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Unions to lawmakers: Do not shortchange higher ed

Before the COVID–19 pandemic, New York’s institutions of higher education were “reeling from years of austerity budgets that held SUNY and CUNY instructional budgets flat as operational costs continue to rise,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta today in testimony before the state Assembly Higher Education Committee.
higher ed hearing

Testimony: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Future of Higher Education

"While we grapple with how to handle the social, economic and emotional challenges posed by COVID-19, one thing we must not do is shortchange our public institutions of higher education," says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.
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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 Day

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!
Arthmann

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.
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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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