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NYSUT statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff

"We would support local efforts to encourage more vaccinations, such as through programs that require that those who are not vaccinated get tested on a regular basis... What we have not supported is a vaccine mandate."
human rights

Human rights conference brings together teens from three continents

“At this time of increased intolerance and hatred in this country, it is only through education and sharing these stories that we can learn how to recognize the signs of history repeating itself,” said retired teacher Wendy Weisbrot, opening the 14th Academy for Human Rights Summer Symposium.
Matthew Pinchinat

Guilderland teacher unites students and community for action and awareness

Climate change comes in many forms. Guilderland teacher Matthew Pinchinat is trying to change the climate from one where people are maligned because of their differences, to one where differences are appreciated.
kate mullany house

Fundraising efforts revived after Mullany House crash

The American Labor Studies Center is fundraising to restore the historic Kate Mullany House in Troy, after a car crashed into the building last year.
New York State Education Department

NYSUT applauds Regents for upholding charter school cap, rejecting new charter high school in NYC

"If the SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee is going to try to circumvent the cap on new charter schools in New York City by any means necessary — like in this case by allowing a thinly-veiled scheme to ‘revise’ existing charters to pass muster — someone must step in and call out what’s happening. That’s exactly what the Regents and State Education Department have done today."
New York State Education Department

SED releases certificate re-registration guidance

Since 2016, members with specific certificate titles have been required to register their certificates with the NYS Education Department. SED policy requires members to re-register every five years. Today, SED clarified how members will do this.

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