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The purpose of Phi Delta Kappa is to promote quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life.
You can help this happen by supporting our annual PDK Scholarship Drive! Your donation, no matter how large or small can help a future student pursue teaching as a career!
The Educators Rising Program is an essential link to our future as an organization and as a link to ensuring the success of our profession.
For more information:
Prospective Educator scholarships were sent out through CASDA in early December.
They are due
March 1, 2017. The Board recommended that we give out 6 $1000.00 scholarships this year.
If you need more information, or would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact our president, Phil Fusco @
237-4057 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 29, 2016, Centro Civico, 143 E. Main Street, in Amsterdam hosted the Read for the Record R Program, of Jumpstart, Inc. The event was sponsored by the Greater Capital Region of NYS Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), Chapter 135, of the University at Albany. Children listened to the reading of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by author and illustrator, Julia Sarcone-Roach. The children participated in age-appropriate reading activities afterwards. As gifts, children received a book donated by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Refreshments were served.
Jumpstart, Inc.’s Read for the Record R Program was launched over ten years ago to help address the educational inequalities that leave many children unprepared for kindergarten. Every year Jumpstart, Inc. sponsors the Program all over the United States and early readers are read to on the same day, usually during the third week of October. This year there were over two million participants nationwide.
Pictured from left, First row: Rachel Rivera, Toby Rivers, Dylan Rivera, NYS DOCCS Deputy Commissioner for Programs, Jeff McKoy, Duffy Bear (Gary Onderdonk), Ryan Rivera, Ahyvani Ballard, Jeshunanei Ressi; Second Row: Irina Clark, Stormy Orengo, Candy Santos Rataul (PDK Board Member and reader).