March 27, 2020

Members show what ‘NYSUT Strong’ means

Author: Sylvia Saunders
Source:  NYSUT Communications
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In ways big and small, NYSUT members across the state are rising up to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

They’re scouring science labs to donate much-needed protective gear for health care workers. They’re making meals-to-go and riding school buses to deliver food packages along with schoolwork. Others are posting creative videos to entertain — and engage — students, whether it’s dressing up in a silly costume to read a story or demonstrating a very cool science experiment from their kitchen table.

“Over and over again, this crisis has shown the vital role public schools, higher education and health care institutions play in communities throughout the state,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “Our members have so much heart. And I know we’ll continue to work together and be there for one another in the days and weeks ahead.”

To showcase our members’ tremendous dedication to our communities and kids, we’ve launched a new website called NYSUT Strong. It’s filled with videos, photos, articles and social media posts that exemplify the spirit and strength of NYSUT members.

We thank everyone who has taken the time to send us their stories. It’s amazing how many communities have sponsored “car parades,” where kids wave “we miss you signs” and educators wave back — from a safe distance, of course.

Tell Us YOUR Story

We want to hear more about how you’re coping with this public health crisis, how you’re helping your community and kids.

You can share your story, photos or social media using this online form; on social media, be sure to tag @NYSUT and use the hashtag #NYSUTStrong.

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