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Everybody's on the radar in my world," said John Kelly, community educator of the Saratoga office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Saying prevention and education can stop one more "missing person" poster from going up, Kelly has hosted 200 free school programs about essential safety precautions in 11 counties since the office opened in July 2011. NCMEC also has offices in Rochester, Utica and Buffalo.

In New York state, 22,000 children are reported missing each year, including those abducted by family members or strangers, and those who run away from home. Many become


Good Evening Colleagues,

Attached you will find FOUR new important fact sheets that have been produced by NYSUT. The topics are:

  • Charter School

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  • Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014

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  • Teacher Excellence Fund

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  • Testing and Date Privacy Changes


As you may be aware, Long Islanders for Educational Reform (LIFER), a conservative, anti-tax group masquerading as education reformers, is holding a public forum on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 PM at the Melville Marriot, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY, to push for passage of Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick’s so-called Taxpayer and Mandate Relief Bill (A8603) which would, among other things, eliminate Triborough protections and create a defined contribution option for the NYSTRS.
Tim Southerton, one of NYSUT's four NYSTRS trustees, has passed along the two attached resources for any local