alzheimer's patient with doctor

NYSUT Women’s Committee to examine impact of Alzheimer’s

In New York state, more than 410,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s — and almost two-thirds of those New Yorkers are women. The NYSUT Women’s Committee will address Alzheimer’s and its disastrous impact on women at its annual meeting, Nov. 18–19.
primary elections

NYSUT issues round of endorsements in state and federal races

NYSUT today issued endorsements in dozens of races — including a number of primary races — for state Senate and Assembly, and the union recommended congressional candidates for endorsements by its national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.
leadership institute

Leadership Institute: Building power through coalitions

Three dozen educators from across the state gathered this week in the Capital Region to study successful labor strategies and get their arms around some of today’s biggest challenges in public education. Since 1997, the NYSUT Leadership Institute has prepared new and emerging union activists to assume greater leadership roles within their locals and the statewide union.
elt workshop

Teachers head back to school with new tools from ELT

The best educators are also lifelong learners. This summer, many educators hit the books with help from NYSUT. Members have access to dozens of online courses from NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust, the union’s professional development arm.
Farm to School Culinary Experience

SRPs embrace a farm fresh take on school lunch

School-related professionals in the Southern Tier are heading back to cafeterias this fall with a fresh take on cooking. Over the summer, Broome-Tioga BOCES partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and the Food and Health Network to present the “Farm to School Culinary Experience,” a four-day training for food service staff that focused on how to use farm-fresh ingredients in student meals.
Southampton high school teacher Greg Metzger works with John Karr tiring out a sand tiger shark as part of a research trip off Long Island. Metzger, who teaches marine science, has been riding out into the Atlantic each year since 2015 to help gather information on sharks, work in the spotlight this year as shark attacks and sightings on Long Island grab headlines. Photo provided.

Sharks draw Southampton teacher into the water

There’s a frenzy on Long Island this summer as shark attacks and sightings have grabbed headlines from the Rockaways to the south fork. For Greg Metzger, it’s a perfect time to be in the water. The Southampton TA member and high school marine science teacher has spent summers off the coast since 2015 in pursuit of baby white sharks.

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