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FOR RELEASE:
March 3, 2011

 

CONTACT:

Janet Bass
202-879-4554
jbass@aft.org
www.aft.org

 

 

AFT President Randi Weingarten To Visit Marlboro, N.Y., School
Roundtable and News Conference Will Highlight New Teacher Evaluation System

WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will take the union’s “Making a Difference Every Day” tour to Marlboro, N.Y., tomorrow, Friday, to visit schools and highlight the district’s collaborative approach to education reform that was used to develop its new teacher evaluation system. 

Weingarten will join Marlboro Faculty Association President Joe Pesavento, Marlboro Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani, teachers, leaders of the New York State United Teachers, and others on a tour of three schools, a roundtable discussion of the new evaluation procedure and a news conference. 

“Marlboro might be a small district, but its teachers and district officials are doing big things, working collaboratively to create a teaching and learning environment that makes a difference in the lives of students today, and laying a foundation for a bright future,” Weingarten said.

Reporters are welcome to join Weingarten and the others for the school tours, the roundtable discussion and the press conference.

12:30 p.m.       Marlboro Intermediate School
                        1380 Route 9W

12:50 p.m.       Marlboro Elementary School
                        1380 Route 9W

 2:30 p.m.         Roundtable discussion on new evaluation procedures
                         Marlboro High School—Auditorium
                         50 Cross Road

 4 p.m.             Press conference in auditorium

 

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The AFT represents 1.5 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.