Legislative Report, "Home Schooling: A Primer for State Legislators," 1988; letter from Louis Grummet, Executive Director of NYS School Boards Association, to Lionel Meno, State Education Department Deputy Commissioner, Elementary and Secondary Education, commenting critically on Meno's proposal to remove requirement that home-schooled students be subject to standardized testing, and letter to Cortese from Grummet, commenting on correspondence, August 15, 1989

  9  
Home Schooling. WABC NY Interview w/ Toni Cortese 8/29/00
Talking points and background information

  9  
HOPE (Higher Potential for Education) 1999-2002
Memo to NYSUT Board of Directors re negative impact of standardization, demoralizing effect of accountability, background re HOPE as advocacy group opposing higher state academic standards, n.d.; petition opposing "high-stakes" testing; HOPE Teacher Forum report to Commissioner Mills and the Board of Regents, March 21, 2001; related newsletters and newspaper clippings

  9  
Hudson Institute Visions of the Future 1982-1985
Activities guide; teacher guide; social science activities text; cover letters

  9  
Hudson Institute Visions of the Future 1984
"History and Status Report: The Arizona Experiment: The First Regional Project for Visions of the Future," June 1984; draft contract between NYSUT and Hudson Institute, September 7, 1984; final report, "School-to-Work Transition Programs: A Policy Analysis," prepared for Jobs for America's Graduates, Inc., Washington, D.C., January 1984; related correspondence

  9  
I., Miscellaneous 1988-1995
Memo to Toni Cortese and Chuck Santelli re illegal immigrant bill, April 26, 1995, with attached newspaper clipping re bill to end most state-provided benefits; letter from New York State School Boards Association re intergenerational programming (programs for the aging) in New York State, December 7, 1989; meeting materials by Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA), 1989-89; letters from Antonia Cortese to applicants for executive assistant position, 1988

  9  
Incidental Teaching 1987-1996
Proposed regulations of the Commissioner, and comments from NYSUT

  9  
Inclusive Schools 5/5/93
AFT Special Information Packet: Student Achievement Data and International Assessments, c. 1992; AFT QuESTline newsletter, "Starting with Standards: The Route to Lasting School Reform," winter 1992; handwritten notes

  9  
International Affairs (folder 1 of 3) 1982-1987
AFL-CIO pamphlets of foreign policy; NYSUT pamphlet, "Organized Labor's Foreign Policy: Freedom of Association"; pamphlet, "The AFT and International Affairs"; pamphlet, "The Struggle for Democracy in Central America," cosponsored by AIFLD, Social Democrats USA, and others; booklet, "The Peace Movement and the Soviet Union," by Vladimir Bukovsky, reprinted from Commentary , 1982; remarks of Paul F. Cole, secretary-treasurer, NYS AFL-CIO, at the International Affairs Conference, October 9, 1987; materials from 30th annual National Security Seminar, U.S. Army War College, June 4-8, 1984, including unsigned firsthand report; AFT resolution on the Philippines, February 22, 1986; correspondence; newsletters, including The Pluralist , Democracy International, Falls Church, VA, February 1982; article reprints and newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

  9  
International Affairs (folder 2 of 3) 1982-1987
Materials re Nicaragua and El Salvador, including Department of State publications; AFL-CIO resolutions; article reprints; and newspaper clippings compiled by NYSUT Office of Public Relations

  9  
International Affairs (folder 3 of 3) 1982-1984
Democrats '82: National Party Conference draft workshop statements re foreign policy and security issues; Department of State policy papers and publications, including Realism, Strength, Negotiation: Key Foreign Policy Statements of the Reagan Administration , May 1984; article reprints; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

  9  
International Education 1981
Clipping summarizing findings by Educational Testing Service noting that education majors had lowest scores on knowledge of international affairs, June 1981; brochures: "The AFT and International Affairs," "A Foreign Policy with a Purpose," by Lane Kirkland, "American Labor's Involvement in World Affairs"; discussion paper by State Education Department, "Education for a Global Perspective: A Plan for New York State"; congressional testimony by AFT on post-secondary education (Paul Simon bill, H.R. 3231), with cover letter to Cortese, August 26, 1981; memo from Cortese to BNYSUT officers outlining proposed NYSUT international education program, August 5, 1981

  9  
International Education Advisory Committee 1/22/83
Agenda for NYSUT conference, "Labor's Stake in International Affairs," April 2-14, 1982; Center for Appeals for Freedom Lecture Bureau Speakers 19982-1983;

  9  
International Education. AFL-CIO Positions 1981
Several issues of AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News; meeting agendas, November 19 and October 27, 1981;

  9  
International Education Meeting 7/23/81
Letters to Cortese critiquing international education plan, July 1981; handwritten notes

  9  
International Education (folder 1 of 2) 1975-1981
Senate testimony by AFT on the Higher Education Act, October 3, 1979; packet of newspaper clippings on El Salvador, 1981; newsletters, policy papers, and article reprints; handwritten notes

  9  
International Education (folder 2 of 2) 1975-1981
  9  
International Affairs Conference 3/4-3/6/83
Conference agenda, "Labor's Stake in International Affairs"; speech (by Cortese?) to conference re NYSUT position; speech by Al Shanker, March 4, 1983; list of invitees; follow-up correspondence, update on activities

  9  
International Education Conference 4/2-4/4/82
Handwritten notes; agenda

  10  
International Affairs Conference. Vouchers 1983
  10  
International Federation of Free Trade Unions (IFFTU) Conference 1984
Brochures and newsletters; monthly update bulletin February/March 1984; resolutions re illiteracy and related issues

  10  
IFFTU/UNESCO Survey 1982
Response to survey, "Participation of Teachers' Unions in Educational Planning," letter to Cortese from AFT re IFFTU survey

  10  
International Teachers Conference to Combat Racism (folder 1 of 2) 1980
Tel Aviv, Israel. Printed proceedings; article reprints; cover letter from AFT

  10  
International Teachers Conference to Combat Racism (folder 2 of 2) 1980
Unattributed white paper, "The Black Hebrews," c. 1979, and related newspaper clippings; printed publications

  10  
Italian-American Labor Council 1998
Letter to vp Cortese thanking her for continued membership

  10  
Japan 1994-1995
Draft Report of the AFT Delegation to Japan, with handwritten comments and cover letter to vp Cortese, January 10, 1995; related memos re Japanese education system

  10  
Jewish Labor Committee 1996
Letter to Cortese asking her to become member; program highlight sheets

  10  
Joint Decision Making 1989
NYSUT draft documents, June 1989: "Guidelines for Agreements on Professional Decision-Making," "Are Your Ready for Joint Decision-Making? An Awareness Instrument," "The Union Role in Joint Decision Making: A Legal and Educational Background," with cover letter to field staff asking for comments; agreement between the Chittenango Teachers Association and the superintendent of the central school district, April 1989; related materials. See also: Shared Decision Making

  10  
Just Cause c.1991
Excerpts from unknown book re seven tests of just cause in employee discipline cases

  10  
Kentucky Ed. Reform 1990-1993
A Guide to the Kentucky Reform Act of 1990, Legislative Research Commission; The Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990: A Citizen's Handbook, Legislative Research Commission, revised September 1991; "Finding Time for School Reform: Obstacles and Answers," a joint study by the Kentucky Education Association and Appalachia Educational Laboratory, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, March 1993; SEEK: Support Education Excellence in Kentucky: Public School Finance in Kentucky, 1993; related documents

  10  
Labor History 1981
Anti-union cartoons by the National Association of Manufacturers; "A Short History of American Labor," reprint of AFL-CIO American Federationist, March 1981; "American Labor: A Bicentennial History," by M.B. Schnapper, compilation of early twentieth-century newspaper articles re child labor, women's labor

  10  
Labor's Bill of Rights 1988-1993
Remarks by Paul F. Cole, secretary-treasurer, NYS AFL-CIO, at Conversations with History, November 3, 1988; program for Conversations with History 50th anniversary forum of the 1938 NYS constitutional convention; labor history month article for PERB News by Harold R. Newman, with cover letter from author to NYSUT president Hobart, June 14, 1993

  10  
Landrum-Griffin Act c. 1969
Summary of provision of Landrum-Griffin Act with which NYSUT must comply

  10  
Language Other Than English (LOTE) (Foreign Language Requirement) 1999
State Education Department discussion item re accommodations for late arriving students with limited English language proficiency at the secondary level, June 25, 1999; discussion item, results of survey on recommendations of Foreign language Implementation Committee, January 11, 1999. See also: Foreign Language

 
LAPP Grants. See: Local Action Pilot Project/Program
  10  
Latino Issues, Task Force on (AFT) 2004
Summary report, correspondence

  10  
Leadership Development 1987
Notes from brainstorming session of new subcommittee of Administrative Committee to explore ways in which NYSUT can ensure leadership continuity among local presidents; committee members were Tony Bifaro, assistant to President Hobart, Chuck Santelli, director of research and educational services, and Jim Conti, director of field services

  10  
Leadership Institute, Nomination Forms 2003
Applications by district for Cornell ILR-NYSUT Leadership Institute

  10  
League for Industrial Democracy 1993-1994
Brochures, "The Role of Black Trade Unions in Fostering Integration," presentation by Norman Hill to the Jewish Labor Committee, February 15, 1994; "Labor and Society: A Roundtable Discussion on Catholic Social Thought with Thomas R. Donahue, John T. Joyce, Michael Novak, George Weigel," League for Industrial Democracy, n.d.; League for Industrial Democracy, 1994 program summary; 1992-93 program summary, with cover letter; "Why America Needs a Social Democratic Movement: A Statement on Our Economy, Our Polity and Our Community," Social Democrats, USA, August 1993

  10  
Learning First Alliance 2/13-14/03
Meeting materials, including agenda, update on state alliances; proposed governance revisions; bylaws and constitution; September minutes; financial statements; selected articles re purposes of public education; presentation, "Getting and Keeping Talented Teachers: A National Overview," Council of Chief State School Officers, December 15, 2003; brochure for Center on Education Policy; correspondence

  10  
Learning First Alliance 9/12/2002
Materials for board meeting, including agenda, audit materials (memo from finance chair, fiscal year 2003 audit and audit report), financial statements; May minutes; cross-case analysis of cost-effective professional practices

  10  
Learning First Alliance. Forum of Educational Organization Leaders 1/23-24/2001
Meeting materials, including agenda; minutes of September 2000 meeting; "Every Child Reading: A Professional Development Guide"; overview and future directions; press release, "New Agreement Reached on Guidelines for Teaching Reading: Alliance Unites National Education Groups to Promote What Works for Professional Development," December 6, 2000

  10  
Learning First Alliance (folder 1 of 2) 9/12/00
Meeting materials, including agenda; activity updates (executive director's report, finance committee report); High Stakes Assessment discussion; National School Boards Association's Student Achievement Institute; initiative on professional practice; presentation on National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century; cover letter explaining packet contents

  10  
Learning First Alliance (folder 2 of 2) 9/12/00
Meeting materials, including agenda; executive director's report; discussion of state alliances; national reading panel report; new NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) standards

  10  
Learning First Alliance 5/23-24/00
Meeting materials, including agenda; January minutes; memo re future directions of the alliance; briefing paper on alliances' state partnerships; statement of goals; draft action plan on safe and supportive learning communities; list of board members and bios; correspondence

  10  
Learning First Alliance 1/18/00
Meeting materials, including agenda; report on strengthening professional practice: state actions in five key areas; statement of commitment by chief state school officers; related documents

  10  
Learning First Alliance 5/10-11/1999
Meeting materials, including agenda; January minutes; Kauffman grant summary; mathematics public engagement campaign; press release and related materials for Achieve, Inc., press conference

  10  
Learning First Alliance 1/7-8/99
Meeting materials, including agenda; statement of auditors; proposal for follow-up on "Every Child Reading"; description of Reading Excellence Act; memo to Learning First Public Relations Task Force re media mailings to top education writers by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

  10  
Learning First Alliance 6/15/98
Meeting materials, including agenda; history of Learning First Alliance as outgrowth of Forum of Educational Organizations; minutes of April meeting; brochure for National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching; working drafts of action plans to improve reading and mathematics learning, April 27, 1998; related correspondence

  11  
Learning First Alliance. Forum of Educational Organization Leaders 1997
Agenda; September minutes; outline of reading and math action papers

  11  
Learning Styles 1987-1988
State Education Department publication, "Increasing High School Completion Rates: A Framework for State and Local and Action," July 1987; draft research on leaning styles by Richard Harned, SUNY Buffalo, Kenmore Teachers Association, Tonawanda, AFT Research and Dissemination Program, n.d.; article re controversial statements re black learning styles by Edmund Gordon, chair of State Education Department symposium panel to study an also-controversial handbook on dropouts, 1988; transcript of remarks at symposium; paper presented at symposium; handwritten notes

  11  
Legal (NYSUT ) 1989
Drafts of amendments to NYS Education Law re professional mediation, professional decision-making, with cover memo to vp Cortese, soliciting comments

  11  
LEGAL REVIEW 1991-2005
Correspondence re cases of individual teachers represented (or denied representation) by NYSUT Legal Review Committee in termination and other disputes

  11  
Michael Davey. Greenburgh No. 11 Federation of Teachers 12/17/91
  11  
3 East Syracuse-Minoa 1992
  11  
4 Loraine Fusco. East Quogue1992
  11  
5 Clifford Lehman. Christian Brothers Academy 1995
  11  
6 Carol Maddox. Ossining 1989
  11  
7 Rhoda Dreifuss. Lynbrook
  11  
8 Loren Boland. Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES 1991
  11  
9 Ron Peritti 2005
  11  
10 Donald Pomeroy. Plattsburgh 1995
  11  
11 Patchogue/Medford Congress of Teachers 1995
  11  
12 Sheila Salenger. Wappingers Congress of Teachers 1992
  11  
13 Barbara Pisarek. Wappingers Congress of Teachers 1990-1991
  11  
14 Arnold Sabino. King's Park Classroom Teachers Association 1998
  11  
15 Orchard Park 1999
  11  
16 James Buffoni. Indian River Education Association 1992
  11  
17 John Daken. Sweet Home Central School District 2000
  11  
Legal Review Committee. Miscellaneous 1986-1991
Anthony Prochilo, Oceanside Federation of Teachers, 1991; Buhler, Red Hook Faculty Association, 1987; Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers, 1987; North Rockland, 1987; New Rochelle Federation of United School Employees (FUSE), 1986; Bob Sawyers, Baldwin Teachers Association, 1988;

  11  
Legal Review Committee (Pending) 1997-2002
Iris Sobel, NYC, 2002; W. Scott Burke, Watervliet Teachers Association, 2000; Erica Rubrum, Carle Place Teachers' Association, 1997-99 (parental complaint letter, question of confidentiality under FERPA)

  11  
Legal Decisions (Organizational) 1991-1995
"Current Legal Issues," 1995 Representative Assembly Local Presidents' Conference, March 15-16, 1995; legal memorandum re maternity leave policy prior to 1965 and potential impact on pension claims, April 5, 1991; amicus curiae brief of NYSUT in support of plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, Louis Grumet, Albert Hawk, NYS School Boards Association v. Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District, and Board of Education of the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, State of New York Supreme Court, County of Albany, September 4, 1991

  11  
Legislative Proposals 1987
AFT paraprofessional committee newsletter, The Reporter , re Louisiana Federation of Teachers proposal for state-funded tuition for paraprofessionals wishing to pursue education degrees to become teachers

  11  
Library and Information Services, New York Governor's Conference 1990
Issues paper, "Steps into the 1990s"; tentative pre- conference activities program; correspondence; handwritten notes

  11  
Licensure Provisions, NYC 1989
United Federation of Teachers memo re draft provisions creating city teaching assistant licenses similar to the state's, and other provisions

  11  
Lobbying, NYS Temporary Commission 1992
Memo from NYSUT general counsel re lobbying status of NYSUT officers, June 2, 1992

  11  
Local Action Pilot Program/Project (LAPP) Committee Meeting 9/16/96
Proposal for LAPP by Wallkill Teachers' Association, 1996- 97; public relations plan, Camden Teacher's Association, 1996-97; by East Greenbush Teachers' Association; reapplication for NYSUT Public Relations Grant, by Fredonia Teachers' Association, August 26, 1996; Hyde Park; Endicott & Owego Apalachin; Massapequa Federation of Teachers Local 1442; North Babylon; Victor; Onteora; Whitesboro; Yonkers Federation of Teachers

  11  
LAPP Meeting 6/26/97
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers proposed plan of action: 9/97-8/98; 1997 LAPP Conference Program

  11  
LAPP Meeting 6/13/97
Warwick Valley LAPP proposal; Saratoga Springs; conference evaluation report

  11  
LAPP Meeting 2/11/97
Agenda for meeting with labor relations specialists; NYSUT Local Action Pilot Project schedule of activities, July 14-17, 1996; draft self-evaluation for LAPP locals; Endicott LAPP project update 1996-97

  11  
LAPP Conference 7/13-7/16/97
Agenda, handwritten notes, and related materials

  11  
LAPP Conference 7/14/96
Agenda, handwritten notes, and related materials

  11  
LAPP Meeting 6/26/96
Agenda; questionnaires for locals (completed)

  11  
LAPP Task Force Meeting 4/12/96
Conference evaluation summary, August 3, 1995; community action plan for Fairport; correspondence

  11  
LAPP Staff Liaison Meeting 1/29/96
Agenda; handwritten notes

  11  
LAPP Task Force Meeting 8/30/95
Application for NYSUT Public Relations Grant, September 30, 1995; East Greenbush Teachers Association application; West Seneca Teachers Association proposal; Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers proposed plan of action; Victor proposal; Hyde Park; Whitesboro; handwritten notes; 1995 conference evaluation summary; conference program

  11  
LAPP Committee Meeting 11/28/95
Meeting notice

  11  
LAPP Committee Meeting 9/29/95
List of contact people at local teachers' associations; related memo; newsletter

  11  
LAPP Speech 7/16-7/19/95
Handwritten outline of speech; summary of NYSUT/Local PR program, December 2, 1994; information on media coach Jack Franchetti Communications

  11  
LAPP Local Action Project 5/12/95
Letter from Carmel Teachers' Association; newspaper clipping from New York Teacher re pilot community action programs; agenda for leadership/inclusion workshop

  11  
LAPP Local Action Project Task Force 4/28/95
List of VOTE/COPE contributions from locals recommended for local action project; proposal from Endicott Teachers' Association, Deposit Teachers Association, Horseheads Teachers Association

  11  
LAPP Local Action Project Meeting 4/11/95
Memos

  11  
LAPP Local PR Campaign Committee 11/7/94
Handwritten notes; questionnaire

  11  
LAPP Local PR Campaign Committee 12/14/94
Summary of NYSUT/Local PR program, December 2, 1994; related documents and correspondence

  11  
LAPP NYSUT/Local PR Campaign Committee 9/29/94
Handwritten notes; agenda

  11  
LAPP NYSUT/Local Union Committee and Education Campaign 6/21/94
"Talking Points: An Official Publication of Christian Coalition of New York," August 1994; Christian Coalition of New York, Saratoga County Chapter: The Liaison Plan; newspaper clipping from Schenectady Gazette, "School Officials Eye Religious Right: Conservative Groups Making Inroads," August 25, 1994; letter from Commack Teachers Association urging voters to pass school budget, June 17, 1994; 1994 Vote Count by District (Commack); handwritten notes

  11  
LAPP Local Communications Project Task Force Meeting PR 6/15/94
Long Island Education Coalition proposed resolutions for the 1994 Long Island Summit; fact sheet on education; draft recommendations of Summit Tax and Government Committee; correspondence

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997
Proposals; lists of grants

  11  
LAPP Meeting 9/19/97
List of LAPP proposals for 1997-98 school year; meeting notice

  11  
Local Action Pilot Project (LAPP) Grants 1998-99
Conference survey summary; conference program

  11  
Local Action Project (LAP), Lake George, July 19-22, 2004
Registration form

  11  
Local Action Project Grants (LAP) 1997
Memos to accounting department from vp Cortese re grants to local districts; handwritten notes

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Camden
Letters informing districts of payment of grant money

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. East Greenbush
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Endicott/Owego Apalachin
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Fredonia
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Hyde Park
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Massapequa
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. North Babylon
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Onteora
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Patchougue-Medford
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Victor
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Wallkill
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. West Seneca
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Whitesboro
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Yonkers
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996-1997
List of grants given by district

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. East Greenbush TA
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. Fredonia TA
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. Hyde Park
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. Massapequa FT
Letter informing district of payment of grant money; plan proposal

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. North Babylon TO
Letter informing district of payment of grant money; plan proposal

  11  
LAPP Grants. North Babylon 1/3/96
Activity report

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. North Syracuse Education Association
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. Patchogue-Medford
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. West Seneca
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. Whitesboro
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. Dutchess County United Teachers Co.
Related materials

  11  
LAPP Grants 1996. Yonkers FT
Letter informing district of payment of grant money; plan proposal

  12  
LAPP 7/6-7/9/98
Agenda; final report, Committee on Local Administration, May 1997;

  12  
LAPP Conference Planning Meeting 6/1/98
Proposals submitted by Union-Endicott, Whitesboro, West Seneca, Massapequa school districts; agenda

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Camden TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. East Greenbush TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Endicott TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Fredonia TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Hyde Park TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Massapequa FT
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. North Babylon TO
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Onteora TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Owego-Apalachin TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Patchogue-Medford
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Saratoga Springs TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Victor TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Warwick Valley TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. West Seneca TA
Related materials

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LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Whitesboro TA
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Yonkers FT
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Proposals (folder 1 of 2) 1994-1995
Related materials

  12  
LAPP Proposals (folder 2 of 2) 1994-1995
Related materials

 
LOTE. See: Language Other Than English; see: Foreign Language
  12  
Low-Performing Schools 1994-1998
Letter to vp Cortese from Lonnie Palmer, Superintendent of Schools for City School District of Albany, suggesting two-year study comparing performance of students at Giffen school with those who accepted ABC (A Better Choice) scholarship voucher offer to attend private schools, to give NYSUT "the upper hand in the public-relations war," January 21, 1998; Regents Subcommittee on Low- Performing Schools interim report, February 1994; draft NYSUT response, June 28, 1994; response to response, August 3, 1994; response to response, August 3, 1994; mid-year report on low-performing high schools to NYC schools Chancellor Ramon Cortines by Board of Education of the City of New York, January 10, 1995. See also: SURR Schools; See also: Giffen

  12  
Advisory Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Oct. 22, 1997
Minutes of meeting of Advisory Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, September 11, 1997; proposed schedule for institute on redesigning low-performing schools; flyer for resource guide; tentative agreement between Minneapolis Public School and Minneapolis Federation of Teachers #59, July 1, 1997-June 30, 1999

  12  
AFT Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Sept. 11, 1997
Agenda; discussion questions; proposal for Institute on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools; Activities of the Redesigning Low-Performing Schools Initiative since the May Executive Council Meeting; documents, "Suggestions on the Design and Implementation of a Training Program for School Redesign Process Facilitators," "Suggestions on the Dissemination of Raising Student Achievement"; transcript excerpt: Discussion on AFT Activities and Services to Support the Improvement of Low-Performing Schools, by Task Force on Redesigning Low-Performing School, 4/15/97; QuEST '97 Keynote Address by Sandra Feldman, President, American Federation of Teachers, July 27, 1997; AFT memo re progress report on "What Works?" series, September 9, 1997; selected articles on low-performing schools

  12  
AFT Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Washington DC 9/11/97
Agenda; resolution

  12  
AFT Task Force on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, February 1997
Agenda for February 7, 1997, meeting; draft (not for publication or attribution) criteria for identifying low-performing schools; excerpts of responses to survey of states and districts re criteria for identifying and remediating low-performing schools; memo re reconstitution, January 6, 1997; overview of legal protections for teacher employment; related memo; K-12 Teachers Program & Policy Council Meeting agenda; discussion questions, the role of the union in redesigning low-performing schools; report by U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics, "Urban Schools: The Challenge of Location and Poverty"; related reports and articles

  12  
Task Force on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Washington DC 4/15/97
Facilitative correspondence

  12  
AFT Task Force on Redesigning Low Performing Schools 1999
Commentary on draft AFT paper "Improving Low-Performing High Schools"; article reprints and related background materials

  12  
AFT Advisory Committee on Low-Performing Schools April 3, 1998
Meeting agenda; background materials, including memorandum from President Bill Clinton to Secretary of Education re turning around low-performing public schools (October 28, 1997) and related White House press release

  12  
Institute on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Miami Beach, FL, 1/8-11/98
Reading materials for AFT conference: "Building on the Best, Learning from What Works: Four Promising Schoolwide Academic Programs" and "Seven Promising Reading and English Language Arts Programs"

  12  
Malta and Sicily (AFT) 11/5/02
Invitation to an Education International Conference, "Living and Learning Together: the Role and Responsibilities of Educators & Their Unions"; conference agenda; memos; NYSUT press release re concern over lingering effects of 9/11 attacks on students; NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services downloads of articles re risk of prejudice against Arab American community, fanaticism vs constitutional democracy

  12  
Mandate Relief 1992-1995
Report to Regents, "Education Constituent Groups Look at Mandate Relief," September 1995; letters to State Education Department from vp Cortese, criticizing report, June-July; NYSUT resolution opposing governor's proposals; text of bill in Senate-Assembly committee amending several laws, June 7, 1995; related materials

  12  
Mandate Relief 6/16/95
Testimony of David Sherman, vice president, United Federation of Teachers, on the proposed 1995-95 budget, May 17, 1995; related materials

  12  
Mainstreaming 1975-1981
Position statement by State Department of Education, "Mainstreaming Children with Handicapping Conditions in New York State," February 1981; printed special report by AFT Task Force on Educational Issues, "Mainstreaming: A River to Nowhere or a Promising Current?" n.d., c. 1976; NYSUT position statement on mainstreaming; article reprint from New York State Teacher, "Mainstreaming: A Promise Gone Awry"; NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, "BOCES and Mainstreaming: Results of a Survey of BOCES Organization Presidents," April 1976; United Federation of Teachers paper, "Commentary on Mainstreaming," February 1975. See also: Special Education

 
Math and Science. See: TIMSS (Third International Math and Science Study) AFT Conference 2/7-2/9/97; see: AFT Ad Hoc Committee on Math/Science Teacher Shortage 1983
  12  
Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (NYS) 1990-2003
Announcement of Mentor Teacher-Internship Program competitive grants for 1997-98, by State Education Department, October 1977; NYSUT Information Bulletin, describing New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program, October 1997; description of New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program, 1/16/97; list of district applicants for 1997-98; memo from State Education Department to Mentor Teacher-Internship Program Advisory Committee, with attached revised wording of Section 3033 of Education Law, September 11, 1992; related NYSUT memos; State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching Principles to be Incorporated into Regulations and Guidelines on Mentoring

  12  
Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (NYS). Teacher Certification Requirement c. 1995
NYSUT document, "The New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program as a Teacher Certification Requirement," n.d., c. 1995

  12  
Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (NYS), Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers, Fund for Innovation. Report 1991
State Education Department 1989-90 Report on the New York State Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers, New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program, [and] Fund for Innovation, January 1991; cover letter to Regents, January 9, 1991

  12  
Middle Level Education 2002-2003
NYSUT report, "Caught in the Middle: Helping Students Avoid the Middle-School Trap," April 2002; talking points re issues in middle level education, Long Island Presidents Conference, January 31, 2003; NYSUT Middle Level Initiatives, February 25, 2003; draft Regents policy statement on middle level education, January 27, 2003; related materials

  12  
Middle Level Education External Advisory Group 2/6/03
Draft memo from vp Cortese to participants in State Education Department's Middle-Level Education External Advisory Group meeting on February 6; Regents policy statement; agenda for NYSUT meeting, February 5; talking points from Long Island Presidents Conference; BOCES District Superintendents' position on middle level education

  12  
Middle Level Education External Advisory Council /Task Force 2001-2003
List of members of task force; list of members of External Advisory Council; agenda for October 7, 2003, meeting; memo to Cortese from State Education Department, asking for NYSUT representation on External Advisory Council, May 17, 2001; related materials

  12  
Middle Level Education Regional Forum 3/25/02
Memo to district superintendents from State Education Department re regional forums on academic achievement and positive youth development, "Middle-Level Education: Gateway or Gap?" February 2000; SED action plan and related reports; statistics re high-performing middle schools in NYS; NYSUT press release, "NYSUT Hits State Education Department for 13 Years of Inaction: Union Proposes Middle Education Reform Agenda," April 25, 2002

  12  
Middle School Testing Summit 11/26/01
Memo to vp Cortese and research director Chuck Santelli from UFT vp commenting on State Education Department's middle level education "Blueprint for Change"; NYSUT standards and assessments priority issues and solutions 11/14/01; handwritten notes

  12  
Middle Level External Advisory Group 4/29/03
Notice of meeting from vp Cortese to NYSUT representatives to advisory group, April 24, 2003, with attached materials; State Education Department public engagement toolkit, including questionnaire, vision statement, Commissioner's Regulations

  12  
Elementary Math 2003
Presentation graphs, "Elementary Math Overview: The Bottom Line"

  12  
Middle-Level Math 2003-2004
Presentation graphs and bullet points, "Middle School Math: The Bottom Line" and "Middle-Level Mathematics 1999-2003: 8th Graders Only"; memo re math exam, January 7, 2004

  12  
Middle-Level ELA (English Language Arts) 2003
Presentation graphs and bullet points, "Middle School English: The Bottom Line," with results by racial/ethnic group

  12  
Elementary ELA 2003
Presentation graphs and bullet points, "Elementary English: The Bottom Line," with results by racial/ethnic group

  12  
(Middle Level) Assessment Hearing Materials 2003
Testimony of Cortese, November 12, 2003; excerpt of Commissioner's Regulation re program requirements for students pre-K-6, from State of New York Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations 1/3/103; comparison of state and national standards for home and career skills; intermediate technology education test; summary of SED draft implementation of Regents policy on middle-level education, October 2003; NYSUT grade 8 math assessment phone survey of teachers, comparison of May 2002 with May 2003; Regents meeting schedule, November 2003; middle-level paper on NYS Commissioner's Regulations presented by the district superintendents, April 2003

  12  
Statewide Hearing on Middle-Level Education 11/12/03
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, first vice president, NYSUT, at the Statewide Public Hearing on Alternative Approaches to Implementation of the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education, November 12, 2003; NYSUT and UFT Middle Level External Advisory Group agenda, November 12, 2003; testimony of Roger Klimek, PLQS, consultant, "Principled Leadership, Quality Schools," at Regents hearing, November 12

  13  
Minerva 1999-2000
Proposal to AFT and Q&A by Minerva, private educational training company, to provide professional development training to school districts; NYSUT memos evaluating proposal; biographical sketches of principals; unsigned agreement between AFT and Educational Standards and Certifications, Inc.

  13  
Moral Education 1982
Reprints of scholarly articles on values education; discussion paper for Board of Regents; related materials; handwritten notes

  13  
Muldoon Grant Requests Denied 1999-2002
Correspondence with agencies and individuals seeking grants from Mary Muldoon Fund

  13  
Multicultural Education 1992
"Multiculturalism," by New York State Council of Educational Associations, 1992; newspaper clippings and other materials re race relations, particularly re Leonard Jeffries, controversial chairman of Afro-American Studies Department at City College of the City University of New York. See also: Quotas

  13  
Multicultural Education 1991
"A View from the Inside: Multicultural Education," report of the Select Seminar on Excellence in Education, Capital Area School Development Association, November 1991; "Towards a Curriculum of Inclusion: A Roundtable Discussion and an Open Invitation to Prepare for That Kinder and Gentler America," A. J. William-Myers, NY African American Institute, March 21, 1990; "Research on Multi-Cultural Classroom Communication," by Rudi Faltus, San Francisco Federation of Teachers, AFT Educational Research and Dissemination Program (ER&D), with NYSUT memo, September 28, 1987; letter to Cortese from University Centers for Rational Alternatives, with dissenting opinions to Education Commissioner Sobol's Social Studies Syllabus Review Committee, by historians Arthur M. Schlesinger and Kenneth T. Jackson; newspaper clippings

  13  
Multicultural Education 1991
Newspaper clippings re controversial plan by Education Commissioner Sobol to increase content re non-European history in social studies curriculum; discussion and action items for Board of Regents re diversity, social studies syllabus review, June-July 1991

  13  
Multicultural Education (Jeffries) 1991
Newspaper clippings re controversial racial statements by CUNY professor Leonard Jeffries

  13  
Multicultural Education (folder 1 of 2) 1981-1991
Articles, correspondence, and handwritten notes re diversity, usually meaning African American history and perspective

  13  
Multicultural Education (folder 2 of 2) 1981-1991
  13  
Multiculturalism. Survey. Citizens Poll 1991-1992
NYSUT Research Proposal: Public Opinion on Multicultural Education, July 16, 1991; NYSUT 1991 Education Opinion Survey: Final Report, November 12, 1992; 1992 Statewide Focus Groups: Public Attitudes toward Education: Presentation to the NYSYUT Board of Directors, December 4, 1992; NYSUT press release, "Poll Finds New Yorkers Won't Sacrifice Common Heritage to Promote Differences," November 25, 1991; memo from Cortese to NYSUT officers summarizing survey, October 30, 1991; "Where We Stand" article by Albert Shanker, "Teaching the Common Heritage," December 29, 1991; letter to NYSUT vp Cortese from E Pluribus Unum president expressing approval of NYSUT's position critical of Regents plan for social studies curriculum, with attached brochure describing organization's opposition to multicultural education, March 10, 1992; letter from historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., CUNY Graduate School, praising poll, inquiring about curriculum revision committee, February 6, 1992; letter from University Centers for Rational Alternatives, complimenting poll and NYSUT's defense of it, December 5, 1991; letter from attorney Joseph Fleming, requesting details of poll, refusal from Cortese, December 18, 1991; article by Cortese, "Rewriting History: The Debate Over What Children Should Learn in School"; handwritten notes. See also: Surveys

  13  
Multiculturalism. Survey. Citizens Poll . Fact Finders Questionnaire 1991
Questions asked by Fact Finders research firm in citizens' survey re multiculturalism in social studies curriculum; handwritten notes

  13  
Multiculturalism. Survey. Press Conference/Focus Groups (folder 1 of 2) 1991-1992
Materials re survey by Fact Finders on lack of public support for teaching multiculturalism to the exclusion of European history/mainstream American culture

  13  
Multiculturalism. Survey. Press Conference/Focus Groups (folder 2 of 2) 1991-1992
Materials re survey by Fact Finders re public attitudes on range of educational issues

  13  
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). New York State 1999-2004
AFT/NEA publication, "National Board Certification: A Guide for Candidates," with cover letter, January 19, 1999; NYSUT Information Bulletin re National Board Certification, December 2004; related background materials; packet of newspaper clippings, 2004. See also: Standards, Professional

  13  
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) 6/5/04
Agenda; National Board Certified Teacher Survey Summary (conducted by NYSUT Polling Center in March 2004); list of NYSUT locals and school districts reporting recognition for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) participation and/or achievement in their collective bargaining agreements, as of May 15; talking points for NYSUT vice president Cortese

  13  
NBCT Press Conference 12/2/03
Talking points; press release, "NYSUT Announces Board Certified Teachers"; letter from Cortese to teacher certified by National Board for Professional Teaching; internal memos discussing number of certified teachers in NYS, comparison with national average

  13  
NBCT Celebration 6/8/02
Conference/celebration agenda; press release, "NYSUT Lauds Board-Certified Teachers; Looks to Increase Numbers," June 7, 2002; list of certified teachers; related correspondence; handwritten notes

  13  
NBCT Meeting 3/10/01
Agenda; "Where We Stand" column by Al Shanker; NYSUT press release, "Strategy Session Looks to Boost Count of 'Master Teachers,'" March 8, 2001

  13  
NBPTS. New York State 2001
Concluding report of NYSUT Celebration and Conference for National Board Certified Teachers; related correspondence

  13  
NBPTS Lobby Day 4/25/01
List of National Board Certified teachers, 2002-2001; memo to participants in Legislative Information Day, reviewing planned activities; list of Senate and Assembly members

  13  
National Education Association (NEA) (folder 1 of 3) 1975-1986
Flyer, "NEA-AFT Merger: How Does Al Shanker Really Feel About It?" December 20, 1982; printed NYSUT publication, "What Price Quotas?" n.d., c. 1975; text of merger agreement; NYSUT publication, "Everything you always wanted to know about Merger�but didn't know whom to ask," n.d.; question-and-answer sheet, "The New York Merger," prepared for 1972 AFT convention; final report of the 1986 Convention of the National Education Association, July 1-6, 1986; testimony of Terry Herndon, president of Citizens Against Nuclear War (CAN) before the Platform Committee of the Democratic Party, New York, NY, April 9, 1984; articles from Commentary and Wall Street Journal contrasting ideological differences between NEA and AFT, with cover letters from NYSUT/AFT officials, February. March 1983; highly critical NEA report on the Twelfth Constitutional Convention of the AFL-CIO, December 8-13, 1977; examples of other NEA anti-AFL-CIO flyers

  13  
National Education Association (NEA) (folder 2 of 3) 1975-1986
Booklet by AFT, "AFT-NEA: The Crucial Differences," n.d; NEA documents re layoffs in teaching staffs, 1976, and related issues

  14  
National Education Association (NEA) (folder 3 of 3) 1975-1986
List of NYSUT disaffiliated locals, April 16, 1976; NYSUT financial statement as of March 31, 1976; letter from NYSUT president Hobart to local presidents, encouraging them to urge members to vote to withdraw from NEA, January 6, 1976; letter from Buffalo Teachers Federation to local officers urging voting against disaffiliation from NEA, December 23, 1975; unsigned one-page document, "Who Declared War?" blaming Al Shanker; related documents; handwritten notes

  14  
National Education Association. Conflict of Interest 1974-1975
Letter from NEA to Toni Cortese requesting return of financial disclosure form, consistent with conflict of interest policy developed by Board of Directors, August 30, 1974; minutes of NEA Board of Directors meeting of February 15-17, 1994; text of remarks by Cortese to NEA Board meeting, December 12-14, 1975; photocopied pages from NEA handbook, 1973 and 1974-75; letter from NYSUT president Hobart to Cortese, expressing concern over NEA actions in Florida, April 25, 1974; handwritten notes

  14  
National Education Association. Strategy 1975
Minutes and resolutions; open letter to NYSUT Board of Directors from organization, Teacher Democracy, decrying proposed split from NEA, November 17, 1975; related correspondence; handwritten notes

  14  
National Education Association. Propaganda 1975-1986
AFT memo re NEA position re relationship with organized labor, January 2, 1986; flyer for organizing meeting for NYSUT delegates re organizing a new association; related flyer explaining plans; printed campaign booklet for Cortese and Walter Tice for NEW Executive Committee; handwritten notes

  14  
National Institute of Education 1983
Printed publication, Teaching and Learning Research Grants Information Package, by the National Institute of Education, fiscal year 1983

 
National Test. See: Standards & Assessment
 
NYS Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. See: Bicentennial
 
NYS Commission on Education Reform. See: Education Reform, NYS Commission on
 
NYS Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented Youth. See: Gifted and Talented Youth
  14  
No Child Left Behind Meeting (NCLB), AFT 12/14/06
Agenda for NCLB Task Force; AFT brochure, "NCLB: Let's Get It Right". See also: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

  14  
No Child Left Behind, AFT 12/01/04
Agenda and materials; AFT report, "No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Information Update," July 14, 2004

  14  
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Conference Call (AFT) 5/12/04
Draft resolution on No Child Left Behind, with handwritten edits

  14  
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Resolution Committee (AFT) 4/28/04
Summary meeting notes

  14  
No Child Left Behind "Failing Schools"� Statement by Antonia Cortese 9/9/04
Press release, "Statement by New York State United Teachers on So-Called 'Failing' Schools"

  14  
No Child Left Behind. Council of State Governments 8/10/04
"No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Information Update," prepared for the AFT Teachers Divisional Meeting 2004 Convention, July 14, 2004; letter from Council of State Governments, inviting AFT president Sandra Feldman to panel discussion on No Child Left Behind at annual meeting of council's Eastern Conference, April; 26, 2004; talking points for Toni Cortese at Council of State Governments, Eastern Regional Conference, August 10; presentation slides; article from Education Week re Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's changing position on No Child Left Behind; article from Washington Monthly re Kerry position; articles from New York Times and other newspapers; handwritten notes; letter from Antonia Cortese to U.S. Department of Education responding to Request for Comments on proposed Title I regulations re Limited English Proficiency students

  14  
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) 2001-2002
Status report by the Education Commission of the States, "Building on Progress: How Ready Are States to Implement President Bush's Education Plan?" January 2001; U.S. Department of Education/White House publication, "What to Know & Where to Go: Parents' Guide to No Child Left Behind," noting "Never in the history of human civilization has any society attempted to educate all of its children," noting that as goal, elsewhere noting that home-schooled children were exempt from all testing requirements, with cover letter to Cortese from State Farm Insurance re Education Excellence program, May 30, 2002

  14  
NYSUT:
  14  
NYSUT Constitution 1988-2004
Copies of NYSUT Constitution and Bylaws, 2003 and 2004; Constitution, 1988-1997

  14  
NYSUT Community Outreach Directory, June 2002
Reference book of civil rights, educational, lobbying, women's, church, and union organizations

  14  
NYSUT Correspondence. Research 1998
Chronological correspondence

  14  
NYSUT Correspondence. Research 1997
Chronological correspondence

  14  
NYSUT Correspondence. Miscellaneous (folder 1 of 2) 2000-2002
Correspondence re testing issues, substitute teacher shortage, analysis of gubernatorial candidate and NYS comptroller H. Carl McCall's education platform; report of the UFT Task Force on School Governance

  14  
NYSUT Correspondence. Miscellaneous (folder 2 of 2) 2000-2002
Signed personal notes from Hillary Rodham Clinton, thanking NYSUT for support in Senate campaign, July-August 2000; routine correspondence

  14  
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council 1997-1998
List of members; Responses of the New York State United Teachers and the National Education Association-New York to the Selected Positions of the Regents' Task Force on Teaching: Report Dated September 17, 1997; joint policy statements by AFT and NEA re school infrastructure, teacher quality, discipline, and joint activities, 9/9/97

  14  
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council 5/29/98
Memo re joint workshop on academic standards, June 16, with project outline; confidential draft of responses to Regents recommendations

  14  
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council March 20-21, 1998
Meeting agenda; list of attendees; facilitative correspondence; handwritten notes

  14  
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council 1/29/98
Meeting agenda; list of members of Joint Council; AFT/NEA Outstanding Issues. 1/24/98, including mission statement and rationale for merger; joint progress report on AFT/NEA unity talks, January 21, 1998; joint policy statements by AFT and NEA re school infrastructure, teacher quality, discipline; material on AFT/NEA national collaboration, with cover memo, including statements by respective presidents, November 7, 1997

  14  
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council. Meeting with Robin Rapaport 1/28/98
Transcription of notes on newsprint pad taken at Joint Council session

  14  
NYSUT Educational Services (folder 1 of 2) 1995-1996
Draft versions of "report cards" for evaluating elementary and secondary school performance, supplied to NYSUT by the State Education Department, June 13, 1996; minority report by Toni Cortese to the report of the Ad Hoc Committee for National Board Certified Teachers, June 12, 1996; recommendations of the NYSUT Task Force on Elementary School Standards, 1996; letter from Cortese to Gov. George Pataki outlining NYSUT's position on high academic standards, March 19, 1996; confidential memo to Cortese from NYSUT general counsel expressing concern for increased litigation over removal of disruptive students from classroom under proposed Safe Schools Act, April 30, 1996; correspondence on wide range of issues

  14  
NYSUT Educational Services (folder 2 of 2) 1995-1996
  14  
NYSUT Political Action Committee, Resource Guide for PAC Coordinators, 2003
  15  
NYSUT Newsline 1985-86
Materials and scripts re radio actuality service (pre-recorded messages on topical issues)

  15  
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook 2003
Program; list of participants; information on community and political action, bargaining strategies, managing student behavior; strategies for paraprofessionals

  15  
NYSUT Local Presidents' Conference, April 24-25, 2002
List of participants; routine correspondence

  15  
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook April 24-25, 2002
Program; list of participants; information on legal issues, certification requirements, health care reform

  15  
NYSUT New Local Presidents' Conference, July 16-19, 2001
Conference program; list of participants; materials for presentations by field and legal services, research and educational services, legislative/political action/VOTE/COPE, and other departments; printed publications, "What Every New Member Should Know," revised 2001; "Local Leaders' Guide to Research and Educational Services," 2001-2002

  15  
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook 2001
Program agenda; related materials

  15  
NYSUT Pre-Representative Assembly Local Presidents' Conference, NY Hilton (folder 1 of 2), April 5-6, 2000
Convention program; 1999 Constitution; text of introduction by Cortese; preconference lists, correspondence; packet information re charter schools, educational issues

  15  
NYSUT Pre-Representative Assembly Local Presidents' Conference, NY Hilton (folder 2 of2), April 5-6, 2000
Constitution; facilitative correspondence

  15  
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference -- Invitations (folder 1 of 4), July 12-15, 1999
Lists of locals; correspondence

  15  
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference (folder 2 of 4), July 12-15, 1999
Program and evaluation

  15  
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference. Materials (folder 3 of 4) July 12-15, 1999
Agenda; information on field services, research and educational services, computer services, member benefits, governance, and related matters

  15  
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference. Materials (folder 4 of 4) July 12-15, 1999
List of participants; materials re legislative and political action, VOTE/COPE, related matters

  15  
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, April 29-30, 1998
Program; materials re current education reform issues, legal issues affecting school related personnel, new member programs

  15  
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook 1997
Program agenda; presentation materials, including defamation seminar by general counsel; health insurance information, education reform issues

  16  
NYSUT 11th New Local Presidents' Conference, July 21-24, 1997
Program; list of participants; information on field and legal services, research and educational services, computer services, member benefits, governance, and related matters

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly March 19-22, 1992
Resolutions; minutes of Ad Hoc Task Force on Leadership Development, March 10, 1992; survey of teacher center, February 1992; proposed resolutions; minutes of Credentials Committee

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1991
Correspondence; notes from Credential Committee, March 22, 1991

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly March 22, 1990
Agenda for Credentials Committee; related materials

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly April 1989
Proposed resolutions and amendments; Credentials Committee report

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1986
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1985
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1984
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1983
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1982
Computer printout of list of delegates; list of locals in arrears

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1981
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1980
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1979
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1978
Computer printout of list of delegates; handwritten registration list of non-delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1977
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1976
Computer printout of list of delegates; typed and handwritten lists of staff; typed list of invited guests with floor privilege; officers' report; resolutions; report of office of Secretary-Treasurer, Years of Growth 1972-1975

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1975
Computer printout of list of delegates; handwritten registration list of non-voting alternates, visitors, and guests; final county of attendance

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1974
Computer printout of list of delegates

  16  
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1973
Computer printout of list of delegates; handwritten final report of Credentials Committee

  16  
NYSUT MEETINGS RESTRICTED:
  17  
NYSUT Board of Directors and Executive Committee . Antonia Cortese Meeting 6/9/04
Agendas; report of the first vice president, for Board of Directors meeting; 2004-05 Allocations for Title I, Parts A and D for New York State School Districts, Charter Schools and Special Act School Districts (No Child Left Behind), preliminary as of June 3, 2004, Sorted Alpha by County, prepared by NYSUT Research and Educational Services; State Education Department discussion item for Regents: summary of Strategy to Implement the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education, June 16, 2004; memo from Cortese to NYSUT Board of Directors, requesting approval for new NYSUT policy recommendation on Adequate Yearly Progress and students with disabilities, students caught in the performance gap, to be sent to State Education Department, June 28

  17  
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting December 12-13, 2003
Agenda; minutes; reports of president (Hobart), first vice president (Cortese), second vice president (Dunn), secretary-treasurer (Tiger; including auditor's report), field and legal services (Kinsella; re bargaining, organizing activities); resolution by Board of Directors authorizing $1 million fund for legal self-insurance; State Education Department Draft Report to the Governor and the Legislature on the Educational Effectiveness of the Charter School Approach, November 7, 2003; report and recommendations of the NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Finance, November 2003; summary report to NYSUT Executive Committee and Board of Directors, apparently by political/legislative department, re changes to Medicare (prescription drug program), delegate elections to Democratic National Convention, by candidate; overview of impact of new Medicare law on New Yorkers; NYSUT Building Corporation Membership Meeting agenda and audit report

  17  
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting September 12-13, 2003
Agenda; summary minutes of June 30, 2003, meeting; report of first vice president Cortese (summary of activities); brochure, "Meeting NCLB's [No Child Left Behind] Highly Qualified Guidelines," by NEA-AFT ; summary notes of meeting with Regents; summary of health insurance (Professional Staff Association) changes

  17  
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting. Workshop on Student Assessment (Tests) 9/12/03
Summary of history of student performance standards in New York State since 1865; compilation of NYSUT policy statements, relevant excerpts from NYSUT Policy Manual; newspaper clipping re Regents physics exam

  17  
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting 6/30/03
Agenda; minutes; 2003-04 budget; constitution and bylaws; reports of president, first vice president, field & legal services; financial report; legislative report (Lubin); affiliation requests; "talking points" re NYSUT Middle-Level Education Policy, continuation of temporary license; press release and related materials re Court of Appeals ruling on Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE); spreadsheet re results in controversial Regents physics exam, by district; memo re No Child Left Behind consolidation application; recommendations for committee appointments

  17  
NYSUT of Directors Board Meeting February 7-8, 2003
Reports by Cortese; State Education Department memo to Regents re emergency adoption of amendments to Commissioner's Regulations re individualized education programs; handwritten notes re No Child Left Behind

  17  
Board Meeting 12/14/02
Agenda; minutes of Board of Directors' meeting of October 5, 2002; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of October 4 and November 14, 2002; NYSUT Information Bulletin re automated external defibrillators in schools; NYSUT Briefing Bulleting, "Teachers and Other Service Providers Must Receive a Copy of a Student's Individualized Education Program," September 2002; Report to the State Board of Regents by State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills, December 2002; Report of the NYSUT Task Force on Initiative and Referendum; 2003 Representative Assembly items for Board approval; report to the board on legislation and political activities; reports of first and second vice presidents; field and legal report; final report of NYSUT Task Force on retirees; financial statements; memos re dues proposal, Leadership Institute; directors' retreat evaluation summary; Implementation of Actions by the 2002 Representative Assembly

  17  
Board Retreat October 4-6, 2002
Agenda; report of second vice president; notes from Board of Regents meeting of October 3 and 4; memos re local assessment of NYSUT services, technology and communications program

  17  
Board Retreat Materials October 4-6, 2002
Agenda; session materials

  17  
Board of Directors Meeting 6/28/02
Meeting materials; NYSUT budget 2003-04; NYSUT constitution and bylaws; memo from President Hobart re appointment of task force to study Civil Service reform; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of June 13, 2002; agenda of NYSUT Building Corporation meeting of December 14; minutes of June 28 meeting; reports of the first and second vice presidents; information packet

  17  
Board of Directors Meeting 3/1-2/02
Agenda; minutes of December 14-15, 2001, meeting; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of January 28, 2002; officers' reports, including financial statements; draft Board of Directors' resolutions

  17  
Board Meeting 12/14-15/01
Agendas for Executive Committee and Board of Directors; officers' reports; personnel report; constitution revisions; affiliation requests; information items

  17  
Board of Directors' Meeting, Sept. 21, 2001
Agenda; officers' reports; personnel report; constitution revisions; policy handbook revisions; information items

  17  
NYSUT Board Meeting June 25-26, 2001
Minutes of March 20 meeting; officers' reports; NYSUT 2001-02 budget; brochure re NYUT polling center

  17  
Board of Directors Meeting 3/20/01
Agenda; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of March 1, 2001, meeting; officers' reports, including financial statements; draft Board of Directors' resolutions

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 11/6/03
Agenda; report of first vice president Cortese; State Education Department draft five-year report to the governor and state legislature on the charter school approach, September 3, 2003; memo from State Education Department re four policy decisions on assessment (tests), October 2

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 6/12/03
Agenda; explanations of changes in preliminary allocations under No Child Left Behind and related materials; "Supporting Young Adolescents: Proposed Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education; local allocations for Title I, Parts A and D; report of first vice president Cortese; highlights of focus groups on standards and assessments; State Education Department Field Memo re NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Requirements for Teachers and Title I Paraprofessionals in NYS, June 2, 2003; committee recommendations; Communications Brainstorming Day agenda and questions; handwritten notes

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 10/16/03
Text of written and oral reports by first vice president Cortese; SED recommendations for middle-level education; NYSUT membership comparison; budget request from NYSUT Education and Learning Trust

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting, June 12, 2003
Report of Executive Director, Field & Legal Services, to the NYSUT Executive Committee re organizing, contract settlements; No Child Left Behind requirements for paraprofessionals, consolidated application timelines, related materials

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting, April 3, 2003
Agenda; minutes of March 11 meeting; NYSUT booklet, "Don't Fail Us Now: New York: A State at Risk," 2003; memo re NYSUT members on military leave; resolution mourning the death of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Board of Directors resolution establishing an AFT State Affiliate Solidarity Fund

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 5/22/03
Agenda; minutes of April 3 meeting; reports by Toni Cortese, including status of Roosevelt district high school, findings of poor indoor air quality (Washington Rose); legislative update; constitution and bylaws

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 3/11/03
Agenda; minutes of February 7 meeting; report of first vice president Cortese; financial statements; frank letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to Joseph Alvarez, Northeast AFL-CIO, re full membership per capita payments to affiliates, February 27; memo re March for Public Education; membership comparison

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 1/9/03
Agenda; reports by Cortese

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 12/13/02
Agenda; reports of president and first vice president; memo from Commissioner of Education Mills re CUNY Master Plan amendment authorizing new (marginally higher) undergraduate admission standards; letter from AFT president Sandra Feldman re No Child Left Behind, December 10, 2002; potential K-12 resolutions for submission by the NYSUT Board of Directors to 2003 Representative Assembly; proposed changes to NYSUT constitution and bylaws

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 11/14/02
Agenda; minutes of October 4 meeting; program and invitation for dedication of Albert Shanker Center; report of first vice president Cortese; report of NYSUT Task Force on Initiative and Referendum; final report of NYSUT Task Force on Retirees; dues proposal for 2003-04 and 2004-05

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 9/19/02
Final report, Local Assessment of NYSUT Services 2001-2002; report of first vice president Cortese

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 6/13/02
Agenda; minutes of May 23 meeting; president's report re V.O.T.E/C.O.P.E. political action committee, with attached constitution and bylaws; report of first vide president Cortese; legislative report

  17  
Executive Committee Meeting 5/23/02
Agenda; minutes of April 25 meeting; report of first vice president Cortese; memo from Cortese re No Child Left Behind mandated Committee of Practitioners (COP) conference; Final Report of Ad Hoc Task Force on Alternative Education; financial update by secretary-treasurer; report by field and legal services department; NYSUT 2002 Representative Assembly Follow-Up Survey Analysis: Rebuilding through Unity; affiliation requests

  17  
Executive Committee 3/1/02
Agenda; notes of meeting with Commissioner Mills re middle-level education; draft board resolution on NYS Standards-Based Assessments; report of first vice president Cortese

  17  
Executive Committee Teleconference 2/14/02
Agenda; draft board resolutions re bioterrorism, funding for home care services, nurse-patient ratios, school psychological services, reading initiative for NYS, reduced class size, revision of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, accounting standards for retiree health insurance costs; report by first vice president Cortese

  17  
Executive Committee 1/28/02
Agenda; reports of president, executive vice president, first vice president

  17  
Executive Committee, Rochester 11/15/01
Agenda; reports of president, executive vice president, first vice president Cortese, and second vice president (noting 9/11 disaster relief collection of $330,000 for affected NYSUT members, schools near Ground Zero); financial statement; materials from Regents public policy conference, "Building Capacity to Implement the NYS K-12 Learning Standards," November 7, 2001; list of resolutions referred to the Board of Directors by the 2001 Representative Assembly; cover letter from president Tom Hobart, October 23, 2001, with revised draft of NYSUT resolution on Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, calling on NYSUT locals to avoid statements that "excuse, minimize or justify" the attacks, urging tolerance of Islam, urging U.S. government to "take all actions necessary" to defend U.S. against terrorism, including use of military force; and AFT Executive Council resolution on the Events of September 11, 2001 and the War Against Terror, striking different themes (adopted earlier)

  17  
Executive Committee 2/1/01
Officers' Reports; Regents draft discussion papers on dropouts, graduation requirements, career and technical education, other policy issues; letter from Cortese to Regent Bennett opposing changes re coaching, testing

  17  
Executive Committee Conference Call 1/11/01
Agenda; Officers' Reports; proposal to improve recruitment, selection, and independence of CUNY and SUNY boards of trustees; revised NYSUT policy on (political) endorsements

  18  
NYSUT Exec. Committee Meeting 11/7/00
Agenda; statement by NYSUT for the Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation," October 23, 2000; UFT Statement on Standards Implementation, November 1, 2000; memo re career and technical education proposal from NYS district superintendents (BOCES), November 3

  18  
Officers' Meeting 12/18/01
Agenda; correspondence and resolutions re joining NYS Teachers Retirement System; draft NYSUT alcohol policy, business ethics policy, travel and expense reimbursement policy, cell phone policy; memoranda of understanding between National Education Association of New York (NEA/NY) and Staff Organization of New York Educators, 1994-96;

  18  
Officers' Meeting, NYSUT Education and Learning Trust (Board of Trustees) 12/11/01
Agenda for Board of Trustees meeting of the NYSUT Education and Learning Trust; minutes of September 25, 2001, meeting; status report on Effective Teaching Program; action items re policy on teachers who become administrators, creating a workshop presentation group, plan for summer training, guided reading course; description of substantive platform of the Harvard Living Wage Campaign; booklet of Representative Assembly resolutions due to expire in 2002; summary of meeting with NYSUT retirement consultants

  18  
Offices' Meeting 11/20/01
Agendas for Officers' Meeting and Administrative Committee Meeting; guidelines for conducting organizing campaigns; list of new affiliates

  18  
Officers' Meeting 11/7/01
Agenda; speaker's guide

  18  
Officers' Meeting 10/19/01
Agenda; materials re Leadership Institute; update on Community Outreach Department; memo re mail security in light of anthrax "scare"; summary of actions of Board of Directors meeting of September 21; list of public charter schools applications; report on the 2001 NEA Representative Assembly

  18  
Officers' Meeting, 10/3/01
Agenda; update on Community Outreach Department

  18  
Officers' Meeting, 9/11/01
Agenda; memo re Moody's investors service rating; agenda for Board of Directors meeting, September 21-22; list of organizing issues; draft of NYSUT policy manual

  18  
Administrative Committee 8/10/01
NYSUT Organization Objectives, September 1, 2001- August 21, 2002; description of annual goal-setting project; outline of officer goals

  18  
Special Officers' Meeting 7/11/01
Agenda; materials re communications division (organizational chart, job descriptions); notes from officers' retreat

  18  
Officers' Meeting 7/2/01
Agenda; memo re communication plan

  18  
Officers' Meeting 6/6/01
NYSUT budget, 2001-02; staff salary requests; outline, "Vision of the New NYSUT for the 21st Century"; summary of Higher Education Council meeting, May 21; NYSUT budget projections: positive and negative factors; transcripts of "cracker barrel" (informal roundtable?) sessions with officers; charts showing spending on prescription drugs; follow-up survey of participants to Representative Assembly

  18  
Officers' Meeting 5/8/01
Agenda; AFT/NEA "no-raid" agreement; list of members of Unity Caucus

  18  
Officers' Retreat, Lenox, MA (folder 1 of 2) 4/5-6/01
Agenda, including discussion of risks and benefits of expanding membership, use of part-time employees

  18  
Officers' Retreat, Lenox, MA (folder 2 of 2) April 5-6, 2001
Agenda; brochure, "Introduction to NYSUT"; materials re NYSUT polling center (phone banks for conducting opinion surveys), with case studies of political mobilization campaigns; description of annual goal-setting project; printout of local presidents since 1979

  18  
Officers' Retreat May 11-12, 2000
"NYSUT Goal Setting Project," compilation of reports by NYSUT departments outlining mission statements and strategic plans for future, May 2000; draft results of teacher (new member) phone survey; letter of retirement from head of Public Relations Department, with outline for succession planning, reorganization; draft report of Representative Assembly feedback survey; semi-verbatim "cracker barrel" notes from 2000 pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference

  18  
Officers' Retreat (folder 2) May 11-12, 2000
Full reports, "NYSUT Goal Setting Project"; preliminary version

  18  
Officers' Meeting 2/19/02
Agenda; "Quality New Member Programs by Election District"; field services report re local bargaining progress; clipping re lax control by Red Cross in handing out disaster relief for 9/11 businesses

  18  
Officers' Meeting 1/22/02
Agenda; list of applications by NYSUT members for 9/11 disaster relief funds, noting circumstances of each person, updated January 18, 2002; possible NYSUT Board of Directors resolutions for 2002 Representative Assembly; copy for radio ad by Shorr & Associates, "Especially Now," urging state government to put more resources into education; television ad scripts, bill board ad (?) for United University Professors

  18  
Officers' Meeting 1/8/02
Agenda; memo re new member program; attendance sheet for Executive Committee meetings January- December 2000; letter to NYSUT member requesting more information re requested extension of sick leave, January 7, 2002

  18  
Officers' Meeting 12/9/03
Officers' meeting agenda, December 9, 2003; NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Board of Trustees meeting agenda, December 9, 2003; minutes of November 25, 2003, trustees' meeting; Executive Committee meeting agenda, December 12, 2003; Board of Directors' meeting agenda, December 12-13, 2003; NYSUT 2003 Constitution and Bylaws, with proposed changes to text

  18  
Officers' Meeting 11/25/03
Agenda; emerging leaders evaluation report; financial activity sheets; labor-religion delegation projects

  18  
Officers' Meeting 11/3/03
Agenda; Executive Committee meeting agenda, November 6; NYSUT New Staff Orientation program agenda; NYS School Boards Association Annual Business Meeting bylaw amendments and resolutions, October 25, 2003; handwritten notes

  18  
Officers' Meeting 10/21/03
Agenda; message re Leadership Institute for NYSUT members, noting number of graduates, characteristics, expenses, recommending continued participation

  18  
Officers' Meeting 10/2/03
Agenda; draft expenditure policy

  18  
Officers' Meeting 9/18/03
Description of Long Island Presidents Council Senior Citizen Video Project; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to NEA/NY president Robin Rapaport re relationship between the two unions now that no-raid agreement had expired, September 17, 2003; comment by AFT re proposed change in Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  18  
Officers' Meeting 6/19/03
Agenda; confidential Personnel Committee recommendations re staff promotions and salary increases, June 9, 2003; schedule for 2003-04 Officers' Meetings; ad copy for Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer position; memo proposing NYSUT media plan

  18  
Officers' Meeting 5/20/03
Agenda; projected cash flow to 2012

  18  
Officers' Meeting 9/4/03
Agendas for Officers' Meeting, Executive Committee meeting, Board of Directors' meeting; final evaluation summary of NYSUT Leadership Institute speakers and sessions; report of the Intranet/E-mail subcommittee re collecting and maintaining e-mail addresses; interim report of Math A Panel; confidential salary schedule for officers and other supervisory personnel, memo re rationale for proposed new conference services assistant manager position

  18  
Officers' Meeting 5/16/03
Agenda; presidential candidate Dick Gephardt's health care plan; report of first vice president Cortese

  18  
Officers' Meeting 6/3/03
Agenda; 2003-04 budget; memo re rationale for new clerical position; memo re Information Technology Department reorganization; notes from "cracker barrel" session

  18  
Officers' Meeting 5/6/03
Agenda; financial data

  18  
Officers' Retreat 3/20-21/03
Topics for PSA bargaining; emerging leaders nominations; draft resolution by Professional Staff Congress of CUNY for NYSUT opposing war in Iraq as pretext for curtailment of civil liberties at home, possibly costing $100 billion; handwritten notes

  18  
Officers' Meeting 3/11/03
Report of first vice president Cortese; summary of regional office reports re contract negotiations

  18  
Officers' Meeting 2/26/03
Agendas; chart re financial impact of charter schools; materials re NYS Alliance for Retired Americans

  18  
Officers' Meeting 2/11/03
Agenda for Officers' Meeting; NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Board of Trustees meeting agenda; minutes of November 15, 2002, trustees' meeting

  18  
Officers' Meeting 1/28/03
NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Board of Trustees meeting agenda; minutes of November 15, 2002, trustees' meeting; memo re adding staff to handle increased inquiries re teacher certification

  18  
Officers' Meeting 1/7/03
Agenda; 2003 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey; memo re Albany Medical Center RN Campaign; update on NYSUT Active and Retiree Medical Costs; list of Leadership Institute graduates

  18  
NYSUT MEETINGS (unrestricted):
See also underCommissioner Mills; see: AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC)

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 1/07/04
Agenda and meeting materials, including description of status of higher education collective bargaining, recommendations by District Superintendent re development of middle-level regulations; list of council members; resolutions proposed by NYSUT Board of Directors for consideration at Representative Assembly, December 18, 2003; NYSUT AD Hoc Task Force on School Finance Report and Recommendations, November 2003. See also: AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC)

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 10/23/03
Agenda; discussion paper of independent panel report on Math A Regents exam; AFT Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); AFT presentation points summarizing key provisions of IDEA; presentation points by NYSUT Policy Council; list of members

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 1/29/03
Agenda; presentation points re phone survey results of poll NYSUT researchers re Regents exams in math and science; two versions of K-12 resolutions proposed by NYSUT Board of Directors for consideration at 2003 Representative Assembly;

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 3/10/03
Agenda; Regents discussion paper re draft policy statement on middle-level education; related materials

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 4/12/02
Handwritten notes; memos re cancellation and rescheduling of meetings

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 1/14/02
Retiree handbook and related materials

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council. 2003-2005
List of members indicating ability to serve two-year term

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council. 2002-2003
List of members indicating ability to serve term

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 2000-2002
List of members indicating ability to serve two-year term

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 9/28/01
Agenda; list of members, list of attendees; phone and written survey questions re impact of baseline state budget on school districts, Regents exams in U.S. and global history, government, geology, biology; correspondence from teachers re flaws in Math A exam; NYSUT analysis of exams; newspaper clippings re public reaction to score adjustment on Regents exams; draft Code of Ethics for teachers

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 5/31/01
Meeting notice; agenda; "New York State Assessments. Parent Backlash" and related materials re Regents exams; comparison of district and charter school performance in grade 4 English, 2001; discussion papers re school-based professional development program, early elementary school assessments (tests)

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 3/27-28/01
Reports, "Investing in Teacher Learning: Staff Development and Instructional Improvement in Community School District #2, NYC," Richard Elmore, Harvard University, prepared for National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, August 1997; statement of NYC Community District Two, UFT, and Office of the Chancellor, "Partnership for World Class Public Schools," n.d., c. 1993; paper, "Improving a Failing School: The Distinguished Teacher Program," Laura Dukess in collaboration with Community School District 2, New Visions for Public Schools, n.d., c. 1997; web articles re District 2 success; memo from Cortese to NYSUT Policy Council members re visit to District 2

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council 10/27/00
Agenda; meeting notice; discussion paper re pay-for-performance plans; draft NYSUT recommendations for statewide forum on standards implementation; conference program; draft issues paper, "Alternative Compensation: Districts, Counties and States with Teacher Incentives Based on Student Test Scores, September 9, 2000; related materials

  18  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 5/5/00
Agenda; talking points for meeting; background document, Pay for Performance; presentation points re pay for performance; discussion paper, "Towards a New Compensation System for Teachers"; background document, "Virtual High Schools/Distance Learning; Education Week article, "The Illusion of Paying Teachers for Student Performance," with historical background, November 3, 1999

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 3/16/00
Notice of meeting; notice of meeting cancellation

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 11/9/99
Agenda; meeting notice; discussion papers re career and technical diploma, closing the performance gap; documents re annual performance review and professional development plan requirements

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 6/9/99
Meeting notice outlining agenda; list of council members; NYSUT report, "Safe at School: Improving Discipline, Preventing Violence"; miscellaneous materials

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 3/19/99
Agenda; meeting notice; State Education Department discussion item, "School Leadership for the Twenty-First Century"; draft of letter from Hobart to Commissioner Mills re Mills's Blue Ribbon Panel on School Leadership; materials re closing the performance gap

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 10/23/98
Agenda; background information on the recommendations of the Commissioner's Safety Net Study Group; Fiscal Policy Institute paper, "Fighting the Wrong Wars: Assessing New York's 1998-99 Executive Budgets in Economic, Social and Fiscal Context"; materials re state financing lawsuit

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 9/28/98
Suggested agenda for future meetings; memo re school finance litigation as possible discussion item, with attached document by Campaign for Fiscal Equity, "Definition of a Sound Basic Education"

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 5/27/98
Agenda; summary of new member focus groups; articles re distance learning; newspaper clippings; correspondence

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 2/3/98
Agenda; list of members

  19  
NYSUT Policy Council Planning Meeting 1/15/98
Notice of planning meeting; handwritten notes; list of invited participants

  19  
NYSUT MEETINGS (unrestricted) miscellaneous (chronological order):
  19  
Gulino vs. SED 2002
Decision by U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, in Gulino et al. v. Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York and the New York State Education Department, in which African American and Latino teachers sued over test requirements for teaching license, alleging effective discrimination

  19  
New Board Orientation 12/12-13/02
Agendas; Local Leaders' Guide to Research and Educational Services, 2001-2002

  19  
State Farm Insurance 6/20/02
Letters to Cortese from State Farm Insurance education program coordinator re meeting to support Education Excellence, tentative agenda; brochures by State Farm, "Engage in Education Excellence"; Business Roundtable/National Alliance of Business/National Association of Manufacturers, "Investing in Teaching"

  19  
Retiree Council 8, Yahnundasis CC, Utica 6/14/02
NYSUT Task Force on Health Insurance through the Retirement Systems Progress Report; list of proposed members of Retiree Services Task Force; invitation to Retiree Council luncheon; handwritten notes

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Donahue E.D. Meeting, Woodcliff, Rochester 5/30/02
Notice of E.D. 5 & 6 meeting of delegates to Representative Assembly, noting scheduled attendance by Cortese to discuss Regents testing in middle schools; letter to Cortese from executive director of Fiscal Policy Institute urging support for income tax surcharge proposal to help balance state budget, April 23; minutes of Professional Standards and Practices Board re revision on Code of Ethics, April 18-19

  19  
E.D. 11 Meeting, Vestal R.O. 5/8/02
Report by Cortese; facilitative correspondence

  19  
Kremer & Lockwood, Simpsons, Desmond 5/10/02
Description of Madison-Oneida BOCES Grade 5-8 ELA (English Language Arts) and Mathematics Assessment Project; draft feature page for NYSUT newsletter, "Schalmont stacks up new programs for teachers," May 9, 2002

  19  
Staff Training Conf., Gideon, Crackerbarrel w/ officers 5/7/01
Tentative program and workshop descriptions; letter to UFT president Randi Weingarten inviting her to speak at training conference

  19  
Scarsdale Teachers Association 4/10/02
Agenda for meeting of Scarsdale Teachers Association, "Impact of Standards and Assessment on Teaching and Learning"; descriptive text by National Association of State Boards of Education, "A Primer on State Accountability and Large-scale Assessments," March 2001; New York Times magazine article, "The Test Mess," noting Scarsdale parents consider state testing standards below their own, April 7, 2002; handwritten notes

  19  
NYSUT/NEA Meeting 3/28/02
National Education Association newsletter Advocate articles, with cover letter to NYSUT officers; meeting notice

  19  
Cable TV Awards Dinner, Convention Center 3/4/02
Program; letter to Cortese thanking her for serving as judge

  19  
Johanna Duncan-Poitier 2/8/02
List of issues to raise with Duncan-Poitier (State Education Department) including mentor intern program, Office of Teacher Certification, Office of Higher Education, professional standards and practices regulations, code of ethics

  19  
Cable Television Awards Program, Steuben Club 2/1/02
Memo to Toni Cortese asking her to serve as judge, representing NYSUT, on scholarship awards panel of Cable Television Association of New York

  19  
Commissioner Mills 1/2/02
Draft agenda; outline of issues and recommendations re continuing low passing grade for Regents diplomas; print-outs of articles re Regents plans not to raise passing score on tests for fear of increased failure rate. See also: Commissioner

  19  
Commissioner Mills 12/4/03
Agenda re charter schools, middle-level education, alternative assessments; inservice conference; report by NYSUT, National Education Association of New York, and New York School Boards Association, "Not So Fast: The Unmet Challenges for Charter Schools and Those Who Oversee Them," November 2003, with cover letter to Regents from Cortese, urging moratorium on charter schools; Draft Report to the Governor and the Legislature on the Educational Effectiveness of the Charter School Approach, presented to Regents as discussion paper, November 7, 2003; program for 22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Inservice Education, cosponsored by NYSUT and NY State Education Department

  19  
Small Locals Alliance Meeting 12/3/03
Final report, NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on the Needs of Rural Locals, February 1998; draft report, NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on Small Locals, May 2000; ranking of wealth factors (property values/personal income per pupil) by district

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Communications Meeting 12/1/03
List of possible articles for January 14, 2003, issue of New York Teacher

  19  
Cathy Chesbrough 11/19/03
Handwritten note

  19  
Gloria Weinman Retirement Party, Moran's, NYC 11/16/03
Invitation/program flyer

  19  
Suffolk RO Staff Meeting 11/17/03
Facilitative correspondence; photocopy pictures (distorted) of staff

  19  
Communications Meeting 11/4/03
List of possible articles for November 14, 2003, issue of New York Teacher

  19  
New Board Orientation 10/31/03
Program

  19  
New Staff Orientation 10/28-30/03
Presentation points and handwritten notes; list of participants

  19  
CDRO Leadership Conf., Lake Placid Hilton 10/25/03
Confidential Benchmark Polling Elected Officials: NYSUT Membership Opinions re favorable/unfavorable ratings of state and national officials, with handwritten note that younger members are more favorable toward G. W. Bush; NYSUT fact sheets; information bulletin re No Child Left Behind requirements for paraprofessionals; many handwritten notes

  19  
E.D. 14 Meeting (Lee Cutler) 10/2/03
Agenda; Physic Regents Phone Survey and Summary, noting increase in teachers saying test was too rigorous; presentation points re current economic climate

  19  
SRP Conference, President's Roundtable 10/18/03
Conference program for School-Related Professionals (SRP); draft NYSUT publication, "What You Should Know about new requirements for paraprofessionals who help children learn"; information bulletin re teacher aides and teaching assistants (No Child Left Behind requirements)

  19  
Inservice Conference 10/16-17/03
Program for 22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Inservice Education; text of oral report by first vice president; talking points; biographical sketches

  19  
RA Initiative Meeting 9/30/03
Facilitative correspondence

  19  
PSPB Breakfast Meeting 9/18/03
Agenda; talking points for Cortese presentation to Professional Standards and Practices Board breakfast meeting; publication of NYS Board of Regents and NY State Education Department, "New York's Commitment to Higher Standards," July 1998; list of mentoring program standards; presentation points re teaching assistant certificates

  19  
Local Presidents' Conf. Planning Meeting 9/16/03
Agenda; tentative schedule for Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference; conference program; notes on decisions made at planning meeting

  19  
Communications Meeting 9/8/03
List of possible articles for 2003-04 year of New York Teacher ; brochure, "Introduction to NYSUT"

  19  
Frank Colone Celebration, West Park Wine Cellars 9/7/03
Invitation and facilitative correspondence

  19  
NYS Science Ed. Consortium 8/20/03
Agenda for briefing meeting; NYS Science Education Consortium Statement of Concern; letter to Commissioner Mills; "A Summit on the Professional Development of Science Teachers: Reports and Recommendations," jointly sponsored by NYS Education Department and NYS Science Education Consortium, August 27-28, 2002; description of consortium teams (committees) and members

  19  
VOTE/COPE Committee Meeting 8/19/03
"Draft minutes" (agenda) for upcoming meeting; minutes of August 12, 2002, meeting

  19  
New York Teacher Survey Meeting 3/5/03
Handwritten notes

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Randi Weingarten, UFT 2/24/03
"Suggested Approach to Engage the UFT on the Issue of Alternative Assessments," prepared by NYSUT education associate Pat Flynn 2/13/03, re locally developed tests as alternative to Regents exams; memo from Flynn to Charles Santelli, director of research and educational services division, discussing approach outlined in document, 3/18/03; State Education Department draft Guidelines for Submitting Proposals to the State Assessment Panel on Using Alternative Tests to the Regents Examination; draft results of NYSUT phone survey of teachers re Regents exam in science subjects, January 2003; Regents exam passing rates for NYC and rest of state, 1998-99 through 2000-01, by test subject

  19  
New York Teacher Meeting 2/10/03
List of articles for February 26, 2003, issue of New York Teacher

  19  
Representative Assembly (RA), Washington, DC 2003
Post-RA survey; delegate and alternate bulletins; invitations to receptions; routine correspondence

  19  
Local Presidents' Conference Planning Meeting 2/3/03
Summary of conference planning meeting; tentative conference schedule

  19  
Local Presidents' Conference, Washington, DC 2003
Press release, "Budget Crisis, Presidential Politics to Highlight NYSUT Convention," March 26; Preview newsletter; facilitative materials

  19  
Superintendents' Meeting 6/25/03
Agenda of NYSUT and NYSCOSS meetings re Math A and Physics exams; press release, "Commissioner Mills Makes Announcement on June Math A Regents Exam," re unexpected low achievement on exam, June 24, 2003; Physics and Mathematics A Regents exams; talking points re problems with Math A exam; related memos; handwritten notes

  19  
Scott Hughes, Apple Computer 6/18/03
Proposal for a Teaching and Learning Technology Initiative; Public Policy Institute brochure, "A Laptop for Every Student?"; memo requesting meeting

  19  
New York Teacher Brainstorming (Communications) 6/13/03
Draft outline of issues; handwritten notes

  19  
New York Teacher Meeting (Communications) 6/2/03
Story list for June 18, 2003, issue of newspaper

  19  
Johanna Duncan Poitier, SED 6/2/03
Summary of the December meeting of the Board of Regents; State Education Department Bulletin of the Statewide Plan for Higher Education 2004-2012: "Characteristics of a Highly Effective Higher Education System," sent by Duncan-Poitier, Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Higher Education and the Office of the Professions; letter from NYSUT to Regents re bulletin; handwritten notes

  19  
Teacher Center Spring Retreat, Sagamore 3/28/03
Agenda; materials, "Reflecting on Teacher Center Work: Protocol Information"; outline of comments by Cortese re leadership

  19  
Urban Council Conference Call. Ohio 8 3/28/03
Agenda; Ohio 8 Coalition Fact Sheet; notes from conference call; handwritten notes

  19  
Southern Tier Spring Conference, Skytop, PA 3/22/03
NYSUT presentation points re No Child Left Behind; 2003-04 executive budget proposal; handwritten notes

  19  
Resolution Meeting 2/5/03
NYSUT Resolutions Due to Expire in 2003; Proposed K-12 Resolutions for Submission by the NYSUT Board of Directors for Consideration at the 2003 Representative Assembly; draft 2003 resolutions

  19  
Long Island Presidents' Meeting 1/31/03
Outline of topics at conference; results of phone survey of teachers re Regents science exams; presentation points, "Difficult Economic Times for School Finances"; No Child Left Behind

  19  
Voyager (Reading Academy) 1/8/03
NYSUT staff briefing outline re NYS Reading Academy Voyager program; brochure re Reading Academy (K-3); letter from NYSUT to State Education Department recommending changes to wording of Reading First funding application, December 13, 2002; NYSUT fact sheet on reading literacy initiatives; internal correspondence; handwritten notes

 
Occupational Education. See: State Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment
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Opportunity to Learn 1994
Agenda for Regents Temporary Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum and Assessment re Opportunity to Learn Standards, November 2; minutes of December 14 meeting; paper, "Opportunity-to-Learn Standards: Questions and Answers," Marilyn Rauth, Regional Laboratory of Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, October 1994; letter to NYSUT vp Cortese thanking her for participation in meeting of ad hoc committee, reminding her to suggest definitions of what standards should mean, November 22

  19  
Opportunity to Learn. Regents Temporary Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum and Assessment 11/2/94
National Governors' Association paper, "The Debate on Opportunity-to-Learn Standards: How Are They Defined? What Is Their Purpose and Use? When Should They Be Developed? What Is the Federal Role?"; paper, "Opportunity to Learn and the State Role in Education," Richard Elmore, Harvard University, and Susan Fuhrman, Rutgers University, September 1993; letter to Cortese inviting her to participate in ad hoc committee meeting. See also: Standards & Assessement

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Pacesetter Program, College Board 1992
Descriptive brochure by College Board, "Pacesetter: An Integrated Program of Standards, Teaching and Assessment"; list of Pacesetter task forces; Q&A sheet; press release, "College Board Forms Educational Partnership to Launch Pacesetter Program of Reform for Secondary Schools," May 1, 1992; article from College Board News . See also: College Board 5th Annual Invitational Seminar

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Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) Task Force 1996
Task force report; memos re schools requiring special help. See also: Teaching Assistants/Teacher Aides; See also: School-Related Personnel

  19  
PSRP Issues Committee 8/27/96
Key Findings from a National Survey of PSRPs Conducted for the America Federation of Teachers, May 1996, by Peter D. Hart Research Associates

  19  
PSRP AFT Conference 4/12-4/14/96
Flyers, routine material

  19  
PSRP Task Force 3/27/96
Materials re organizing potential; handwritten notes

  19  
Part 80 2000
Discussion item for Regents re amending Commissioner's Regulations Part 80 re certification requirements for classroom teaching service and for teaching assistants

  20  
Part 83. Good Moral Character 1992-2000
Proposed changes in legal presentation in proceedings in Part 83 (cases of not-good moral character); excerpt of minutes of Board of Directors meeting of February 26-27, 1993, at which changes were approved; proposed regulations, submitted by NYSUT (Cortese) to Chancellor Carlos Carballanda, November 19, 1992; related correspondence. See also: Good Moral Character; See also: Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings

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Part 83 Policy & Procedures 11/27/00
Proposed changes in legal presentation in proceedings in Part 83 (cases of not-good moral character); excerpt of minutes of Board of Directors meeting of February 26-27, 1993, at which changes were approved; excerpt from NYSUT Policy Manual; related correspondence

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Part 100 Regulations (folder 1 of 4) 1983-1985
Drafts of NYSUT position paper on Board of Regents Proposed Action Plan to Improve Elementary and Secondary Education Results in New York, December 1983; text of proposed Regents plan, revised October 11, 1983; "A Guide to Implementation of Part 100 of Commissioner's Regulations," prepared for 1985 NYSUT Representative Assembly; memo from Toni Cortese, "Excellence in education. NYSUT's Response," May 31, 1983; memo to Gov. Cuomo from Albert Shanker re Excellence in Education in New York State, October 1983; NYSUT policy paper, "Regents Action Plan Implications to Occupational and Practical Arts Education," November 1983; teacher opinion survey results by location; correspondence; handwritten notes. See also: Shared Decision Making; See also: Restructuring

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Part 100 Regulations (folder 2 of 4) 1984-1985
Draft Administrators' Handbook on Commissioner's Regulations; correspondence

  20  
Part 100 Regulations (folder 3 of 4) 1984
State Education Department booklet, "New Part 100 of the Commissioner's Regulations," November 19, 1984; implementation materials

  20  
Part 100 Regulations (folder 4 of 4) 1984
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, second vice president, NYSUT, to the Board of Regents on Proposed Part 100 Regulations, September 12, 1984; materials for training sessions

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Parental Involvement 1994-1996
Draft resolution on the Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act, approved by NYSUT Executive Committee December 19, 1996; description of act; press release, "NYSUT Urges Time Off for Parent-Teacher Conferences, Says Parental Involvement Key to Academic Success," November 14, 1994

 
Pay. See: Teacher Compensation
 
Pay Equity. See: Women's Issues
 
Pay for Performance. See: Performance
  20  
Peer Intervention 1997
Draft document, Peer Mentoring and/or Evaluation Programs; NYSUT Briefing Bulletin, "Mentor, Peer Intervention and Teacher Evaluation Programs," July 1997; memo to Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey Ross from Cortese re peer intervention for tenured teachers, July 16, 1996; National Education Association (NEA) policy statement re peer assistance and review programs; related materials

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Peer Intervention 1995-1998
Memo to Cortese from NYSUT legal counsel re lack of statutory protection of confidentiality of peer intervention, February 18, 1998; brochure by NYC Peer Intervention Program, "Teachers Not Making the Grade? How to Set Up a Peer Assistance Program," 1995; collective bargaining agreement between UFT and NYC Board of Education, 1995-2000; materials re Minnesota Peer Review law, 1997; materials re Toledo (Ohio)'s Intern Intervention program, 1985-96

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PERFORMANCE:
see: Standards & Assessment

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council (SED) 1999
"Reaching the Top: A Report of the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement," College Board, 1999; Regents discussion item re revised statement by Task Force on Closing the Performance Gap, December 15, 1999; resolution adopted by NYSUT Board of Directors re closing the performance gap, adopted March 13, 1999; summary notes of July 12, 1999, meeting of Statewide Performance Advisory Council

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 6/9/00
Proposal for symposia; State Education Department press release, "More Students Achieve High Standards on State's Elementary School English Test," June 1, 2000; summery report of March 8, 1999, meeting of Statewide Advisory Council on Closing the Performance Gap

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 11/19/99
Agenda for joint meeting of Regents Task Force on Closing the Performance Gap and Statewide Performance Advisory Council, November 19, 1999; statistical presentation to Regents by Education Trust, "Achievement in America," September 16, 1999; related materials

  20  
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 9/16/99
Regents discussion item, "Closing the Gaps in Student Performance"; related materials

  20  
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 5/17/99
Summary notes of March 8, 1999, meeting of council; related materials

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 3/8/99
Agenda; conceptual framework; "America's Next Achievement Test: Closing the Black-White Test Score Gap," American Prospect , September-October 1998; handwritten notes

  20  
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 1/28/99
Agenda; Comprehensive District Education Plan; letter from Commissioner Mills to Cortese inviting her to participate on council, January 21, 1999; handwritten notes

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Performance Assessment 1992-1996
Congressional testimony, "National Education Standards and Testing: A Response to the Recommendations of the National Council on Education Standards and Testing," Daniel M. Koretz, RAND, et al., 1992; "The British Experience with 'Authentic' Testing," George F. Madaus and Thomas Kellaghan, Phi Delta Kappan , February 1993; "Does Your Testing Match Your Teaching Style?" Instructor , September 1994; "Educators Weigh High Price of Performance Assessment," Education Daily , January 4, 1996; NYSUT memo re Vermont Portfolio Assessment Program by RAND, November 14, 1994

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Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction 2002
State Education Department summary of discussions of subcommittee

  20  
Closing the Achievement Gap 2001-02
Regents discussion item re student performance on elementary and middle-level assessments, October 29, 2001; NYSUT Task Force on Time survey results

  20  
Leave No Child Behind Conference, SUNY Albany 3/14-16/02
Presenters' outlines for SUNY conference, "Leave No Child Behind: Improving Under-Performing Urban Schools"

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Closing the Performance Gap Committee 2000-2002
Cortese talking points for April 30 meeting of Closing the Performance Gap Committee; press release from State Education Department, "Vast Majority of High School Seniors Pass Regents English, Math Exams to Graduate," with attached statistical charts, December 19, 2001; agenda for meeting of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; draft document by Regents and Statewide Performance Advisory Council, "Strategies to Close the Gaps in Student Performance," with similar cover letters to Cortese from Commissioner Mills, October 22, 2001, and January 9, 2002; report by Comptroller H. Carl McCall, "Higher Standards for All: New York State's Educational Performance Gap and Necessary Reforms," July 2000; related student achievement data; handwritten notes

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Statewide Gap Implementation Advisory Committee 2/12/02
State Education Department briefing paper on No Child Left Behind Act; discussion paper for Regents on uses of disaggregated data in closing the performance gap (reporting performance data by racial, ethnic, and other demographic characteristics); list of members of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; statistical materials

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Performance Gap Meeting. Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction 9/26/02
Summary of issues discussed at meetings of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; report by subcommittee: "Closing the Gaps in Student Academic Performance"

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Statewide Performance Gap 7/1/02
Agenda for Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction meeting; Regents report, "Strategies to Close the Gaps in Student Performance," February 2002; comparison of Regents report and report of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; Regents status report of middle-level education in NYS; issue outline, "Improving Middle-Level Instruction"; final report of the NYSUT Task Force on Time, June 2002

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Performance Gap Advisory Committee 4/30/02
Agenda for Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction meeting; Cortese talking points; Regents discussion paper re implementation of learning standards for science, technology, health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences in NYS public schools, year III district level study, February 25, 2002; handwritten notes

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Performance Gap Advisory Committee 3/14/02
Promotional brochures for the University of the State of New York; agendas for subcommittees

 
Performance Learning Systems. See: Project T.E.A.C.H.
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Pay for Performance 1997-2000
Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) Policy Brief: "The Motivational Effects of School-Based Performance Awards, February 2000; CPRE State-Level Knowledge and Skill-Based Pay Survey summary of results, with cover letter to NYSUT (as survey respondent), December 27, 1999; Douglas County Federation of Teachers Performance Pay Plan for Teachers; 1997-2000 Agreement between Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District and the Kenmore Teachers Association covering Full and Part-time Teachers; Newark Teachers' Association letter to Cortese re performance pay option, May 20, 1997

 
Policy. See: NYSUT Policy Council; see: AFT Program and Policy Council
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NYSUT Public Policy Seminar 7/22/99. 3/28/00
AFT memo re overview of policies linked to gains in student achievement, 7/22/99; seminar presentation outline, "Money Matters in Education. When Spent on What Works," March 28, 2000; opening remarks by Cortese; letter inviting Commissioner Mills to public policy seminar

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Pouring Rights 2001
Questions and answers re legal issues re State Education Department policy re "pouring rights" contracts (contracts between school districts and soft drink vending machine companies, often requiring long-term installation of vending machines in return for up-front fees to districts)

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Pre-Kindergarten Program 2000
Comparison of experimental and universal pre-K; AFT early childhood education survey for locals, with cover letter February 11, 2002; State Education Department Directory of NYS Funded Prekindergarten Programs, November 2000; memo to Cortese re NYS Universal Prekindergarten Program, January 5, 2001; excerpts from Commissioner's Regulations re universal and experimental pre-K programs; list of school districts participating in the Universal Prekindergarten Program for 2000-01 school year; draft NYSUT policy on universal prekindergarten; correspondence. See also: Early Childhood Education (Pre-School), Albert Shanker Institute

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Pre-K, Universal. Class Size 12/17/97
Meeting notice; text of legislation; notice to school districts by State Education Department of agreement on legislation

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Pre-K, Universal 11/7/97
Memo to NYSUT officers summarizing new law, September 24, 1997; letter to Cortese from State Education Department announcing law establishing universal pre-K program, inviting her to join work group, October 9, 1997; draft outline of NYSUT policy issues, 10/16/97; NYSUT Universal Prekindergarten Information Sheet, 1997; memo, preliminary analysis of universal pre-K regulations, with attached regulations, and summary of regional SED meeting, October 24, 1997; related materials and correspondence

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Pre-K Compromise (Not) 1988-1997
Cover message re failure to find evidence of attempt at compromise on pre-K programs, noting contents of folder, 1997; letter (draft) to Gov. Cuomo from Cortese arguing that day care cannot be provided outside a school setting, November 15, 1988; letter from NYSUT director Charles Santelli to Council on Children and Families, asserting that day care field is fragmented, that provision of early childhood education should be restricted to public schools, October 19, 1988; policy paper by NYS Child Care Coordinating Council, "Early Childhood Education: A Collaborative Approach," 1989; Report of Proceedings of Legislative Symposium on Early Childhood Programs, February 3-4, 1988

  21  
Pre-Kindergarten. Report by Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey Ross 1996
Report #1, Prep. For Success: Expanding Pre-K & Educational Day Care, September 1996; NYSUT press release praising report, September 4; memos to Cortese critiquing report

  21  
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors 1989
Report of the task force to Commissioner of Education Thomas Sobol, March 27, 1989; letter from Sobol to NYSUT vp Cortese, thanking her for her work on the task force. See also: Standards & Assessment

  21  
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors February 8, 1989
Task force meeting materials, including agenda, draft report to Commissioner, suggested revisions of report by Collegiate Association for the Development of Educational Administration; comments by other school organizations

  21  
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors October 1988
Position Paper on Licensing and Certification, by Council of Supervisors and Administrators of the City of New York; related position papers; meeting notice; September 20 and October 5 minutes; list of task force members; handwritten notes

  21  
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors November 7, 1988
Task force meeting agenda; November 7 minutes; press release from New Jersey Department of Education, "State Board Set for Final Consideration of Principal Licensing Plan," July 20, 1988; related materials from New Jersey; printed publications: "The New York Report: A Blueprint For Learning and Teaching: Report of the Commissioner's Task Force on the Teaching Profession," March 1988; "A Blueprint for the Professionalization of Teaching," by NYS School Boards Association, NYS Rural Schools Program, NYS Conference of Large City Boards of Education, September 21, 1988; "A View from the Inside: Needs of Beginning Principals," by Leadership in Educational Administration Development Center, School of Education, University at Albany (SUNY), September 1988

  21  
Privatization Project 1992-1996
NYSUT Information Bulletin, "The Privatization of Public Schools: Subcontracting Service: nonteaching, teaching, and management," revised February 1995; items for Inside AFT re privatization, February 12, 1996; report by Privatization Task Force, "Privatization Update: A Report to the American Federation of Teachers Executive Council and the K-12 and PSRP Program and Policy Councils," n.d., c. 1995; "Recent Facts and Figures on Private Schools," prepared by the AFT based on the U.S. Department of Education's Private Schools in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1990-91 , January 1995; AFT memo re EAI (Education Alternatives, Inc.) track record, February 17, 1995; article in Education Leadership , "Education for Profit: A Yellow Brick Road to Nowhere," September 1994; Q&A document by Carnegie Council/DRT International Privatization Project, "Privatization: Opportunities for New York," with cover note to Cortese, 1992. See also: Edison; See also: Education Alternatives, Inc.

 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
See also: Regents Task Force on Teaching; See also: Teacher Education

  21  
AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development February 2001
Working paper not for distribution, "Professional Development for Standards-Based Instruction, October 5, 2000; professional development discussion paper (follow-up to May 28, 2000, meeting sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute); Albert Shanker Institute publication, "Finding Their Voices: Professionals and Workplace Representation," 2000; report of AFT Task Force on Union- Sponsored Professional Development, June 2001; agenda and materials for February 22-23, 2001, meeting of AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development (including summary report of December 5-6 meeting); memo to Antonia Cortese from Roslyn Brown noting report was not distributed because it "went in a different direction than what AFT was looking for," April 9, 2001; handwritten notes

  21  
AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development December 2000
Brochures, meeting agendas and summaries; reports, handwritten notes

  21  
AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development October 3-4, 2000
Brochures, meeting agendas and summaries; reports, handwritten notes

  21  
AFT Professional Development, Albert Shanker Institute 5/31/00
Reports and memos

  21  
AFT Online Professional Development Meeting 1/20/04
Teachscape, Your Professional Development Online

  21  
Professional Staff Congress (PSC) 2000
Memo to NYSUT officers re meeting on November 27

  21  
Project T.E.A.C.H. 1977-1984
"An Integrated Composite of Successful Teaching Practices," by Performance Learning Systems, Inc., 1977; statistical evaluations of program effectiveness; newsletter; correspondence

  21  
Project T.E.A.C.H.. Meeting with Sandra Feldman 10/12/82
Cost estimates for training NYC instructors, 1979-1982; notes about funding and staffing in other states; NYSUT draft agreement with Performance Learning Systems, Inc., c. 1978; description of program and relationship to NYSUT

  21  
Project T.E.A.C.H.. Meeting with Charles Santelli and Tom Willette 6/1/82
Letter to Tom Willette, NYSUT, from Joe Hasenstab, Project T.E.A.C.H., re problems with NYC director, May 21, 1982

  21  
Promising Programs 1996-1997
"Ten Promising Programs for Educating Disadvantaged Students: Evidence of Impact," Rebecca Harman and Sam Stringfield, Johns Hopkins University, n.d., c. 1994; draft paper, "The Three-Year Effects of 10 Promising Programs on the Academic Achievement of Students Placed at Risk," Sam Stringfield et al., presented to the American Educational Research Association, April 8, 1996; NYSUT Special Order of Business: Reading for Life, 1997; NYSUT memo, HSTW (High Schools That Work) Curriculum for Career-Bound Students, September 2, 1997. See also: AFT Program and Policy Council, K-12 Teachers Meeting

  21  
Proposition 209 (California) 1997
Proposed NYSUT policy opposing Proposition 209 banning affirmative action programs

  21  
Quotas, n.d.
NYSUT brochure, "What Price Quotas?" opposing affirmative action, particularly as implemented by the National Education Association; article on quality circles as union-busting tool. See also: Multicultural Education

  21  
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading 12/2/98
Teachers' Guides for K-2 from Texas Education Inventory; National Education Goals Panel report, "Exploring Rapid Achievement Gains in North Carolina and Texas," November 1998; resolutions adopted at AFT convention, "Beginning Reading Instruction" and "Early Intervention for Students with Behavioral Problems," July 19, 1998; summary of the Reading Excellence Act; full text of legislation; agendas/cover letters re task force meetings, summarizing reading materials; related reports

  21  
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading 1997-1998
"Every Child Reading: An Action Plan of the Learning First Alliance," June 1998; correspondence re International Reading Association's criticism of AFT position

  21  
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading 4/6/98
National Research Council pre-publication copy, "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children," 1998; working draft of "Every Child Reading"; letter to the New York Times, criticizing coverage, from Judith Birsh, Columbia University Teachers College; related materials

  21  
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading. Notes 1997-1998
Analyses of California and Texas reading programs; statement of G. Reid Lyons, National Institutes of Health, before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, July 10, 1997; handwritten notes

  21  
Reading Conference Planning Meeting 3/25 /98
Tentative outline of policy document; handwritten notes; memo

  21  
Reading. Essential Elements of Reading (folder 1 of 2) 1998
State Education Department (SED) Early Literacy Profile (assessment instrument), n.d., c.1998; SED Essentials Elements of Reading draft and final version, 1999; correspondence and reaction forms re plans

  21  
Reading. Essential Elements of Reading (folder 2 of 2) 1999
Reading for Life 1997

  21  
Reading for Life 1997
Resolution (Special Order of Business #1) adopted at NYSUT Representative Assembly, May 1-2, 1997, endorsing early reading plan, including guaranteed access to pre-K for all four-year-olds

  22  
Reading Initiatives 1998
Summary of the Reading Excellence Act, prepared by AFT Department of Legislation, with cover letter, December 2, 1998; comments and excerpts from Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children: A joint position statement of the International Reading Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, adopted 1998; comments by the Business Council of New York State, Inc., re Essential Elements of Reading document, November 12, 1998; correspondence re substantive debate on teaching methods to improve reading competency

  22  
Reading Initiative 5/26/98
List of members of State Education Department Reading Initiative Committee; preliminary draft, "New York State Reading Initiative Policy Statement"; final report, "New York State Reading Symposium," February 11, 1998

  22  
Reading Instruction 1997
Resource document, "Teacher Tasks, Knowledge, and Abilities (TKAs) Important for the Combined Delivery of a Balanced, Comprehensive Reading Curriculum to All Speakers, Including English Language Learners, Speakers of Non-Mainstream English, and Students with Special Needs, And Important for Newly Credentialed Teachers," based on a job analysis of the teaching of reading in California classrooms (K-8) by Educational Testing Service, adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, July 1997; Public Policy Institute publication, "Separate and Unequal: The Reading Gap in New York's Elementary Schools," March 1998, with critiques, cover letter from Business Council; materials from Texas Reading Initiative; "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children," Report of the Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children, created by the National Academy of Sciences for the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, 1998; March 25, 1998; related articles and materials

  22  
Reading. Elementary Literacy Profile September 25, 1998
NYSUT memo re details of use of profile to track student progress in reading and writing

 
Redesigning Low-Performing Schools. See: Low-Performing Schools
  22  
Board of Regents 1990-2000
Letter from NYS Senate Deputy Majority Whip James Lack (R) to Robert M. Johnson, expressing vehement disapproval of Johnson's decision to seek another five-year term as Regent, February 10, 2000; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to members of district re motion that NYSUT work against re-election of Regent, March 21, 2000; revised NYSUT policy on selection procedure for Regents, June 15, 1990; correspondence and related materials re Emergency Campaign Against Vouchers, 1999; Response of NYSUT and NEA/NY to the Selected Positions of the Regents Task Force on Teaching (report dated September 17, 1997); correspondence with individual Regents re standards-based reform, other issues; press release re election of Carl Hayden and two other Regents, March 6, 1990

  22  
Board of Regents. Membership 1978-1990
Biographical descriptions of Regents, 1979; map of Judicial Districts in NYS; list of Regents; newspaper clippings

  22  
Board of Regents. Chancellor Hayden 11/6/98
Correspondence with Hayden re Reading for Life plan; newspaper article written by Hayden's son in response to criticism by Gannett News Service columnist Billy House, n.d.; biographical sketch of Hayden; meeting materials

  22  
Regents Action Plan (folder 1 of 2) 1984-1990
"NYS Board of Regents Proposed Action Plan to Improve Elementary and Secondary Education Results in New York," revised February 1984; summary of Action Plan, February 8, 1985; testimony of Antonia Cortese, First Vice President, NYSUT, to the NYS Assembly Standing Committee in [sic] Education at the Public Hearing on Review of the Regents Action Plan, January 10, 1990; summary of comments from phone survey of NYSUT local leaders regarding the Assembly Education Committee's review of the Regent's Action Plan; NYSUT discussion paper on Action Plan, January 1984, with cover letter from Cortese to Commissioner Ambach; summary of selected regional conference responses in Action Plan, January 18, 1984

  22  
Regents Action Plan (folder 2 of 2) 1984-1988
April 1984 version of Action Plan; NYSUT policy on Action Plan, approved by Board of Directors March 3, 1984; State Education Department highlights of the Second Annual Report on the Evaluation of the Implementation of the Regents Action Plan, February 25, 1988; handwritten notes, 1985

  22  
Regents Candidates 2002
Sample interview questions; interview schedule with handwritten notes; resumes, correspondence, or interview transcripts with applicants Linda Beimer, Milton Cofield, Roy Dexheimer, Estella Norwood Evans, Danielle Kane, Judith O. Rubin, Anndrea Starzak; text of opening statement of Reinhold (Ray) W. Samson

  22  
Regents Candidates 2001
Letter recommending candidate; resumes and application letters; interview transcripts and summary

  22  
Regents Candidates: Joseph Bowman 2001
Resume

  22  
Regents Candidates: Karen Schimke 2001
Newsletter, Early Ed Reports , featuring Schimke on cover, February 2001

  22  
Regents Candidates: Carolyn Williams 2001
Resume; brochure

  22  
Regents Interviews 2000
List of questions for candidates; resumes; interview summaries

  22  
Regents Candidates: Anthony Shorris 2000
Cover note from Cortese: "I thought maybe you'd like to see the questions they might ask"; resume

  22  
Regents Candidates: Harriet Cornell 2000
Letter of application

  22  
Regents Candidates: Richard Kohlhausen 2000
Letter of application and three thank-you notes to Cortese

  22  
Regents Candidates: Evelyn Stock 2000
Resume

  22  
Regents Competency Tests 1996-1997
NYSUT Special Order of Business #2, Response to the Commissioner's Proposal to Phase Out Regents Competency Tests; testimony of Cortese to the Regents and State Education Department at their 1997 Legislative Conference, re replacement of competency tests with Regents exams, September 18, 1996; handwritten note from teacher at Copiague High School expressing concern over new math standards, and five-page response from Cortese re Regents exams

  22  
Regents Diploma 1990-1993
NYSUT Policy Paper and Recommendations on the Decline in the Percentages of Regents Diplomas Awarded to High School Graduates, revised 6/7/90; version of 6/25, with cover letter from Cortese to Commissioner Sobol, July 20, 1990; reply from Sobol, noting follow-up actions by State Education Department, August 3, 1990; statistical charts re high school graduation rates by district, racial/ethnic group, or public/non-public school, 1987-1993

  22  
Regents Examinations. Representative Assembly Special Order of Business (Resolution) 1995
Resolution supporting increasing essay question component of Regents examination and related issues, with handwritten edits, 1995

  22  
Regents Exams 1994-1997
Regents high school exams in physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science, 1994; NYSUT memo re translation of exams, with attached newspaper clippings, May 20, 1997; letter from Cortese to Commissioner Mills, objecting to moral relativism of 1996 English exam, July 12, 1996

  22  
Regents Exams 2003
Agenda for meeting of NYSUT and NYSCOSS re Math A and Physics Regents Exams, June 25, 2003; confidential memo re NYSCOSS analysis of Physics and Math A Regents exams, June 24, 2003; talking points; State Education Department press release, "Commissioner Mills Makes Announcement on June Math A Regents Exam," June 24, 2003

  22  
Regents Exams. Math A 2003
State Education Department independent panel report on Math A, October 1, 2003; statistical data; NYSUT press releases responding to Regents action; correspondence

  22  
Regents Exams. Physics 2003-2004
Press release, "State Education Department Issues New Scores for June 2002-June 2003 Regents Physics Exams," January 9, 2004; talking points; NYSUT phone survey of teachers, September 2003; correspondence

  22  
Regents Exams. Social Studies 1991-1993
Regents high school exams in U.S. history and government, 1991, and global studies, 1993; letter to Cortese from State Education Department lead specialist in social studies, noting essay questions requiring analysis rather than rote recall, September 21, 1993

 
Regents Task Force on Teaching. See: Teaching
  22  
Restructuring (folder 1 of 2) 1992-1993
NYSUT publication, "Restructuring Education: A Reference Manual for Student Centered Education," February 1993; workbook for using the forum guidance to create a school restructuring plan; post-forum references ("summary of cognitive research over the last 25 years," preliminary report of the SUNY Task Force on College Entry-Level Knowledge and Skills); AFT slim publication, "U.S. Education: The Task Before Us," including resolutions adopted August 1992, statistical comparisons with other countries; related materials; handwritten notes. See also: Shared Decision Making; See also: Part 100 Regulations; See also: Dade County Restructuring; See also: Social Promotion

  22  
Restructuring (folder 2 of 2) 1989-1990
Compilation of articles, "Tomorrow's Schools," re shared decision making and restructuring, fall 1990; NYSUT memo re restructuring lessons from pioneering districts, May 31, 1989

  22  
Restructuring. Meeting with Myrna Cooper 9/5/90
AFT Convention presentation materials, "Building Collaborative Schools: Student Focused Restructuring," July 1-6, 1990; NYSUT publication, "Guidelines for Agreements on Professional Decision Making," June 1989; letter to Myrna Cooper, NYS Teacher Centers Consortium director, from NYSUT associate Harry Lampman re meeting to discuss training in shared decision making/restructuring, August 21, 1990

  22  
NYSUT Restructuring Project 1992-1993
NYSUT Information Bulletin re Commissioner's Regulation 100.11 on Shared Decision Making, 1992; memos re pilot districts; handwritten notes

  22  
NYSUT Retiree Program 2000-2004
Two issues of The NYSUT Retiree , 2004; memo re history and activities of NYSUT Retiree Program, January 3, 2000

  22  
Retirement Incentive Act 1991
Teacher Retirement Incentive Act of 1991 Walk-Though Memorandum, explaining details of bill, from NYSUT Legislative Department

  22  
Revolutionary Women 7/276/04
AFT Women's Rights Committee "Women Union Leaders" short biographies by Marjorie H. Stern, n.d.; materials re Susan B. Anthony; article downloads from web sites re women in politics and the labor movement; letters from Barbara Lee, of Revolutionary Women, Inc., to AFT president Sandra Feldman and Toni Cortese; related materials; handwritten notes; program for Revolutionary Women conference in Boston; program for AFT Women's Issues Conference, "Women 2000. Making Our Dreams Reality," March 8-9, 2000; AFT Women's Issues Conference, "Woman Power: Inform, Educate, Act," March 8-10, 2002; tentative program for AFT Women's Rights Conference, February 28-March 2, 1997

  22  
Rochester (folder 1 of 2) 1990-1998
Rochester City School District and Rochester Teachers Association Task Force on Shared Accountability for Improved Student Learning: Report to the Negotiations Committee, August 13, 1990; mission statement of the Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN), n.d., c. 1997; information packet to AFT Executive Council re parent role in teacher evaluation, September 12, 1998; memo re Franklin High School receivership, June 11, 1990; Raising Standards, Journal of the Rochester Teachers Association, spring/summer 1993; newspaper clippings

  22  
Rochester (folder 2 of 2) 1987-1989
Copy of contractual agreement between City School District of Rochester and Rochester Teachers Association, July 1, 1987-June 30,1990; Career in Teaching Plan: Joint Statement of Intent Agreement, May 11, 1988; Guidelines for School-Based Planning, 1988-1989; memos to Cortese discussing Rochester situation,1988-89

  23  
Rome Teachers Assoc. 1973-2001
Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) briefs against Rome Teachers Association, 1972-74; proposed changes to constitution and bylaws; correspondence; newspaper clippings

  23  
Roosevelt Schools 1995-2001
State Education Department (SED) discussion paper re policy monitoring, March 15, 2001, noting fiscal crisis at Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School, failure of voters to approve a budget for three years, with attached discussion paper re options for Roosevelt Union Free School District, July 7, 2000, noting lack of attention by school board, high administrative turnover, possible closure of school; SED discussion paper, "Status Report on the Roosevelt Union Free School District," December 4, 2000, noting failure of district to make progress; SED information paper, "Initial Corrective Action Plan for Roosevelt Union Free School District," August 1, 1995; NYSUT memo to Charles Santelli re corrective action plan for Roosevelt, 8/8/95; report for Roosevelt Schools Teachers Union, "Health and Safety Survey: Roosevelt Schools, Washington-Rose Elementary School," February 26, 1998; text of state legislation authorizing disbanding of school board; newspaper clippings. See also: SURR Schools

  23  
Roosevelt Meeting 5/19/03
NYS Testing Program and NYS Report Card Comprehensive Information Reports for Roosevelt Union Free School District (elementary, middle, and high schools); proposed budget for district

  23  
Roosevelt Meeting w/ Tom Hobart 11/27/00
Agenda for Administrative Committee meeting, November 21, 2000; NYSUT memo re Roosevelt SURR performance targets, with attached statistical sheets for math and English, November 17, 2000; notes from meeting with Roosevelt TA members (written by Tom Hobart?), November 27, 2000

  23  
SURR Schools (Schools Under Registration Review) 1994-2005
State Education Department/Regents press release, "Eleven Schools Placed on SURR List, 19 Removed in New York City, Yonkers, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Hempstead," with statistical attachments, January 4, 2005; NYSUT memo tracking number of SURR schools in NYS and NYC, 2000-2004, January 4, 2005; NYSUT memo re proposed Regents voucher system for poor performing schools, September 27, 1996; State Education Department (SED) action item re establishing Visiting Committee to monitor low-performing schools, July 7, 1995; SED memo re Community Forums on Low-Performing Schools, sponsored by Regents Advisory Council on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, March 4, 1994. See also: (Advisory Committee on Redesigning) Low-Performing Schools; See also: Roosevelt Schools

  23  
SED Calendar of Events 2004-2005
State Education Department/Regents events calendar

  23  
SED 2005 Federal Legislative Agenda 2004
Memo to NYSUT officers with first draft of Regents legislative agenda, November 2, 2004

  23  
(SED) Annual Report of Regents to Governor & Legislature on Educational Status of the State's Schools 1993
Discussion documents

  23  
SED (State Education Department). State Aid Regulations Meeting 5/15/84
Meeting agenda; text of proposed amendments re establishment of programs for high school equivalency diplomas. See also: School Finance

  23  
SED. State Aid Regulations 5/8/84
Descriptions of programs to receive aid under proposed regulations

  23  
SED. State Aid Proposal 1984-1985
Description of 1984-85 State Aid Package; NYSUT memo re SED strategy to control $60 million in state aid funds

  23  
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) 2004
Routine correspondence; brochure

  23  
SPAC 2003
Routine correspondence; brochure

  23  
SPAC 2002
Correspondence re free tickets; waiting list of NYSUT members; brochure

  23  
SPAC 2001
Routine correspondence; brochure; receipt for $6500 sponsorship of performance

  23  
SPAC. Kathy Chesbrough 1/24/01
Brochure; memo to spell out NYSUT on brochure

  23  
SPAC 2000
Correspondence re free tickets; waiting list of NYSUT members; brochure

  23  
Saratoga Performing Arts. 1999
Correspondence re free tickets; waiting list of NYSUT members; brochure

  23  
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) Orchestra Tickets, August 18-20, 1999
Correspondence re NYSUT sponsorship of evening of NYC Ballet performance

  23  
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). NYC Ballet 7/25/98
NYSUT memos re free tickets to ballet; ads

  23  
Saratoga Performing Arts 1998
Correspondence re NYSUT sponsorship of evening of NYC Ballet performance

  23  
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Riverdance 9/1998
Routine correspondence

  23  
Scholars Recognition Program 1993-1996
Program for awards dinner; description of program; facilitative correspondence

  23  
SAT 1993-1996
College Board booklet, "Balancing the SAT Scales," April 1994; College Board press release, "College Board Reports SAT Scores Up Again This Year for all Students and Most Ethnic Subgroups," August 19, 1993; press release, "AFT's Shanker Reacts to 1993 SAT Test Scores," August 19, 1993; Harvard Educational Review article, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildering: The Use and Misuse of State SAT and ACT Scores," Brian Powell, Indiana University and Lala Carr Steelman, University of Southern Carolina, spring 1996; Economics of Education Review article, "Understanding State Variations in SAT Scores," 1993; New York Times article quoting Cornell professor's critique of "dumbed-down" text books as explanation for 30-year decline in SAT scores, 1993

  23  
SASS 1999-2000
NYS Council of School Superintendents "Commentary: The Proposed SASS Accountability System," November 17, 1999; memo to Cortese explaining the System for Accountability for Student Success (SASS), March 14, 2000; letter to NYSUT director Charles Santelli from State Education Department responding to comments re SASS, with attached revised version, February 3, 2000

  23  
Salmon River 1996-1997
Letter to Cortese from NYSUT general counsel outlining requirements under NY Indian Law and Education Law re Mohawk Nation dispute at Salmon River School District, November 27, 1996; article from NY Teacher outlining tensions at St. Regis Mohawk School, February 10, 1997; memos re ombudsman position, other points of contention; handwritten notes

  23  
Salmon River Meeting w/ SED 9/30/96
Report of September 30, 1996, meeting with SED to discuss the Salmon River School District situation, re forcible takeover of school by Mohawks and lockout of teachers following SED ruling that children from Canadian side of border would have to pay tuition; Mohawk curriculum and criteria for trustee membership; text of state Education Law re Indian schools; memos; newspaper clippings

  23  
School Attendance 2000-2001
State Education Department discussion paper re development of Regents policy on attendance, January 23, 2001; text of Commissioner's regulations re attendance, July 31, 1998; amended Commissioner's regulations, November 2001; comments by NYSUT to proposed amendments, September 28, 2001; response by NYSUT to draft recommendations of Statewide Advisory Council on School Attendance, with cover letter from Cortese, June 29, 2000. See also: (Task Force on) Alternative Education; See also: Dropout Prevention; See also: Children at Risk; See also: Social Promotion

  23  
School Attendance. Statewide Advisory Council 3/9/00
Charge to advisory council; recommendations of advisory council, with pencilled-in comments, cover letter to Cortese soliciting feedback, June 9, 2000; governor's press release re Mooreland Commission findings of rampant fraud in NYC schools re attendance reporting, December 13, 1999; press release, "Commissioner Announces School Attendance Initiative," December 11, 1999; State Education Department guidelines re attendance, December 1999; briefing paper on school district data issues, by Comptroller H. Carl McCall, December 1999; State Education Department survey results of students re risk behaviors, 1997; SED brochure re Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Centers, n.d.

  23  
School Finance, NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force 4/16/04
Agenda of April 16 meeting; notes from November 17, 2003, meeting; final report of the NYS Commission on Education Reform, March 29, 2004; final report, volume 1, "The New York Adequacy Study: 'Determining the Cost of Providing All Children in New York an Adequate Education,'" by American Institute for Research and by Management Analysis and Planning, Inc, March 2004. See also: State Aid

  23  
School Finance Task Force 11/17/03
Draft report and recommendations (prepared by staff), November 2003, with cover letter to ad hoc task force

  23  
School Finance Task Force 9/24/03
Agenda of September 24 meeting; notes from August 4 meeting; information sheet re comparative merits of alternative forms of taxation; information sheet re exemptions from real property tax in NYS; spreadsheet re seven-year history of state aid for Yonkers city schools and analysis of operating aid for selected school districts; presentation re Dormitory Authority Services; presentation, "Adequacy and Equity"

  23  
School Finance Task Force 8/4/03
Agenda; meeting notes; materials re Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) court decision; spreadsheets listing kindergarten and pre-K programs by school; NYSUT Policy Manual, volume II. Educational & Public Policy, November 2002

  23  
School Finance Task Force 5/13/03
Letter re initial meeting; draft work plan; NYSUT Policies and Positions Relating to School Finance; NYSUT School Finance Guide, April 2003; NYSUT briefing bulletins re CFE court case; final report, NYSUT AD Hoc Task Force on K-12 School Financing

  23  
School Finance Task Force 2003
Printed report

  23  
School Finance. NYSUT Correspondence (325) 1996-1997
Chronological correspondence

  23  
School Finance. NYSUT Correspondence (325) 1995
Chronological correspondence

  23  
School Finance. NYSUT Correspondence (325) 1994
Chronological correspondence

  23  
School-to-Work Staff Development Committee 1997
Report, "School-to-Work Best Practices," prepared by Two-Year College Development Center, SUNY, for the NYS School-to-Work Advisory Council, 1997; packet of facts sheets and other materials, "School to Work: Raising the Standards in New York State"

  23  
School-Related Personnel (SRP) Advisory Committee 1998
"Report and Recommendations of the Task Force to Increase Participation of School Related personnel in NYSUT," with cover letter, January 16, 1998; handwritten notes. See also: Teaching Assistants/Teacher Aides; See also: Paraprofessionals

  23  
School-Related Personnel 1989-1995
Summary of Proposed Commissioner's Regulations for Teaching Assistant Licensure Levels and Requirements; State Education Department memo, Guidelines on the Use of Teacher Aides and Teaching Assistants, October 1995; list of attendees at School-Related Personnel meeting, March 29, 2000; National Governors' Association report, "Restructuring the Schools: The Role of Paraprofessionals," 1989. See also: Teaching Assistants/Teacher Aides; See also: Paraprofessionals

  23  
School-Related Professionals Leadership Conf., Rye Brook 10/15-17/04
Speech by new vice president Maria Neira (replacing Toni Cortese), including drafts; conference program

  24  
School Report Cards 1996-2001
Report by the Center for Community Change, "Individual School Report Cards: Empowering Parents and Communities to Hold Schools Accountable," April 2001; memos re report; State Education Department memo summarizing school report card results, with attached charts showing percentages of students meeting the standards in various subjects, March 2, 2000; SED press release, "School Report Cards Show More Students Are Succeeding on Regents Exams," March 7, 2000; SED "New York State School Report Card Information Guide," December 1996; sample set from SED, "The New York State School Report Card for a Focus on Academic Performance," December 10, 1996; NYSUT press release, "Statement by NYSUT Vice President Antonia Cortese on School Report Cards," December 12, 1996; correspondence between Cortese and Commissioner Mills, 1996; special report by Public Policy Institute, "Measuring Up in Our Schools: Improving Assessment and Accountability," December 1998

  24  
S.A.V.E.. Violence 1999-2000
Summary presentation re Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act; text of NYS Senate legislation, January 13, 1999, and June 22, 2000; text of Commissioner's Regulations; NYSUT memo analyzing provisions of legislation re fingerprinting prospective employees; background checks for criminal records, procedures for handling sex abuse allegations, February 2, 1999; "New Safe Schools Legislation: Preliminary Analysis, Questions and Concerns," August 2000, by Ferrera, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett & Reitz; statement by Lt. Governor Mary O. Donohue, chair, Governor's Task Force on School Violence, in support of legislation; memo from Donohue to task force members

  24  
SAVE Public Forums 10/17/00
Letter to NYSUT vp Antonia Cortese, asking for mailing list of union local leaders to invite to public forums, with attached description of governor's Project SAVE; list of forum dates and locations

  24  
SAVE Project 1995-2001
NYSUT presentation points, "Project SAVE: Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act; talking points; description of Project SAVE legislation; text of law; text of fingerprinting law; Hart research survey, "Attitudes toward Public Education: A Survey of New York State Voters," executive summary, March 16, 1995; brochure, "A Student's Guide to Rights, Roles & Responsibilities, developed by and for New York State students," (Governor's) Task Force on School Violence; description of NYSUT recommendations, "Criminal History Record Checks and Fingerprinting," with rationale by State Education Department for not accepting them, n.d.; "President's Perspective" column by Tom Hobart, "When the 'What If' Actually Happens," New York Teacher , April 11, 2001; handwritten notes

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SAVE. Safe Schools Act 1994-2000
Memo to Cortese from NYSUT general counsel re removal of disruptive students from class under NYSUT-proposed Safe Schools Act, April 30, 1996; memoranda from NYSUT legal counsel proposing amendments to Education, Penal, and Criminal Procedure laws for Safe Schools legislation, April 12, 1994; press release from governor's office, "Governor, Majority Leader, and Assembly Speaker Announce Agreement on Legislation to Make New York's Schools Safer," announcing Project SAVE, June 22, 2000; text of Senate bills, January 13, 1999, and June 22, 2000

  24  
School Violence. Reported Number of Violent and Disruptive Incidents 2004-2005
Statistical sheets

  24  
School Violence 1993-1999
Text of various legislative bills; list of members of Governor's Task Force on School Violence, July 1, 1999; packet of NYSUT initiatives on addressing school violence: 1993 survey and report, media response, 1994 comprehensive safe schools act, media response. See also: Discipline (School Violence) 1993-1999

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School Violence. NYSUT Staff Meeting 2/2/94
Report by Dade County (Florida) Public Schools, "Safe Orderly Schools (SOS)," June 9, 1993; memo from Cortese to NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence, with minutes of first meeting (January 7, 1994)

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School Violence Survey . Harris Poll (Met Life) 1993
Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher re Violence in America's Public Schools

  24  
School Violence Survey 2. AFT School Safety and Violence Survey 1993-94
Executive summary of AFT survey; executive summary of Harris/Met Life survey; Violence in the Schools: How to Proactively Prevent and Defuse It , Joan Curcio and Patricia First (1993, Corwin Press); National Association of State Boards of Education report, "Schools Without Fear," 1994, with NYSUT cover letter; minutes of AFT School Safety and Violence Task Force meeting, September 27, 1993; minutes of NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence meeting, January 12, 1994; testimony of NYC schools chancellor Ramon Cortines to the NYS Commission for the Study of Youth Crime and Violence and Reform of the Juvenile Justice System, January 11, 1994, with cover letter from Cortines to Sandra Feldman, president United Federation of Teachers; memo from NYSUT counsel re third degree assault, April 8, 1994; UFT memo re legislative efforts, October 29, 1993; NYSUT press release re "Conflict in the Classroom" report, "NYSUT Report Documents for First Time Tougher, More Prevalent Student Behavior Problems," April 29, 1993; press release from Texas Federation of Teachers, "Texas Teachers Call for Zero Tolerance to End Violence in Corpus Christi Schools," August 4, 1993; newspaper clippings

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School Violence Safety Act 1993-1994
Memo from NYSUT legal counsel summarizing relevant laws, November 11, 1993; Special Order of Business: NYSUT Program for a Comprehensive Safe Schools Act, passed at March 3-5, 1994, NYSUT Representative Assembly; related materials

  24  
Safety from School Violence 1993
Memo from NYSUT legal counsel summarizing applicable laws and regulations for use by Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence, December 21, 1993; press release, "NYSUT Leader Offers Steps to Stem School Violence," June 2, 1993; highlights on student discipline and school violence, from the NYSUT survey of presidents of elementary and secondary teacher locals, 1992-93, part I; Testimony of Antonia Cortese, first vice president, NYSUT, at the public hearing on the NYS Senate and Assembly Codes Committee, June 2, 1993, Issues Examining School Violence; related materials; newspaper clippings

  24  
School Violence 1993
Agenda and related materials for workshop, "Conflict in the Classroom: Stemming School Violence," October 5, 1993; UFT brochure, "Security in the Schools: Tips for guarding the safety of faculty members and students," 1989; NYSUT special report, "Conflict in the Classroom: Drawing the Line on Bad Behavior," n.d., c. 1992; highlights of NYSUT survey of local presidents, 1993-94; memo to Cortese from NYSUT legal counsel, clarifying law re juvenile status as defense, with attached excerpts of relevant statutes, October 18, 1993

  24  
NYSUT's Sub-Committee on School Violence 1993
Memo to NYSUT officers re member assault benefit program, February 2, 1993

  24  
Violence Prevention and Protection Initiatives 1993
Memo to vp Cortese and research director Charles Santelli proposing initiative, April 26, 1993, with attachment, "The Need for a Comprehensive Program in Violence Prevention"

  24  
Violence in the Schools 1973-1980
United Federation of Teachers brochure, "Security in the Schools: Tips for Guarding the Safety of Teachers and Students," n.d., c. 1973; testimony by NYSUT vp Cortese to state Assembly Republican Task Force on Safety in Public Schools, May 25, 1979; NYSUT press release re testimony; article reprints and newspaper clippings

  24  
Violence in the Schools, NBC Taping. August 29, 1975
Letter to vp Cortese from WNBC-TV producer for Barbara Walters's Not for Women Only series segment, "Violence in Our Streets and Schools," thanking her for participating, October 6, 1975; article reprint re school crime

  24  
Task Force on School Violence 1999-2000
Task force report, "Safer Schools for the 21st Century," October 1999; draft report, with cover letter from Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue, September 13, 1999; related correspondence, summary of recommendations, and press releases in reaction by NYSUT, NYS School Boards Association; draft sample annotated Code of Conduct, 11/6/00; Governor's Task Force on School Violence list of members of Prevention and Education Subcommittee, revised 7/01/99

  24  
Task Force on School Violence. Prevention & Education Subcommittee July 1999
Agenda; outline of potential issues for review; draft recommendations, July 12, 1999; preliminary report, July 26, 1999; summary of other subcommittee reports

  24  
Task Force on School Violence. Prevention & Education Subcommittee 6/30/99
List of members; description of state models; outline of potential issues for review; letter to Cortese from Commissioner of Education, describing agenda of meeting, June 17, 1999

  24  
Task Force on School Violence 6/30/99
Press releases from Lieutenant Governor's office announcing legislation to increase penalties for violent crimes in schools; correspondence between NYSUT, State Education Department counsel, and Dutchess County District Attorney re police presence on school property

  24  
Task Force on School Violence 5/10/99
Correspondence re public hearings

  24  
Task Force on School Violence 4/27/99
Press releases from NYSUT and NYS Executive Chamber (Governor's and Lt. Governor's offices) re formation of Task Force on School Violence

  24  
Task Force on School Violence 4/15/99
Press releases from Lt. Governor's office re formation of Task Force on School Violence; biographical sketches of task force members

  24  
Governor's Conference on School Violence Prevention 3/5/99
Printed conference program; draft agenda

  24  
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence 1994-1995
Minutes of May 13, 1994, meeting; memo re implementation of 1994 Representative Assembly (RA) resolutions, February 2, 1995

  24  
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence. 5/13/94
"Report of the School Safety Department for the 1992-93 School Year," United Federation of Teachers (UFT); statistical charts re incidents of violence involving UFT members in NYC schools, 1992-93, and since 1976; resolutions referred to NYSUT Board of Directors recommending harsher penalties for juvenile violence; NYSUT Safe Schools Program for Local Leaders materials, including "Investigating Your School's Discipline Policy"; NYSUT-proposed Safe Schools legislation, increasing penalties for possession of weapons on school grounds, among other provisions

  25  
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence. 2/11/94
Agenda; minutes of January 7, 1994, meeting; NY State Education Department report, Violence in the Schools: A National, State, and Local Crisis , January 1994; list of proposed bills

  25  
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence. 1/7/94
Agenda; NYSUT report, "Fighting Violence in the Schools: A Summary of Applicable Law and Regulations," December 16, 1993; Colorado law on student discipline; NYC Board of Education action plan for school safety

  25  
Sexual Harassment Committee 2/3/97
Agenda of February 2, 1997, and February 27, 1995, meetings; minutes of February 27, 1995, and November 2, 1993, meetings; memo from Hobart re update of policy, April 29, 1996

  25  
Sexual Harassment Policy Committee 11/2/93
Agenda; NYSUT policy overview

  25  
Task Force on Sexual Harassment 1991-1993
Memo to NYSUT president Hobart reporting on meeting of Governor's Task Force on Sexual Harassment, June 7, 1993; memo from Hobart to NYSUT managers re sexual harassment policy orientation program, November 18, 1991; outline of presentation at American Bar Association seminar on sexual harassment, September 30, 1991; Research institute of America Special Study: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, July 1991

  25  
Sexual Harassment Meeting 9/5/91
Memo and reference material

  25  
Sexual Harassment (Management Meeting) 6/19/91
"Intent vs Impact: A Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program," by BNA Communications, Inc., 1988; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

  25  
Sexual Harassment Meeting 2/19/91
Memo re meeting

  25  
Sexual Harassment (Training) 1/7/91
Memo re training session pre-training questionnaire, filled out by Cortese; article reprints; recommended NYSUT policy statement; sexual harassment disciplinary guidelines; handwritten notes

  25  
Al Shanker. Memorial Service 3/24/97
Memorial programs

  25  
Al Shanker's Column "Where We Stand" 1995-1997
Collection of columns and articles by and about Shanker

  25  
Al Shanker. "Keep the Clock" 3/6/76
Address before the 4th Annual Representative Assembly

  25  
Shanker Institute (AFT), Corporate Members Meeting, Feb. 5, 2004
Agenda of Albert Shanker Institute; minutes of corporate members meeting of May 28, 2003; draft document, "Rationale for a Shanker-Sponsored 'Center for Educating Democracy'"; draft Shanker Institute Five-Year Report, 1998-2003, "The Power of Ideas in Action"; bios of current board members

  25  
Shanker Institute. Bridging the Gap Forum March 2002
Agenda and materials, "Bridging the Gap between State Standards and Classroom Achievement: The Challenge of Curriculum and Professional Development," March 20-21, 2002

  25  
Shanker Inst., Study Trip, France 4/7-13/01
Description of pre-K in Albany district 1999-2000; list of "Education and Care for Children in Their Pre-School Years" seminar participants; facilitative materials re trip

  25  
Shanker French Seminar 2/21/01
Correspondence

  25  
Shanker Institute. Leadership 1998-2000
Publication, "Building a New Structure for School Leadership," by Richard F. Elmore, winter 2000; preliminary report by Task Force on the Albert Shanker Institute re mission of institute; memos and related papers re model leadership practices

  25  
Shanker Institute, Seminar, Washington 9/21/99
Regents list of members of NYS Academy for Teaching and Learning; June 1998; agenda for seminar, "Teachers, Principals, and Standards: Workforce Development at the School Level"

  25  
Shanker Inst. Task Force 10/14/97
Agenda; minutes of April 28 and July 3, 1997, meetings; mission statement; position paper re children ages 0-8; memos; handwritten notes

  25  
(Shanker) AFT Institute Task Force 4/28/97
Agenda; memos re development of Shanker Institute

  25  
Shared Decision Making. NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on Proposed Part 100 Revisions 10/20/98
Agenda; background information prepared for task force; State Education Department discussion paper re revision of Part 100 of the Regulations of the Commissioner, August 31, 1998. See also: Restructuring; See also: Part 100 Regulations; See also: Joint Decision Making

  25  
Shared Decision Making. Proposed Changes to Regulations Part 100 1999
Statement of NYSUT on Proposed Changes to Commissioner's Regulations Part 100, Including Professional Development Plans and the Annual Professional Performance Review, February 12, 1999; text of draft regulations; interim NYSUT policy in response to proposed changes

  25  
Shared Decision Making (Part 100.11. Teacher Participation) (folder 1) 1993-1994
NYSUT Information Bulletins re shared decision making; NYSUT "Compact for Learning" implementation plan; correspondence; handwritten notes

  25  
Shared Decision Making (Part 100.11. Teacher Participation) (folder 2) 1992-1993
Questions and answers by NYSUT; Regents discussion papers on Commissioner's Regulations Part 100.11; NYSUT policy paper, "NYSUT's Pilot Project: A Policy Direction for Restructuring"

  25  
Shared Decision Making (Part 100.11. Teacher Participation) (folder 3) 1994-1998
Survey Report on the Implementation of the New Compact for Learning by NYS Superintendents, April 8, 1994; letter to Cortese from NYS Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), with attached position paper, "Assessing the Assessments," July 2003 by NYSCOSS Curriculum and Instruction Committee; packet of materials from Wheatland-Chili Federation of Teachers re problems with superintendents not wanting to comply with shared decision making with teachers, June 3, 1997; letter from NYSUT president Hobart to State Education Department, commenting on effectiveness of CR 100.11 in meeting goals of including parents, teachers, and administrators in decision making, February 20, 1998; appeal by president of Indian River Education Association to Commissioner re shared decision making, July 1994; scholarly article; request to local president from Cortese to evaluate whether shared decision making is working in their districts to improve student achievement, November 27, 1995; related correspondence

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Shared Decision Making Agreements 1992-1993
Draft or revised agreements with Royalton-Hartland Central School District, Wallkill Central School District; shared decision making handbooks by Fallsburg Central School District and Carmel Central School District; State Education Department questions and answers sheet re Commissioner's Regulations Part 100.11 in shared decision making, March 31, 1993

  25  
Sick Building Syndrome NYSUT Findings 1993
Draft of press release, "NYSUT Finds Sick Building Syndrome Affects Many Schools and Colleges"; press release, "NYSUT Survey Shows School Buildings May Make People Sick"; UFT press release, "UFT Blasts Board and City for Deplorable High School Conditions"; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

  25  
Skills Opportunity/Youth Centers 1990-1991
Internal NYSUT memos re proposed legislation for Skills Opportunity Centers for dropouts, including memo from Chuck Santelli to president Tom Hobart, suggesting discussion of other "serious proposals to deal with dropouts," including revocation of driver's licenses, mandatory military service, and mandatory work/student programs, January 8, 1991; text of proposed legislation. See also: Dropout Prevention; See also: School Attendance; See also: Children at Risk

 
Sobol. See: Commissioner
  25  
Social Promotion 1990-1997
Paper, "Fairness and Core Knowledge," E. D. Hirsch, Jr., 1991; selected highlights from NYSUT telephone survey of elementary school teachers on educational standards, February 1996; results of NYSUT survey of local presidents re social promotion, 1993-94; National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST) Resources for Restructuring summer 1996 issue, "Alternatives to Grade Retention"; AFT report, "Passing on Failure: District Promotion Policies and Practices," September 1997, with cover letter noting related speech by AFT president Sandra Feldman to National Press Club, September 4, 1997. See also: Dropout Prevention; See also: Restructuring

  25  
Social Security 1998-1999
Text of speech by NYSUT vp Toni Cortese on Social Security, at acceptance of NYS Council of Senior Citizens Intergenerational Award, n.d.; presentation on Social Security by David Smith, director, Public Policy Department, AFL-CIO, to the AFT Executive Council, February 8, 1999; testimony of Smith before the Senate Budget Committee on Social Security in the 21st Century, January 22, 1999; AFL-CIO Executive Council statement, "Principles for Social Security Reform," calling for budget surpluses to be used to restore Social Security funding, not tax cuts, opposing raising eligibility age or reducing benefits; August 5, 1998; outline of Clinton Social Security proposal, including personal retirement savings accounts; fact sheet by National Council of Senior Citizens; pro-Social Security booklet, "Agenda 2000: A Generational Perspective on America's Economic Progress," by the 2030 Center

 
Soft Drinks. See: Pouring Rights
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South Africa Conference January 10-12, 1985
Information brochure on A. Philip Randolph, originally in New York Teacher , October 13, 1974; press releases from the A. Philip Randolph Institute and AFL-CIO re South Africa; NYSUT agenda for South Africa conference, January 8, 1985; agenda for Conference on South African Black and Non-Racial Unions; "Trade Unionism as a Force for Change in South Africa," sponsored by the A. Philip Randolph Educational Fund and African American Labor Center, January 10-12, 1985; statement of Ray Denison, director, Department of Legislation, AFL-CIO, to the Subcommittee on Africa of the House Committee of Foreign Affairs on H.R. 3597, concerning a ban on new U.S. investments in South Africa, and H.R. 3008 concerning fair employment codes in South Africa and curbs on financial practices, October 30, 1981; AFL-CIO Program of Action in Support of Black Trade Unions in South Africa, n.d.; statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council, Apartheid in South Africa, May 1, 1958

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South Africa Trip (folder 1 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1981
Materials from South African teachers unions; "A Proposal for the Formation of a Council for Black Education and Research, Resulting from the Meeting of the Undersigned Members of the Steering Committee Held on August 20 1979"; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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South Africa Trip (folder 2 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1982
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South Africa Trip (folder 3 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1983
AFT report, "Teacher Organizing in South Africa: A Report and Some Proposals," May 12, 1982; Georgetown University International Labor Program paper, "Black Labor as a Swing Factor in South Africa's Evolution," by Roy Godson, spring 1979; Africa Fund (associated with the American Committee on Africa) paper, "Black Unions in South Africa," 1982 (?); unclassified 1980 Annual Labor Report to the U.S. Department of State from Amcongen Johannesburg, April 16, 1981;

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South Africa Trip (folder 4 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1984
Trip report

  26  
South Africa Trip (folder 5 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1985
Trip reports to South America

  26  
Special Education 1997-1999
NYSUT Information Bulletins re changes to NYS Special Education Law, 1999; research/policy paper, "Possible Options for Cost Savings in Special Education Programs," February 25, 1997; related materials. See also: Mainstreaming

  26  
Regents Forum on Special Education 9/29/04
NYUST talking points for Regents public forums; materials from State Education Department about forums

  26  
Special Education: Educational Interpreters 2004
Letters to NYSUT vice president from State Education Department re certification of educational interpreters for deaf students

  26  
Special Education News Clips 2004
Article re teachers' union request for investigation of Yonkers schools for staffing cutbacks affecting special education students

  26  
Special Education Testimony 3/19/97
Testimony of Cortese to the NYS Assembly Committee on Education re Reform of Special Education Funding, March 19, 1997; description of Regents' proposal and governor's proposal; handwritten notes

  26  
Special Education Costs 1992-1995
Memos re suggestions to cut costs in special education programs; NYSUT memo re placement of pre-school disabled students, June 20, 1995; letter from Cortese to State Education Department commenting on draft "New York State Plan for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 1996-1998" and "New York State Preschool Grant Program," October 28, 1994

  26  
Special Education Classes 1991
Correspondence re visits by Regents to special education classes and information sessions for parents and teachers re new regulations on class size

  26  
Special Education Committee 1991-1993
NYSUT Special Education Committee 1992-1994 end-of-term report; testimony by Cortese at public hearing of NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Education re issues affecting special education, February 12, 1993; NYSUT urgent action memo re reductions in special education programs under proposed new Commissioner's Regulations, calling on local presidents to lobby Regents, March 12, 1991; NYSUT resolution opposing cuts in services, n.d.; letter from Commissioner Sobol to Assembly Speaker Mel Miller re regulatory and legislative mandate relief (i.e., cost cutting) proposals, March 11, 1991

  26  
Special Education 1985
Text of draft legislation developed by the NYS Assembly Task Force on Special Education, April 19, 1985; meeting agenda for NYSUT Special Education Committee, May 3-4, 1985; document, "Assorted Special Education Matters"; outline for NYSUT workshop, "Securing Pupil Services"

  26  
(Special Education) Students with Disabilities. Discipline Procedures 2000-2001
Draft document explaining new Commissioner's Regulations re discipline procedures for students with disabilities, with cover letter to Cortese requesting comments, May 5, 2000; final document, with cover letter, January 29, 2001; response to Cortese re general policy recommendations re students with disabilities, April 2, 2001

  26  
(Special Education) Success for All 1999-2000
Conference summary report; letter to Cortese from special education teachers at Jefferson School, New Rochelle, asking for NYSUT help, June 14, 2000

  26  
(Special Education) Success for All 5/1/99
Conference agenda for program designed to increase reading skills of "at- risk urban children" and students otherwise developmentally disabled; press release

  26  
(Special Education) Success for All 5/6/00
Conference agenda; handwritten notes

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Speeches 1996-2002
Outline and draft remarks for 1997 Representative Assembly speech by Cortese; outline of 1996 speech; memo re background research on standards, April 27, 1997; survey results of teacher opinions re rigor of Regents exams, 2001-02; teacher survey 1997; materials of Task Force on Time, 2002; opinion article by IBM chair Lou Gerstner, in New York Times , n.d; related Times article; article from U.S. Newswire comparing professional standards, status, and salaries for teachers in U.S. and eight developed countries, April 10, 2000; handwritten notes

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Speeches 1996-1997
Memo outlining key points from Linda Darling-Hammond's presentation at Inservice Conference, January 24, 1997; booklets prepared by NYSUT Legislative Department, "New York State Tax Cuts: Promise or Peril? Committee of 100," May 13-14, 1996, "Committee of 100," May 13-14, 1996; "Committee of 100," March 25-26, 1996

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Speeches 1978-1992
Outlines and handwritten notes on various speeches, including Western New York Leadership Conference; 1992 RA speech ("never delivered"); community services conference, June 3, 1991; many unidentified

  26  
Speeches. Amsterdam Scholarship Award Dinner 6/4/98
Letter to Cortese from Fulton-Montgomery Teachers' Cluster (including Amsterdam Teachers' Association) re speaking at awards ceremony; handwritten notes outlining speech

  26  
Speeches. Graduation Speeches. Gov. Cuomo 1986-1993
Text of remarks by Gov. Cuomo at graduations of Dalton School, 1987; Jamestown High School, 1986; International High School, 1988; Voorheesville High School, 1993; by Mrs. Cuomo, Ramapo High School

  26  
Speeches. RA (Representative Assembly) Speech 2004
Text of speech

  26  
Speeches. RA Speech 2003
Outline and draft of speech re No Child Left Behind; articles and other background materials, including NYSUT publication, "Don't Fail Us Now: New York: A State at Risk," April 2003, and Washington Times article criticizing the NEA

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Speeches. RA Speech 2002
Outline of speech; background materials re new standards-based assessments (Regents exams)

  26  
Speeches. RA Speech 2000
Outline of speech; handwritten notes; background materials re teacher shortage projections

  26  
Speeches. RA Speech 1999
Draft of speech for delivery April 22, 1999, welcoming Chancellor Hayden, criticizing Regents policy on standards

  26  
Speeches. Regents Task Force on Teaching Speech 1998
Overview of major issues in the Regents Task Force on Teaching Report, with handwritten annotations, July 16, 1998

  26  
Speeches. RA Speech Outline 1998
Handwritten and draft outline criticizing Regents policy on standards; memos and background information

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Speeches. RA Speech 1995
Draft with handwritten edits

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Speeches. RA Speech 1991
Text of speech; handwritten notes

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Speeches. Rally Speech, n.d
Index cards with handwritten notes

  26  
Speeches. NYSUT Retiree Issues 1988
Handwritten notes; background materials

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Speeches. Stress Speech Material 1979
Handwritten notes; NYSUT teacher survey re stress; related articles

  26  
Speeches. Lessons for Life 1996
Agenda for NYSUT Lessons for Life training sessions; "Talking Points, Useful Facts, and Helpful Hints on the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities"; Hart Research survey, "Academic Standards and Student Discipline: AFT Teachers Assess Their Schools," 1995; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

  26  
Speeches. Mid. Country CSD, Centereach HS, Standards Speech 11/5/96
Materials re curriculum and assessment; newspaper clippings

  26  
Speeches. Yorktown CSD, Yorktown HS, Standards Speech 10/10/97
Outline of speech; letter to Cortese from Yorktown Congress of Teachers; "Report of the Standards Committee to the Board of Education of Yorktown Central School District," August 1995; memo to Cortese from NYSUT associate Pat Flynn comparing Yorktown report to AFT criteria; talking points for Commissioner Mills' news conference, September 8, 1997; State Education Department Discussion Item re proposal for revising graduation requirements, September 12, 1997; NYSUT summary of the Commissioner's proposal on graduation requirements

  26  
Staff Development 1983-1994
NYSUT Proposal for Training Conferences, January 1988; "Comprehensive Staff Development 1984-1985," interim evaluation report, January 1985; draft, "A Professional Development Committee in Every School District," 1994; memo, handwritten notes, and related materials. See also: Professional Development

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STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT:
Section includes standards for both teachers and students; See also: (Task Force to Study the) Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors; See also: Editorial Board Meetings; See also: Elementary School Standards; See also: Opportunity to Learn. Regents Temporary Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum and Assessment; See also: Performance

  26  
AFT Meeting (Standards), September-October 2003
Printed bound book, "Educating Democracy: State Standards to Ensure a Civic Core," by Paul Gagnon, 2003, Albert Shanker Institute; Skill Standards for Frontline Workers in Education and Training; No Child Left Behind publications

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AFT Standards & Assessment Working Group 2002-2003
Draft agenda; discussion papers, including "Scientifically based research and the Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Program," U.S. Department of Education, August 2002

  26  
AFT. Standards and Assessments Working Group 5/29/03
Memos

  26  
AFT PPC Standards 2002
Memos re PreK-12 PPC (Program and Policy Council) Standards & Assessments Working Group

  26  
Standards. AFT 1996
Printed booklet, "Setting Stronger Standards: AFT's criteria for judging the quality and usefulness of student achievement standards," June 1996; letter from Albert Shanker commenting on New Standards Project, June 21, 1996; press release, "New AFT Report Shows Progress on Academic Standards, Problems Still Remain: Report Assesses Quality Standards Bring Developed in 50 State," August 6, 1996; "Making Standards Matter 1996" Talking Points for AFT State Leaders, "Using Making Standards Matter to Help Build the Union" (PR points); excerpt from "Making Standards Matter" re New York, noting that most (Regents?) subject standards do not meet "AFT Criterion" [sic]; handwritten notes

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Standards & Assessment Conference 2002
Agenda, workshop descriptions, and related materials

  26  
Standards & Assessments 2001
State Education Department field memo to all teachers explaining how test scores are determined, September 2001; newspaper clipping re "dumbed-down" Regents biology test, quoting Cornell and other experts, Buffalo News , August 23, 2001; NYSUT charts of priority issues and solutions, with cover letter from Cortese to NSYUT Executive Committee, November 8, 2001; mean scores for 8th grade English and math, 1999-2001; NYSUT Guide the New Standards

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Standards, Professional 1998-1999
Draft proposed regulation, "Annual Professional Performance Review," January 4, 1999; preliminary draft, February 14, 1999, re new regulations on teacher certification to implement the new teaching policy adopted by the Regents on July 16, 1998; brochure by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, "Investing in the Future: What Policymakers Can Do," and "What Every Teacher Should Know: the National Board Certification Process Q&A, 1998-1999"; conference booklet, "Peer Assistance & Peer Review: An AFT/NEA Handbook," prepared for Shaping the Profession That Shapes the Future: An AFT/NEA Conference on Teacher Quality, September 25-27, 1998; performance appraisal guidelines for various school districts. See also: National Board Certified Teachers

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INTASC Standards for Teachers 1992-1995
Drafts for comments of "Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing and Development: A Resource for State Dialogue," developed by Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (and its Mathematics Subcommittee), Chief State Schools Officers Council; "Next Steps: Moving Toward Performance-Based Licensing in Teaching"

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Standards 1997
Pre-publication and final copies of AFT "Making Standards Matter 1997: An Annual Fifty-State Report on Efforts to Raise Academic Standards"; draft report, "Standards-Based Reform in New York State," National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators, developed for U.S. Department of Education; draft State Education Department document, "Update on New York State's Overall Strategy for Raising Standards," March 18, 1997, with cover letter to NYSUT research director Chuck Santelli

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Standards 1991-1996
Regents discussion paper re participation of parents and teachers in school- based planning and shared decision making, October 10, 1991; proposed regulations, October 29, 1991; NYSUT letter to local presidents urging lobbying Regents in opposition to aspects of plan, November 5, 1991; "School Reform," re standards, American Educator , 1994; AFT list of criteria for high standards, with cover memo to NYSUT Board of Directors from Cortese, November 17, 1994; NYSUT highlights on educational standards, from the NYSUT Survey of Presidents of Elementary and Secondary Teacher Locals, 1993-94; resolution passed by 1994 NYSUT Representative Assembly, "Educational Standards: Raising Expectations for All Students"; executive summary of "Promises to Keep: Creating High Standards for American Students," report to the National Education Goals Panel, November 15, 1993; State Education Department paper, "Higher Standards for Students in NYS: Developing Curriculum Frameworks," c. 1994; related materials; newspaper clippings

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Standards Materials. Business Councils 1997
Memo to 1997 Business Council Annual Meeting Education Panelists, Education Commissioner Mills, NYSUT vp Cortese, and others re annual meeting; "Getting By: What American Teenagers Really Think about Their Schools: A Report from Public Agenda," 1997; NYSUT report, "Understanding and Preparing for the New Board of Regents Student and School Accountability System," n.d.; document re Virginia's standards of learning; typed notes with handwritten comments from presentation on standards; article reprints re vouchers

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National Education Standards. I. Introduction/Contents 1992-1994
AFT information packet; NYSUT press release, "Blowing the Whistle on Education's 'Open Secret,'" re school administrators pressuring teachers to give passing grades to students who haven't earned them, March 3, 1994; U.S. General Accounting Office report to the chairman, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress: "Skill Standards: Experience in Certification Systems Shows Industry Involvement to be Key," May 1993

  27  
National Education Standards. II. Starting with Standards 1992
Excerpts from speech delivered at American Sociological Association, "Developing National Standards in Education," by Diana Ravitch, August 22, 1992; excerpt from April 1985 Educational Researcher , "Standards, Curriculum, and Performance: A Historical and Comparative Perspective"

  27  
National Education Standards. III. National Standards: Issues & Questions 1992
"AFT Background Paper on National Standards and Assessments," n.d., c. 1992; "Raising Standards for American Education: A Report to Congress, the Secretary of Education, the National Education Goals Panel, and the American People," by the National Council on Education Standards and Testing, January 24, 1992; AFT resolution on national education standards and assessments, 1992; columns by Albert Shanker

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National Education Standards. IV. National Standards in Practice 1992
Excerpt from "Curriculum Evaluation and Standards for School Mathematics," prepared by the working groups of the Commission on Standards for School Mathematics of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; draft excerpt, "Standards in United States History, Grades 5-8: Revolution and the New Nation," from Guidelines for Developing Standards in U.S. and World History , National Council for History Standards

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National Test 1991-1998
Issues of Education Daily re Bush I administration national test proposal; letter to Cortese from U.S. Secretary of Education thanking her for service on National Test Panel to develop test specifications, March 6, 1998. See also: Fair Test; See also: Student Assessment; See also: Testing, Student

  27  
Statewide Forum on Higher Standards in Schools 2000
Letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from State Education Department re forum

  27  
Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation 11/16/00
Letter to NYSUT president Hobart from State Education Department re forum, September 18, 2000; memo from Cortese to NYSUT Board of Directors re developing NYSUT policy statement for forum; "Statement by NYSUT for the Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation," October 23, 2000; report on status of Education Department's plans for limited-English proficiency students; national comparison of exit-level high school math examinations; SED press release, "Vast Majority of High School Seniors Pass Regents English Exam to Graduate," with attached report, November 9, 2000

  27  
Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation (folder 1 of 2) 1998-2000
"School Leadership for the 21st Century," Statement of the Blue Ribbon Panel on School Leadership, March 2000 (Commissioner Mills, chair); State Education Department publication, "Teaching to Higher Standards: New York's Commitment," July 1998; UFT Statement on Standards Implementation; related materials

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Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation (folder 2 of 2) 1997-2000
Statement by NYSUT for the Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation, October 23, 2000; State Education Department proposal to revise graduation requirements, November 14, 1997; SED brochures re general education and diploma requirements, September 2000

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Statewide Conference on Student Assessment 5/6/91
Materials for symposium on performance assessment, "Multiple Choices: Reforming Student Testing in NYS," 1991

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment (NYSUT) (folder 1of 3) 1990
NYSUT policy statement; correspondence; articles re national assessment standards

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment (NYSUT), Clippings (folder 2 of 3) 1990
Newspaper clippings and trade journal articles

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment (NYSUT), Report (folder 3 of 3) 1990
Drafts of final report; description of Schools Without Walls

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment, NYSUT 10/29/90
Facilitative correspondence from vp Cortese re next meeting

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment 7/20/90
Memo from vp Cortese outlining agenda for July 20, 1990, meeting of Ad Hoc NYSUT Task Force on Student Assessment; attendance sheet for July 20 meeting; summary notes from May 23 meeting; summary of future plans, June 22; New York Campaign for Genuine Accountability in Education (American Reading Council, FairTest, and NYPIRG) Statement to Urge a Ban on Standardized Testing of Young Children, sent by NYPIRG to NYSUT task force

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment 5/23/90
Meeting agenda; summary minutes of April 9, 1990, meeting; attendance sheet; resource material on Student Assessment (article reprints from Phi Delta Kappan , Education Week , and paper, "Linking Restructuring to Authentic Student Achievement," by Fred M. Newman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presented to Indiana University Annual Conference, April 11, 1990); handwritten notes

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment 4/2/90
Agenda; article reprints re assessment; outline of presentation by Paul Hill, Rand Corporation; handwritten notes

  27  
Task Force on Student Assessment 1990
State Education Department discussion paper, Report on State and Local Testing Programs, "A New Compact for Learning: Assessing Results," October 31, 1990; summary notes of May 23, 1990, meeting of Task Force on Student Assessment; paper, "The Catalytic Role of Educational Assessment in Guiding Education Reform and School Improvement: Toward a New Generation of Student Outcome Measures," Pascal Forgione, Jr., Ph.D., Connecticut State Department of Education, November15, 1990, presented at AFT State Federation Presidents' Meeting; testimony of Antonia Cortese, First Vice President, NYSUT, to the NYS Assembly Standing Committee in Education at the Public Hearing on Review of the Regents Action Plan, January 10, 1990; State Education Department and NYSUT materials re public school performance on 1999 and 2000 elementary English assessment, May and June 2000

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Student Assessment 1975-2001
Position papers by Association for Childhood Education International and National Association of Elementary School Principals, "On Standardized Testing and Evaluation," October 1976, "Testing and Evaluation: New Views," 1975; State Education Department document, "A System of Accountability for Student Success: An Implementation Manual for Schools with Elementary- and Middle-Level Grades," January 2001; summary of assessment data, 1999-2000 annual data; technical information regarding establishment of adequate yearly progress targets; paper by Grant Wiggins, "Authentic Assessment: Examples of Performance-Based, Open-Ended and Portfolio Assessments," 1990; NYPIRG report, "Failing Our Children: How Standardized Tests Damage New York's Youngest Students," 1989. See also: Standards & Assessment. National Test; See also: Testing, Student; See also: Fair Test

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Student Assessment 5/11-12/89
Biographical sketches of Paul Hill and Grant Wiggins; conference announcement, "Participatory Leadership: School and the Workplace"; staff discussion document re National Science Foundation and state and urban initiatives

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Student Assessment 1987-1990
Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) technical reports, "Evaluation for School Improvement: Try-Out of a Comprehensive School-Based Model," 1987, "The Texas Teacher Test," 1987, and related materials re CRESST; materials against standardized testing, by FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing and New York Campaign for Genuine Accountability in Education; paper, "The Tests: Trivial or Toxic?" by Susan Harmon, n.d.; Phi Delta Kappan special section on testing, May 1989

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Student Assessment (1) 1988-1989
National Association of Secondary School Principals publication, Beyond Standardized Testing: Assessing Authentic Academic Achievement in the Secondary School , Doug Archbald and Fred Newmann, 1988; "What to Say after You've Said, 'Let's Use Alternative Assessment!'" San Diego City Schools; paper, "Tests as Standards of Achievement in Schools," Lauren B. Resnick, University of Pittsburgh, prepared for Educational Testing Service Conference, "The Uses of Standardized Tests in American Education," October 1989; correspondence from Committee for Appropriate Literacy Evaluation; UFT fourth-grade science test survey of teachers, August 1989; related materials

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Student Assessment (2) 2001
Presentation points, "Public School Performance on the 1990 and 2000 Elementary-Level and Middle-Level Assessments; Exit Level Comparison Math: Texas, Ohio and New York; letter from State Education Department re component retesting, February 2001; letter from Cortese to Commissioner Mills re NYSUT position on science and math tests, June 7, 2001

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Student Assessment (3) 1988-1990
New Zealand Department of Education public discussion document, "Assessment for Better Learning," 1989; CRESST technical report, "Can We Fairly Measure the Quality of Education?" c. 1988; correspondence and materials from National Assessment Governing Board, June 14, 1990; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

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Student Assessment (4). Report of NYSUT Task Force 1990
Drafts of report of NYSUT Task Force on Student Assessment, "Multiple Choices: Reforming Student Testing in New York State"

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Student Assessment (5) 1990-1991
Articles about proposals for national standards; reading comprehension tests developed by teacher Norman Zierier, Utica, and correspondence with Cortese, 1991

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Student Assessment (6) 1990-1991
Report of the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy, "From Gatekeeper to Gateway: Transforming Testing in America," 1990; materials re portfolio assessment; article reprints and clippings; memo re proposed legislation banning testing below 3rd grade

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Student Assessment (7) 1989-1990
State Education Department booklet, "Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Programs," n.d.; invoice for writing and editing Task Force on Student Assessment report, January 23, 1990; correspondence with educators in United Kingdom

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Student Assessment Task Force 1990
Draft report of task force, with cover letter to NYSUT Board of Directors, November 21, 1990; revised draft, December 5, 1990

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Student Assessment. Peter D. Hart Survey 1995-1997
NYSUT press release re Hart survey, "Poll: New Yorkers Want to Take Back the Schools," March 16, 1995; memo from Hart Research to AFL-CIO, "Executive Summary of Focus Group Findings on Union Members' Political Attitudes," noting only weak identification with Democratic party, apathy toward Republican Congress, disengagement from politics, and sympathy toward conservative viewpoints, September 19, 1995; Hart survey, "Attitudes toward Public Education: A Survey of New York State Voters: Executive Summary," March 16, 1995; memo from Hart Research (Geoff Garin) to NYSUT with attached results for each question in survey of voters in NYS re opinion on public schools, taken April 23- 28, 1997; confidential Hart report, "A Survey of Attitudes among Teachers in New York State," same subject matter, April 1997; presentation consolidating results of both surveys of public and teachers, "New York Teachers," 1997; Hart survey, "New York State Teachers: Focus Groups," February 1997; press release, "NYSUT Calls for Sweeping Changes in Student Testing," March 21, 1991; State Education Department report, "A New Compact for Learning: A Partnership to Improve Educational Results," 1990. See also: Surveys

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Student Achievement. Urban High Schools 1999
"Changing Urban High Schools," report from the National Working Meeting, co- sponsored by Annenberg Institute, October 2000; report by Center on Educational Policy and the American Youth Policy Forum, "Do You Know the Good News about American Education?" n.d., c. 1999; AFT memo to participants in the "What Works for Urban Schools" panel, July 22, 1999; New York Times article, "Elementary Reading Scores for Long Island Schools," May 27, 2001. See also: Teacher Unions & Student Performance

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SUNY Task Force on College Entry-Level Knowledge and Skills 1992-1993
Advance copy of task force report, "SUNY 2000: College Expectations," October 1992; draft preliminary report, February 26, 1992; College Board publication, "Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do," 1983

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State Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 6/30/89
Agenda, correspondence, scholarly articles, and related materials re occupational/ vocational education; list of members of Regents steering committee. See also: Career and Technical Education

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State Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 10/13/89
Description of steering committee charge; position paper on diploma criteria, by Association of Vocational Education Administrators, August 21, 1989; correspondence by NYSUT Occupational Education Committee; related memos

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State(wide) Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 12/8/89
Agenda; subcommittee discussion questions; draft report; memos (name changes at some point to Statewide Steering Committee)

  28  
Statewide Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 1989-1990
Agenda and discussion outline of subcommittee, October 12, 1989; summaries and highlights of commissioned papers; NYSUT memo noting that steering committee had officially gone out of business, December 11, 1989; remarks by R. Quintus Anderson, chairman, Statewide Steering Committee, January 16, 1990; State Education Department press release, "Blue Ribbon Panel Recommends Educational Changes to Prepare Students for Work Force, Higher Education," January 17, 1990; commentary on report

 
State Education Department. See: SED
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Surveys 1998-2003
Report to NYSUT Task Force on Health Insurance for Retirees, prepared by the Segal Company, September 2003; new member survey on a wide range of issues, by Zogby International, July 13, 1999; thirty-first annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll of the public's attitudes toward the public schools, 1999; report of survey of local presidents, 1998. See also: Multiculturalism. Surveys; See also: Student Assessment. Peter D. Hart Survey

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Surveys. Local Presidents' Statewide Summary 1993
Full survey data on shared decision making

  28  
Surveys 1996-2005
2004 K-12 Local Presidents' Survey Summary, with cover memo to NYSUT officers re disturbing trends revealed, including membership apathy, January 5, 2005; results of NYSUT web survey of local leaders, September 2005; Local Assessment of NYSUT Services 2001-2002 Final Report; NYS AFL-CIO Statewide Poll Results, January 23-25, 2001; Peter D. Hart Research Associates AFT K-12 Education Survey of teachers in NY, Massachusetts, Florida, and Texas, August/September 1999; packet of materials re textbook shortage: description of planned survey of teachers in New York State by Association of American Publishers School Division re availability of textbooks and other instructional materials, February 1997; results of survey; description of 1996 nationwide survey; remarks by president of Florida Education Association re textbook shortage; list of media coverage of 1996 survey; newspaper clippings

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Surveys. Hart 1997-2001
Hart Research surveys: Public Attitudes on School Choice and Vouchers, n.d.; New York Teachers, April 1997; NYS elections, 1998; AFT Members' Political Views, July 1999 (re presidential candidates Gore and Bush); the Nurse Shortage, April 2001

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Surveys. Fact Finders, Zogby 1989-1997
Final report, 1989 NYSUT District Opinion Survey, April 1989, by Fact Finders; results of Zogby tenure survey, 1997

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Surveys. New York Teacher Survey 1998
Questions for NYSUT members (UFT and non-UFT) re opinions on elected and union officials, conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates; "The New York Teacher: A Survey of Readership," March 12-14, 1998; "New York Teacher Readership/Members' Political Attitudes," survey/focus group research by Peter D. Hart Research

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Surveys. New York Teacher Survey. Geoff Garin (Hart Research) 1998
Memos and notes re conference calls of 4/8, 5/5, and 6/10/98 re New York Teacher survey

  29  
Surveys. New York Teacher Survey 1997
Survey questions and memos from Hart Research

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Surveys. New York Teacher Readership Survey 12/12/97
Hart Research Report on Findings from Focus Groups Conducted for the American Federation of Teachers, December 1997; Hart Research Key Findings from a National Membership Survey Conducted for the American Federation of Teachers, October 1991; confidential questions, "A Nationwide Survey among Members of the AFT," October 1991; AFT report, "Valuable Views: A public opinion research report on the views of AFT teachers on professional issues," n.d., c. 1994; questions used in survey of AFT teachers, April 15-1-9, 1994

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Surveys. New York Teacher Readership Survey 1989-1990
"A Study of the UFT Bulletin and New York Teacher," conducted by Clark, Martire & Bartolomeo, Inc., February 1990; memos from competing research firms proposing research designs for survey; memo to Cortese summarizing and comparing proposals, May 22, 1989

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Surveys. New Member Survey 1994-1995
"Statewide Report on the NYSUT Survey of New Members, 1994-95"; survey questions; Commack Teachers Association comments on new teacher program, May 1995; related memos

 
T.E.A.C.H.. See: Project T.E.A.C.H.
 
TIMSS. See Third International Math and Science Study AFT Conference
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Take Our Daughters to Work 1995
Printed folder of materials by the Ms. Foundation for Women, including reader's companion to the Mother-Daughter Revolution, class activities for girls and boys, description of foundation; editorial defending exclusivity of event; NYSUT memo re event and agenda for activities

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Take Our Daughters to Work 4/23/96
NYSUT memo re event and agenda for activities

 
Task Force. See under subject area
 
TEACH. See: Project T.E.A.C.H.
 
Teacher Aides. See: Teaching Assistants/Teacher Aides; see: Paraprofessionals; see: School-Related Personnel
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Teacher Center Conference 1988
Agenda, NYS Teacher Resource & Computer Training Centers 1988 Summer Institute; compilation of professional readers; list of participants; list of group consensus points

  29  
Teacher Centers Ad Hoc Committee 1988
Memo from Cortese re report of NYSUT Task Force on Educational Policy re Teacher Centers; confidential memo, "Additional Information Regarding Local Control of Teacher Centers. Consortia Centers"; minutes of July 7 meeting; correspondence

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Teacher Centers Ad Hoc Committee 1986-1987
Meeting minutes, November 23, 1987; NYSUT policy background on teacher centers; Federal Register publication of Teacher Centers Program grant requirements, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, January 11, 1978, and December 8, 1980; draft bylaws for the operation of teacher resource and computer training centers, August 1986; revised draft, Roles and Responsibilities of Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers and Cooperating Local Education Agencies, July 3, 1986; State Education Department memo re application materials for program 1987-88

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Teacher Centers (folder 1 of 2) 1987
Memo to Cortese re desired changes in law re teacher centers, Feb. 6, 1987; Report by the Commissioner of Education to the Governor and Legislature on the New York State Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center Program, March 1987

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Teacher Centers (folder 2 of 2) 1987
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Teacher Center Policy Board Meeting April 9, 1987
State Education Department Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers 1986-87 Directory; teacher center analysis statistics; handwritten notes

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Teacher Center Training 1987
Memo re representation and hiring issues, July 14; memos re training, May

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Teacher Center. Middletown 1987
Memos re Labor Department decision about Middletown Teacher Center

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Teacher Compensation (folder 1 of 2) 1995
Consortium for Policy Research in Education agenda for conference series on teacher compensation, June 7-9, 1995; overviews of performance-based pay schemes in districts around the country; research paper by Linda Darling-Hammond, "Beyond Bureaucracy: Restructuring Schools for 'High Performance', 1995; "New Ideas for Reinventing Teacher Compensation," by Carolyn Kelley and Allan Odden, June 1, 1995; "Motivation for School Reform," Susan Albers Mohrman and Edward E. Lawler III, May 1995; draft, "Picking Winners: Recognition and Reward Programs for Public Schools," Charles T. Clotfelter, Duke University, and Helen F. Ladd, Brookings Institution, April 1995; related papers. See also: Pay for Performance; See also: Women's Issues. Comparable Worth

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Teacher Compensation (folder 2 of 2) 1994-1995
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Teacher Compensation. Alternative Compensation Task Force Meeting (UFT) September 21-22, 2000
Packet of materials including agenda, research/policy papers, newspaper articles, draft resolution

  29  
Teacher Compensation. Salaries 1990-1998
NYSUT booklet, "Dollars and Sense: Responding to Attacks on Teachers' Salaries: A Guide for Local Leaders"

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Teacher Compensation. AFT Consortium for Policy Research in Education. Teacher Pay System 11/2-4/94
Correspondence; Annotated Bibliography: School Organization and Compensation; draft paper, "History of Teacher Pay and Incentive Reforms," by Jean Protsik, Consortium on Policy Research in Education, University of Wisconsin. Madison, prepared for Conference on Teacher Compensation, November 2-4, 1994; related papers; list of invitees; prospectus: CPRE Project on Teacher Compensation, with cover letter from Albert Shanker to Antonia Cortese urging her to participate, September 7, 1994; invitation from CPRE

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Teacher Education 1991-2002
Draft of speech by AFT president Sandra Feldman at White House Conference on Preparing Quality Teachers, March 5, 2002; proposed changes to Commissioner's Regulations re teacher preparation; Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher 1991: The First Year: New Teachers' Expectations and Ideals; background paper prepared for the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, "The Current Status of Teaching and Teacher Development in the United States," by Linda Darling-Hammond, November 1994; summary report, "What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future," report of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, September 1996; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), "Standards Procedures & Policies for the Accreditation of Professional Education Units," 1997; "The Essential Profession: A National Survey of Public Attitudes toward Teaching, Educational Opportunity and School Reform," Recruiting New Teachers, Inc. (funded by Philip Morris Companies Inc.), 1998; handwritten notes. See also: Professional Development

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Teacher Education 1965-1995
Dissertation abstract, "A Historical Analysis of the Changes in the Method of Certifying Teachers in New York State," Vincent Gazzetta, SUNY Albany, May 1965; Recommendations of the Commissioner's Task Force on Teacher Education and Certification, April 1, 1977; newsletter, Holmes Group Forum , spring 1992; reports and scholarly articles, "Tomorrow's Teacher: A Report of the Holmes Group," 1986; executive summary of "A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century," report of the (Carnegie) Task Force on Teaching as a Profession, May 1986; "A License to Teach: Building a Profession for 21st-Century Schools," Linda Darling-Hammond et al., 1995; remarks of Chancellor R. Carlos Carballada to the Teacher Education Conference Board, September 25, 1992; handwritten notes

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Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 1999-2000
Resolution on Teacher Education and Teacher Quality; press release, "AFT Calls for More Sweeping Changes in Teacher Training and More Rigorous Requirements for New Teachers," re report on teacher preparation, April 7, 2000; draft report for AFT K-16 Teacher Education Task Force, "Building a Profession: Strengthening Teacher Preparation," September 1999; revised report, "Building a Profession: Strengthening Teacher Preparation and Induction"

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Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 1986-1999
Article reprints; press releases re survey of former teachers, 1986

  29  
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 2/24/99
Agenda; draft report of task force, "Teacher Preparation: The Clinical Experience," February 17, 1999; draft background paper, "Entry/Exit Standards for Teacher Education"; related articles

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Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 5/19/99
Meeting agenda and background materials; speech by AFT president Sandra Feldman, "Shaping Our Future: Teacher Preparation As Seem by Practicing Teachers," AACTE Conference, February 26, 1999; draft report of Teacher Education Task Force, "Teacher Preparation: The Core Curriculum," May 19, 1999; second draft: "Teacher Preparation: The Clinical Experience," May 19, 1999

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Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on (K-16) 7/10/99
Notice of meeting; "To Touch the Future: Transforming the Way Teachers Are Taught: An Action Agenda for College and University Presidents: Report of the President's Task Force on Teacher Education, American Council on Education"; newsletter of the Education Trust, Thinking K-16 , featuring cover story, "Not Good Enough: A Content Analysis of Teacher Licensing Examination," spring 1999; U.S. Department of Education Draft Manual: Data System for Accountability Provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Title II, July 20, 1999

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Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 9/24/98
Agenda; AFT press release calling for end to emergency credentials for teachers; memo outlining questions to address in survey/background report

  30  
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on (folder 1 of 2) 5/13/98
Meeting agenda; handwritten notes; background papers

  30  
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on (folder 2 of 2) 5/13/98
Background materials for first meeting

  30  
AFT Teacher Education & Teacher Quality 2000
"Building a Profession: Strengthening Teacher Preparation and Induction: Report of the K-16 Teacher Education Task Force"

  30  
AFT Teacher Education & Teacher Quality. AFT/NYSUT Grant Meeting 9/27/00
Text of resolution, "Teacher Education and Teacher Quality"; handwritten notes

  30  
Teacher Education Conference Board (TECB) Miscellaneous 1995-1996
Memo, "History and Background of the Teacher Education Conference Board," n.d.; constitution of the NYS Teacher Education Conference Board, with proposed changes; list of members

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Teacher Education Conference Board (TECB) Labels, 1993-1996
List of Council of University Deans; carbon copies of postage expenditures

  30  
Teacher Education Conference Board 1991
Agenda, October 11, 1991, meeting; minutes of May 15, 1991, annual meeting; treasurer's report;

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Teacher Education Conference Board Meeting (folder 1 of 2) 1988
Constitution of NYS Teacher Education Conference Board; agenda for September 30, 1988, meeting; minutes of TECB Executive Committee meeting, May 5, 1988; treasurer's report; membership list; minutes of annual meeting of May 5-6, 1988; profile of teacher job seekers and public school teachers, September 22, 1988; materials distributed at Board of Regents meeting, September 20, 1988; NYS School Boards Association response to the recommendations of the Task Force on the Teaching Profession, September 30, 1988; letter from NYSUT president Hobart to Cortese confirming her appointment as chair of TECB, September 21, 1988; newspaper clippings. See also: Education Reform. Post-Secondary. Revisions to Regulations May 1980

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Teacher Education Conference Board Meeting (folder 2 of 2) 1988
"The Report that Fails: A Response to the NYPIRG Analysis of the NTE [National Teachers Examination] in New York," Educational Testing Service, 1988; ETS paper, "The National Teacher Exams Pass"; Educational Priorities Panel report, "Teachers for the Apple: Why New York City Can't Staff Its Schools," November 1987; State Education Department proposed amendment re teacher certification, February 11, 1988; summary press release re report of the Commissioner's Task Force on the Teaching Profession, April 4, 1988

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Teacher Education Conference Board. Bilingual Education 1981-1990
Pamphlet, "Why Bilingual Education?" 1985; agenda; article reprints, "Bilingual Miseducation," Commentary , February 1990; commissioner's regulations, bilingual and English as a Second Language; related materials

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Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 14, 1990
Agenda; description of Kenmore Teacher Mentor Program; booklet, Model for Teacher Evaluation, Syracuse City School District, revised September 1, 1990; monograph, "A Guide to the Process of Evaluating School Principals," Connecticut Principals' Academy; correspondence; related materials; treasurer's report, September 24, 1990

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Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 7, 1989
Working paper by Educational Testing Service, "New Generation of Teacher Assessments," September 1989; handwritten notes

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Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Oct. 19, 1989
Agenda for Productivity Forum 1989 fall roundtable, "New Roles for Managers"; related correspondence

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Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting May 5, 1989
Handwritten notes

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Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Feb. 16-17, 1989
State Education Department Commissioner's draft proposal on teaching as a profession

  30  
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 9, 1988
Summary minutes of October 24 meeting

  30  
Teacher Education Conference Board. Annual Meeting May 5-6, 1988
Agenda; minutes of February 26 meeting; printed report, spring 1988; budget for 1987-88; handwritten notes

  30  
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Feb. 26, 1988
Agenda; minutes of December 11, 1987, meeting; treasurer's report, related materials

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Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 11, 1987
Stated education Department press release, "Commissioner Sobol Appoints Four Task Forces," September 18, 1987; proposed agenda; executive committee minutes of September 28

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TECB File Cases in Storage 1978-1987
Handwritten notes about files in storage

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Teacher Evaluation 1984-1998
Excerpts from collective bargaining agreement between Board of Education and Manhasset Education Association, "Manhasset Public Schools Teacher Supervision and Evaluation Program," June 1998; Rand Corporation paper, "Taking the Measure of Excellence: The Case against Basing Teacher Evaluation on Student Test Scores," by Linda Darling-Hammond, fall 1984

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Teacher Evaluation. Tennessee (folder 1 of 2) 1983
Description of Tennessee Master Teacher Program, Tennessee Department of Education, January 1983; draft outline of proposed evaluation system; related documents

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Teacher Evaluation. Tennessee (folder 2 of 2) 1983
Evaluation instruments for competency certification; candidate questionnaire

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Teacher Liability 1996
Memo to Cortese from NYSUT general counsel's office discussing liability of teachers during school- sponsored trips and other activities, obligation of school districts to pay for legal defense, under Education Law, December 16, 1996

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AFT Teacher Quality Report Meeting 1/19/00
Agenda of Teacher Quality Report Advisory meeting; drafts of resolution on teacher education and teacher quality; related memos

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Teacher Quality 1997-1998
Results of survey of voters in NYS by Peter D. Hart Research, May 5, 1997; graphical presentations of results of voter survey and survey of AFT members re teacher quality, April 5-9, 1997; preliminary copy of "The Essential Profession: A Survey of Public Attitudes in California toward Teaching, Educational Opportunity and School Reform," Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 1998; statement on the union role in assuring teacher quality, presented by Educational Issues Committee to AFT Executive Council, n.d.

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Teacher Quality, AFT/NEA Conference on 9/25-27/1998
Handbook, "Peer Assistance & Peer Review," prepared for Shaping the Profession That Shapes the Future conference; correspondence

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Teacher Supplies (Out of Pocket)
NYSUT press release, "Teachers Dip into Their Own Pockets to Pay for Supplies," re findings of statewide survey, March 20, 1992, with notation for average in 1996

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Teacher Unions & Student Performance 1996
Study by Institute for Wisconsin's Future, "Are Teacher Unions Hurting American Education? A State-by-State Analysis of the Impact of Collective Bargaining among Teachers on Student Performance," October 1996; review of study by NYSUT associate Patrick Flynn. See also: Student Acheivement. Urban High Schools

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Teacher of the Year. Selection Committee 2000-2005
Calls for nominations, with description of criteria and process, 2000-2005; letter of congratulations from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to selected teacher Elizabeth Day, Mechanicville Teachers Association, December 7, 2004; correspondence with members of Selection Committee; some correspondence from 1965-66

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Teacher of the Year Luncheon 6/16/03
Invitation; nomination forms

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Teacher of the Year 6/17/02
Invitation; nomination forms

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Teacher of the Year. Regents Meeting 6/11-12/01
Invitation from State Education Department

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NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on Regents Task Force on Teaching Recommendations 12/3/98
List of members of ad hoc task force; memo from Cortese announcing next meeting; draft Interim NYSUT Policy Regarding SED's Annual Professional Performance Review and District Professional Development Plan, November 24, 1998

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NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on Regents Task Force on Teaching Recommendations 10/19/98
Meeting agenda; NYSUT questions

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NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on Regents Task Force on Teaching August-September 1998
List of members of ad hoc task force; memo from Cortese announcing first meeting of ad hoc task force to respond to Regents task force recommendations; memo to Regents from Regents task force, amending report

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Regents Task Force on Teaching 1998
Report; amendments to report; NYSUT talking points re report, and disputed issues; NYSUT press release, "Statement by NYSUT First Vice President Antonia Cortese on Regents Task Force on Teaching Report," July 15, 1998. See also: Professional Development

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Regents Task Force on Teaching 1996-1998
Regents' charge to task force, 1996; chronology of key issues; UFT Professional Studies Program Questions and Answers; NYC Board of Education Professional Studies Program Catalogue, Spring/Summer 1997; New York Times article re Regents, teacher standards, July 15, 1998

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Regents Task Force on Teaching 1997-1998
Response of NYSUT and NEA/NY to the Selected Positions of the Regents Task Force on Teaching: Report Dated September 17, 1997, with cover letter to Regents, November 12, 1997; confidential draft of task force paper, "Teaching to Higher Standards: New York's Commitment," April 14, 1998; NYSUT memo commenting on draft, March 5, 1998; State Education Department draft, "Edited Excerpts of Oral and Written Comments on the Proposals in the Task Force Paper of November 14, 1997," February 6, 1998; testimony by Cortese at Regents Task Force on Teaching Forum, December 9, 1997; Regents discussion item re task force issues, December 12, 1997; "short version," Teachers for Tomorrow: Report of the Regents' Task Force on Teachin [sic], November 1997

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Regents Task Force on Teaching. 1997
"Teachers for Tomorrow," report of the Regents Task Force on Teaching, November 1997; NYSUT Summary and Talking Points on Selected Recommendations of the Regents' Task Force on Teaching Report (November 7, 1997), prepared for NYSUT Board of Directors, November 20-21, 1997; related materials

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Regents Task Force on Teaching, Part I. Overview 1997
Presentation points

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Regents Task Force on Teaching. Meeting with Randi Weingarten, UFT 12/16/97
Confidential notes, Meeting on Regents Task Force on Teaching at UFT, 12/1/97; Principles for Charter School Legislation in New York State; overview of Charter School Bill # 325; draft, the Teacher Quality Act of 1998, January 5, 1998; handwritten notes

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Regents Task Force on Teaching (Contract Language) 1997
Rochester City School District Career in Teaching Joint Governing Panel, "PART [Performance Appraisal Review for Teachers] and Summative Appraisal Guidebook," 1996; materials from Williamsville Teachers' Association re use of extra professional days, June 9, 1997; materials from Kenmore Teachers Association re staff development, July 25, 1997; Memorandum of Understanding between the North Syracuse Central School District and the North Syracuse Education Association, September 1, 1996; memo to Cortese summarizing contract provisions in these districts, August 27, 1997

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Regents Task Force on Teaching. Public Forums, Albany HS 12/1/97
Report of the task force, "Teachers for Tomorrow," November 1997; condensed report, prepared for Regents, November 7, 1997; confidential notes of meeting, focusing on tenure, performance reviews, professional development, and internships; NYSUT summary and talking points on selected recommendations of the Regents' Task Force on Teaching (November 7, 1997), prepared for NYSUT Board of Directors; draft testimony by Cortese for Regents Task Force on Teaching forum, December 9, 1997

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Regents Task Force on Teaching. Forums, n.d.
Handwritten notes from forum in Ithaca; questionnaire, "Survey of Opinion on the Regents Task Force on Teaching Report"

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Regents Task Force on Teaching. NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting 6/30/97
Agenda; draft Regents staff paper on teaching; minutes of May 1, 1997, NYSUT Board of Directors meeting

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Regents Task Force on Teaching (folder 1 of 2) 1997
Highlights of proposals of task force; proposal for a Professional Standards and Practices Board to replace Teacher Education, Certification, and Practices Board (TECAP)

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Regents Task Force on Teaching (folder 2 of 2) 1997
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Regents Task Force on Teaching 1996-1997
Confidential correspondence between AFT and INTASC re draft English Language Arts standards, March 8, 1996; confidential correspondence between State Education Department and attorney re renewable, time-limited permanent teaching certification, April 17, 1997; report prepared by National Evaluation Systems, Inc., "A Multi-Tiered Certification System for New York State Teachers," May 1997; memo to Cortese and NYSUT research director Santelli summarizing meeting with Regents' Task Force on Teaching re licensing standards, April 8, 1997; letter to Regents Task Force on Teaching from NYS School Boards Association commenting on draft report, March 28, 1997; draft Regents staff paper, March 31, 1997; NYSUT summary of draft plan; Regents discussion paper re policy questions, February 21, 1996; discussion paper for Regents Task Force on Teaching meetings of December 9 and 18, 1996; results of survey of NYS Association of Teacher Educators, taken October 1-17, 1996; background paper for September 18, 1996 meeting of task force

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Regents Task Force on Teaching 9/4/97
Regents Task Force on Teaching Report: position on major issues, June 13, 1997; cost estimates for proposals by Regents Task Force on Teaching; proposal by Regent Cohen for state teacher certification and recertification; certification frameworks (new model) for student age tiers; confidential Hart Research survey of New York teachers, April 17-19, and voters, April 23-28, 1997; research papers on professional development; newspaper clippings showing "bad press" over Kenmore staff development program, with memo to Cortese from NYSUT media relations director warning of questions from "wiseguy" task force members, September 3, 1997; memo to NYSUT Board of Directors from Cortese re raising standards for teaching and learning (NYSUT proposal for staff development), January 16, 1997; confidential draft, "NYSUT Plan for Tenure/Beyond Certification," February 5, 1997; NYSUT press release, "Tenure Reform Cuts Length of Teacher Discipline Cases by 60 Percent," June 30, 1997

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Regents Task Force on Teaching 6/27/97
Task force meeting agenda; draft staff paper, June 3, 1997

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Regents Task Force on Teaching 3/21/97
Task force meeting agenda; draft task force paper, March 19, 1997; revised sheet re education in NYS, 3/21/97; letter to Cortese from Commissioner Mills to participate in roundtable discussion with task force, February 13, 1997

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Regents Task Force on Teaching 12/9/96
Discussion paper for meeting of task force of October 29 and November 6, 1996; materials re new requirements for teachers, for discussion at educational issues forum for NYSUT Board of Directors meeting of September 27, 1996; NYSUT Information Bulleting re teacher certification in NYS, November 1993

 
Regulations. See: SED (State Education Department); see: Standards & Assessment; see: Preparation; see: Teaching
 
Representative Assembly. See: NYSUT Representative Assembly
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Teaching as a Profession 6/17/96
Regents Task Force on Teaching focus areas, 6/12/96; confidential draft, "Creating Teaching as a Licensed Profession," outlining issues, 12/20/ 95; handwritten notes. See also: Professional Development

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Teaching as a Profession 1/3/95
Meeting materials; text of NYS Senate legislation

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Teaching as a Profession (folder 1 of 3) 1990-1996
Confidential draft proposals, June 24, March 15, and February 2, 1996, and earlier; draft, "The New York Report: A Blueprint for Learning and Teaching: Report of the Commissioner's Task Force on the Teaching Profession," with NYSUT cover memo, July 25, 1996; draft NYSUT letter to Regents outlining issues, urging revisiting of 1988 Report of the Task Force on the Teaching Profession, July 1, 1996; draft legislation by NYSUT re teaching as a profession, with cover memo, June 19, 1992; State Education Department final version, "Long-Range Plan for Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education in NYS," June 1990

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Teaching as a Profession (folder 2 of 3) 1989
Text of proposed legislation; comparison of recommendations

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Teaching as a Profession (folder 3 of 3) 1977-1987
"Recommendations of the Commissioner's Task Force on Teacher Education and Certification," April 1, 1977, with attached Summary of NYSUT Policy on the Recommendations of the Commissioner's Task Force, opposing recommendations from 1977 and 1980, November 15, 1985; "Trends in Competency-Based Teacher Certification," Education Commission of the States, March 1980; State Education Department action item, "Proposed Changes in Teacher Certification Regulations," March 5, 1987; related reports; New York Times article re recommendation of CUNY task force to upgrade teacher preparation by limiting the number of education courses, 10/5/87; related materials

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Teaching as a Profession 1979-1984
Brochure, "Teachers' Unions in the USA: An Aggressive Striving for Professionalism"; memo from Albert Shanker with materials from the California Commission on the Teaching Profession

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Teaching as a Profession. NYSUT Action/Mailings/Meetings 1979-1980
Confidential memo from Toni Cortese re Regents proposal on Teaching as a Profession and Teacher Competence, with attached summary, June 13, 1980; press release, "NYSUT Opposes Regents' 'Teaching as a Profession' Plan," November 24, 1980; NYSUT comments prepared for members testifying at Regents hearings, March 18, 1980; draft NYSUT policy statement; related documents

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Teaching as a Profession. Miscellaneous Correspondence 1979-1981
Correspondence

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Teaching as a Profession. News Articles/Publications 1979-1980
Articles

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Teaching as a Profession. SED/Com. Hearings 1980
Text of testimonies, related correspondence

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Teaching as a Profession. Testimonies. NYSUT 1979-1981
Testimony of Toni Cortese, Second Vice President, NYSUT, to the Board of Regents on Proposed Regulations on Teaching as a Profession/Teacher Competence, February 25, 1981; testimony by NYSUT president Tom Hobart, April 11, 1980, September 7 and 19, 1979; list of presenters

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Teaching as a Profession. Testimonies. Other 1981
Text of proposed regulation; abstract of testimony; staff response

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Teaching as a Profession. Speech Materials 1980
Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Regents of February 12, 1980; draft discussion papers for Board of Regents; handwritten notes

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Teaching as a Profession. Contract Language 1980
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Teaching as a Profession. Correspondence. Board of Regents 1980
Correspondence between Regents and NYSUT President Hobart

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Teaching as a Profession. Internships 1976-1977
Recommendations of Commissioner's Task Force on Teacher Education and Certification, April 1, 1977; draft Working Paper on Teaching Internship, by Tom Hobart, May 8, 1976

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Teaching as a Profession. Legislation 1981
Memoranda from the State Education Department (SED) in support of legislation requiring state examinations as a prerequisite for certification of teaching

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Teaching as a Profession. Local Performance Review 1980
Text of draft regulations; memo

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Teaching as a Profession. Meetings of Statewide Organizations 1980
Text of Regents' tentative proposal; correspondence inviting reaction

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Teaching as a Profession. SED (State Education Department) Implementation Plans/Reports (folder 1 of 2) 1980-1982
Tentative report, University of the State of New York, State Education Department, March 1980; memo for discussion to Board of Regents from SED re report on legislative proposals to strengthen teaching competence in New York State, September 9, 1982; memo for discussion re implementation

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Teaching as a Profession. SED (State Education Department) Implementation Plans/Reports (folder 2 of 2) 1980-1982
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Teaching Assistants/Teacher Aides 3/29/00
Summary of Proposed Commissioner's Regulations for Teaching Assistant Licensure Levels and Requirements; memo re meeting on proposed regulations, March 22, 2000. See also: School-Related Personnel; See also: Paraprofessionals

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Teaching Assistants/Teacher Aides 2/7/92
NYSUT Board of Directors Ad Hoc Committee on Teacher Aides/Teaching Assistants, Analysis of Proposed Changes in CR (Commissioner's Regulations) 80.33; Possible Options, February 7, 1992; background chronology; related materials

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Teaching Assistants 1992-1997
Letter from Cortese to NYS Civil Service Department urging that teacher aides be required to have a high school diploma, October 10, 1997; correspondence with Commissioner Sobol re NYSUT-proposed changes to job descriptions; local presidents' survey re actual assignment of duties of teacher aides and teaching assistants, July 22, 1993; grievance arbitration case re misuse of teaching assistant in East Moriches Union Free School District, February 3, 1992; related materials

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Teaching in the 21st Century c. 1992-1996
Letter to Cortese from state Sen. Kenneth LaValle, chair, Committee on Higher Education, thanking her for participation in roundtable discussion, "Teaching in the 21st Century: Where Does It Stand As a Profession?" with attached summary of group recommendations, July 11, 1996; report by Board of Education of the City of New York, "Teaching for the 21st Century: Guidelines for Annual Performance Reviews including School-Based Professional Development for New York City Public School Teachers," n.d., c. 1992

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Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings 1991-1997
Memo to Cortese from NYSUT general counsel James Sandner re draft of NYSUT proposed legislation re disciplinary/dismissal hearings for tenured teachers charged with a crime, with attached text, May 17, 1991; memo from Sandner critiquing State Education Department proposed legislation for expedited hearings, April 24, 1991; commentary by NYSUT general counsel Bernard Ashe on SED proposed 3020a legislation and two other bills, creating professional licensing boards, April 23, 1991; confidential memo re conceptual changes to 3020a, February 2, 1994; chronology of events in 3020a proceeding against Dunkirk Teachers Association member Robert A. Will, November 20, 1991; newspaper columns arguing pro and con re changes to disciplinary procedure; related memos; article re initial evidence of the impact of changes, April 29, 1996. See also: Part 83. Good Moral Character; See also: Good Moral Character

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Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings 1996-2002
Memo to NYSUT officers from NYSUT general counsel James Sandner re UFT contractual suspension without pay provision for serious conduct (felonies or any crime involving physical or sexual abuse of a student), June 12, 2002; Temple University report, "Academic Unions and Our Professions," December 3, 1998; NYSUT memos summarizing NYSSBA (NYS School Boards Association) tenure hearings, September 26 and October 30, 1996; hearings schedule; NYSUT publication, "Tenure: Understanding Due Process for Teachers: A Guide for Local Leaders," March 1995; NYSUT talking points on renewable tenure; research articles; Yankelovich Partners opinion poll for NYSSBA, "New Yorkers' Attitudes Toward Teacher Tenure: Results of a Survey of 1,000 State Residents," September 5, 1996; correspondence from Assemblyman James Flanagan, including questionnaire by Flanagan, 1996; related materials

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Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings 1990
"Section 3020-a Disciplinary Proceedings," a Research Report by the New York State School Boards Association," June 1990; legal briefs in Cargill case, with article from Times Union , "State Court Backs Teacher on Use of Force," April 5, 1990; interview with another teacher, falsely accused; related newspaper clippings; analysis of Commissioner of Education's review of 3020-a panel discussions, prepared by NYSUT general counsel James Sandner; public opinion surveys

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Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings 1981-1995
NEA publication, "The Truth about Tenure in Higher Education," n.d., c. 1995; New York State School Boards Association research brief: NYSSBA 1984-85 Survey of 3020-a disciplinary proceedings; memo from NYSUT general counsel Bernard Ashe re legislation proposed by NYSSBA to make conviction of certain felonies result in automatic loss of employment for any school employee, March 25, 1987; summary of major provisions of pending legislation. See also: Discipline Meeting (Professional Misconduct) 3/28/89

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Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings 1975-1983
NYSUT brochure, "Tenure. what it means to you," December 1981; NYSSBA Journal article, "3020-a: Tales of Abuse and Misuse," February 1982; press release, "NYSUT Opposes Proposed Changes in Disciplinary Hearing Standards," May 21, 1981; text of proposed changes in legislation; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart responding to Newsday Magazine article of May 8, 1983, "Why Is It So Hard to Fire Bad Teachers?" May 13, 1983

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Tenure. 3020a Disciplinary Hearings 1975-1997
NYSUT publication. "Discipline without Delay: A Report on the Effectiveness of Tenure Reform," June 1997; "Resources on Tenure Challenges," compiled by United University Professionals (UUP) Research, March 1997

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Testimony, Senate & Assembly Hearings 1999-2003
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, First Vice President, NYSUT, to the Senate & Assembly Standing Committees on Education on the Regents Learning Standards and High School Graduation Requirements, October 22, 2003; testimony of Cortese to the Assembly Standing Committee on Education on the Implementation of the Court of Appeals Decision in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Lawsuit, October 3, 2003; testimony of Cortese to the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee, February 25, 2003; press release, "NYSUT Calls Executive Budgets Education Cuts 'Unthinkable,'" February 25, 2003; Statement by NYSUT for the Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation, October 23, 2000; testimony of Cortese on the Impact of the New Regents Standards on High Schools, June 2,1999; NYSUT testimony to Regents and State Education Department at their Legislative Public Policy Conference, September 15, 1999

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Testimony, Senate & Assembly Committees on Education Hearings, 2003-2004
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, First Vice President, NYSUT, to the NYS Commission on Education Reform, January 13, 2004; testimony of Cortese at the Statewide Public Hearing on Alternative Approaches to Implementation of the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education, November 12, 2003; testimony of Cortese to the Senate & Assembly Standing Committees on Education on the Regents Learning Standards and High School Graduation Requirements, October 22, 2003; talking points; suggested questions and answers; notice of public hearing; correspondence between Cortese and individuals willing to testify

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Testimony, Assembly Standing Committee on Education Hearings 10/3/03
Testimony of Antonia Cortese, First Vice President, NYSUT, on the Implementation of the Court of Appeals Decision in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Lawsuit; witness list; questions and answers on Assembly CFE hearing; NYSUT press release, "Education Delayed Is Education Denied," October 3, 2003; NYSUT Briefing Bulletin, "Court of Appeals Rules for CFE," with timeline, June 2003; Testimony of Randi Weingarten, president, United Federation of Teachers, before the Assembly Education Committee on the Implementation of the CFE Decision, October 1, 2003; notice of public hearings

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Testimony, Joint Committees on Education Hearing 6/2/99
Testimony by Cortese on impact of new Regents standards; talking points

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Testing, Student 1989-2000
Educational Testing Service Policy Information Report, "The State of Inequality," 1991; "A Public Policy Statement of the American Research Association on High-Stakes Testing in PreK-12 Education," July 10, 2000; California Department of Education, "A Question of Thinking: A First Look at Students' Performance on Open-Ended Questions in Mathematics," 1989; California Assessment Program publication, "Writing Assessment: Thinking through Writing, c. 1989; letter from Cortese to Commissioner Sobol objecting to too much testing, June 29, 1989. see: Standards & Assessment. National Test; See also: Student Assessment; See also: Fair Test

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Texas Federation of Teachers (AFT) Ballots 1998
Ballots

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Task Force on Time, May 31, 2002
Agenda; draft report re time constraints on teachers

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Task Force on Time 10/15/01
Agenda; Summary Recommendations on Time, 2001 Local Presidents' Conference, May 2-3, 2001

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Task Force on Time 12/14/01
Agenda; outline of charge to the task force; general work plan; Report of the Regents Task Force on Time and Learning, February 1996; "Prisoners of Time," report of the National Education Commission on Time and Learning, April 1994

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TIMSS (Third International Math and Science Study) AFT Conference 2/7-2/9/97
Printed booklet, "Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Eight-Grade Mathematics and Science Teachers, Learning, Curriculum, and Achievement in an International Context," National Center for Education Statistics; U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement pamphlet, "Who We Are and What We Can Do for You"; statement by Albert Shanker; talking points; presentation kit for conference. See also AFT Ad Hoc Committee on Math/Science Teacher Shortage 1983. See also: AFT Ad Hoc Committee on Math/Science Teacher Shortage

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Toledo Plan. Intern Program 1981-1983
Agreement between Toledo Board of Education and Toledo Federation of Teachers, 1981; constitution of Toledo Federation of Teachers, revised May 1982; "Supervision, Evaluation, Goal-Setting: The Toledo Plan," Toledo Public Schools, revised 1983; TFT newsletter with article re teacher internship program, c. 1981; letter to Cortese from Toledo Federation of Teachers re materials, November 7, 1983; handwritten notes

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Tracking, Student 1992
Articles on grouping and teaching students according to their ability and achievement

 
Transfer Plan. See: UFT Transfer Plan
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Tuition Tax Credits Coalition 2/18/81
Meeting notice to form Coalition Against Tuition Tax Credits, February 5, 1981; fact sheet; commentary and opinion on tuition tax credits (compilation of quotes by press and public officials), 1978; speaker's outline on tuition tax credits (talking points for advocates at UFT chapter meetings and other public relations strategy suggestions), c. 1978; pro and con debate between Sens. Bob Packwood (R-Oregon) and Ernest Hollings (D-South Carolina) in U.S. News & World Report , 1981; other article reprints; list of proposed congressional bills; memo from NYS AFL-CIO to all central labor councils, April 2, 1981; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to local presidents, outlining campaign, February 13, 1981, with attached opinion column by Albert Shanker, "The Menace of Tuition Tax Credits: Life or Death for U.S. Public Education"; mailgram with text of telegram to NY Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, April 2, 1981; Education Daily article, "Tax Credits Unlikely to Benefit Low-Income Families, CBO Says," February 27, 1981; related materials

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Tuition Tax Credits Task Force Meeting 1/27/81
Article reprints; draft letter to the editor of the New York Times ; packet of materials distributed by Sen. Moynihan, February 6, 1981

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Tuition Tax Credits Headquarters Task Force Meeting 6/18/81
Capital Area School Development Association, State University of New York at Albany CASDAIS Newsletter , with article covering tuition tax credit panel discussion, Spring 1981; newspaper clippings

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Tuition Tax Credits Coalition Happenings Around the State 1981
Position statement by Mohawk Valley Coalition for Public Education (Formed to Oppose Tuition Tax Credit Legislation); schedule of events by NYSUT Syracuse Regional Office Area; statement by Central New York Coalition for Justice in the Budget; materials re North Country activities; newspaper clippings

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Tuition Tax Credits. Miscellaneous 1981-1983
Description of S. 550, Tuition Tax Relief Act of 1981, prepared by U.S. Government Printing Office; Urban Institute research paper, "Tuition Tax Credits: The Policy Issues and an Analysis of District of Columbia Voting Patterns"; statement of Dorothy Shields, director, Department of Education, AFL-CIO, before the Senate Subcommittee on Taxation and Debt Management of the Senate Finance Committee on the Tuition Tax Relief Act of 1981 (S. 550), June 4, 1981; NYEA/NEA Position Paper on Tuition Tax Credits; Congressional Budget Office analysis of the revenue impact and distribution of benefits for S. 550, sent to Sen. Moynihan, May 29, 1991; related correspondence; Board of Education of the City of New York Arguments Against Tuition Tax Credits; NYS Education Department information item: Services to Nonpublic Schools, March 6, 1981; copy of Church & State , June 1981; Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights article, "Education Vouchers Restore Parent Power," July 1980; newsletters and newspaper clippings; campaign materials

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Tuition Tax Credits. AFT Executive Council Meeting May 19-21, 1983
Handwritten notes

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Tuition Tax Credits. Back-up and Speech 1981-1983
Handwritten notes; brochure by NYS Educational conference Board, "A Primer on Tuition Tax Credits"; copy of April 20, 1981, Newsweek , "Why Public Schools Are Flunking"; testimony of Gregory Humphrey, Director of Legislation, AFT, AFL-CIO, before the Task Force on Education and Employment of the Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives, February 24, 1983; National Coalition for Public Education Tuition Tax Credit Fact Sheet

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Tuition Tax Credit Facts 1978-1984
Fact sheets, brochure, article reprints

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Tuition Tax Credit Meeting 2/9/81
Draft one-minute radio spot; Gallup poll summary press release, "Public Leans in Favor of 'Voucher Plan'," by George Gallup, December 18, 1980; first draft of Public Education Association position paper on tuition tax credits; article reprints

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Tuition Tax Credits. Toni's Information 1981-1982
"Tuition Tax Credits in a Nutshell," n.d.; talking points, May 18, 1982; paper by Brookings Institution, "Tuition Tax Credits: Where Would They Take Us? Should We Agree to Go?" October 22, 1981; strategy plans; Education Week sheet from Databank, "Catholic School Enrollment and Staffing 1982-83"; NYSUT Information Bulletins re tuition tax credits; press releases; correspondence; article reprints and newspaper clippings

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Tuition Tax Credits. Letter Writing Campaign Reply Forms 1981-1982
Letter from Toni Cortese to Teacher to Teacher chairpersons giving guidelines for letter writing campaign; rely forms indicating constituent organizations; copies of letters to legislators; handwritten notes

 
U.S. Constitution Bicentennial. See: Bicentennial
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United Federation of Teachers 1986-1995
Surveys of members, 1986 and 1995; NYSUT Special Report by secretary-treasurer, re support to UFT and from AFT, August 5, 1994; flyer re election of chapter leaders and delegates, 1988; spring conference speech by Sandra Feldman, president, UFT, May 7, 1988; correspondence between Cortese and president of Yorktown Heights BOCES staff association re potential job loss to pre-K special education teachers, November-December 1987; booklet. "All I Need Is a Chance," highlighting UFT projects, with cover note from Sandra Feldman, September 1, 1987; booklet by AFL-CIO Trade Union Leadership Institute, NYC Central Labor Council, "How Unions Help Your Family," 1986; anti-drug brochure for parents, with press release by UFT, October 28, 1986; handbook, "You and the UFT," n.d., c. 1986; catalog with order forms, "Teacher's Choice Instructional Supplies Program," fall 1986; letter from Cortese congratulating Sandra Feldman on election as president of AFT, January 10, 1986

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UFT Transfer Plan 1994
Tentative agreement 5/6/94, as ratified by the Executive Board 5/24/94, "SBO Transfer and Staffing Plan," authorizing certain specialized schools to hire their own teachers; personnel memorandum No. 45, 1993-94, NYC Board of Education, re School-Based Option Transfer and Staffing Plan, May 19, 1994

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UNA-USA Meeting-Strategy 6/5/86
United Nations Association of the United States memo re U.N. in financial crisis, March 7, 1986; memo to Al Shanker from NYSUT vp Antonia Cortese reporting on meeting to pressure Congress to meet its financial obligations to the U.N., June 13, 1986; agenda and official meeting description

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UN Association Luncheon 4/30/85
Notice of annual meeting; report of the 1983 Convention of the United Nations Association of the United States

 
US Constitution Bicentennial. See: Bicentennial
 
Values Education. See: Moral Education
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Variances 1993-1995
State Education Department memo to principals and superintendents re revised variance process allowing curriculum deviation from Commissioner's Regulations, listing specific requests granted; December 1994; memo for December 1993; NYSUT memo re problem with a variance granted for Madison-Oneida BOCES in that the union rep was not consulted, August 29, 1994

 
Vending Machines. See: Pouring Rights
 
Violence. See: School Violence
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Vision 1994
Preliminary report by State of New York Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, "NY's K-12 Public Education in the 21st Century: A Framework for Action: Proceedings of the 'Vision 21' Education Symposium, January 12-14, 1994, with press release, April 1994; commission overview, including enabling legislation, list of commission members from NYS Senate and Assembly, policy subjects and work program, map and list of NY rural counties, list of bills proposed or enacted into law; letter to Cortese from commission chair, Sen. Charles D. Cook, inviting her to hearings, November 15, 1994

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Vision 21 January 12-14, 1994
Description of symposium; NYSUT memo re participation; related materials

 
Vocational Training. See: State Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment; See: Career and Technical Education
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Welfare Reform 1997
NYSUT memo re possible points to include in a position statement on welfare reform, based on recommendations of NYS AFL-CIO and State Education Department, re including education-related activities in satisfying work requirement for welfare recipients

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Whittle Communications (Channel 1) 1993
Institute for Social Research (University of Michigan) evaluation of divergent effectiveness of current-events broadcasting across a range of schools, May 14, 1993; letters from Cortese to members of the Board of Regents and Chancellor Carballada, urging that they continue to ban the broadcast in New York schools, noting advertising component, shallowness of news, June 24

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Widmeyer Group Communications Report 12/19/00
"A Communications Report for NYSUT," December 6, 2000; phone survey analysis, November 2000

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Widmeyer Contract & Bills 2000
Consulting agreement between NYSUT and Widmeyer Communications, September 12, 2000; invoices

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Widmeyer-Baker. Proposal 8/10/00
Project proposal for NYSUT communications audit; list of clients

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Widmeyer Group Communications Audit (RFP) 2000
Request for proposals to Widmeyer and other public relations firms (Eric Mower and Harger, Sharp) for NYSUT communications audit; NYSUT memo proposing enhanced Internet services for members

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Widmeyer 10/2/00
Confidential memo to Cortese re NYSUT communications needs, August 17, 2000; memo on retiree health insurance and report on NYSUT Retiree Medical Costs, "Examining Future Costs and Funding," presented to NYSUT officers and associates, August 27, 2000

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(Widmeyer) Hager Sharp. Communications Audit 2000
Project proposal to NYSUT, June 2000; "Internal Communications Audit: Findings, Conclusions & Recommendations for the American Federation of Teachers," by Hager Sharp Inc., October 1997

 
Women. See: AFT Joint Civil, Human and Women's Rights Committee; See also: Revolutionary Women
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Women's Issues. Comparable Worth/Pay Equity (folder 1 of 2) 1985
Correspondence re pay equity from school secretaries association and others; statement by AL-CIO Executive Council on pay equity, February 23, 1984; SEIU Pay Equity Issues Packet, n.d; printed articles and newspaper clippings. See also: Teacher Compensation

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Women's Issues. Comparable Worth/Pay Equity (folder 2 of 2) 1982-1985
Statement of Thomas R. Donohue, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO, before the Subcommittees on Civil Service, Compensation and Employee Benefits and Human Resources of the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service on pay equity and comparable worth, September 21, 1982; statement of AFT to subcommittees, September 16, 1982; summary of legal decision, AFSCME et al. v. State of Washington et al. (C82-465T), December 20, 1983; paper, "Fighting Wage Discrimination: An outline of discriminatory practices, substantive law and organizational issues," by Winn Newman and Lisa Newell; report by National Commission on Working Women, "Women's Work: Undervalued, Underpaid," July 1982; "Pay Equity Issues," report prepared by SEIU for the Southern California Comparable Worth Coalition, April 1982

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Women's Issues. Comparable Worth Meeting 8/16/85
Correspondence; resolutions

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Workplace Literacy 1990
AFL-CIO Human Resources Development Institute manual, "Worker-Centered Learning: A Union Guide to Workplace Literacy," 1990

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World Cocoa Foundation 2004
Materials re Sustainable Tree Crops Program; letter to Cortese from Chocolate Manufacturers Association, April 2004; article in New York Teacher , "Schools can help end child slavery on cocoa farms," October 22, 2003

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Year Round Schooling 1996-1997
Materials arguing against year-round schooling; summary of experience of schools that tried it, including financial costs and community reactions

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York State Manor 1990-1997
Brochures and correspondence re residence for retired teachers of NYS

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York State Manor 1991-1994
Investment policy guidelines; charter and amendments; request for review of operations, November 18, 1994; findings of on-site visit by Ernst & Young, noting need to update admissions assumptions in light of changes in patterns of adult care, September 27, 1993; report by Ernst & Young re liability exposure, August 8, 1994; letter from Ernst & Young re long-term strategic plan for facility, June 27, 1994

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York State Manor 1994
Facility evaluation report, August 8, 1994; appendix of photographs; summary report of physical renovation recommendations, September 19, 1994; drafts

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York State Manor 1994
Ernst & Young draft review; resident profiles; correspondence

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York State Manor 1996-1999
Correspondence re sale of facility to Health Care Associates (HCA), 1999; notice to residents of closure, March 20, 1996

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York State Manor 10/15/92
Operating budget; handwritten notes

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York State Manor 8/9/94
Correspondence re meeting at facility to review recommendations; handwritten notes

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York State Manor 5/17/95
Brochure for James Square Pavilion Adult Residence; handwritten notes

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York State Manor 4/4/95
Letter to residents outlining operating challenges, changes in market, plans to sell the facility, April 4, 1995; schedule of meeting by NYSUT officials at facility; handwritten notes

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York State Manor Meeting 1/6/94
List of trustees; memo from Cortese to NYSUT Board of Directors updating them re York State Manor