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    Rallies at Nyack High School (7 a.m.); Nyack Middle School (7:30 a.m.) and Liberty,
    Upper Nyack and Valley Cottage elementary schools (8 a.m.)
    Time: 7 a.m.

    Scheduled speakers: NYSUT President Richard C. Iannuzzi and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, educators, parents, school board members and state and local legislators; student musical performances of “Data This, Data That” and “One Voice”.

    West Seneca

    Press conference at West Seneca School district office, 1397 Orchard Park Rd.
    Time: 9:30am
    Contact: Brian Trzeciak
    Email: btrzeciak@citizenactionny.org

    Scheduled speakers: West Seneca Teachers Association President Joe Cantafio, West Seneca Schools Superintendent Mark Crawford, NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer Lee Cutler, West Seneca parent leader Molly Dana, Alliance for Quality Education parent Angelica Rivera, United University Professions University at Buffalo chapter leader Tom Tucker, teacher Janet Utz.


    Press Conference at Robert C. Dodson School, 105 Avondale Road.
    Time: 11 a.m.

    Scheduled speakers: To be determined.


    Press Conference at LCA Press Room, Legislative Office Building
    Time: 12 p.m.
    Contact: Emily Karol
    Email: emily@aqeny.org

    Scheduled speakers: NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira, United University Professions President Fred Kowal, Alliance for Quality Education Executive Director Billy Easton, Shenendehowa PTA President Kerensa Rybak , Albany Public School Teachers Association President Sue Gray, Troy TA president Seth Cohen, and Citizen Action Statewide Board Chair & Albany parent Ivette Alfonso.


    Press Conference at Jamestown High School, 350 East 2nd St.
    Time: 3:30 p.m.

    Scheduled speakers: Scheduled speakers: parent activist Joanne Dean, Vice President of Jamestown Teachers Association Tara Hall, and Joseph Sweeny of the Dunkirk Teachers Association.


    Press Conference at Dr. Weeks Elementary School (inside), 710 Hawley Ave.
    Time: 4pm
    Contact: Lekia Hill
    Email: lhill@citizenactionny.org

    Scheduled speakers: Syracuse Teachers Association President Kevin Ahern, East Syracuse-Minoa guidance counselor Shelly Chizzonite, United University Professions at Upstate Medical University Chapter President Mike Lyon, parent Vikki Patterson, student speaker from Corcoran High School, Area Labor Federation representative.


    Press Conference at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 151 Helen Street
    Time: 4pm
    Contact: Larry Parham
    Email: lparham@citizenactionny.org

    Scheduled speakers: Alliance for Quality Education/Citizen Action of NY Parent Education Committee Chair Elizabeth Bray, United University Professions Vice President for Academics Jamie Dangler, student Niko Murray, Dona Murray of the Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES Teachers Association, AQE/CANY leader Lawrence Parham, Assistant District Superintendent Tonia Thompson, Whitney Point High School teacher Nancy Wallace.


    Press Conference at NYSUT Regional Office, 30 N. Union, 1st floor Sampson Room
    Time: 4 p.m.

    Scheduled speakers: K-12 educators and parents; Jim Bearden of United University Professions, SUNY Geneseo; Metro Justice speaker; student speaker; student performers from School of the Arts “singing the blues about testing”; speaker from Coalition for Justice in Education; and President of the Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation Jim Bertolone.


    Rally & Press Conference at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway, Manhattan
    Time: 4:30pm
    Contact: Julian Vinocur
    Email: julian@aqeny.org

    Scheduled speakers: United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew, Alliance for Quality Education.


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