Guide to the NYSUT Vice President's office files.

Collection Number: 6174/002

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
NYSUT Vice President's office files., 1969-2005
Collection Number:
6174/002
Creator:
New York State United Teachers; Antonia Cortese
Quantity:
33 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection consists of subject files, meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence from the Vice-Presidents' office. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject. These files date mostly from Antonia Cortese's tenure as First Vice-President, though some are earlier.
Language:
Collection material in English


NYSUT ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) was created in 1972 by the merger of the New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) and the United Teachers of New York (UTNY). NYSTA had been affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA), and UTNY with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). UTNY was the statewide organization whose United Federation of Teachers (UFT), led by Albert Shanker, was the predominant teachers' union in New York City. In joining with United Teachers and affiliating with the AFT, NYSUT also became a member union of the AFL-CIO.
In 1976, NYSUT voted to disaffiliate with the NEA. Some locals left NYSUT and created the NYEA (New York Educators Association), which became the state affiliate for the NEA. In the early 1980s, NYEA changed its name to NEA-NY.
NYEA/NEA-NY viewed association with the AFL-CIO's industrial unions as undermining the professional image and independence of teachers. The two organizations also differed strongly on aspects of the governance structure, particularly with respect to ethnic minority representation, with NYSUT opposed to mandatory minimums. The rivalry between NYSUT and NYEA/NEA-NY in organizing new locals expended a great deal of resources for both labor organizations.
While competition with NYEA/NEA-NY was a constant focus of NYSUT's organizing efforts for teachers, NYSUT was also organizing college faculty members, nurses, and other non-teaching personnel. Once members were organized, NYSUT continued to advocate for teachers' and other workers' rights through contract support and legal services at the local level and political involvement at the state and federal levels, supporting candidates and legislation that protected funding, due process, and working conditions.
NEA-N Y merged with NYSUT in 2006, by which time NYSUT had grown to more than half a million members, becoming the largest union in New York State.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Vice President's Office directs NYSUT's initiatives on educational policy and is its frontline advocate to the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department.
The Vice President's Office oversees the Division of Research and Educational Services, created in 1974, and the Education and Learning Trust (called the Effective Teaching Program until 2005), NYSUT's professional development arm.
Maria Neira was elected First Vice President in 2005 after serving as Second Vice President for six months; she succeeded Antonia Cortese, who had been First Vice President since 1985 after serving as Second Vice President since 1973. Cortese left NYSUT in 2004 to become executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Maria Neira also serves as a vice president of the AFT.
In 2007, the titles First Vice President and Second Vice President were changed simply to Vice President, with the duties of each carried over to the officers who held the former respective positions. Maria Neira remains the director of the divisions and programs traditionally under the first vice president's purview, and also coordinates NYSUT's fundraising activities for the American Cancer Society.
Vice President Kathleen Donahue, elected second vice president in 2005, oversees Program Services, which addresses the needs of NYSUT's health care professionals, members of small and rural locals, new members and retirees. It also provides training in workplace health and safety issues.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

These records are mostly the files of Antonia Cortese. They consist of memos, correspondence, reports, and background material related to various NYSUT task forces and committees. Also included are minutes and correspondence related to meetings of the AFL-CIO Executive Council (2002-2004), the AFT Executive Council (1987-2005), NYSUT Board of Directors (2001-2005), Executive Committee (2000-2003), Officers (2001-2003), and Policy Council (1998-2004).
Acronyms are generally spelled out, unless the entity is better known by the acronym (e.g., AFL-CIO, AFT, CUNY, NYSUT); task forces and committees are generally listed under the main subject.

SUBJECTS

Names:
New York State United Teachers, Archives
American Federation of Teachers, Archives
AFL-CIO, Archives
American Federation of Teachers. Executive Council, Archives

Subjects:
Teachers' unions, New York (State)

Form and Genre Terms:
Records


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Cite As:
NYSUT Vice President's office files. #6174/002. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
6174/016: NYSUT. Vice-President's Office. Maria Neira. Files.
6174/017: NYSUT's General Officers Records
6174/017 AV: NYSUT's General Officers. Audio-Visual Materials
6174/017 P: NYSUT's General Officers Photographs
6174/018: NYSUT's Division of Research and Educational Services, Maria Neira Files.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
2004
AFL-CIO Executive Council 6/2/04
Box 1 Folder 1
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
2003
AFL-CIO Executive Council 12/10/03
Box 1 Folder 2
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)
2002
NYS AFL-CIO Executive Council 3/26/02
Box 1 Folder 3
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
1990
NYS AFL-CIO Convention August 1990
Box 1 Folder 4
Conference call brochure
1991
AFT. AFL-CIO Convention November 1991
Box 1 Folder 5
Peter Hart survey questions re teacher perceptions
1983
AFT Ad Hoc Committee on Math/Science Teacher Shortage 1983
Box 1 Folder 6
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
2000-2002
AFT Constitution 2000-2002
Box 1 Folder 7
2004
AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 5/26/04
Box 1 Folder 8
2002 Constitution; facilitative materials
2003
AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 1/23/03
Box 1 Folder 9
Description of proposed resolutions; committee meeting agenda
2003
AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 5/27/03
Box 1 Folder 10
Related materials
2003
AFT Constitutional Amendments & Convention Committee 10/7/03
Box 1 Folder 11
Recommendations of committee
2004
AFT Convention 2004
Box 1 Folder 12
2002 Constitution; convention survey responses
1984-1987
AFT Critical Thinking Project 1984-1987
Box 1 Folder 13
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
2003-2004
AFT Democracy Committee. Education for Democracy 2003-04
Box 1 Folder 14
Albert Shanker Institute publication, "Education for Democracy," highlighting U.S.-led victories for democracy around the world, including Afghanistan, 2003
2004
AFT Democracy Committee Meeting 5/27/04
Box 1 Folder 15
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
2004
AFT Democracy Committee Meeting 5/4/04
Box 1 Folder 16
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
2003
AFT Democracy Committee 10/7/03
Box 1 Folder 17
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
2003
AFT Democracy Committee, NYSUT HQ 5/28/03
Box 1 Folder 18
Agenda; memo re education for democracy in the Islamic world, May 21, 2003; interim report on security and civil liberties
2003
AFT Democracy Committee. Iraq Resolution January 6, 2003
Box 1 Folder 19
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
1997
AFT Democracy Committee 5/7/97
Box 1 Folder 20
Memo re concerns over perception of international trips as "perks" for Executive Council members
1997
AFT Democracy Committee/Int'l Affairs 10/23/97
Box 1 Folder 21
Substantive memos re overview of AFT International Affairs Department, AFT Democracy Committee
1996
AFT Education for Democracy/Int'l Committee, AFT 10/10/96
Box 1 Folder 22
Agenda; proposed resolutions for Executive Council; report on AFT in Africa
1994
AFT Education for Democracy/Int'l Committee, 10/4/94
Box 1 Folder 23
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
1993
AFT Education for Democracy/Int'l Committee 10/27/93
Box 1 Folder 24
Agenda; human rights reports on Northern Ireland; handwritten notes
2003
AFT and Labor's Role in 21st Century International Affairs, May 8-9, 2003
Box 1 Folder 25
Conference materials, including list of participants
1983
AFT and NYSUT, Labor's Stake in International Affairs, Resource Manual 1983
Box 1 Folder 26
Description of international trade unionism
2005
AFT Executive Council 01/30/05-02/02/05
Box 1 Folder 27
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
2004
AFT Executive Council 01/30/04-02/02/04
Box 1 Folder 28
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"
2004
AFT Executive Council October 13-15, 2004
Box 1 Folder 29
Meeting agenda; campaign materials supporting John Kerry for president
2004
AFT Executive Council 5/27/04
Box 1 Folder 30
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
2003
AFT Executive Council Meeting, NYSUT HQ 5/28/03
Box 1 Folder 31
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
2003
AFT Executive Council #1 Meeting with Officers 5/27/03
Box 1 Folder 32
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
2003
AFT Executive Council 1/21-24/03
Box 1 Folder 33
Agenda; handwritten notes re positions of John Kerry
2002
AFT Executive Council 10/9/02
Box 1 Folder 34
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"
2002
AFT Executive Council and Program & Policy Council (PPC) 5/14-16/02
Box 1 Folder 35
Tentative schedule; handwritten notes. See also: AFT Program & Policy Council
1990
AFT Executive Council Meeting April 23-25, 1990
Box 1 Folder 36
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
1989
AFT Executive Council Meeting June 13-14, 1989
Box 1 Folder 37
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
1988
AFT Executive Council Meeting April 21, 1988
Box 1 Folder 38
Agenda; resume of Donald Calahan for staff assistant
1988
AFT Executive Council Meeting February 10-12, 1988
Box 1 Folder 39
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
1987
AFT Executive Council Meeting Chairpersons April 6, 1987
Box 1 Folder 40
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
1986
AFT Task Force on the Future of Education 1986
Box 2 Folder 1
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
1984-1985
AFT Task Force on the Future of Education 1984-1985
Box 2 Folder 2
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
1991
AFT Futures Committee July 10, 1991
Box 2 Folder 3
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
1991
AFT Futures Committee April 22, 1991
Box 2 Folder 4
Discussion paper re staff questionnaire findings, April 5, 1991; handwritten notes
1991
AFT Futures Committee February 12, 1991
Box 2 Folder 5
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
1990
AFT Futures Committee October 22, 1990
Box 2 Folder 6
Discussion paper; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes
1990
AFT Futures Committee September 10-14, 1990
Box 2 Folder 7
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
2004
AFT Joint Civil, Human and Women's Rights Committee 11/19/04
Box 2 Folder 8
Meeting announcement
1991
AFT. Ira Magaziner 1991
Box 2 Folder 9
Issues papers; correspondence
AFT/NEA Merger:
1998-2001
AFT/NEA Merger 1998-2001
Box 2 Folder 10
Statement of Principles of Unity for a United Organization; NEAFT Partnership Document; merger background paper; talking points for Council on Unity talks
2000
AFT/NEA Merger. AFT/NEA Unity Meeting 12/14-15/00
Box 2 Folder 11
Memo/report re options for an interim plan
2000
AFT/NEA Merger. AFT/NEA Unity Discussions 11/8-9/00
Box 2 Folder 12
Facilitative memos
2000
AFT and NEA Advisory Committees (ThoughtBridge) September-December 2000
Box 2 Folder 13
Conference schedule; summaries of monthly meetings of AFT and NEA Unity Discussion Teams and Advisory Committees
2000
AFT/NEA Merger. AFT Exec. Council 9/14/00
Box 2 Folder 14
Facilitative memos
1998-2000
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Committee 1998-2000
Box 2 Folder 15
Reports to Program and Policy Council Committee and Executive Council. See also: AFT Futures Committee
1999
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Full Committee Meeting, Washington 11/16-17/99
Box 2 Folder 16
Subcommittee reports
1999
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Governance Sub-Committee Meeting 11/3/99
Box 2 Folder 17
Memo re union constitutions; draft constitutional amendments
1999
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Committee 9/28-29/1999
Box 2 Folder 18
Subcommittee reports
1999
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures II Committee 1/12-13/1999
Box 2 Folder 19
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
1990-1991
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Committee 1990-1991
Box 2 Folder 20
Agenda; survey of Executive Council members re future role; responses to AFT directors' questionnaire; summary of interviews with Futures Committee members re goals
1992
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Committee 2/11/92
Box 2 Folder 21
Preliminary recommendations; amendments to preliminary recommendation; final report and recommendations
1998
AFT/NEA Merger. Futures Committee 1/9-10/98
Box 2 Folder 22
Materials for strategy discussion
1998
AFT/NEA Merger Talks Special Meeting, 1/24/98
Box 2 Folder 23
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
1997
AFT/NEA Merger. Joint Council 12/2-3/97
Box 2 Folder 24
"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
1997
AFT/NEA Joint Council 8/26-27/97
Box 2 Folder 25
Issue papers; joint memorandum of agreement between Rochester City School District and Rochester Teachers Association re PERB conciliation, August 22, 1997
1996
AFT/NEA No Raid Agreement 1996
Box 2 Folder 26
Press release and talking points re jurisdictional agreement
1969-1974
AFT Policy Statements 1969-1974
Box 2 Folder 27
Booklet, "Policy Resolutions," n.d. (resolutions span 1969-1974)
2005
AFT Teachers Program & Policy Council Meeting 1/24-26/05
Box 2 Folder 28
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'"
2004
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) Meeting 5/24-26/04
Box 2 Folder 29
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
2004
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) Working Group 4/22/04
Box 2 Folder 30
Draft agenda incorporating revisions discussed in conference call
2004
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) 1/21-23/04
Box 2 Folder 31
Agenda and meeting materials; handwritten notes
2003
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) 10/9-10/03
Box 2 Folder 32
Facilitative correspondence
2003
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC) 1/14-16/03
Box 2 Folder 33
Correspondence re No Child Left Behind legislation
2003
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), PreK-12 Teachers 10/9-10/03
Box 2 Folder 34
Agenda and materials; draft resolution on No Child Left Behind
2002
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), Pre-K�12 Teachers 1/15-16/02
Box 3 Folder 1
Agenda and materials
2003
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), Pre-K�12 Teachers 5/29-30/03
Box 3 Folder 2
Agenda and materials
2002
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), K-12 Teachers 10/10-11/02
Box 3 Folder 3
Agenda and materials
2003
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), Pre-K�12 Teachers Meeting, Jan. 14-16, 2003
Box 3 Folder 4
Agenda and related materials
2002
AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC), K-12 Teachers Working Group Chair's Meeting, 12/19/02
Box 3 Folder 5
Agenda and materials
1997
AFT Program and Policy Council, K-12 Teachers Meeting. Effective Programs May 6-7, 1997
Box 3 Folder 6
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]
1997
AFT Program and Policy Council, K-12 Teachers Meeting. Effective Programs February 6-7, 1997
Box 3 Folder 7
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
2005
AFT QuEST 2005 Workshop, ELL
Box 3 Folder 8
Workshop proposals for English Language Learners
2001
AFT QuEST Conference "Making Standards Matter" 2001
Box 3 Folder 9
AFT Memo re 50 State Standards Report, noting new section on curriculum
2001
AFT QuEST Conference July 12-15, 2001
Box 3 Folder 10
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
1999
AFT QuEST Conference 1999
Box 3 Folder 11
Keynote address by Sandra Feldman, July 9, 1999; photocopies of New York Teacher, January 1999
1987
AFT Research and Dissemination Program 1987
Box 3 Folder 12
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
1990
Academic Freedom Task Force 1983-1990
Box 3 Folder 13
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
1985
Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) 1985
Box 3 Folder 14
Correspondence re gifted and talented programs and literacy programs; proposal for literacy program; list of members
1984
Adult Education 1984
Box 3 Folder 15
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
2002
Africa AIDS Campaign (AFT) 2002
Box 3 Folder 16
Brochures, starter kit for locals; pin, videotape, and related materials
2002
Alternative Education, Task Force on . GED 1/7/02
Box 3 Folder 17
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
2002
Task Force on Alternative Education. GED 12/5/01-12/02
Box 3 Folder 18
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
2001
Task Force on Alternative Education. GED 10/2/01
Box 3 Folder 19
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
1999-2001
Task Force on Alternative Education. Surveys 1999-2001
Box 3 Folder 20
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
2005
American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Leadership Summit @ Tarrytown 1/19/05
Box 3 Folder 21
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
2004
American Cancer Society. Strides 2004
Box 3 Folder 22
Agreement from ACS to NYSUT vp Cortese re NYSUT sponsorship of "Making Strides" event, outlining mutual obligations; list of pledges from NYSUT regional offices
2004
American Cancer Society Lunch 12/15/04
Box 3 Folder 23
Facilitative correspondence
2003
American Cancer Society: Participants 10/19/03
Box 3 Folder 24
List of local pledges in Nassau County "10/19/03" (sic), "as of September 9, 2004" (sic)
2004
American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 10/17/04
Box 3 Folder 25
NYSUT press release; text of remarks; printed program; facilitative correspondence
2004
American Cancer Society. NYSUT/ACS Meeting 5/7/04
Box 3 Folder 26
Facilitative correspondence; list of pledges by regional office for 2003
2003
American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 10/19/03
Box 3 Folder 27
List of individual sponsors; memorabilia: foot decal
2003
American Cancer Society. MSABC Corporate Breakfast 8/13/03
Box 3 Folder 28
Flyer; list of pledges; agreement; newspaper clippings
2003
American Cancer Society Meeting 2/28/03
Box 3 Folder 29
Handwritten notes
2003
American Cancer Society. NYSUT/ACS Meeting 3/3/03
Box 3 Folder 30
Meeting notes; breakdown of NYSUT contribution to 2002 Making Strides walk
2003
American Cancer Society. Contract 2003
Box 3 Folder 31
Original signed letter of agreement; copy of contribution check
2003
American Cancer Society. Debriefing Meeting 2/28/03
Box 3 Folder 32
Agenda; fact sheet; flyer; list of contacts; handwritten notes
2002
American Cancer Society. Jeanne Walsh 7/13/02
Box 3 Folder 33
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
2002
American Cancer Society Meeting 5/31/02
Box 3 Folder 34
Agenda; team captain's kit; handwritten notes
2002
American Cancer Society 2002
Box 3 Folder 35
Correspondence; breakdown of NYSUT contribution
1987-1988
American School of the Hague 1987-1988
Box 3 Folder 36
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
1987
NYS Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S Constitution (folder 1 of 3) 1987
Box 3 Folder 37
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
1987
NYS Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S Constitution (folder 2 of 3) 1987
Box 4 Folder 1
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
1987
NYS Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S Constitution (folder 3 of 3) 1987
Box 4 Folder 2
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
2004
Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary 5/17/04
Box 4 Folder 3
Program for Capital District 50th Anniversary Commemoration
2004
Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary. Management Meeting 6/9/04
Box 4 Folder 4
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
Burnham, Robert A.. Signature, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 5
Sheet of signatures of Robert A. Burnham
2004
Career and Technical Education 2004
Box 4 Folder 6
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
2001
Career and Technical Education 2001
Box 4 Folder 7
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
2000
Career and Technical Education Meeting 10/2/00
Box 4 Folder 8
Conference program and agenda, including list of regional conferences, sponsored by State Education Department Office of Workforce Preparation and Continuing Education
2000
Career and Technical Education Advisory Group 6/12/2000
Box 4 Folder 9
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
2000
Career and Technical Education Advisory Group April-May 2000
Box 4 Folder 10
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
2000
Career and Technical Education Advisory Group 1/26/2000
Box 4 Folder 11
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
1999
Career and Technical Education Advisory Group 11/10/99
Box 4 Folder 12
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"
1996
Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA) 1996
Box 4 Folder 13
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"
2000
CUNY (City University of New York) 2000
Box 4 Folder 14
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
1996-2005
Certification (folder 1of 2) 1996-2005
Box 4 Folder 15
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
1986-1991
Certification (folder 2 0f 2) 1986-1991
Box 4 Folder 16
Draft Regents early childhood teacher certification regulations, April 5, 1991; related correspondence
1999-2004
Charter Schools 1999-2004
Box 4 Folder 17
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
1995-1997
Charter Schools 1995-1997
Box 4 Folder 18
"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
1994-1995
Charter Schools 1994-1995
Box 4 Folder 19
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
1999
Charter Schools Conference October 26-27, 1999
Box 4 Folder 20
Conference program; text of New York Charter Schools Act of 1998
1999
Charter Schools. SUNY 2/23/99
Box 4 Folder 21
Memo re meeting to discuss SUNY charter schools; handwritten notes
1996-1999
Charter Schools. Walter Dunn, Second Vice President, NYSUT 1996-1999
Box 4 Folder 22
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.
1997
Charter Schools. Tom Hobart 3/6/97
Box 4 Folder 23
Text of speech by NYSUT president Tom Hobart to Manhattan Institute Conference, March 11, 1997; related memos and materials
1997
Charter Schools Policy Panel 3/11/97
Box 4 Folder 24
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"
1991-1995
Children at Risk 1991-1995
Box 4 Folder 25
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
1991-1996
Choice (Private School) 1991-1996
Box 4 Folder 26
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
1989-1990
Choice (Public School) 1989-1990
Box 5 Folder 1
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
1996-2002
Choice. Vouchers 1996-2002
Box 5 Folder 2
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
1995-1997
Choice. Vouchers 1995-1997
Box 5 Folder 3
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
1981-1987
Civic Values 1981-1987
Box 5 Folder 4
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
1993-2004
Civility 1993-2004
Box 5 Folder 5
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)
1985-1998
Class Size/Teaching Load 1985-1998
Box 5 Folder 6
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
1993
College Board 5th Annual Invitational Seminar 1/27/93
Box 5 Folder 7
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
1989
Commissioner of Education. Powers of the Commissioner 1989
Box 5 Folder 8
NYSUT memo requesting interpretation of commissioner's power over certification
1987
Commissioner Ambach. Ambach Report 1987
Box 5 Folder 9
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")
1986
Commissioner Ambach. Meeting May 28, 1986
Box 5 Folder 10
Related materials
1986
Commissioner Ambach. Meeting April 21, 1986
Box 5 Folder 11
Related materials
1996-2002
Commissioner Mills 1996-2002
Box 5 Folder 12
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)
2002
Commissioner Mills 6/7/02
Box 5 Folder 13
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
2002
Commissioner Mills 5/28/02
Box 5 Folder 14
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
2002
Commissioner Mills 5/9/02
Box 5 Folder 15
Proposed meeting agenda; correspondence
2002
Commissioner Mills 4/5/02
Box 5 Folder 16
Meeting agenda
2002
Commissioner Mills 1/30/02
Box 5 Folder 17
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
2001
Commissioner Mills 12/11/01
Box 5 Folder 18
NYSUT standards and assessments priority issues (draft)
2001
Commissioner Mills 10/11/01
Box 5 Folder 19
Results of survey of science teachers re rigor of new Regents exams compared with prior ones; related correspondence between Commissioner Mills and Cortese
2001
Commissioner Mills 8/2/01
Box 5 Folder 20
Statement by NYSUT for the Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation, October 23, 2000; talking points for meeting with Commissioner Mills; notes from meeting
1994-1995
Commissioner Sobol. Correspondence 1994-1995
Box 5 Folder 21
Correspondence between Sobol and NYSUT vp Antonia Cortese
1993
Commissioner Sobol . Correspondence January 1991-December 1993
Box 5 Folder 22
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
1993
Commissioner Sobol . Meeting 10/22/93
Box 5 Folder 23
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
1993
Commissioner Sobol 7/16/93
Box 5 Folder 24
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
1993
Commissioner Sobol 1/28/93
Box 5 Folder 25
NYSUT Pilot Project: A Policy Direction for Restructuring; letter from Roslyn Teachers Association to NYSUT associate Harry Lampman with questions re shared decision-making
1993
Commissioner Sobol . Interview 1993
Box 5 Folder 26
Questions dealing with policy re least restrictive environment for students with disabilities, for interview to be published in New York Teacher
1992
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 11/4/92
Box 5 Folder 27
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
1992
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 6/92
Box 5 Folder 28
Agendas, handwritten notes, and memos on a wide range of issues
1992
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/4/92
Box 5 Folder 29
Related materials
1992
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 2/27/92
Box 5 Folder 30
Related materials
1992
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 1/6/92
Box 5 Folder 31
Related materials
1991
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 9/20/91
Box 5 Folder 32
Related materials
1991
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 7/8/91
Box 5 Folder 33
Related materials
1991
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 6/5/91
Box 5 Folder 34
Related materials
1991
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 5/7/91
Box 5 Folder 35
Related materials
1991
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/91
Box 5 Folder 36
Related materials
1991
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/5/91
Box 5 Folder 37
Related materials
1990
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 10/31/90
Box 5 Folder 38
Related materials
1990
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 9/28/90
Box 6 Folder 1
Related materials
1990
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 6/15/90
Box 6 Folder 2
Related materials
1989
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting 3/8/89
Box 6 Folder 3
Related materials
1987
Commissioner Sobol. Meeting November 23, 1987
Box 6 Folder 4
Includes Harriet Sobol's proposal for teacher corps, n.d.
Communications. See: Whittle, see: Widmeyer
2001
Communications Director Interviews 3/30/01
Box 6 Folder 5
Notes on candidates for NYSUT Director of Communications job; job description; resumes; summary letter from Tom Goodwin (Goodwin & Company, executive search firm)
2001
Communications Director Interviews. Tom Goodwin Meeting 3/19/01
Box 6 Folder 6
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
1997
Constitutional Convention (NYS)/School Bond Act 1997
Box 6 Folder 7
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
1999
UFT Core Curriculum Advisory Committee 1999
Box 6 Folder 8
Letter from UFT president Randi Weingarten inviting Cortese to join advisory committee; list of guiding questions for advisory board
1996-2000
Core Knowledge Curriculum 1996-2000
Box 6 Folder 9
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
Dade County Restructuring, n.d.
Box 6 Folder 10
Handwritten notes. See also: Restructuring
1980-1983
Day-Timers 1980-1983
Box 6 Folder 11
Antonia Cortese's appointment books
1988
Department of Labor. Grant Award 1988
Box 6 Folder 12
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
1991-1992
Directory of Teacher Educators in NYS Update 1991-1992
Box 6 Folder 13
Directory
Disabilities. See: Special Education
1993-1999
Discipline (School Violence) 1993-1998
Box 6 Folder 14
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
1989
Discipline Meeting (Professional Misconduct) 3/28/89
Box 6 Folder 15
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
1987-1996
Distance Learning 1987-1996
Box 6 Folder 16
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
1987
Dropout Prevention 1987
Box 6 Folder 17
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
2001
Early Childhood Education (Preschool). Albert Shanker Institute February 21, 2001
Box 6 Folder 18
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
1992
Early Childhood Advisory Committee to the Permanent Interagency Committee January 29, 1992
Box 6 Folder 19
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
1991
Early Childhood Advisory Committee to the Permanent Interagency Committee May 29, 1991
Box 6 Folder 20
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
1991
Early Childhood Advisory Committee to the Permanent Interagency Committee May 13, 1991
Box 6 Folder 21
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
1989-1990
Early Childhood Programs 1989-1990
Box 6 Folder 22
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
1988
Early Childhood Task Force Appointment 1988
Box 6 Folder 23
Letter from NYS Governor's Office appointing Toni Cortese to the Early Childhood Task Force
1988
Early Childhood Services Task Force 9/30/88
Box 6 Folder 24
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
1988
Early Childhood Meeting 10/17/88
Box 6 Folder 25
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
1988
Early Childhood Meeting 11/2/88
Box 6 Folder 26
Draft reports as above; correspondence; handwritten notes
1988
Early Childhood 11/23/88
Box 6 Folder 27
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
1994
Education Alternatives, Inc. 1994
Box 6 Folder 28
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
1991-1996
Education Reform 1991-1996
Box 6 Folder 29
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
2004
Education Reform, NYS Commission on 1/13/04
Box 6 Folder 30
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
1984
Education Reform, Committee on 10/3/84
Box 6 Folder 31
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
1980-1984
Education Reform 1980-1984
Box 6 Folder 32
"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
1979
Education Reform 1979
Box 6 Folder 33
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
1985
Education Reform. National School Reform and NYS: A Report Card. Seminar 2/4/85
Box 6 Folder 34
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
1980
Education Reform. Post-Secondary Plan 1980
Box 6 Folder 35
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
1980
Education Reform. Post-Secondary. Revisions to Regulations May 1980
Box 6 Folder 36
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
1998
Editorial Board Meetings 1998
Box 6 Folder 37
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
1999-2001
Edison Project 1999-2001
Box 7 Folder 1
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
2000
Edison Schools 2000
Box 7 Folder 2
Report, "Trends in Student Achievement for Edison Schools, Inc.: The Emerging Track Record"; Edison publicity materials, including descriptions of certain schools, curriculum
2000
Edison Schools (AFT ) 5/8-9/00
Box 7 Folder 3
"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"
1994-1999
Edison Project 1994-1999
Box 7 Folder 4
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
1996
Edison Project. Meeting with Chris Whittle 10/21/96
Box 7 Folder 5
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
2004
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 2004
Box 7 Folder 6
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
2003
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 2003
Box 7 Folder 7
Agendas of trustee meetings and materials
2000
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Reception, Roaring Brook 8/7/00
Box 7 Folder 8
Draft charge to the Task Force on K-12 Professional Development; outline of talking points to instructors; handwritten notes
2000
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 6/19/00
Box 7 Folder 9
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
1999-2000
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) 1999-2000
Box 7 Folder 10
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
1999
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP). Performance Learning Systems (PLS) Meeting, 8/99
Box 7 Folder 11
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
1999
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Trustees Meeting, 6/25/99
Box 7 Folder 12
Agenda; minutes of April 14, 1999, meeting; Effective Teaching Program budget for 1999-2000
1998
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Trustees Meeting, 6/24/98
Box 7 Folder 13
Agenda and minutes; agreements; Effective Teaching Program accomplishments, 1997-98; "Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students"
1996
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) Trust Meeting, 6/10/96
Box 7 Folder 14
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
1997-2002
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) (folder 1 of 3) 1997-2002
Box 7 Folder 15
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
1997-2001
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) (folder 2 0f 3) 1997-2001
Box 7 Folder 16
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
1995-1996
Education and Learning Trust (Effective Teaching Program, ETP) (folder 3 of 3) 1995-1996
Box 7 Folder 17
Certificate of incorporation
1999
Effective Teaching Program . NYSUT Correspondence (335) (folder 1 of 2) 1999
Box 7 Folder 18
Correspondence re professional performance review requirements by State Education Department
2000
Effective Teaching Program . NYSUT Correspondence (335) (folder 2 of 2) 2000
Box 7 Folder 19
Correspondence re professional performance review requirements by State Education Department
1992
Election (Clinton for President) 1992
Box 7 Folder 20
AFT questionnaire returned with responses by Bill Clinton
2000
Electronic Recording 2000
Box 7 Folder 21
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
2002
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) General (No Child Left Behind) 2002
Box 7 Folder 22
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
2002
ESEA Meeting 6/10-11/02
Box 7 Folder 23
Draft agenda; documents outlining accountability requirements and other changes under No Child Left Behind
2002
ESEA -- No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Elementary & Secondary Education 6/10/02
Box 7 Folder 24
Agenda; documents outlining accountability requirements and other changes under No Child Left Behind
2002
ESEA Meeting, Chancellor's Hall 5/30/02
Box 8 Folder 1
Agenda; documents outlining accountability requirements and other changes under No Child Left Behind
2002
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 4/3/02
Box 8 Folder 2
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
2002
ESEA. Title I, NYS Plan 3/18/02
Box 8 Folder 3
Memo; Correspondence to Commissioner Mills
1999
ESEA. Title I, Chapter I, Reauthorization Committee 1999
Box 8 Folder 4
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
1999
ESEA. AFT Task Force on Reauthorization of Title I 1999
Box 8 Folder 5
Recommendations submitted to Congress by AFT for reauthorization of Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1969
1998
ESEA. AFT Task Force on Reauthorization of Title I 9/10/98
Box 8 Folder 6
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
1994
Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization 1994
Box 8 Folder 7
Text of act, from Congressional Record, September 28, 1994
1991
Elementary Education 1991
Box 8 Folder 8
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
1996
Elementary School Standards 1996
Box 8 Folder 9
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
2003
Emerging Leaders 2003
Box 8 Folder 10
List of nominations, with cover letter to NYSUT officers
2003
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Meeting 3/17/03
Box 8 Folder 11
Agenda; activity report of Employee Services, Inc.; mock-up of program brochure
2002-2003
EAP Contract 2002-2003
Box 8 Folder 12
Agreement between Employee Services, Inc., and NYSUT to provide psychological counseling services to employees of the union
2001-2003
EAP Committee. PSA Reps 2001-2003
Box 8 Folder 13
Note confirming reappointment of Professional Staff Association representatives to NYSUT EAP Committee; mock-ups of brochure, magnet, publicizing program
2001
EAP Meeting 2/2/01
Box 8 Folder 14
Draft of letter to NYSUT employees announcing retention of new firm, EDiSON [sic] EAP, as provider of employee assistance services; list of training topics
2001
EAP Meeting 1/19/01
Box 8 Folder 15
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
1985-2001
EAP Contract Drafts 1985-2001
Box 8 Folder 16
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
2000
EAP Meeting 9/29/00
Box 8 Folder 17
Earlier drafts of contract with EDiSON EAP, Inc.; unsigned contract between NYSUT and St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center, Inc. (SPARC), 1999; related correspondence
2000
EAP Committee Meeting 3/30/00
Box 8 Folder 18
Draft confidentiality memo from Scott Hicks; mock-up of EAP brochure with handwritten edits; handwritten notes
2000
EAP Proposal -- EDiSON 2000
Box 8 Folder 19
Proposal by EDiSON EAP, Inc., to provide employee assistance program services for NYSUT, with cover letter arguing case
2000
EAP Interviews 4/13/00
Box 8 Folder 20
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
1991-1999
EAP. Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc. (Scott Hicks) 1991-1999
Box 8 Folder 21
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
1986-1990
EAP Contract. Originals. Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc. (Scott Hicks) 1986-1990
Box 8 Folder 22
Contracts between NYSUT and Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc.(Scott Hicks)
1998
EAP Meeting 6/3/98
Box 8 Folder 23
Invoice and utilization report from Clinical Services and Consultation, Inc. (Scott Hicks) for NSYUT employee assistance program; meeting agenda
1998
EAP Meeting 4/1/98
Box 8 Folder 24
Handwritten notes; brochure
1995
EAP Meeting 5/15/95
Box 8 Folder 25
Meeting notice; handwritten notes
1976-2001
EAP Brochures 1976-2001
Box 8 Folder 26
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)
1989-1992
Excellence and Accountability Program 1989-1992
Box 8 Folder 27
NYSUT Survey on Local Union Involvement in Excellence and Accountability Programs: Final Report, December 1992; correspondence
2000
Excellence in Teaching Program (EIT) (Salaries) 2000
Box 8 Folder 28
Fact sheet re history of salary improvement program
1989
Fair Test 1989
Box 8 Folder 29
"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
1987
Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (FNHP), AFT 1987
Box 8 Folder 30
Report of the Task Force on Registered Nurse Licensure and Entry-into-Practice Debate
1990
Feldman, Sandra 1990
Box 8 Folder 31
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
1997
Fifty State Report 1997
Box 8 Folder 32
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
1998-1999
Fifty State Report. AFT 50 State Report (Standards Count) 1998-1999
Box 8 Folder 33
"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
Fingerprinting n.d.
Box 8 Folder 34
NYSUT position statements essentially opposing fingerprinting of school employees, n.d.
1994
First Things First: What Americans Expect from Public Schools 1994
Box 8 Folder 35
Report of focus-group responses on a range of issues, by Public Agenda; cover letter from vp Cortese with summary findings
1997-1999
Foreign Language 1997-1999
Box 8 Folder 36
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)
1997
Forum of Educational Organization Leaders 1997
Box 8 Folder 37
By-laws; minutes; talking points re tenure reform; draft agenda
1990-1994
Fund for Innovation (Leg. 1988) 1990-1994
Box 8 Folder 38
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
1989
Fund for Innovation. NYSUT (folder 1 of 2) 12/12/89
Box 8 Folder 39
Memo form vp Cortese to NYSUT local presidents to meeting to share experiences with grants
1989
Fund for Innovation. NYSUT (folder 2 of 2) 1989
Box 8 Folder 40
State Education Department Request for Proposals under grant program; related correspondence
1992
GED Diploma 1993
Box 8 Folder 41
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
1991
Gender-Neutral Language 1991
Box 8 Folder 42
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
1997-1998
Giffen School 1997-1998
Box 8 Folder 43
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
1979-1981
NYS Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented Youth. Elaine Stoddard Testimonies 1979-1981
Box 8 Folder 44
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
1981-1982
NYS Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented. Elaine Stoddard Info. 1981-1982
Box 8 Folder 45
Letters of reference in support of Stoddard's appointment to State Education Department
1978-1984
NYS Coordinating Council for Gifted and Talented 1978-1984
Box 8 Folder 46
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
1982-1995
Global Education 1982-1995
Box 8 Folder 47
"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
1995-1999
Global History 1995-1999
Box 8 Folder 48
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
2000
Goals 2000. State Application
Box 8 Folder 49
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
2000
Goals 2000 State Panel 3/31/00
Box 8 Folder 50
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
1974-1978
Good Moral Character 1974-1978
Box 8 Folder 51
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
1989
Governor Cuomo 1989
Box 8 Folder 52
Message to the Legislature, January 4, 1989
1997
Governor Pataki 1997
Box 8 Folder 53
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.
1994
Governor's Program Bills 1994
Box 8 Folder 54
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
1994-1995
Grade Inflation 1994-1995
Box 8 Folder 55
"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
1997
Graduation Requirements (folder 1 of 2) 1997
Box 8 Folder 56
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
1997
Graduation Requirements (folder 2 of 2) 1997
Box 9 Folder 1
Related materials
1996-1999
Greenburgh 1996-1999
Box 9 Folder 2
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
2000
Hager Sharp. See: Widmeyer
1993-1994
Health Care Reform 1993-1994
Box 9 Folder 3
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
1993
Health Care Task Force 12/1/93
Box 9 Folder 4
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
1998
High Schools That Work 1998
Box 9 Folder 5
Meeting report prepared by NYSUT associates Pat Flynn and Alice Brody, July 21, 1998; fact sheet re program; outline of goals and key practices
2000
Hill & Knowlton 8/10/00
Box 9 Folder 6
1986-2000
Home Schooling 1986-2000
Box 9 Folder 7
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
2000
Home Schooling. WABC NY Interview w/ Toni Cortese 8/29/00
Box 9 Folder 8
Talking points and background information
1999-2002
HOPE (Higher Potential for Education) 1999-2002
Box 9 Folder 9
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
1982-1985
Hudson Institute Visions of the Future 1982-1985
Box 9 Folder 10
Activities guide; teacher guide; social science activities text; cover letters
1984
Hudson Institute Visions of the Future 1984
Box 9 Folder 11
"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
1988-1995
I., Miscellaneous 1988-1995
Box 9 Folder 12
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
1987-1996
Incidental Teaching 1987-1996
Box 9 Folder 13
Proposed regulations of the Commissioner, and comments from NYSUT
1993
Inclusive Schools 5/5/93
Box 9 Folder 14
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
1982-1987
International Affairs (folder 1 of 3) 1982-1987
Box 9 Folder 15
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
1982-1987
International Affairs (folder 2 of 3) 1982-1987
Box 9 Folder 16
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
1982-1984
International Affairs (folder 3 of 3) 1982-1984
Box 9 Folder 17
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
1981
International Education 1981
Box 9 Folder 18
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
1983
International Education Advisory Committee 1/22/83
Box 9 Folder 19
Agenda for NYSUT conference, "Labor's Stake in International Affairs," April 2-14, 1982; Center for Appeals for Freedom Lecture Bureau Speakers 19982-1983;
1981
International Education. AFL-CIO Positions 1981
Box 9 Folder 20
Several issues of AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News; meeting agendas, November 19 and October 27, 1981;
1981
International Education Meeting 7/23/81
Box 9 Folder 21
Letters to Cortese critiquing international education plan, July 1981; handwritten notes
1975-1981
International Education (folder 1 of 2) 1975-1981
Box 9 Folder 22
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
1975-1981
International Education (folder 2 of 2) 1975-1981
Box 9 Folder 23
1983
International Affairs Conference 3/4-3/6/83
Box 9 Folder 24
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
1982
International Education Conference 4/2-4/4/82
Box 9 Folder 25
Handwritten notes; agenda
1983
International Affairs Conference. Vouchers 1983
Box 10 Folder 1
1984
International Federation of Free Trade Unions (IFFTU) Conference 1984
Box 10 Folder 2
Brochures and newsletters; monthly update bulletin February/March 1984; resolutions re illiteracy and related issues
1982
IFFTU/UNESCO Survey 1982
Box 10 Folder 3
Response to survey, "Participation of Teachers' Unions in Educational Planning," letter to Cortese from AFT re IFFTU survey
1980
International Teachers Conference to Combat Racism (folder 1 of 2) 1980
Box 10 Folder 4
Tel Aviv, Israel. Printed proceedings; article reprints; cover letter from AFT
1980
International Teachers Conference to Combat Racism (folder 2 of 2) 1980
Box 10 Folder 5
Unattributed white paper, "The Black Hebrews," c. 1979, and related newspaper clippings; printed publications
1998
Italian-American Labor Council 1998
Box 10 Folder 6
Letter to vp Cortese thanking her for continued membership
1994-1995
Japan 1994-1995
Box 10 Folder 7
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
1996
Jewish Labor Committee 1996
Box 10 Folder 8
Letter to Cortese asking her to become member; program highlight sheets
1989
Joint Decision Making 1989
Box 10 Folder 9
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
1991
Just Cause c.1991
Box 10 Folder 10
Excerpts from unknown book re seven tests of just cause in employee discipline cases
1990-1993
Kentucky Ed. Reform 1990-1993
Box 10 Folder 11
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
1981
Labor History 1981
Box 10 Folder 12
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
1988-1993
Labor's Bill of Rights 1988-1993
Box 10 Folder 13
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
1969
Landrum-Griffin Act c. 1969
Box 10 Folder 14
Summary of provision of Landrum-Griffin Act with which NYSUT must comply
1999
Language Other Than English (LOTE) (Foreign Language Requirement) 1999
Box 10 Folder 15
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
2004
Latino Issues, Task Force on (AFT) 2004
Box 10 Folder 16
Summary report, correspondence
1987
Leadership Development 1987
Box 10 Folder 17
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
2003
Leadership Institute, Nomination Forms 2003
Box 10 Folder 18
Applications by district for Cornell ILR-NYSUT Leadership Institute
1993-1994
League for Industrial Democracy 1993-1994
Box 10 Folder 19
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
2003
Learning First Alliance 2/13-14/03
Box 10 Folder 20
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
2002
Learning First Alliance 9/12/2002
Box 10 Folder 21
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
2001
Learning First Alliance. Forum of Educational Organization Leaders 1/23-24/2001
Box 10 Folder 22
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
2000
Learning First Alliance (folder 1 of 2) 9/12/00
Box 10 Folder 23
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
2000
Learning First Alliance (folder 2 of 2) 9/12/00
Box 10 Folder 24
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
2000
Learning First Alliance 5/23-24/00
Box 10 Folder 25
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
2000
Learning First Alliance 1/18/00
Box 10 Folder 26
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
1999
Learning First Alliance 5/10-11/1999
Box 10 Folder 27
Meeting materials, including agenda; January minutes; Kauffman grant summary; mathematics public engagement campaign; press release and related materials for Achieve, Inc., press conference
1999
Learning First Alliance 1/7-8/99
Box 10 Folder 28
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
1998
Learning First Alliance 6/15/98
Box 10 Folder 29
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
1997
Learning First Alliance. Forum of Educational Organization Leaders 1997
Box 11 Folder 1
Agenda; September minutes; outline of reading and math action papers
1987-1988
Learning Styles 1987-1988
Box 11 Folder 2
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
1989
Legal (NYSUT ) 1989
Box 11 Folder 3
Drafts of amendments to NYS Education Law re professional mediation, professional decision-making, with cover memo to vp Cortese, soliciting comments
1991-2005
LEGAL REVIEW 1991-2005
Box 11
Correspondence re cases of individual teachers represented (or denied representation) by NYSUT Legal Review Committee in termination and other disputes
1991
Michael Davey. Greenburgh No. 11 Federation of Teachers 12/17/91
Box 11 Folder 4
1992
3 East Syracuse-Minoa 1992
Box 11 Folder 5
1992
4 Loraine Fusco. East Quogue1992
Box 11 Folder 6
1995
5 Clifford Lehman. Christian Brothers Academy 1995
Box 11 Folder 7
1989
6 Carol Maddox. Ossining 1989
Box 11 Folder 8
7 Rhoda Dreifuss. Lynbrook
Box 11 Folder 9
1991
8 Loren Boland. Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES 1991
Box 11 Folder 10
2005
9 Ron Peritti 2005
Box 11 Folder 11
1995
10 Donald Pomeroy. Plattsburgh 1995
Box 11 Folder 12
1995
11 Patchogue/Medford Congress of Teachers 1995
Box 11 Folder 13
1992
12 Sheila Salenger. Wappingers Congress of Teachers 1992
Box 11 Folder 14
1990-1991
13 Barbara Pisarek. Wappingers Congress of Teachers 1990-1991
Box 11 Folder 15
1998
14 Arnold Sabino. King's Park Classroom Teachers Association 1998
Box 11 Folder 16
1999
15 Orchard Park 1999
Box 11 Folder 17
1992
16 James Buffoni. Indian River Education Association 1992
Box 11 Folder 18
2000
17 John Daken. Sweet Home Central School District 2000
Box 11 Folder 19
1986-1991
Legal Review Committee. Miscellaneous 1986-1991
Box 11 Folder 20
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;
1997-2002
Legal Review Committee (Pending) 1997-2002
Box 11 Folder 21
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)
1991-1995
Legal Decisions (Organizational) 1991-1995
Box 11 Folder 22
"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
1987
Legislative Proposals 1987
Box 11 Folder 23
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
1990
Library and Information Services, New York Governor's Conference 1990
Box 11 Folder 24
Issues paper, "Steps into the 1990s"; tentative pre- conference activities program; correspondence; handwritten notes
1989
Licensure Provisions, NYC 1989
Box 11 Folder 25
United Federation of Teachers memo re draft provisions creating city teaching assistant licenses similar to the state's, and other provisions
1992
Lobbying, NYS Temporary Commission 1992
Box 11 Folder 26
Memo from NYSUT general counsel re lobbying status of NYSUT officers, June 2, 1992
1996
Local Action Pilot Program/Project (LAPP) Committee Meeting 9/16/96
Box 11 Folder 27
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
1997
LAPP Meeting 6/26/97
Box 11 Folder 28
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers proposed plan of action: 9/97-8/98; 1997 LAPP Conference Program
1997
LAPP Meeting 6/13/97
Box 11 Folder 29
Warwick Valley LAPP proposal; Saratoga Springs; conference evaluation report
1997
LAPP Meeting 2/11/97
Box 11 Folder 30
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
1997
LAPP Conference 7/13-7/16/97
Box 11 Folder 31
Agenda, handwritten notes, and related materials
1996
LAPP Conference 7/14/96
Box 11 Folder 32
Agenda, handwritten notes, and related materials
1996
LAPP Meeting 6/26/96
Box 11 Folder 33
Agenda; questionnaires for locals (completed)
1996
LAPP Task Force Meeting 4/12/96
Box 11 Folder 34
Conference evaluation summary, August 3, 1995; community action plan for Fairport; correspondence
1996
LAPP Staff Liaison Meeting 1/29/96
Box 11 Folder 35
Agenda; handwritten notes
1995
LAPP Task Force Meeting 8/30/95
Box 11 Folder 36
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
1995
LAPP Committee Meeting 11/28/95
Box 11 Folder 37
Meeting notice
1995
LAPP Committee Meeting 9/29/95
Box 11 Folder 38
List of contact people at local teachers' associations; related memo; newsletter
1995
LAPP Speech 7/16-7/19/95
Box 11 Folder 39
Handwritten outline of speech; summary of NYSUT/Local PR program, December 2, 1994; information on media coach Jack Franchetti Communications
1995
LAPP Local Action Project 5/12/95
Box 11 Folder 40
Letter from Carmel Teachers' Association; newspaper clipping from New York Teacher re pilot community action programs; agenda for leadership/inclusion workshop
1995
LAPP Local Action Project Task Force 4/28/95
Box 11 Folder 41
List of VOTE/COPE contributions from locals recommended for local action project; proposal from Endicott Teachers' Association, Deposit Teachers Association, Horseheads Teachers Association
1995
LAPP Local Action Project Meeting 4/11/95
Box 11 Folder 42
Memos
1994
LAPP Local PR Campaign Committee 11/7/94
Box 11 Folder 43
Handwritten notes; questionnaire
1994
LAPP Local PR Campaign Committee 12/14/94
Box 11 Folder 44
Summary of NYSUT/Local PR program, December 2, 1994; related documents and correspondence
1994
LAPP NYSUT/Local PR Campaign Committee 9/29/94
Box 11 Folder 45
Handwritten notes; agenda
1994
LAPP NYSUT/Local Union Committee and Education Campaign 6/21/94
Box 11 Folder 46
"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
1994
LAPP Local Communications Project Task Force Meeting PR 6/15/94
Box 11 Folder 47
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
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997
Box 11 Folder 48
Proposals; lists of grants
1997
LAPP Meeting 9/19/97
Box 11 Folder 49
List of LAPP proposals for 1997-98 school year; meeting notice
1998-1999
Local Action Pilot Project (LAPP) Grants 1998-99
Box 11 Folder 50
Conference survey summary; conference program
2004
Local Action Project (LAP), Lake George, July 19-22, 2004
Box 11 Folder 51
Registration form
1997
Local Action Project Grants (LAP) 1997
Box 11 Folder 52
Memos to accounting department from vp Cortese re grants to local districts; handwritten notes
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Camden
Box 11 Folder 53
Letters informing districts of payment of grant money
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. East Greenbush
Box 11 Folder 54
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Endicott/Owego Apalachin
Box 11 Folder 55
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Fredonia
Box 11 Folder 56
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Hyde Park
Box 11 Folder 57
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Massapequa
Box 11 Folder 58
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. North Babylon
Box 11 Folder 59
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Onteora
Box 11 Folder 60
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Patchougue-Medford
Box 11 Folder 61
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Victor
Box 11 Folder 62
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Wallkill
Box 11 Folder 63
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. West Seneca
Box 11 Folder 64
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Whitesboro
Box 11 Folder 65
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997. Yonkers
Box 11 Folder 66
Related materials
1996-1997
LAPP Grants 1996-1997
Box 11 Folder 67
List of grants given by district
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. East Greenbush TA
Box 11 Folder 68
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. Fredonia TA
Box 11 Folder 69
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. Hyde Park
Box 11 Folder 70
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. Massapequa FT
Box 11 Folder 71
Letter informing district of payment of grant money; plan proposal
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. North Babylon TO
Box 11 Folder 72
Letter informing district of payment of grant money; plan proposal
1996
LAPP Grants. North Babylon 1/3/96
Box 11 Folder 73
Activity report
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. North Syracuse Education Association
Box 11 Folder 74
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. Patchogue-Medford
Box 11 Folder 75
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. West Seneca
Box 11 Folder 76
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. Whitesboro
Box 11 Folder 77
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. Dutchess County United Teachers Co.
Box 11 Folder 78
Related materials
1996
LAPP Grants 1996. Yonkers FT
Box 11 Folder 79
Letter informing district of payment of grant money; plan proposal
1998
LAPP 7/6-7/9/98
Box 12 Folder 1
Agenda; final report, Committee on Local Administration, May 1997;
1998
LAPP Conference Planning Meeting 6/1/98
Box 12 Folder 2
Proposals submitted by Union-Endicott, Whitesboro, West Seneca, Massapequa school districts; agenda
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Camden TA
Box 12 Folder 3
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. East Greenbush TA
Box 12 Folder 4
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Endicott TA
Box 12 Folder 5
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Fredonia TA
Box 12 Folder 6
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Hyde Park TA
Box 12 Folder 7
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Massapequa FT
Box 12 Folder 8
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. North Babylon TO
Box 12 Folder 9
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Onteora TA
Box 12 Folder 10
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Owego-Apalachin TA
Box 12 Folder 11
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Patchogue-Medford
Box 12 Folder 12
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Saratoga Springs TA
Box 12 Folder 13
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Victor TA
Box 12 Folder 14
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Warwick Valley TA
Box 12 Folder 15
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. West Seneca TA
Box 12 Folder 16
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Whitesboro TA
Box 12 Folder 17
Related materials
1997-1998
LAPP Grants 1997-1998. Yonkers FT
Box 12 Folder 18
Related materials
1994-1995
LAPP Proposals (folder 1 of 2) 1994-1995
Box 12 Folder 19
Related materials
1994-1995
LAPP Proposals (folder 2 of 2) 1994-1995
Box 12 Folder 20
Related materials
LOTE. See: Language Other Than English; see: Foreign Language
1994-1998
Low-Performing Schools 1994-1998
Box 12 Folder 21
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
1997
Advisory Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Oct. 22, 1997
Box 12 Folder 22
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
1997
AFT Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Sept. 11, 1997
Box 12 Folder 23
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
1997
AFT Committee on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Washington DC 9/11/97
Box 12 Folder 24
Agenda; resolution
1997
AFT Task Force on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, February 1997
Box 12 Folder 25
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
1997
Task Force on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Washington DC 4/15/97
Box 12 Folder 26
Facilitative correspondence
1999
AFT Task Force on Redesigning Low Performing Schools 1999
Box 12 Folder 27
Commentary on draft AFT paper "Improving Low-Performing High Schools"; article reprints and related background materials
1998
AFT Advisory Committee on Low-Performing Schools April 3, 1998
Box 12 Folder 28
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
1998
Institute on Redesigning Low-Performing Schools, Miami Beach, FL, 1/8-11/98
Box 12 Folder 29
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"
2002
Malta and Sicily (AFT) 11/5/02
Box 12 Folder 30
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
1992-1995
Mandate Relief 1992-1995
Box 12 Folder 31
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
1995
Mandate Relief 6/16/95
Box 12 Folder 32
Testimony of David Sherman, vice president, United Federation of Teachers, on the proposed 1995-95 budget, May 17, 1995; related materials
1975-1981
Mainstreaming 1975-1981
Box 12 Folder 33
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
1983
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
1990-2003
Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (NYS) 1990-2003
Box 12 Folder 34
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
1995
Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (NYS). Teacher Certification Requirement c. 1995
Box 12 Folder 35
NYSUT document, "The New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program as a Teacher Certification Requirement," n.d., c. 1995
1991
Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (NYS), Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers, Fund for Innovation. Report 1991
Box 12 Folder 36
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
2002-2003
Middle Level Education 2002-2003
Box 12 Folder 37
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
2003
Middle Level Education External Advisory Group 2/6/03
Box 12 Folder 38
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
2001-2003
Middle Level Education External Advisory Council /Task Force 2001-2003
Box 12 Folder 39
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
2002
Middle Level Education Regional Forum 3/25/02
Box 12 Folder 40
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
2001
Middle School Testing Summit 11/26/01
Box 12 Folder 41
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
2003
Middle Level External Advisory Group 4/29/03
Box 12 Folder 42
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
2003
Elementary Math 2003
Box 12 Folder 43
Presentation graphs, "Elementary Math Overview: The Bottom Line"
2003-2004
Middle-Level Math 2003-2004
Box 12 Folder 44
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
2003
Middle-Level ELA (English Language Arts) 2003
Box 12 Folder 45
Presentation graphs and bullet points, "Middle School English: The Bottom Line," with results by racial/ethnic group
2003
Elementary ELA 2003
Box 12 Folder 46
Presentation graphs and bullet points, "Elementary English: The Bottom Line," with results by racial/ethnic group
2003
(Middle Level) Assessment Hearing Materials 2003
Box 12 Folder 47
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
2003
Statewide Hearing on Middle-Level Education 11/12/03
Box 12 Folder 48
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
1999-2000
Minerva 1999-2000
Box 13 Folder 1
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.
1982
Moral Education 1982
Box 13 Folder 2
Reprints of scholarly articles on values education; discussion paper for Board of Regents; related materials; handwritten notes
1999-2002
Muldoon Grant Requests Denied 1999-2002
Box 13 Folder 3
Correspondence with agencies and individuals seeking grants from Mary Muldoon Fund
1992
Multicultural Education 1992
Box 13 Folder 4
"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
1991
Multicultural Education 1991
Box 13 Folder 5
"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
1991
Multicultural Education 1991
Box 13 Folder 6
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
1991
Multicultural Education (Jeffries) 1991
Box 13 Folder 7
Newspaper clippings re controversial racial statements by CUNY professor Leonard Jeffries
1981-1991
Multicultural Education (folder 1 of 2) 1981-1991
Box 13 Folder 8
Articles, correspondence, and handwritten notes re diversity, usually meaning African American history and perspective
1981-1991
Multicultural Education (folder 2 of 2) 1981-1991
Box 13 Folder 9
1991-1992
Multiculturalism. Survey. Citizens Poll 1991-1992
Box 13 Folder 10
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
1991
Multiculturalism. Survey. Citizens Poll . Fact Finders Questionnaire 1991
Box 13 Folder 11
Questions asked by Fact Finders research firm in citizens' survey re multiculturalism in social studies curriculum; handwritten notes
1991-1992
Multiculturalism. Survey. Press Conference/Focus Groups (folder 1 of 2) 1991-1992
Box 13 Folder 12
Materials re survey by Fact Finders on lack of public support for teaching multiculturalism to the exclusion of European history/mainstream American culture
1991-1992
Multiculturalism. Survey. Press Conference/Focus Groups (folder 2 of 2) 1991-1992
Box 13 Folder 13
Materials re survey by Fact Finders re public attitudes on range of educational issues
1999-2004
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). New York State 1999-2004
Box 13 Folder 14
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
2004
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) 6/5/04
Box 13 Folder 15
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
2003
NBCT Press Conference 12/2/03
Box 13 Folder 16
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
2002
NBCT Celebration 6/8/02
Box 13 Folder 17
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
2001
NBCT Meeting 3/10/01
Box 13 Folder 18
Agenda; "Where We Stand" column by Al Shanker; NYSUT press release, "Strategy Session Looks to Boost Count of 'Master Teachers,'" March 8, 2001
2001
NBPTS. New York State 2001
Box 13 Folder 19
Concluding report of NYSUT Celebration and Conference for National Board Certified Teachers; related correspondence
2001
NBPTS Lobby Day 4/25/01
Box 13 Folder 20
List of National Board Certified teachers, 2002-2001; memo to participants in Legislative Information Day, reviewing planned activities; list of Senate and Assembly members
1975-1986
National Education Association (NEA) (folder 1 of 3) 1975-1986
Box 13 Folder 21
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
1975-1986
National Education Association (NEA) (folder 2 of 3) 1975-1986
Box 13 Folder 22
Booklet by AFT, "AFT-NEA: The Crucial Differences," n.d; NEA documents re layoffs in teaching staffs, 1976, and related issues
1975-1986
National Education Association (NEA) (folder 3 of 3) 1975-1986
Box 14 Folder 1
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
1974-1975
National Education Association. Conflict of Interest 1974-1975
Box 14 Folder 2
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
1975
National Education Association. Strategy 1975
Box 14 Folder 3
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
1975-1986
National Education Association. Propaganda 1975-1986
Box 14 Folder 4
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
1983
National Institute of Education 1983
Box 14 Folder 5
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
2006
No Child Left Behind Meeting (NCLB), AFT 12/14/06
Box 14 Folder 6
Agenda for NCLB Task Force; AFT brochure, "NCLB: Let's Get It Right". See also: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
2004
No Child Left Behind, AFT 12/01/04
Box 14 Folder 7
Agenda and materials; AFT report, "No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Information Update," July 14, 2004
2004
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Conference Call (AFT) 5/12/04
Box 14 Folder 8
Draft resolution on No Child Left Behind, with handwritten edits
2004
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Resolution Committee (AFT) 4/28/04
Box 14 Folder 9
Summary meeting notes
2004
No Child Left Behind "Failing Schools"� Statement by Antonia Cortese 9/9/04
Box 14 Folder 10
Press release, "Statement by New York State United Teachers on So-Called 'Failing' Schools"
2004
No Child Left Behind. Council of State Governments 8/10/04
Box 14 Folder 11
"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
2001-2002
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) 2001-2002
Box 14 Folder 12
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
NYSUT:
Box 14
1988-2004
NYSUT Constitution 1988-2004
Box 14 Folder 13
Copies of NYSUT Constitution and Bylaws, 2003 and 2004; Constitution, 1988-1997
2002
NYSUT Community Outreach Directory, June 2002
Box 14 Folder 14
Reference book of civil rights, educational, lobbying, women's, church, and union organizations
1998
NYSUT Correspondence. Research 1998
Box 14 Folder 15
Chronological correspondence
1997
NYSUT Correspondence. Research 1997
Box 14 Folder 16
Chronological correspondence
2000-2002
NYSUT Correspondence. Miscellaneous (folder 1 of 2) 2000-2002
Box 14 Folder 17
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
2000-2002
NYSUT Correspondence. Miscellaneous (folder 2 of 2) 2000-2002
Box 14 Folder 18
Signed personal notes from Hillary Rodham Clinton, thanking NYSUT for support in Senate campaign, July-August 2000; routine correspondence
1997-1998
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council 1997-1998
Box 14 Folder 19
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
1998
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council 5/29/98
Box 14 Folder 20
Memo re joint workshop on academic standards, June 16, with project outline; confidential draft of responses to Regents recommendations
1998
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council March 20-21, 1998
Box 14 Folder 21
Meeting agenda; list of attendees; facilitative correspondence; handwritten notes
1998
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council 1/29/98
Box 14 Folder 22
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
1998
NYSUT/NEA-NY Joint Council. Meeting with Robin Rapaport 1/28/98
Box 14 Folder 23
Transcription of notes on newsprint pad taken at Joint Council session
1995-1996
NYSUT Educational Services (folder 1 of 2) 1995-1996
Box 14 Folder 24
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
1995-1996
NYSUT Educational Services (folder 2 of 2) 1995-1996
Box 14 Folder 25
2003
NYSUT Political Action Committee, Resource Guide for PAC Coordinators, 2003
Box 14 Folder 26
1985-1986
NYSUT Newsline 1985-86
Box 15 Folder 1
Materials and scripts re radio actuality service (pre-recorded messages on topical issues)
2003
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook 2003
Box 15 Folder 2
Program; list of participants; information on community and political action, bargaining strategies, managing student behavior; strategies for paraprofessionals
2002
NYSUT Local Presidents' Conference, April 24-25, 2002
Box 15 Folder 3
List of participants; routine correspondence
2002
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook April 24-25, 2002
Box 15 Folder 4
Program; list of participants; information on legal issues, certification requirements, health care reform
2001
NYSUT New Local Presidents' Conference, July 16-19, 2001
Box 15 Folder 5
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
2001
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook 2001
Box 15 Folder 6
Program agenda; related materials
2000
NYSUT Pre-Representative Assembly Local Presidents' Conference, NY Hilton (folder 1 of 2), April 5-6, 2000
Box 15 Folder 7
Convention program; 1999 Constitution; text of introduction by Cortese; preconference lists, correspondence; packet information re charter schools, educational issues
2000
NYSUT Pre-Representative Assembly Local Presidents' Conference, NY Hilton (folder 2 of2), April 5-6, 2000
Box 15 Folder 8
Constitution; facilitative correspondence
1999
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference -- Invitations (folder 1 of 4), July 12-15, 1999
Box 15 Folder 9
Lists of locals; correspondence
1999
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference (folder 2 of 4), July 12-15, 1999
Box 15 Folder 10
Program and evaluation
1999
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference. Materials (folder 3 of 4) July 12-15, 1999
Box 15 Folder 11
Agenda; information on field services, research and educational services, computer services, member benefits, governance, and related matters
1999
NYSUT 12th New Local Presidents' Conference. Materials (folder 4 of 4) July 12-15, 1999
Box 15 Folder 12
List of participants; materials re legislative and political action, VOTE/COPE, related matters
1998
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, April 29-30, 1998
Box 15 Folder 13
Program; materials re current education reform issues, legal issues affecting school related personnel, new member programs
1997
NYSUT Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference, Participants' Handbook 1997
Box 15 Folder 14
Program agenda; presentation materials, including defamation seminar by general counsel; health insurance information, education reform issues
1997
NYSUT 11th New Local Presidents' Conference, July 21-24, 1997
Box 16 Folder 1
Program; list of participants; information on field and legal services, research and educational services, computer services, member benefits, governance, and related matters
1992
NYSUT Representative Assembly March 19-22, 1992
Box 16 Folder 2
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
1991
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1991
Box 16 Folder 3
Correspondence; notes from Credential Committee, March 22, 1991
1990
NYSUT Representative Assembly March 22, 1990
Box 16 Folder 4
Agenda for Credentials Committee; related materials
1989
NYSUT Representative Assembly April 1989
Box 16 Folder 5
Proposed resolutions and amendments; Credentials Committee report
1986
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1986
Box 16 Folder 6
Computer printout of list of delegates
1985
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1985
Box 16 Folder 7
Computer printout of list of delegates
1984
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1984
Box 16 Folder 8
Computer printout of list of delegates
1983
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1983
Box 16 Folder 9
Computer printout of list of delegates
1982
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1982
Box 16 Folder 10
Computer printout of list of delegates; list of locals in arrears
1981
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1981
Box 16 Folder 11
Computer printout of list of delegates
1980
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1980
Box 16 Folder 12
Computer printout of list of delegates
1979
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1979
Box 16 Folder 13
Computer printout of list of delegates
1978
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1978
Box 16 Folder 14
Computer printout of list of delegates; handwritten registration list of non-delegates
1977
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1977
Box 16 Folder 15
Computer printout of list of delegates
1976
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1976
Box 16 Folder 16
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
1975
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1975
Box 16 Folder 17
Computer printout of list of delegates; handwritten registration list of non-voting alternates, visitors, and guests; final county of attendance
1974
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1974
Box 16 Folder 18
Computer printout of list of delegates
1973
NYSUT Representative Assembly 1973
Box 16 Folder 19
Computer printout of list of delegates; handwritten final report of Credentials Committee
NYSUT MEETINGS RESTRICTED:
Box 16
2004
NYSUT Board of Directors and Executive Committee . Antonia Cortese Meeting 6/9/04
Box 17 Folder 1
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
2003
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting December 12-13, 2003
Box 17 Folder 2
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
2003
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting September 12-13, 2003
Box 17 Folder 3
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
2003
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting. Workshop on Student Assessment (Tests) 9/12/03
Box 17 Folder 4
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
2003
NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting 6/30/03
Box 17 Folder 5
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
2003
NYSUT of Directors Board Meeting February 7-8, 2003
Box 17 Folder 6
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
2002
Board Meeting 12/14/02
Box 17 Folder 7
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
2002
Board Retreat October 4-6, 2002
Box 17 Folder 8
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
2002
Board Retreat Materials October 4-6, 2002
Box 17 Folder 9
Agenda; session materials
2002
Board of Directors Meeting 6/28/02
Box 17 Folder 10
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
2002
Board of Directors Meeting 3/1-2/02
Box 17 Folder 11
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
2001
Board Meeting 12/14-15/01
Box 17 Folder 12
Agendas for Executive Committee and Board of Directors; officers' reports; personnel report; constitution revisions; affiliation requests; information items
2001
Board of Directors' Meeting, Sept. 21, 2001
Box 17 Folder 13
Agenda; officers' reports; personnel report; constitution revisions; policy handbook revisions; information items
2001
NYSUT Board Meeting June 25-26, 2001
Box 17 Folder 14
Minutes of March 20 meeting; officers' reports; NYSUT 2001-02 budget; brochure re NYUT polling center
2001
Board of Directors Meeting 3/20/01
Box 17 Folder 15
Agenda; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of March 1, 2001, meeting; officers' reports, including financial statements; draft Board of Directors' resolutions
2003
Executive Committee Meeting 11/6/03
Box 17 Folder 16
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
2003
Executive Committee Meeting 6/12/03
Box 17 Folder 17
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
2003
Executive Committee Meeting 10/16/03
Box 17 Folder 18
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
2003
Executive Committee Meeting, June 12, 2003
Box 17 Folder 19
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
2003
Executive Committee Meeting, April 3, 2003
Box 17 Folder 20
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
2003
Executive Committee Meeting 5/22/03
Box 17 Folder 21
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
2003
Executive Committee Meeting 3/11/03
Box 17 Folder 22
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
2003
Executive Committee Meeting 1/9/03
Box 17 Folder 23
Agenda; reports by Cortese
2002
Executive Committee Meeting 12/13/02
Box 17 Folder 24
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
2002
Executive Committee Meeting 11/14/02
Box 17 Folder 25
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
2002
Executive Committee Meeting 9/19/02
Box 17 Folder 26
Final report, Local Assessment of NYSUT Services 2001-2002; report of first vice president Cortese
2002
Executive Committee Meeting 6/13/02
Box 17 Folder 27
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
2002
Executive Committee Meeting 5/23/02
Box 17 Folder 28
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
2002
Executive Committee 3/1/02
Box 17 Folder 29
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
2002
Executive Committee Teleconference 2/14/02
Box 17 Folder 30
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
2002
Executive Committee 1/28/02
Box 17 Folder 31
Agenda; reports of president, executive vice president, first vice president
2001
Executive Committee, Rochester 11/15/01
Box 17 Folder 32
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)
2001
Executive Committee 2/1/01
Box 17 Folder 33
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
2001
Executive Committee Conference Call 1/11/01
Box 17 Folder 34
Agenda; Officers' Reports; proposal to improve recruitment, selection, and independence of CUNY and SUNY boards of trustees; revised NYSUT policy on (political) endorsements
2000
NYSUT Exec. Committee Meeting 11/7/00
Box 18 Folder 1
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
2001
Officers' Meeting 12/18/01
Box 18 Folder 2
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;
2001
Officers' Meeting, NYSUT Education and Learning Trust (Board of Trustees) 12/11/01
Box 18 Folder 3
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
2001
Offices' Meeting 11/20/01
Box 18 Folder 4
Agendas for Officers' Meeting and Administrative Committee Meeting; guidelines for conducting organizing campaigns; list of new affiliates
2001
Officers' Meeting 11/7/01
Box 18 Folder 5
Agenda; speaker's guide
2001
Officers' Meeting 10/19/01
Box 18 Folder 6
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
2001
Officers' Meeting, 10/3/01
Box 18 Folder 7
Agenda; update on Community Outreach Department
2001
Officers' Meeting, 9/11/01
Box 18 Folder 8
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
2001
Administrative Committee 8/10/01
Box 18 Folder 9
NYSUT Organization Objectives, September 1, 2001- August 21, 2002; description of annual goal-setting project; outline of officer goals
2001
Special Officers' Meeting 7/11/01
Box 18 Folder 10
Agenda; materials re communications division (organizational chart, job descriptions); notes from officers' retreat
2001
Officers' Meeting 7/2/01
Box 18 Folder 11
Agenda; memo re communication plan
2001
Officers' Meeting 6/6/01
Box 18 Folder 12
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
2001
Officers' Meeting 5/8/01
Box 18 Folder 13
Agenda; AFT/NEA "no-raid" agreement; list of members of Unity Caucus
2001
Officers' Retreat, Lenox, MA (folder 1 of 2) 4/5-6/01
Box 18 Folder 14
Agenda, including discussion of risks and benefits of expanding membership, use of part-time employees
2001
Officers' Retreat, Lenox, MA (folder 2 of 2) April 5-6, 2001
Box 18 Folder 15
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
2000
Officers' Retreat May 11-12, 2000
Box 18 Folder 16
"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
2000
Officers' Retreat (folder 2) May 11-12, 2000
Box 18 Folder 17
Full reports, "NYSUT Goal Setting Project"; preliminary version
2002
Officers' Meeting 2/19/02
Box 18 Folder 18
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
2002
Officers' Meeting 1/22/02
Box 18 Folder 19
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
2002
Officers' Meeting 1/8/02
Box 18 Folder 20
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 12/9/03
Box 18 Folder 21
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 11/25/03
Box 18 Folder 22
Agenda; emerging leaders evaluation report; financial activity sheets; labor-religion delegation projects
2003
Officers' Meeting 11/3/03
Box 18 Folder 23
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 10/21/03
Box 18 Folder 24
Agenda; message re Leadership Institute for NYSUT members, noting number of graduates, characteristics, expenses, recommending continued participation
2003
Officers' Meeting 10/2/03
Box 18 Folder 25
Agenda; draft expenditure policy
2003
Officers' Meeting 9/18/03
Box 18 Folder 26
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 6/19/03
Box 18 Folder 27
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 5/20/03
Box 18 Folder 28
Agenda; projected cash flow to 2012
2003
Officers' Meeting 9/4/03
Box 18 Folder 29
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 5/16/03
Box 18 Folder 30
Agenda; presidential candidate Dick Gephardt's health care plan; report of first vice president Cortese
2003
Officers' Meeting 6/3/03
Box 18 Folder 31
Agenda; 2003-04 budget; memo re rationale for new clerical position; memo re Information Technology Department reorganization; notes from "cracker barrel" session
2003
Officers' Meeting 5/6/03
Box 18 Folder 32
Agenda; financial data
2003
Officers' Retreat 3/20-21/03
Box 18 Folder 33
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 3/11/03
Box 18 Folder 34
Report of first vice president Cortese; summary of regional office reports re contract negotiations
2003
Officers' Meeting 2/26/03
Box 18 Folder 35
Agendas; chart re financial impact of charter schools; materials re NYS Alliance for Retired Americans
2003
Officers' Meeting 2/11/03
Box 18 Folder 36
Agenda for Officers' Meeting; NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Board of Trustees meeting agenda; minutes of November 15, 2002, trustees' meeting
2003
Officers' Meeting 1/28/03
Box 18 Folder 37
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
2003
Officers' Meeting 1/7/03
Box 18 Folder 38
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
NYSUT MEETINGS (unrestricted):
Box 18
See also underCommissioner Mills; see: AFT Program and Policy Council (PPC)
2004
NYSUT Policy Council 1/07/04
Box 18 Folder 39
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)
2003
NYSUT Policy Council 10/23/03
Box 18 Folder 40
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
2003
NYSUT Policy Council 1/29/03
Box 18 Folder 41
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;
2003
NYSUT Policy Council 3/10/03
Box 18 Folder 42
Agenda; Regents discussion paper re draft policy statement on middle-level education; related materials
2002
NYSUT Policy Council 4/12/02
Box 18 Folder 43
Handwritten notes; memos re cancellation and rescheduling of meetings
2002
NYSUT Policy Council 1/14/02
Box 18 Folder 44
Retiree handbook and related materials
2003-2005
NYSUT Policy Council. 2003-2005
Box 18 Folder 45
List of members indicating ability to serve two-year term
2002-2003
NYSUT Policy Council. 2002-2003
Box 18 Folder 46
List of members indicating ability to serve term
2000-2002
NYSUT Policy Council 2000-2002
Box 18 Folder 47
List of members indicating ability to serve two-year term
2001
NYSUT Policy Council 9/28/01
Box 18 Folder 48
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
2001
NYSUT Policy Council 5/31/01
Box 18 Folder 49
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)
2001
NYSUT Policy Council 3/27-28/01
Box 18 Folder 50
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
2000
NYSUT Policy Council 10/27/00
Box 18 Folder 51
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
2000
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 5/5/00
Box 18 Folder 52
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
2000
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 3/16/00
Box 19 Folder 1
Notice of meeting; notice of meeting cancellation
1999
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 11/9/99
Box 19 Folder 2
Agenda; meeting notice; discussion papers re career and technical diploma, closing the performance gap; documents re annual performance review and professional development plan requirements
1999
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 6/9/99
Box 19 Folder 3
Meeting notice outlining agenda; list of council members; NYSUT report, "Safe at School: Improving Discipline, Preventing Violence"; miscellaneous materials
1999
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 3/19/99
Box 19 Folder 4
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
1998
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 10/23/98
Box 19 Folder 5
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
1998
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 9/28/98
Box 19 Folder 6
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"
1998
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 5/27/98
Box 19 Folder 7
Agenda; summary of new member focus groups; articles re distance learning; newspaper clippings; correspondence
1998
NYSUT Policy Council Meeting 2/3/98
Box 19 Folder 8
Agenda; list of members
1998
NYSUT Policy Council Planning Meeting 1/15/98
Box 19 Folder 9
Notice of planning meeting; handwritten notes; list of invited participants
NYSUT MEETINGS (unrestricted) miscellaneous (chronological order):
Box 19
2002
Gulino vs. SED 2002
Box 19 Folder 10
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
2002
New Board Orientation 12/12-13/02
Box 19 Folder 11
Agendas; Local Leaders' Guide to Research and Educational Services, 2001-2002
2002
State Farm Insurance 6/20/02
Box 19 Folder 12
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"
2002
Retiree Council 8, Yahnundasis CC, Utica 6/14/02
Box 19 Folder 13
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
2002
Donahue E.D. Meeting, Woodcliff, Rochester 5/30/02
Box 19 Folder 14
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
2002
E.D. 11 Meeting, Vestal R.O. 5/8/02
Box 19 Folder 15
Report by Cortese; facilitative correspondence
2002
Kremer & Lockwood, Simpsons, Desmond 5/10/02
Box 19 Folder 16
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
2001
Staff Training Conf., Gideon, Crackerbarrel w/ officers 5/7/01
Box 19 Folder 17
Tentative program and workshop descriptions; letter to UFT president Randi Weingarten inviting her to speak at training conference
2002
Scarsdale Teachers Association 4/10/02
Box 19 Folder 18
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
2002
NYSUT/NEA Meeting 3/28/02
Box 19 Folder 19
National Education Association newsletter Advocate articles, with cover letter to NYSUT officers; meeting notice
2002
Cable TV Awards Dinner, Convention Center 3/4/02
Box 19 Folder 20
Program; letter to Cortese thanking her for serving as judge
2002
Johanna Duncan-Poitier 2/8/02
Box 19 Folder 21
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
2002
Cable Television Awards Program, Steuben Club 2/1/02
Box 19 Folder 22
Memo to Toni Cortese asking her to serve as judge, representing NYSUT, on scholarship awards panel of Cable Television Association of New York
2002
Commissioner Mills 1/2/02
Box 19 Folder 23
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
2003
Commissioner Mills 12/4/03
Box 19 Folder 24
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
2003
Small Locals Alliance Meeting 12/3/03
Box 19 Folder 25
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
2003
Communications Meeting 12/1/03
Box 19 Folder 26
List of possible articles for January 14, 2003, issue of New York Teacher
2003
Cathy Chesbrough 11/19/03
Box 19 Folder 27
Handwritten note
2003
Gloria Weinman Retirement Party, Moran's, NYC 11/16/03
Box 19 Folder 28
Invitation/program flyer
2003
Suffolk RO Staff Meeting 11/17/03
Box 19 Folder 29
Facilitative correspondence; photocopy pictures (distorted) of staff
2003
Communications Meeting 11/4/03
Box 19 Folder 30
List of possible articles for November 14, 2003, issue of New York Teacher
2003
New Board Orientation 10/31/03
Box 19 Folder 31
Program
2003
New Staff Orientation 10/28-30/03
Box 19 Folder 32
Presentation points and handwritten notes; list of participants
2003
CDRO Leadership Conf., Lake Placid Hilton 10/25/03
Box 19 Folder 33
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
2003
E.D. 14 Meeting (Lee Cutler) 10/2/03
Box 19 Folder 34
Agenda; Physic Regents Phone Survey and Summary, noting increase in teachers saying test was too rigorous; presentation points re current economic climate
2003
SRP Conference, President's Roundtable 10/18/03
Box 19 Folder 35
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)
2003
Inservice Conference 10/16-17/03
Box 19 Folder 36
Program for 22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Inservice Education; text of oral report by first vice president; talking points; biographical sketches
2003
RA Initiative Meeting 9/30/03
Box 19 Folder 37
Facilitative correspondence
2003
PSPB Breakfast Meeting 9/18/03
Box 19 Folder 38
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
2003
Local Presidents' Conf. Planning Meeting 9/16/03
Box 19 Folder 39
Agenda; tentative schedule for Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference; conference program; notes on decisions made at planning meeting
2003
Communications Meeting 9/8/03
Box 19 Folder 40
List of possible articles for 2003-04 year of New York Teacher; brochure, "Introduction to NYSUT"
2003
Frank Colone Celebration, West Park Wine Cellars 9/7/03
Box 19 Folder 41
Invitation and facilitative correspondence
2003
NYS Science Ed. Consortium 8/20/03
Box 19 Folder 42
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
2003
VOTE/COPE Committee Meeting 8/19/03
Box 19 Folder 43
"Draft minutes" (agenda) for upcoming meeting; minutes of August 12, 2002, meeting
2003
New York Teacher Survey Meeting 3/5/03
Box 19 Folder 44
Handwritten notes
2003
Randi Weingarten, UFT 2/24/03
Box 19 Folder 45
"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
2003
New York Teacher Meeting 2/10/03
Box 19 Folder 46
List of articles for February 26, 2003, issue of New York Teacher
2003
Representative Assembly (RA), Washington, DC 2003
Box 19 Folder 47
Post-RA survey; delegate and alternate bulletins; invitations to receptions; routine correspondence
2003
Local Presidents' Conference Planning Meeting 2/3/03
Box 19 Folder 48
Summary of conference planning meeting; tentative conference schedule
2003
Local Presidents' Conference, Washington, DC 2003
Box 19 Folder 49
Press release, "Budget Crisis, Presidential Politics to Highlight NYSUT Convention," March 26; Preview newsletter; facilitative materials
2003
Superintendents' Meeting 6/25/03
Box 19 Folder 50
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
2003
Scott Hughes, Apple Computer 6/18/03
Box 19 Folder 51
Proposal for a Teaching and Learning Technology Initiative; Public Policy Institute brochure, "A Laptop for Every Student?"; memo requesting meeting
2003
New York Teacher Brainstorming (Communications) 6/13/03
Box 19 Folder 52
Draft outline of issues; handwritten notes
2003
New York Teacher Meeting (Communications) 6/2/03
Box 19 Folder 53
Story list for June 18, 2003, issue of newspaper
2003
Johanna Duncan Poitier, SED 6/2/03
Box 19 Folder 54
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
2003
Teacher Center Spring Retreat, Sagamore 3/28/03
Box 19 Folder 55
Agenda; materials, "Reflecting on Teacher Center Work: Protocol Information"; outline of comments by Cortese re leadership
2003
Urban Council Conference Call. Ohio 8 3/28/03
Box 19 Folder 56
Agenda; Ohio 8 Coalition Fact Sheet; notes from conference call; handwritten notes
2003
Southern Tier Spring Conference, Skytop, PA 3/22/03
Box 19 Folder 57
NYSUT presentation points re No Child Left Behind; 2003-04 executive budget proposal; handwritten notes
2003
Resolution Meeting 2/5/03
Box 19 Folder 58
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
2003
Long Island Presidents' Meeting 1/31/03
Box 19 Folder 59
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
2003
Voyager (Reading Academy) 1/8/03
Box 19 Folder 60
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
1994
Opportunity to Learn 1994
Box 19 Folder 61
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
1994
Opportunity to Learn. Regents Temporary Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum and Assessment 11/2/94
Box 19 Folder 62
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
1992
Pacesetter Program, College Board 1992
Box 19 Folder 63
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
1996
Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) Task Force 1996
Box 19 Folder 64
Task force report; memos re schools requiring special help. See also: Teaching Assistants/Teacher Aides; See also: School-Related Personnel
1996
PSRP Issues Committee 8/27/96
Box 19 Folder 65
Key Findings from a National Survey of PSRPs Conducted for the America Federation of Teachers, May 1996, by Peter D. Hart Research Associates
1996
PSRP AFT Conference 4/12-4/14/96
Box 19 Folder 66
Flyers, routine material
1996
PSRP Task Force 3/27/96
Box 19 Folder 67
Materials re organizing potential; handwritten notes
2000
Part 80 2000
Box 19 Folder 68
Discussion item for Regents re amending Commissioner's Regulations Part 80 re certification requirements for classroom teaching service and for teaching assistants
1992-2000
Part 83. Good Moral Character 1992-2000
Box 20 Folder 1
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
2000
Part 83 Policy & Procedures 11/27/00
Box 20 Folder 2
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
1983-1985
Part 100 Regulations (folder 1 of 4) 1983-1985
Box 20 Folder 3
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
1984-1985
Part 100 Regulations (folder 2 of 4) 1984-1985
Box 20 Folder 4
Draft Administrators' Handbook on Commissioner's Regulations; correspondence
1984
Part 100 Regulations (folder 3 of 4) 1984
Box 20 Folder 5
State Education Department booklet, "New Part 100 of the Commissioner's Regulations," November 19, 1984; implementation materials
1984
Part 100 Regulations (folder 4 of 4) 1984
Box 20 Folder 6
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
1994-1996
Parental Involvement 1994-1996
Box 20 Folder 7
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
1997
Peer Intervention 1997
Box 20 Folder 8
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
1995-1998
Peer Intervention 1995-1998
Box 20 Folder 9
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
PERFORMANCE:
Box 20
see: Standards & Assessment
1999
Statewide Performance Advisory Council (SED) 1999
Box 20 Folder 10
"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
2000
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 6/9/00
Box 20 Folder 11
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
1999
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 11/19/99
Box 20 Folder 12
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
1999
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 9/16/99
Box 20 Folder 13
Regents discussion item, "Closing the Gaps in Student Performance"; related materials
1999
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 5/17/99
Box 20 Folder 14
Summary notes of March 8, 1999, meeting of council; related materials
1999
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 3/8/99
Box 20 Folder 15
Agenda; conceptual framework; "America's Next Achievement Test: Closing the Black-White Test Score Gap," American Prospect, September-October 1998; handwritten notes
1999
Statewide Performance Advisory Council 1/28/99
Box 20 Folder 16
Agenda; Comprehensive District Education Plan; letter from Commissioner Mills to Cortese inviting her to participate on council, January 21, 1999; handwritten notes
1992-1996
Performance Assessment 1992-1996
Box 20 Folder 17
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
2002
Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction 2002
Box 20 Folder 18
State Education Department summary of discussions of subcommittee
2001-2002
Closing the Achievement Gap 2001-02
Box 20 Folder 19
Regents discussion item re student performance on elementary and middle-level assessments, October 29, 2001; NYSUT Task Force on Time survey results
2002
Leave No Child Behind Conference, SUNY Albany 3/14-16/02
Box 20 Folder 20
Presenters' outlines for SUNY conference, "Leave No Child Behind: Improving Under-Performing Urban Schools"
2000-2002
Closing the Performance Gap Committee 2000-2002
Box 20 Folder 21
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
2002
Statewide Gap Implementation Advisory Committee 2/12/02
Box 20 Folder 22
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
2002
Performance Gap Meeting. Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction 9/26/02
Box 20 Folder 23
Summary of issues discussed at meetings of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; report by subcommittee: "Closing the Gaps in Student Academic Performance"
2002
Statewide Performance Gap 7/1/02
Box 20 Folder 24
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
2002
Performance Gap Advisory Committee 4/30/02
Box 20 Folder 25
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
2002
Performance Gap Advisory Committee 3/14/02
Box 20 Folder 26
Promotional brochures for the University of the State of New York; agendas for subcommittees
Performance Learning Systems. See: Project T.E.A.C.H.
1997-2000
Pay for Performance 1997-2000
Box 20 Folder 27
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
2000
NYSUT Public Policy Seminar 7/22/99. 3/28/00
Box 20 Folder 28
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
2001
Pouring Rights 2001
Box 20 Folder 29
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)
2000
Pre-Kindergarten Program 2000
Box 20 Folder 30
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
1997
Pre-K, Universal. Class Size 12/17/97
Box 20 Folder 31
Meeting notice; text of legislation; notice to school districts by State Education Department of agreement on legislation
1997
Pre-K, Universal 11/7/97
Box 21 Folder 1
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
1988-1997
Pre-K Compromise (Not) 1988-1997
Box 21 Folder 2
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
1996
Pre-Kindergarten. Report by Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey Ross 1996
Box 21 Folder 3
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
1989
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors 1989
Box 21 Folder 4
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
1989
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors February 8, 1989
Box 21 Folder 5
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
1988
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors October 1988
Box 21 Folder 6
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
1988
Task Force to Study the Preparation and Licensure of School Administrators and Supervisors November 7, 1988
Box 21 Folder 7
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
1992-1996
Privatization Project 1992-1996
Box 21 Folder 8
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
2001
AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development February 2001
Box 21 Folder 9
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
2000
AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development December 2000
Box 21 Folder 10
Brochures, meeting agendas and summaries; reports, handwritten notes
2000
AFT Task Force on Union-Sponsored Professional Development October 3-4, 2000
Box 21 Folder 11
Brochures, meeting agendas and summaries; reports, handwritten notes
2000
AFT Professional Development, Albert Shanker Institute 5/31/00
Box 21 Folder 12
Reports and memos
2004
AFT Online Professional Development Meeting 1/20/04
Box 21 Folder 13
Teachscape, Your Professional Development Online
2000
Professional Staff Congress (PSC) 2000
Box 21 Folder 14
Memo to NYSUT officers re meeting on November 27
1977-1984
Project T.E.A.C.H. 1977-1984
Box 21 Folder 15
"An Integrated Composite of Successful Teaching Practices," by Performance Learning Systems, Inc., 1977; statistical evaluations of program effectiveness; newsletter; correspondence
1982
Project T.E.A.C.H.. Meeting with Sandra Feldman 10/12/82
Box 21 Folder 16
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
1982
Project T.E.A.C.H.. Meeting with Charles Santelli and Tom Willette 6/1/82
Box 21 Folder 17
Letter to Tom Willette, NYSUT, from Joe Hasenstab, Project T.E.A.C.H., re problems with NYC director, May 21, 1982
1996-1997
Promising Programs 1996-1997
Box 21 Folder 18
"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
1997
Proposition 209 (California) 1997
Box 21 Folder 19
Proposed NYSUT policy opposing Proposition 209 banning affirmative action programs
Quotas, n.d.
Box 21 Folder 20
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
1998
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading 12/2/98
Box 21 Folder 21
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
1997-1998
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading 1997-1998
Box 21 Folder 22
"Every Child Reading: An Action Plan of the Learning First Alliance," June 1998; correspondence re International Reading Association's criticism of AFT position
1998
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading 4/6/98
Box 21 Folder 23
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
1997-1998
Reading. AFT Task Force on Reading. Notes 1997-1998
Box 21 Folder 24
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
1998
Reading Conference Planning Meeting 3/25 /98
Box 21 Folder 25
Tentative outline of policy document; handwritten notes; memo
1998
Reading. Essential Elements of Reading (folder 1 of 2) 1998
Box 21 Folder 26
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
1999
Reading. Essential Elements of Reading (folder 2 of 2) 1999
Box 21 Folder 27
Reading for Life 1997
1997
Reading for Life 1997
Box 21 Folder 28
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
1998
Reading Initiatives 1998
Box 22 Folder 1
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
1998
Reading Initiative 5/26/98
Box 22 Folder 2
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
1997
Reading Instruction 1997
Box 22 Folder 3
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
1998
Reading. Elementary Literacy Profile September 25, 1998
Box 22 Folder 4
NYSUT memo re details of use of profile to track student progress in reading and writing
Redesigning Low-Performing Schools. See: Low-Performing Schools
1990-2000
Board of Regents 1990-2000
Box 22 Folder 5
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
1978-1990
Board of Regents. Membership 1978-1990
Box 22 Folder 6
Biographical descriptions of Regents, 1979; map of Judicial Districts in NYS; list of Regents; newspaper clippings
1998
Board of Regents. Chancellor Hayden 11/6/98
Box 22 Folder 7
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
1984-1990
Regents Action Plan (folder 1 of 2) 1984-1990
Box 22 Folder 8
"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
1984-1988
Regents Action Plan (folder 2 of 2) 1984-1988
Box 22 Folder 9
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
2002
Regents Candidates 2002
Box 22 Folder 10
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
2001
Regents Candidates 2001
Box 22 Folder 11
Letter recommending candidate; resumes and application letters; interview transcripts and summary
2001
Regents Candidates: Joseph Bowman 2001
Box 22 Folder 12
Resume
2001
Regents Candidates: Karen Schimke 2001
Box 22 Folder 13
Newsletter, Early Ed Reports, featuring Schimke on cover, February 2001
2001
Regents Candidates: Carolyn Williams 2001
Box 22 Folder 14
Resume; brochure
2000
Regents Interviews 2000
Box 22 Folder 15
List of questions for candidates; resumes; interview summaries
2000
Regents Candidates: Anthony Shorris 2000
Box 22 Folder 16
Cover note from Cortese: "I thought maybe you'd like to see the questions they might ask"; resume
2000
Regents Candidates: Harriet Cornell 2000
Box 22 Folder 17
Letter of application
2000
Regents Candidates: Richard Kohlhausen 2000
Box 22 Folder 18
Letter of application and three thank-you notes to Cortese
2000
Regents Candidates: Evelyn Stock 2000
Box 22 Folder 19
Resume
1996-1997
Regents Competency Tests 1996-1997
Box 22 Folder 20
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
1990-1993
Regents Diploma 1990-1993
Box 22 Folder 21
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
1995
Regents Examinations. Representative Assembly Special Order of Business (Resolution) 1995
Box 22 Folder 22
Resolution supporting increasing essay question component of Regents examination and related issues, with handwritten edits, 1995
1994-1997
Regents Exams 1994-1997
Box 22 Folder 23
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
2003
Regents Exams 2003
Box 22 Folder 24
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
2003
Regents Exams. Math A 2003
Box 22 Folder 25
State Education Department independent panel report on Math A, October 1, 2003; statistical data; NYSUT press releases responding to Regents action; correspondence
2003-2004
Regents Exams. Physics 2003-2004
Box 22 Folder 26
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
1991-1993
Regents Exams. Social Studies 1991-1993
Box 22 Folder 27
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
1992-1993
Restructuring (folder 1 of 2) 1992-1993
Box 22 Folder 28
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
1989-1990
Restructuring (folder 2 of 2) 1989-1990
Box 22 Folder 29
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
1990
Restructuring. Meeting with Myrna Cooper 9/5/90
Box 22 Folder 30
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
1992-1993
NYSUT Restructuring Project 1992-1993
Box 22 Folder 31
NYSUT Information Bulletin re Commissioner's Regulation 100.11 on Shared Decision Making, 1992; memos re pilot districts; handwritten notes
2000-2004
NYSUT Retiree Program 2000-2004
Box 22 Folder 32
Two issues of The NYSUT Retiree, 2004; memo re history and activities of NYSUT Retiree Program, January 3, 2000
1991
Retirement Incentive Act 1991
Box 22 Folder 33
Teacher Retirement Incentive Act of 1991 Walk-Though Memorandum, explaining details of bill, from NYSUT Legislative Department
2004
Revolutionary Women 7/276/04
Box 22 Folder 34
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
1990-1998
Rochester (folder 1 of 2) 1990-1998
Box 22 Folder 35
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
1987-1989
Rochester (folder 2 of 2) 1987-1989
Box 22 Folder 36
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
1973-2001
Rome Teachers Assoc. 1973-2001
Box 23 Folder 1
Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) briefs against Rome Teachers Association, 1972-74; proposed changes to constitution and bylaws; correspondence; newspaper clippings
1995-2001
Roosevelt Schools 1995-2001
Box 23 Folder 2
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
2003
Roosevelt Meeting 5/19/03
Box 23 Folder 3
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
2000
Roosevelt Meeting w/ Tom Hobart 11/27/00
Box 23 Folder 4
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
1994-2005
SURR Schools (Schools Under Registration Review) 1994-2005
Box 23 Folder 5
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
2004-2005
SED Calendar of Events 2004-2005
Box 23 Folder 6
State Education Department/Regents events calendar
2004
SED 2005 Federal Legislative Agenda 2004
Box 23 Folder 7
Memo to NYSUT officers with first draft of Regents legislative agenda, November 2, 2004
1993
(SED) Annual Report of Regents to Governor & Legislature on Educational Status of the State's Schools 1993
Box 23 Folder 8
Discussion documents
1984
SED (State Education Department). State Aid Regulations Meeting 5/15/84
Box 23 Folder 9
Meeting agenda; text of proposed amendments re establishment of programs for high school equivalency diplomas. See also: School Finance
1984
SED. State Aid Regulations 5/8/84
Box 23 Folder 10
Descriptions of programs to receive aid under proposed regulations
1984-1985
SED. State Aid Proposal 1984-1985
Box 23 Folder 11
Description of 1984-85 State Aid Package; NYSUT memo re SED strategy to control $60 million in state aid funds
2004
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) 2004
Box 23 Folder 12
Routine correspondence; brochure
2003
SPAC 2003
Box 23 Folder 13
Routine correspondence; brochure
2002
SPAC 2002
Box 23 Folder 14
Correspondence re free tickets; waiting list of NYSUT members; brochure
2001
SPAC 2001
Box 23 Folder 15
Routine correspondence; brochure; receipt for $6500 sponsorship of performance
2001
SPAC. Kathy Chesbrough 1/24/01
Box 23 Folder 16
Brochure; memo to spell out NYSUT on brochure
2000
SPAC 2000
Box 23 Folder 17
Correspondence re free tickets; waiting list of NYSUT members; brochure
1999
Saratoga Performing Arts. 1999
Box 23 Folder 18
Correspondence re free tickets; waiting list of NYSUT members; brochure
1999
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) Orchestra Tickets, August 18-20, 1999
Box 23 Folder 19
Correspondence re NYSUT sponsorship of evening of NYC Ballet performance
1998
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). NYC Ballet 7/25/98
Box 23 Folder 20
NYSUT memos re free tickets to ballet; ads
1998
Saratoga Performing Arts 1998
Box 23 Folder 21
Correspondence re NYSUT sponsorship of evening of NYC Ballet performance
1998
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Riverdance 9/1998
Box 23 Folder 22
Routine correspondence
1993-1996
Scholars Recognition Program 1993-1996
Box 23 Folder 23
Program for awards dinner; description of program; facilitative correspondence
1993-1996
SAT 1993-1996
Box 23 Folder 24
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
1999-2000
SASS 1999-2000
Box 23 Folder 25
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
1996-1997
Salmon River 1996-1997
Box 23 Folder 26
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
1996
Salmon River Meeting w/ SED 9/30/96
Box 23 Folder 27
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
2000-2001
School Attendance 2000-2001
Box 23 Folder 28
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
2000
School Attendance. Statewide Advisory Council 3/9/00
Box 23 Folder 29
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.
2004
School Finance, NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force 4/16/04
Box 23 Folder 30
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
2003
School Finance Task Force 11/17/03
Box 23 Folder 31
Draft report and recommendations (prepared by staff), November 2003, with cover letter to ad hoc task force
2003
School Finance Task Force 9/24/03
Box 23 Folder 32
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"
2003
School Finance Task Force 8/4/03
Box 23 Folder 33
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
2003
School Finance Task Force 5/13/03
Box 23 Folder 34
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
2003
School Finance Task Force 2003
Box 23 Folder 35
Printed report
1996-1997
School Finance. NYSUT Correspondence (325) 1996-1997
Box 23 Folder 36
Chronological correspondence
1995
School Finance. NYSUT Correspondence (325) 1995
Box 23 Folder 37
Chronological correspondence
1994
School Finance. NYSUT Correspondence (325) 1994
Box 23 Folder 38
Chronological correspondence
1997
School-to-Work Staff Development Committee 1997
Box 23 Folder 39
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"
1998
School-Related Personnel (SRP) Advisory Committee 1998
Box 23 Folder 40
"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
1989-1995
School-Related Personnel 1989-1995
Box 23 Folder 41
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
2004
School-Related Professionals Leadership Conf., Rye Brook 10/15-17/04
Box 23 Folder 42
Speech by new vice president Maria Neira (replacing Toni Cortese), including drafts; conference program
1996-2001
School Report Cards 1996-2001
Box 24 Folder 1
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
1999-2000
S.A.V.E.. Violence 1999-2000
Box 24 Folder 2
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
2000
SAVE Public Forums 10/17/00
Box 24 Folder 3
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
1995-2001
SAVE Project 1995-2001
Box 24 Folder 4
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
1994-2000
SAVE. Safe Schools Act 1994-2000
Box 24 Folder 5
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
2004-2005
School Violence. Reported Number of Violent and Disruptive Incidents 2004-2005
Box 24 Folder 6
Statistical sheets
1993-1999
School Violence 1993-1999
Box 24 Folder 7
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
1994
School Violence. NYSUT Staff Meeting 2/2/94
Box 24 Folder 8
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)
1993
School Violence Survey . Harris Poll (Met Life) 1993
Box 24 Folder 9
Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher re Violence in America's Public Schools
1993-1994
School Violence Survey 2. AFT School Safety and Violence Survey 1993-94
Box 24 Folder 10
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
1993-1994
School Violence Safety Act 1993-1994
Box 24 Folder 11
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
1993
Safety from School Violence 1993
Box 24 Folder 12
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
1993
School Violence 1993
Box 24 Folder 13
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
1993
NYSUT's Sub-Committee on School Violence 1993
Box 24 Folder 14
Memo to NYSUT officers re member assault benefit program, February 2, 1993
1993
Violence Prevention and Protection Initiatives 1993
Box 24 Folder 15
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"
1973-1980
Violence in the Schools 1973-1980
Box 24 Folder 16
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
1975
Violence in the Schools, NBC Taping. August 29, 1975
Box 24 Folder 17
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
1999-2000
Task Force on School Violence 1999-2000
Box 24 Folder 18
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
1999
Task Force on School Violence. Prevention & Education Subcommittee July 1999
Box 24 Folder 19
Agenda; outline of potential issues for review; draft recommendations, July 12, 1999; preliminary report, July 26, 1999; summary of other subcommittee reports
1999
Task Force on School Violence. Prevention & Education Subcommittee 6/30/99
Box 24 Folder 20
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
1999
Task Force on School Violence 6/30/99
Box 24 Folder 21
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
1999
Task Force on School Violence 5/10/99
Box 24 Folder 22
Correspondence re public hearings
1999
Task Force on School Violence 4/27/99
Box 24 Folder 23
Press releases from NYSUT and NYS Executive Chamber (Governor's and Lt. Governor's offices) re formation of Task Force on School Violence
1999
Task Force on School Violence 4/15/99
Box 24 Folder 24
Press releases from Lt. Governor's office re formation of Task Force on School Violence; biographical sketches of task force members
1999
Governor's Conference on School Violence Prevention 3/5/99
Box 24 Folder 25
Printed conference program; draft agenda
1994-1995
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence 1994-1995
Box 24 Folder 26
Minutes of May 13, 1994, meeting; memo re implementation of 1994 Representative Assembly (RA) resolutions, February 2, 1995
1994
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence. 5/13/94
Box 24 Folder 27
"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
1994
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence. 2/11/94
Box 25 Folder 1
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
1994
NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Violence. 1/7/94
Box 25 Folder 2
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
1997
Sexual Harassment Committee 2/3/97
Box 25 Folder 3
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
1993
Sexual Harassment Policy Committee 11/2/93
Box 25 Folder 4
Agenda; NYSUT policy overview
1991-1993
Task Force on Sexual Harassment 1991-1993
Box 25 Folder 5
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
1991
Sexual Harassment Meeting 9/5/91
Box 25 Folder 6
Memo and reference material
1991
Sexual Harassment (Management Meeting) 6/19/91
Box 25 Folder 7
"Intent vs Impact: A Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program," by BNA Communications, Inc., 1988; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes
1991
Sexual Harassment Meeting 2/19/91
Box 25 Folder 8
Memo re meeting
1991
Sexual Harassment (Training) 1/7/91
Box 25 Folder 9
Memo re training session pre-training questionnaire, filled out by Cortese; article reprints; recommended NYSUT policy statement; sexual harassment disciplinary guidelines; handwritten notes
1997
Al Shanker. Memorial Service 3/24/97
Box 25 Folder 10
Memorial programs
1995-1997
Al Shanker's Column "Where We Stand" 1995-1997
Box 25 Folder 11
Collection of columns and articles by and about Shanker
1976
Al Shanker. "Keep the Clock" 3/6/76
Box 25 Folder 12
Address before the 4th Annual Representative Assembly
2004
Shanker Institute (AFT), Corporate Members Meeting, Feb. 5, 2004
Box 25 Folder 13
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
2002
Shanker Institute. Bridging the Gap Forum March 2002
Box 25 Folder 14
Agenda and materials, "Bridging the Gap between State Standards and Classroom Achievement: The Challenge of Curriculum and Professional Development," March 20-21, 2002
2001
Shanker Inst., Study Trip, France 4/7-13/01
Box 25 Folder 15
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
2001
Shanker French Seminar 2/21/01
Box 25 Folder 16
Correspondence
1998-2000
Shanker Institute. Leadership 1998-2000
Box 25 Folder 17
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
1999
Shanker Institute, Seminar, Washington 9/21/99
Box 25 Folder 18
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"
1997
Shanker Inst. Task Force 10/14/97
Box 25 Folder 19
Agenda; minutes of April 28 and July 3, 1997, meetings; mission statement; position paper re children ages 0-8; memos; handwritten notes
1997
(Shanker) AFT Institute Task Force 4/28/97
Box 25 Folder 20
Agenda; memos re development of Shanker Institute
1998
Shared Decision Making. NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on Proposed Part 100 Revisions 10/20/98
Box 25 Folder 21
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
1999
Shared Decision Making. Proposed Changes to Regulations Part 100 1999
Box 25 Folder 22
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
1993-1994
Shared Decision Making (Part 100.11. Teacher Participation) (folder 1) 1993-1994
Box 25 Folder 23
NYSUT Information Bulletins re shared decision making; NYSUT "Compact for Learning" implementation plan; correspondence; handwritten notes
1992-1993
Shared Decision Making (Part 100.11. Teacher Participation) (folder 2) 1992-1993
Box 25 Folder 24
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"
1994-1998
Shared Decision Making (Part 100.11. Teacher Participation) (folder 3) 1994-1998
Box 25 Folder 25
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
1992-1993
Shared Decision Making Agreements 1992-1993
Box 25 Folder 26
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
1993
Sick Building Syndrome NYSUT Findings 1993
Box 25 Folder 27
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
1990-1991
Skills Opportunity/Youth Centers 1990-1991
Box 25 Folder 28
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
1990-1997
Social Promotion 1990-1997
Box 25 Folder 29
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
1998-1999
Social Security 1998-1999
Box 25 Folder 30
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
1985
South Africa Conference January 10-12, 1985
Box 25 Folder 31
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
1981
South Africa Trip (folder 1 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1981
Box 25 Folder 32
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
1982
South Africa Trip (folder 2 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1982
Box 25 Folder 33
1983
South Africa Trip (folder 3 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1983
Box 26 Folder 1
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;
1984
South Africa Trip (folder 4 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1984
Box 26 Folder 2
Trip report
1985
South Africa Trip (folder 5 of 5) September 24-October 15, 1985
Box 26 Folder 3
Trip reports to South America
1997-1999
Special Education 1997-1999
Box 26 Folder 4
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
2004
Regents Forum on Special Education 9/29/04
Box 26 Folder 5
NYUST talking points for Regents public forums; materials from State Education Department about forums
2004
Special Education: Educational Interpreters 2004
Box 26 Folder 6
Letters to NYSUT vice president from State Education Department re certification of educational interpreters for deaf students
2004
Special Education News Clips 2004
Box 26 Folder 7
Article re teachers' union request for investigation of Yonkers schools for staffing cutbacks affecting special education students
1997
Special Education Testimony 3/19/97
Box 26 Folder 8
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
1992-1995
Special Education Costs 1992-1995
Box 26 Folder 9
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
1991
Special Education Classes 1991
Box 26 Folder 10
Correspondence re visits by Regents to special education classes and information sessions for parents and teachers re new regulations on class size
1991-1993
Special Education Committee 1991-1993
Box 26 Folder 11
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
1985
Special Education 1985
Box 26 Folder 12
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"
2000-2001
(Special Education) Students with Disabilities. Discipline Procedures 2000-2001
Box 26 Folder 13
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
1999-2000
(Special Education) Success for All 1999-2000
Box 26 Folder 14
Conference summary report; letter to Cortese from special education teachers at Jefferson School, New Rochelle, asking for NYSUT help, June 14, 2000
1999
(Special Education) Success for All 5/1/99
Box 26 Folder 15
Conference agenda for program designed to increase reading skills of "at- risk urban children" and students otherwise developmentally disabled; press release
2000
(Special Education) Success for All 5/6/00
Box 26 Folder 16
Conference agenda; handwritten notes
1996-2002
Speeches 1996-2002
Box 26 Folder 17
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
1996-1997
Speeches 1996-1997
Box 26 Folder 18
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
1978-1992
Speeches 1978-1992
Box 26 Folder 19
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
1998
Speeches. Amsterdam Scholarship Award Dinner 6/4/98
Box 26 Folder 20
Letter to Cortese from Fulton-Montgomery Teachers' Cluster (including Amsterdam Teachers' Association) re speaking at awards ceremony; handwritten notes outlining speech
1986-1993
Speeches. Graduation Speeches. Gov. Cuomo 1986-1993
Box 26 Folder 21
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
2004
Speeches. RA (Representative Assembly) Speech 2004
Box 26 Folder 22
Text of speech
2003
Speeches. RA Speech 2003
Box 26 Folder 23
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
2002
Speeches. RA Speech 2002
Box 26 Folder 24
Outline of speech; background materials re new standards-based assessments (Regents exams)
2000
Speeches. RA Speech 2000
Box 26 Folder 25
Outline of speech; handwritten notes; background materials re teacher shortage projections
1999
Speeches. RA Speech 1999
Box 26 Folder 26
Draft of speech for delivery April 22, 1999, welcoming Chancellor Hayden, criticizing Regents policy on standards
1998
Speeches. Regents Task Force on Teaching Speech 1998
Box 26 Folder 27
Overview of major issues in the Regents Task Force on Teaching Report, with handwritten annotations, July 16, 1998
1998
Speeches. RA Speech Outline 1998
Box 26 Folder 28
Handwritten and draft outline criticizing Regents policy on standards; memos and background information
1995
Speeches. RA Speech 1995
Box 26 Folder 29
Draft with handwritten edits
1991
Speeches. RA Speech 1991
Box 26 Folder 30
Text of speech; handwritten notes
Speeches. Rally Speech, n.d
Box 26 Folder 31
Index cards with handwritten notes
1988
Speeches. NYSUT Retiree Issues 1988
Box 26 Folder 32
Handwritten notes; background materials
1979
Speeches. Stress Speech Material 1979
Box 26 Folder 33
Handwritten notes; NYSUT teacher survey re stress; related articles
1996
Speeches. Lessons for Life 1996
Box 26 Folder 34
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
1996
Speeches. Mid. Country CSD, Centereach HS, Standards Speech 11/5/96
Box 26 Folder 35
Materials re curriculum and assessment; newspaper clippings
1997
Speeches. Yorktown CSD, Yorktown HS, Standards Speech 10/10/97
Box 26 Folder 36
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
1983-1994
Staff Development 1983-1994
Box 26 Folder 37
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
STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT:
Box 26
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
2003
AFT Meeting (Standards), September-October 2003
Box 26 Folder 38
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
2002-2003
AFT Standards & Assessment Working Group 2002-2003
Box 26 Folder 39
Draft agenda; discussion papers, including "Scientifically based research and the Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Program," U.S. Department of Education, August 2002
2003
AFT. Standards and Assessments Working Group 5/29/03
Box 26 Folder 40
Memos
2002
AFT PPC Standards 2002
Box 26 Folder 41
Memos re PreK-12 PPC (Program and Policy Council) Standards & Assessments Working Group
1996
Standards. AFT 1996
Box 26 Folder 42
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
2002
Standards & Assessment Conference 2002
Box 26 Folder 43
Agenda, workshop descriptions, and related materials
2001
Standards & Assessments 2001
Box 26 Folder 44
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
1998-1999
Standards, Professional 1998-1999
Box 27 Folder 1
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
1992-1995
INTASC Standards for Teachers 1992-1995
Box 27 Folder 2
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"
1997
Standards 1997
Box 27 Folder 3
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
1991-1996
Standards 1991-1996
Box 27 Folder 4
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
1997
Standards Materials. Business Councils 1997
Box 27 Folder 5
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
1992-1994
National Education Standards. I. Introduction/Contents 1992-1994
Box 27 Folder 6
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
1992
National Education Standards. II. Starting with Standards 1992
Box 27 Folder 7
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"
1992
National Education Standards. III. National Standards: Issues & Questions 1992
Box 27 Folder 8
"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
1992
National Education Standards. IV. National Standards in Practice 1992
Box 27 Folder 9
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
1991-1998
National Test 1991-1998
Box 27 Folder 10
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
2000
Statewide Forum on Higher Standards in Schools 2000
Box 27 Folder 11
Letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from State Education Department re forum
2000
Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation 11/16/00
Box 27 Folder 12
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
1998-2000
Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation (folder 1 of 2) 1998-2000
Box 27 Folder 13
"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
1997-2000
Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation (folder 2 of 2) 1997-2000
Box 27 Folder 14
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
1991
Statewide Conference on Student Assessment 5/6/91
Box 27 Folder 15
Materials for symposium on performance assessment, "Multiple Choices: Reforming Student Testing in NYS," 1991
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment (NYSUT) (folder 1of 3) 1990
Box 27 Folder 16
NYSUT policy statement; correspondence; articles re national assessment standards
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment (NYSUT), Clippings (folder 2 of 3) 1990
Box 27 Folder 17
Newspaper clippings and trade journal articles
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment (NYSUT), Report (folder 3 of 3) 1990
Box 27 Folder 18
Drafts of final report; description of Schools Without Walls
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment, NYSUT 10/29/90
Box 27 Folder 19
Facilitative correspondence from vp Cortese re next meeting
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment 7/20/90
Box 27 Folder 20
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
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment 5/23/90
Box 27 Folder 21
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
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment 4/2/90
Box 27 Folder 22
Agenda; article reprints re assessment; outline of presentation by Paul Hill, Rand Corporation; handwritten notes
1990
Task Force on Student Assessment 1990
Box 27 Folder 23
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
1975-2001
Student Assessment 1975-2001
Box 27 Folder 24
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
1989
Student Assessment 5/11-12/89
Box 27 Folder 25
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
1987-1990
Student Assessment 1987-1990
Box 28 Folder 1
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
1988-1989
Student Assessment (1) 1988-1989
Box 28 Folder 2
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
2001
Student Assessment (2) 2001
Box 28 Folder 3
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
1988-1990
Student Assessment (3) 1988-1990
Box 28 Folder 4
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
1990
Student Assessment (4). Report of NYSUT Task Force 1990
Box 28 Folder 5
Drafts of report of NYSUT Task Force on Student Assessment, "Multiple Choices: Reforming Student Testing in New York State"
1990-1991
Student Assessment (5) 1990-1991
Box 28 Folder 6
Articles about proposals for national standards; reading comprehension tests developed by teacher Norman Zierier, Utica, and correspondence with Cortese, 1991
1990-1991
Student Assessment (6) 1990-1991
Box 28 Folder 7
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
1989-1990
Student Assessment (7) 1989-1990
Box 28 Folder 8
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
1990
Student Assessment Task Force 1990
Box 28 Folder 9
Draft report of task force, with cover letter to NYSUT Board of Directors, November 21, 1990; revised draft, December 5, 1990
1995-1997
Student Assessment. Peter D. Hart Survey 1995-1997
Box 28 Folder 10
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
1999
Student Achievement. Urban High Schools 1999
Box 28 Folder 11
"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
1992-1993
SUNY Task Force on College Entry-Level Knowledge and Skills 1992-1993
Box 28 Folder 12
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
1989
State Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 6/30/89
Box 28 Folder 13
Agenda, correspondence, scholarly articles, and related materials re occupational/ vocational education; list of members of Regents steering committee. See also: Career and Technical Education
1989
State Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 10/13/89
Box 28 Folder 14
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
1989
State(wide) Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 12/8/89
Box 28 Folder 15
Agenda; subcommittee discussion questions; draft report; memos (name changes at some point to Statewide Steering Committee)
1989-1990
Statewide Steering Committee on Regents Policy on Preparation for Postsecondary Education and/or Employment 1989-1990
Box 28 Folder 16
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
1998-2003
Surveys 1998-2003
Box 28 Folder 17
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
1993
Surveys. Local Presidents' Statewide Summary 1993
Box 28 Folder 18
Full survey data on shared decision making
2004-2005
Surveys 1996-2005
Box 28 Folder 19
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
1997-2001
Surveys. Hart 1997-2001
Box 28 Folder 20
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
1989-1997
Surveys. Fact Finders, Zogby 1989-1997
Box 28 Folder 21
Final report, 1989 NYSUT District Opinion Survey, April 1989, by Fact Finders; results of Zogby tenure survey, 1997
1998
Surveys. New York Teacher Survey 1998
Box 28 Folder 22
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
1998
Surveys. New York Teacher Survey. Geoff Garin (Hart Research) 1998
Box 29 Folder 1
Memos and notes re conference calls of 4/8, 5/5, and 6/10/98 re New York Teacher survey
1997
Surveys. New York Teacher Survey 1997
Box 29 Folder 2
Survey questions and memos from Hart Research
1997
Surveys. New York Teacher Readership Survey 12/12/97
Box 29 Folder 3
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
1989-1990
Surveys. New York Teacher Readership Survey 1989-1990
Box 29 Folder 4
"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
1994-1995
Surveys. New Member Survey 1994-1995
Box 29 Folder 5
"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
1995
Take Our Daughters to Work 1995
Box 29 Folder 6
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
1996
Take Our Daughters to Work 4/23/96
Box 29 Folder 7
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
1988
Teacher Center Conference 1988
Box 29 Folder 8
Agenda, NYS Teacher Resource & Computer Training Centers 1988 Summer Institute; compilation of professional readers; list of participants; list of group consensus points
1988
Teacher Centers Ad Hoc Committee 1988
Box 29 Folder 9
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
1986-1987
Teacher Centers Ad Hoc Committee 1986-1987
Box 29 Folder 10
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
1987
Teacher Centers (folder 1 of 2) 1987
Box 29 Folder 11
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
1987
Teacher Centers (folder 2 of 2) 1987
Box 29 Folder 12
1987
Teacher Center Policy Board Meeting April 9, 1987
Box 29 Folder 13
State Education Department Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers 1986-87 Directory; teacher center analysis statistics; handwritten notes
1987
Teacher Center Training 1987
Box 29 Folder 14
Memo re representation and hiring issues, July 14; memos re training, May
1987
Teacher Center. Middletown 1987
Box 29 Folder 15
Memos re Labor Department decision about Middletown Teacher Center
1995
Teacher Compensation (folder 1 of 2) 1995
Box 29 Folder 16
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
1994-1995
Teacher Compensation (folder 2 of 2) 1994-1995
Box 29 Folder 17
2000
Teacher Compensation. Alternative Compensation Task Force Meeting (UFT) September 21-22, 2000
Box 29 Folder 18
Packet of materials including agenda, research/policy papers, newspaper articles, draft resolution
1990-1998
Teacher Compensation. Salaries 1990-1998
Box 29 Folder 19
NYSUT booklet, "Dollars and Sense: Responding to Attacks on Teachers' Salaries: A Guide for Local Leaders"
1994
Teacher Compensation. AFT Consortium for Policy Research in Education. Teacher Pay System 11/2-4/94
Box 29 Folder 20
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
1991-2002
Teacher Education 1991-2002
Box 29 Folder 21
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
1965-1995
Teacher Education 1965-1995
Box 29 Folder 22
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
1999-2000
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 1999-2000
Box 29 Folder 23
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"
1986-1999
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 1986-1999
Box 29 Folder 24
Article reprints; press releases re survey of former teachers, 1986
1999
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 2/24/99
Box 29 Folder 25
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
1999
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 5/19/99
Box 29 Folder 26
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
1999
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on (K-16) 7/10/99
Box 29 Folder 27
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
1998
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on 9/24/98
Box 30 Folder 1
Agenda; AFT press release calling for end to emergency credentials for teachers; memo outlining questions to address in survey/background report
1998
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on (folder 1 of 2) 5/13/98
Box 30 Folder 2
Meeting agenda; handwritten notes; background papers
1998
Teacher Education, AFT Task Force on (folder 2 of 2) 5/13/98
Box 30 Folder 3
Background materials for first meeting
2000
AFT Teacher Education & Teacher Quality 2000
Box 30 Folder 4
"Building a Profession: Strengthening Teacher Preparation and Induction: Report of the K-16 Teacher Education Task Force"
2000
AFT Teacher Education & Teacher Quality. AFT/NYSUT Grant Meeting 9/27/00
Box 30 Folder 5
Text of resolution, "Teacher Education and Teacher Quality"; handwritten notes
1995-1996
Teacher Education Conference Board (TECB) Miscellaneous 1995-1996
Box 30 Folder 6
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
1993-1996
Teacher Education Conference Board (TECB) Labels, 1993-1996
Box 30 Folder 7
List of Council of University Deans; carbon copies of postage expenditures
1991
Teacher Education Conference Board 1991
Box 30 Folder 8
Agenda, October 11, 1991, meeting; minutes of May 15, 1991, annual meeting; treasurer's report;
1988
Teacher Education Conference Board Meeting (folder 1 of 2) 1988
Box 30 Folder 9
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
1988
Teacher Education Conference Board Meeting (folder 2 of 2) 1988
Box 30 Folder 10
"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
1981-1990
Teacher Education Conference Board. Bilingual Education 1981-1990
Box 30 Folder 11
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
1990
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 14, 1990
Box 30 Folder 12
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
1989
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 7, 1989
Box 30 Folder 13
Working paper by Educational Testing Service, "New Generation of Teacher Assessments," September 1989; handwritten notes
1989
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Oct. 19, 1989
Box 30 Folder 14
Agenda for Productivity Forum 1989 fall roundtable, "New Roles for Managers"; related correspondence
1989
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting May 5, 1989
Box 30 Folder 15
Handwritten notes
1989
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Feb. 16-17, 1989
Box 30 Folder 16
State Education Department Commissioner's draft proposal on teaching as a profession
1988
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 9, 1988
Box 30 Folder 17
Summary minutes of October 24 meeting
1988
Teacher Education Conference Board. Annual Meeting May 5-6, 1988
Box 30 Folder 18
Agenda; minutes of February 26 meeting; printed report, spring 1988; budget for 1987-88; handwritten notes
1988
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Feb. 26, 1988
Box 30 Folder 19
Agenda; minutes of December 11, 1987, meeting; treasurer's report, related materials
1987
Teacher Education Conference Board. Meeting Dec. 11, 1987
Box 30 Folder 20
Stated education Department press release, "Commissioner Sobol Appoints Four Task Forces," September 18, 1987; proposed agenda; executive committee minutes of September 28
1978-1987
TECB File Cases in Storage 1978-1987
Box 30 Folder 21
Handwritten notes about files in storage
1984-1998
Teacher Evaluation 1984-1998
Box 30 Folder 22
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
1983
Teacher Evaluation. Tennessee (folder 1 of 2) 1983
Box 30 Folder 23
Description of Tennessee Master Teacher Program, Tennessee Department of Education, January 1983; draft outline of proposed evaluation system; related documents
1983
Teacher Evaluation. Tennessee (folder 2 of 2) 1983
Box 30 Folder 24
Evaluation instruments for competency certification; candidate questionnaire
1996
Teacher Liability 1996
Box 30 Folder 25
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
2000
AFT Teacher Quality Report Meeting 1/19/00
Box 30 Folder 26
Agenda of Teacher Quality Report Advisory meeting; drafts of resolution on teacher education and teacher quality; related memos
1997-1998
Teacher Quality 1997-1998
Box 30 Folder 27
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.
1998
Teacher Quality, AFT/NEA Conference on 9/25-27/1998
Box 30 Folder 28
Handbook, "Peer Assistance & Peer Review," prepared for Shaping the Profession That Shapes the Future conference; correspondence
1992-1996
Teacher Supplies (Out of Pocket)
Box 30 Folder 29
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
1996
Teacher Unions & Student Performance 1996
Box 30 Folder 30
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