statemenet on governor's proposed budget

NYSUT statement on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal

"The governor's proposed budget is a historic step in the right direction that promises to dramatically improve our schools and the communities they serve. However, we have grave concerns about the proposal to expand the number of charter schools. This will have a devastating impact on our public schools, especially for our state’s most underserved students."
leadership institute

Winter institute fires up local leaders

Local union presidents from across the state gathered in Saratoga Springs in January as part of the NYSUT Leadership Institute. Three dozen leaders met to discuss successful labor strategies and learn from one another.
Cheriece White and students

Digital artist discovers her true passion is in the classroom

Cheriece White has taught hundreds of students to hone their craft and put the best version of themselves forward -- all while expanding the definition of visual arts.
nysut statement

Response to Tyre Nichols' Death & Resources for Members

Like the rest of our country, we're outraged and profoundly saddened in the wake of Tyre Nichols' violent death. Educators across New York mourn this tragedy and stand with the Nichols family and their community as they endure this unimaginable loss. NYSUT has compiled resources for educators to help students through this trying time.
AFT survey

AFT Poll: Parents, voters reject school culture wars, support academics and safe schools

A new American Federation of Teachers poll shows that voters want to see political leaders prioritize what kids need to succeed in school: strong fundamental academic skills and safe and welcoming school environments.
tax time

Educator expense tax deduction increases for 2022 returns

Educator expense tax deduction increased for 2022 personal income tax returns. This is the first time the deduction has increased since it was enacted in 2002.

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