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NYSUT statement on revised NYS COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools

"In adopting new physical distancing guidelines in line with CDC recommendations, the state is making it crystal clear that distancing is only one part of a layered mitigation strategy. These revised guidelines not only draw distinctions between when it’s appropriate to have three feet of distancing and when six feet of distancing is still necessary, they also mandate masks at all times and lay out specific ventilation recommendations while maintaining important provisions for cleaning, hygiene and contact tracing."
many threads april 2021

Join us Apr. 22 for Many Threads, One Fabric: Courageous Conversation

Join us April 22 for the next online professional development workshop in our Many Threads, One Fabric series, "Courageous Conversation: the Art of Listening, Mercy and Change" with Leven "Chuck" Wilson.
Office of Bilingual Education World Languages

June/August 2021 LOTE Exemptions from Diploma Requirements

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will hold a webinar, available in six different time slots, to explain how the June 2021 Exemptions from Diploma Requirements apply to Languages Other Than English (LOTE) courses.
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SCHOOL AID RUNS: Your district's funding for the enacted 2021-22 state budget

School funding data now available for the enacted 2021-22 state budget. Use the Excel spreadsheet to compare your district's school aid for 2021-22 to last year's funding data.
Socks Drive

Well-heeled drive generates 7,500 pairs of socks for mid-Hudson homeless shelters

“We collected tube socks, sports socks, dress socks and anything and everything in between,” said Pasquale Delli Carpini, president of the Wappingers Congress of Teachers. The tally for the WCT — with 900 members and 600 retirees — was more than 5,000 pairs of socks, Delli Carpini said.
know your rights

NYSUT spreads the word on opt-out rights

Placing ads on billboards, buses and bus shelters all over the state, NYSUT is going big to let parents know they have the right to opt their kids out of this spring’s state standardized tests. “This year has tested our kids enough,” the union campaign says. “Parents: Know your rights to opt your kids out of state tests.”

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