SCEA Family Picnic

The Saint Cloud Education Association Family Picnic is Monday, August 27th. Join us for food and fun at Riverside Park! For more information, click here.

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LFT tells BESE: Suspend high-stakes testing

(Baton Rouge – July 29, 2014) Moments after the state’s highest education board voted today to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal for blocking the funds to pay for Common Core testing, LFT President Steve Monaghan urged the board to suspend high-stakes testing until the controversy is resolved.

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Politicians to LOVE; Some You Love to Hate

There are politicians in DC who are on the side of parents, teachers, students and the unions that are working to protect the integrity of the public education system. Reps Chris Gibson of NY and Kyrsten Sinema of AZ are sponsoring a bipartisan bill to cut the number of federally mandated tests (14) to less than half. The bill is the Student Testing Improvement and Accountability Act (HR 4172). Both participated in NEA's special tele-town hall on reducing the federal role in testing. 

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Negotiations Update

Our first mediation session has been scheduled for Thursday, August 14th.

We will report whether any progress is made at that time as well as any future scheduled sessions.

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Call for Volunteers on Election Day [7.24.14]

The DFT is supporting the Aug. 5 millage package for the Detroit Public Schools by enlisting at least 200 of our members to work the polls on Election Day. Members will educate voters by disseminating literature and as captains monitoring polls. Please call the DFT at 313-875-3500 to be added to the list.

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