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NYSUT members are doing what needs to be done, earning thanks

Students are learning. Teachers are teaching. Kids are being transported to school. Support staff is ensuring that critical work is getting done. And it’s happening because of NYSUT members — because of their dedication, professionalism and commitment to their students and communities.
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Bus drivers face stricter requirements

While there is a national shortage of school bus drivers, state and federal authorities maintain it is actually the right time to put stricter regulations in place because of the outreach to younger candidates for jobs.
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Navient agrees to pay $1.85B to settle legal claims

Thousands of New York student loan borrowers will get restitution and debt relief as part of a nationwide settlement with Navient to settle claims of deceptive and predatory lending.
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Educational Conference Board recommends universal school meals program in New York

The New York State Educational Conference Board, a consortium of seven statewide educational organizations, is calling on lawmakers to launch a statewide universal school meals program. "Students need healthy meals to be physically and mentally ready to learn when they come to school," said John Yagielski, chair of the ECB.

NYSUT statement on Nassau County school mask executive order

“It’s unbelievable that nearly two years into the pandemic we have to debate the critical importance of mask wearing as part of a layered COVID-19 mitigation strategy in schools," says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. "Particularly given the current spike in cases, now is not the time to do away with mask wearing in schools."
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NYSUT: Schools need more resources and guidance

“Every local union president I’ve spoken with this week is perplexed, confused and disappointed with a lack of guidance and resources from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.

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