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Academic Year 2017-2018


State of Politics, Capital Tonight blog (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Charter Schools Call SUNY Reg ‘Right Decision’

UUP is mentioned as a strong opponent of the SUNY Charter Schools Committee's decision to allow charter schools to set up their own teacher certification programs. >>
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The Associated Press
Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Committee OKs alternative requirements for charter teachers

UUP is mentioned as a strong opponent of the SUNY Charter Schools Committee's decision to allow charter schools to set up their own teacher certification programs. This story appeared in more than 25 newspapers and TV news websites across the country, including the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. >>
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Saranac Lake, NY)
Date: Oct. 9, 2017

Teacher testing revised

Jamie Dangler, UUP's statewide vice president for acamdeics, discusses the Board of Regents' revisions to the edTPA. This story also appeared in the Lake Placid News. >>
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Times Record-Herald, (Middletown, NY)
Date: Oct. 6, 2017

SUNY New Paltz dealing with $1.8M deficit

UUP New Paltz Chapter President Beth Wilson says that all but a handful of adjuncts were rehired by the college for the fall 2017 semester. >>
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The Daily Star, (Oneonta, NY)
Date: Oct. 4, 2017

N.Y. unions brace for high-stakes Supreme Court ruling

UUP President Fred Kowal said he believes UUP members will stay with the union if the Supreme Court affirms Janus v. AFSCME. >>
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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 3, 2017

Experts: It's too soon to call Excelsior Scholarship a win

UUP President Fred Kowal said he's encouraged by the state's Excelsior Scholarship, adding tha time will tell how many of those students graduate. >>
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Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY)
Date: Sept. 28, 2017

'Anything' can happen at Constitutional Convention

VPA Jamie Dangler takes part in an Sept. 28 forum on the November referendum for a statewide constitutional convention. >>
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Cortland Standard (Cortland, NY)
Date: Sept. 20, 2017

Vote on constitutional convention debated

VPA Jamie Dangler takes part in a Sept. 19 debate in Cortland on the merits of holding a state constitutional convention. >>
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Chalkbeat New York (New York City, NY)
Date: Sept. 13, 2017

New York's most controversial teacher certification exam is now a little easier to pass

VPA Jamie Dangler discusses a Sept. 12 decision by the Board of Regents to lower the passing score on the edTPA. >>
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