October 13, 2023

NYSUT statement and resources on war in the Middle East

Source:  NYSUT Communications

U.S. Education Leaders Condemn Hamas Attack, Stand with Israeli People. “We unequivocally stand with the Israeli people against the heinous and inhuman attack by Hamas against innocent civilians. The unconscionable attacks on innocent people, including young people at a concert, babies and grandmothers, must be condemned in the strongest terms..." Read the AFT's complete statement.

NYSUT unequivocally condemns these heinous and inhumane attacks against innocent civilians. During this uncertain and difficult time, NYSUT is here to support educators as they help students process such disturbing and horrific events.

We are collecting resources and information that our members may find useful in their classrooms and in their personal lives. We've also begun to hear personal stories from our members across the state about how these horrific attacks affect them and their families.

If you would like to share your story about how you and your family and your students are affected, or what you are doing in your classroom to help students through this time, we would like to hear from you. Send stories to

In the coming days, we will be working alongside the State Education Department, our local unions and school districts to help provide resources for educators and students. We will also be in contact with officials about any purported threats that may arise here in New York.