PS 208K held their annual Peace Walk with a culminating special assembly on Tuesday, May 22nd. At the assembly, MSNBC Host Lawrence O’ Donnell spoke about founding K.I.N.D. (Kids In Need of Desks) to help raise funds to provide desks for children in Malawi. The school has raised more than $500 over the past two years to donate to this program. The fun-filled day also consisted of a poetry slam, a panel discussion and a presentation by IS 285 Meyer Levin
City’s Funding Boost is a Much Needed Start
By Mark Cannizzaro
Since 2012, CSA has been fighting hard — at City Council meetings and in the media – to reform Fair Student Funding. We have been noting the Orwellian use of the word “fair” in this formula while railing against its uneven application. We have often pointed out that too many principals have spent their summers begging for desperately needed dollars, when they could h
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We were horrified to learn of the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in southeastern Texas. Current reports indicate that several students and at least one teacher were tragically killed, and several others were injured. We extend our deepest sorrow and condolences to their school and community, and we grieve for the loss of these innocent lives. No person should ever have to face such trauma, let alone students who should consider school a sa
On Monday, May 10, CSA held its annual Principal Soiree in conjunction with the Entertainers for Education Alliance to recognize principals for their outstanding achievements throughout the year.
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson started off the event by thanking the attendees and praising their commitment and dedication to the children of New York.
“The work you do is the foundation of this city,” he said. “I’ve always said that if you really want
On Saturday, May 12, Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) facilitated a retirement workshop, “Getting Ready for Retirement,” in Founders Hall at the CSA Central Office. The workshop was designed specifically for members in Tier III who plan to retire under the Tier IV benefits within the next 12 months. The workshop assisted members by guiding them through the retirement application process, explaining what to expect from TRS after filing, and addressing some
Brothers and sisters,
Mothers are our earliest educators. With love and protection, they teach us how to navigate the world from our earliest days and continue to guide us well into adulthood.
CSA would like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our members who are mothers and to the mothers of all our members. No one deserves a day of gratitude, appreciation, and respect more than mothers or those who serve in that vital role. We remain especia
On Wednesday, May 9, CSA held a welcome reception in Founder’s Hall to welcome Chancellor Richard Carranza. Mr. Carranza shared how much he’s looking forward to working with NYC’s educational leaders and then made his way around the room to have introductory one-on-one conversations with CSA officers and members.
CSA mourns the loss of Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators and a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, who passed away on May 6. Throughout her career, Ms. Woodard served as a teacher, guidance counselor, and assistant principal in Detroit’s public schools, as well as a dedi