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First Book promotes diversity with author talks and book donations

This Monday on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, First Book Inc. is hosting two free, live virtual events celebrating diversity and discussing the importance of getting books to children in need.

For Retirees: Guidance on Scheduling Your COVID Vaccine Appointment

This week, New York State launched phase 1b of its Covid vaccination plan. The federal government has said people 65 and older and the immunocompromised should be eligible to be vaccinated; New York State is following that guidance.
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NYSUT statement on election of Dr. Lester W. Young Jr. as state Board of Regents chancellor

NYSUT today congratulated Dr. Lester W. Young Jr. on being elected chancellor of the state Board of Regents, becoming the first African American chancellor in the board’s history.

NYSUT statement on state COVID vaccination plans

“We have advocated that all education professionals — both teachers and support staff, who provide critical services to their communities — be given priority access to the COVID vaccine should they choose to receive it. So it’s welcome news that they can begin scheduling a vaccine appointment next week as part of the state’s 1b priority group."
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How choir happens: singing in the pandemic

How are students continuing to learn singing when school is sometimes open, sometimes not? There is no playbook for teaching in a pandemic. But here's how one teacher in Amsterdam is making the most of it.

AFT and NYSUT on Reopening New York State’s Schools

"We can’t throw up our hands now—the positivity triggers for closing must be upheld, and if they are exceeded, we must close buildings and then redouble our efforts to crush community spread so they can reopen."

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.

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