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NYSUT outlines Future Forward priorities in legislative hearing

NYSUT President Andy Pallotta testified today that last year’s commitment to a three-year phase in of the full Foundation Aid formula, along with the governor’s promise to honor that commitment, is “a tremendous step forward for education in New York.”
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Testimony: PK-12 Education Budget

Testimony to the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee on the Proposed 2022-23 Executive Budget for Elementary and Secondary Education, January 26, 2022.
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NYSUT testimony: State budget brings opportunity to envision new future for public education

NYSUT President Andy Pallotta will testify today at a joint legislative budget hearing on K-12 education that with the state’s finances in a strong position, the time is now for the governor and lawmakers to deliver the funding and legislation needed to support public schools as the center of every community.
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NYSUT statement on masking in schools

“Public health experts have been clear that masks are an important part of the strategies designed to keep students, educators and our communities safe. Their current guidance is that masking up is the right thing to do, particularly given the still-elevated infection rates."
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Agreement addresses chronic pay, staffing issues at Long Island hospital

Members of Brookhaven Memorial Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals on Long Island have been overworked and understaffed for two years fighting COVID-19, but they have overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract to boost pay and address staffing problems.
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NYSUT endorses Schumer, Hochul, Benjamin, James, DiNapoli

NYSUT today endorsed U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, Attorney General Letitia James and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for re-election. NYSUT’s Board of Directors voted to endorse the five incumbents late Friday afternoon.

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