Advocates urge lawmakers to boost BOCES programs

While a traditional face-to-face BOCES Lobby Week isn’t possible right now, BOCES students, educators and parents made the most of technology to tell lawmakers how important it is to fully fund BOCES.
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Virtual Arts Showcase: INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Students of the Arts Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The NYSUT Subject Area Arts Committee invites you to participate in a K-12 Virtual 2021 Visual and Performing Arts Showcase for student artists in New York State. The deadline for submissions is Monday May 17, 2021.
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NYSUT statement on the confusion over in-person instruction in schools

“If there is agreement at the local level on mitigation efforts like testing, the last thing the state should be doing is throwing up barriers to implementing what it takes to instill confidence in local reopening plans,” says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.

NYSUT announces new Advancing Racial Justice in Education Agenda

NYSUT today announced a new state legislative agenda intended to promote racial and social justice in education, calling for funding in the upcoming state budget to help improve school climates, foster implicit bias training programs for educators and diversify the education workforce.

NYSUT statement on federal government’s decision to require state standardized exams

NYSUT today strongly rebuked the federal government’s decision to mandate that states administer standardized tests this school year.
SRP Newslink - Winter 2021

SRP Newslink Winter 2021

In this issue:
- Thinking about retirement? Join us for a free ERS retirement workshop 2/23 or 2/25
- New SRP Advisory Committee seated
- SRP Recognition Day contest winners
- Vigil speech sparks thoughtful conversation between unionists
- ELT -Where NYSUT members learn from NYSUT members
- Free mental health referrals for members
- SRP Leadership Conference a virtual hit

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Beginning January 11, 2021, New Yorkers who are part of the phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine distribution may check eligibility and register for the vaccine. Among others, this 1b group includes P-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff and support staff including bus drivers) and in-person college faculty and instructors.

The situation is changing rapidly, and the state will be updating resources frequently. Please check the state website for up-to-date eligibility requirements and registration information.

Visit State Vaccine Website




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