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NYSUT mourns Farmingdale educators killed in tragic bus crash

"Our NYSUT family is devastated by the gravity of this tragedy, especially the loss of two exceptional educators and the injuries suffered by so many students," said NYSUT President Melinda Person.
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Inaugural NYSUT Members of Color event features keynote speaker Sheryl Lee Ralph

The inaugural meeting of the NYSUT Members of Color Affinity and Action Project was held virtually on Sept. 20. The convening featured a diverse slate of nearly 200 NYSUT members and a keynote by Sheryl Lee Ralph, star of ABC’s comedy series “Abbott Elementary.”

COMMENTARY: It's time to end high-stakes testing in NY

"As a mom of four kids and president of New York State United Teachers, I’ve had countless conversations with educators and public school parents who are concerned about the impacts of counterproductive, high-stakes testing," says NYSUT President Melinda Person. "It’s a major issue that requires a new vision and bold action from New York's elected officials and education leaders."
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Birmingham to Buffalo: Teaching Assistant Ethel Kline talks about her purpose

Ethel Kline has been a Teaching Assistant at PS 74 in Buffalo for almost five decades, and says the job still fills her with purpose. “I'm from a big family, and I'm a southerner. I was raised to care, and to care not just for my own but for people in general,” she said.
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Free NYSUT poster celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

NYSUT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, with a new poster honoring Rita Moreno.
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NYSUT congratulates Rochester’s Zachary Arenz as New York State’s 2024 Teacher of the Year

NYSUT today congratulated Rochester Teachers Association member Zachary Arenz, a music teacher at Flower City School Number 54, on being named the 2024 New York State Teacher of the Year by the state Board of Regents.



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