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Empowerment focus of 2021 Women’s Committee meeting

Acknowledging that the pandemic impacted women, particularly women of color, more than any other group, NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango encouraged attendees at the mid-November meeting to use their collective strength to stand together in their communities, build coalitions and make their voices heard.

SRP Recognition Day: Celebrating the Superheroes of Our Schools!

Local unions, districts, families and communities all over the state pulled out the stops to honor School-Related Professionals this week. SRPs are the true super heroes of our schools!

Spotlight on school security: up close and personal

"One group of dedicated and professional staff members you may not hear much about, unless there is a problem, is the school security personnel," says Karen Lee Arthmann.

SRP super heroes learn to help their own social emotional needs

“I have answers — but I don’t do it. I give great advice — but I don’t take it,” Marie Pelzer, United Federation of Teachers, shared with a roomful of colleagues. They were all searching for ways to take care of their own social emotional health at NYSUT’s recent School-Related Professionals conference.
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Saranac educators and students join forces to honor Veterans

The night before Veterans Day, students and teachers from Saranac Central School District in Northern New York quite literally brought local veterans to tears when they were given — as part of a fundraising effort that ignited the interest and involvement of the entire community — a check totaling $28,500.
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School psychologists help us, so let’s help them

National School Psychology Week is a time to recognize the important work that school psychologists and other educators do to help students thrive, work through life’s hardships, meet goals and grow. And one way we can show our appreciation is to participate in Advocacy Action Day, held Nov. 10 this year, and encourage lawmakers to fund the crucial services schools and students need.




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