Union calls for state guidance for fall
NYSUT supports offering full-time in-person instruction five days a week and awaits formal guidance for the fall, the union said this week after Gov. Cuomo said all schools will reopen for full in-person learning in September.
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Communication key to more peaceful classrooms
Connection — being seen, heard and valued without judgment — is key to interrupting the cycle of trauma in classrooms and bringing about better understanding and peace, said communications expert Cindy Bigbie in the latest chapter of NYSUT’s Many Threads, One Fabric series.
- Members who have an Emergency COVID-19 certificate will automatically have one year added to their certificate’s expiration date in TEACH. Members do not need to do anything except check their TEACH accounts in July to make sure the change was made.
- The deadline to submit an application in TEACH for the SOCE (Statement of Continued Eligibility) for special ed teachers is June 30, 2021.
- Vaccinated kids ages 12-17 will have a chance to win a full scholarship, room and board at any SUNY or CUNY college under a new incentive plan announced this week.
- Ilyana Frias, UFT, received NYSUT’s 2021 Unsung Hero award, given to members who identify, publicize and resolve or significantly improve health and safety issues, at the Biennial Health and Safety Conference.
- NYSUT and its LGBTQ Committee are partnered with Equality New York to push for a Transgender and Non-Binary Anti-Discrimination Requirements in Schools bill, which would ensure transgender, gender nonconforming and nonbinary students in schools will be safer.
- Register now for a free workshop — June 15 or 17 — on retirement planning in the state Employees’ Retirement System.
- Register now for NYSUT’s free webinars on protecting yourself from identity theft.
- The need for attention to social justice issues has amplified in the past year, and educators are again providing two major summer teen institutes on human rights.
- You know who the families are: Share this information on a temporary FCC assistance program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.