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3 March 2013

NEW YORK PRINCIPALS UPDATE
Thanks for your Support!
You are receiving this message because you have supported the New York State Principals' Open Letterregarding the APPR Legislation. 

As always, we thank you for your support and remind you that our work is not done. Please share this email with three colleagues, friends, neighbors or family members and ask them to support our paper!

Resolutions against High Stakes Testing

Ideas can take some time to translate into action. Recently, we have had a number of organizations put forth public resolutions or statements opposing different aspects of the current reform actions. Some of the districts that have passed such resolutions include thePleasantville CSD, the Briarcliff Manor UFSD and theNew Paltz CSD.

How about sending your district's Board of Education one of these resolutions and requesting that they consider a similar resolution?


More than a Number: How State Testing is Affecting the Emotional and Educational Health of our Students

Please join us on April 10th at Hofstra University for a forum consisting of varied educators discussing the devastating impact that excessive State testing is having our our students. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information and to reserve a seat, please visit newyorkprincipals.eventbrite.com





Thanks for all your support!
Sean and Carol

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scfeeney@newyorkprincipals.org

Principal, The Wheatley School
Old Westbury, NY  11568
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Radio Interviews

A Seattle radio show interviewed Carol last month regarding the Garfield teachers protest of MAP testing. You can listen to the archive of the broadcastthrough this link. (Note that the first part of the segment involves the privatization of the post office. The Garfield Teacher Protest follows.)

Also last month, Sean appeared as part of a panel discussion involving three New York principals. The final few minutes of the discussion involved the question that the media love to ask: "How many bad teachers are out there that need to be fired." Goodness...

The interview was on the Brian Lehrer show and can be heard through the following link.

Would your Principal Send this Letter?
Shortly after announcing his retirement after 32 years as Principal of Wantagh Elementary School, Don Sternbergrecently send a second frank and honest letter to his parents. You can read his letter through this link.



Petition to End High Stakes Testing 
Carol's petition to end high stakes testing has gathered nearly 12,000 signatures! Read the petition and join the signatories through this link.

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