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Welcome back to a brand new semester and academic year!

Welcome Back to a Brand New Semester and Academic Year!

To all of our Higher Education members ... welcome back to school!
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NYSUT applauds new law allowing school bus stop-arm cameras

"This law marks a significant step forward for student safety. With an estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally passing school buses every day across New York, bus drivers are constantly on the lookout for these reckless motorists while also keeping an eye on the children in their care," says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.
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Educators head to STEM summer school

Finding pathways to prepare students for the high tech industry was one of many sessions explored by educators in this annual professional development program.
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LOCAL ACTION PROJECT: Union outreach program builds stronger locals through member engagement

With assistance from NYSUT staff, they spent the week discussing ways to build meaningful partnerships within their communities and improve communications and outreach. They strategized on how to boost member participation within their locals. And they examined how to establish effective structures within their unions that would help enhance their workplaces and districts.
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NYSUT members urge vigilance around water

Water safety is of heightened concern each summer as families, swimmers and hikers head to beaches, creeks, waterfalls and backyard pools to cool off - and NYSUT members are among those who are on call to protect and educate.

NYSUT statement on State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s resignation

"As Commissioner Elia’s tenure comes to a close, we wish her well in her future endeavors. We look forward to engaging with the Board of Regents as the search for the next commissioner begins and ensuring that the voices of hundreds of thousands of educators across New York State are heard throughout the process. We look forward to working closely with the next commissioner to fix the broken state testing system for children in grades 3-8 and on our mission to cultivate the next generation of highly qualified, dedicated educators. Selecting a new commissioner with a deep background in public school classrooms will go a long way toward achieving these critical goals."
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