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NYSUT Board passes resolution demanding a responsible plan for reopening schools

NYSUT is working closely with the executive office and state lawmakers to ensure our members' concerns are front and center in all discussions regarding the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the value of in-person instruction is undeniable, the safety and wellbeing of students and staff are paramount. Schools must be safe havens for students; we must not allow them to become environments that foster the spread of the COVD-19 virus. NYSUT has stressed that any plan to reopen schools is based on the most up-to-date science.

NYSUT statement on state school reopening decision

We have been clear all along: Health and safety is the most important consideration in reopening school buildings.
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Internationally known author, professor Kendi speaks with NYSUT members on anti-racism

“Many Threads – One Fabric” is NYSUT's new series of professional development and trainings to address institutional racism.
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Electronic Delivery of Instruction (Live or Recorded)

As school districts move forward with educational plans for this fall, a number of districts are planning to offer electronic delivery of instruction, both live-streamed and recorded. This has raised a number of labor and employment questions.

NYSUT poll: 81 percent of union members say health and safety should drive school reopening

Eighty-one percent of New York school staff members say the health and safety of students and staff should be the deciding factor in reopening schools, according to a poll of NYSUT members released today.
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FAQ: Reopening Public Schools

We've updated our collection of members’ frequently asked questions about health and safety concerns for reopening schools in this COVID-19 environment.

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