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Weekly Update #80
December 16, 2013
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NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Jan. 18th, 2014
12pm-3pm
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Feb 1, 2014
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February 13, 5PM
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MORE Holiday Retreat!

CUNY Graduate Center
34th St. and 5th Ave.
Rms 5409 and 5414
Mon., Dec. 30th
12-5pm
Pizza and beverages will be served

Strategy Session:
  • Set the short/long term goals of MORE
  • How will we mobilize MORE members and activists?
  • Committees will have time to meet
NOTE: This is a planning meeting. If you know new members who'd like to get more involved, please ask them to come to our first 2014 general meeting.

Reportbacks!
from last weeks events

UFT Leadership: Follow the Rules!
MORE on the Delegate Assembly
Read James Eterno's full report


Last Night in Red Hook…
Diane Ravitch's visit to PS15

John King’s Flying Circus Lands in NYC
Raginghorseblog on the hearings

See Gotham Schools and the full video as well

Is your chapter feeling flat?  Overwhelmed by the challenges of organizing in your school?  Want to share ideas with other dedicated, creative chapter leaders and activists?

Take the survey and help MORE Chapter Organizing Committee design its upcoming February 13th training
COME out to a rally/press conference sponsored by PIST- Parents to Support School Transportation 

Tuesday, Dec 17, 5PM
DOE, 52 Chambers St. Manhattan
Demand safe and reasonable bus routes for all students who ride the school bus and say NO to the impeding layoffs of 2000 union bus drivers and matrons from Local ATU 1188-1061.
Thanks to everyone who came out to MORE's Holiday Party! Check out the photos on our Flickr stream...

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What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education? AFT/YouTube

Padded Cell a Win-Win for KIPP NYCEducator

Proposed Legislation an Insult to the People of New York NYS ALLIES for Public Ed

E4E Member Resigns in Protest EdNotes

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