Publications Catalog

NYSUT's Communications Department offers many posters, brochures and giveaway items for members to use in their classroom or distribute to parents at conferences and other similar events.

Members can order up to:

  • 100 free copies of each brochure or
  • 10 free copies of each poster.
  • Local presidents can place orders over the maximum limit for members.

Please allow 10 - 14 days for delivery.

NOTE: Some items are "out of print." We found a few print copies in the back room, but they will only be AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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Union Value

Janus Q&A: What's this all about?

 (PDF download only)

Answers to your questions about pending changes for unions and union members

This brochure outlines briefly what is at stake in the Janus case. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your local union president what it would mean if New York became a “right-to-work-for-less” state.

(DOWNLOAD ONLY)

  • Price: FREE
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  • NYSUT Research and Educational Services

     (210_17)

    Did you know NYSUT’s Research and Educational Services (R&ES) team can help you navigate complex state certification regulations, connect you to high-quality professional development and keep you up to date on the latest educational issues?

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • What every NYSUT member should know

     (PDF download only)

    This guide provides new members with an overview of NYSUT. While much of the information relates to issues of concern to pre-K-12 members, information of interest to other constituencies is included, as well. 

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  • Price: FREE
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  • NYSUT Membership What it means for you

     (523_18)

    As a NYSUT member, you benefit economically and professionally from the collective strength of the union. As a NYSUT member, you help build the union’s collective strength through activism and community service. This guide will help you understand the many aspects of NYSUT membership that will help you with your career and beyond.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Caregiving Guide

     (SS116_18)

    Caregiving for a loved one — be it an aging parent or disabled spouse or child — can be both a privilege and a burden. The information in this handout will help you recognize options and make decisions that will ultimately make caregiving a little easier.

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  • Price: FREE
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  • Buy American Guide

     (509_16)

    Buy American. Buy Union Made. This list of resources is supplied as a helpful guide to products that are union-made and made in America, but does not imply endorsement or guarantee by NYSUT.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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    For Education Professionals

    Educator's Voice XI: Family Engagement and Community Partnerships

     (PDF Download Only)

    This volume features these important initiatives by individuals and teams engaged in cultivating more robust relationships across our school communities.

    (DOWNLOAD ONLY)

  • Price: FREE
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  • Forgotten Schools - Poster #1

    Forgotten Schools - Special Act

    New York State’s Special Act and 853 schools – which educate students with unique physical and emotional needs – are in dire need of more state resources. Raise awareness with this poster.

    (Download only)

  • Price: FREE
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  • Forgotten Schools - Poster #2

    Forgotten Schools - 853

    New York State’s Special Act and 853 schools – which educate students with unique physical and emotional needs – are in dire need of more state resources. Raise awareness with this poster.

    (Download only)

  • Price: FREE
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  • Teacher Centers Flier

     (902M_18)

    Providing educators with customized Continuing Teacher & Leader Education to ensure that students are college, career and citizen-ready.

    (Download only)

  • Price: FREE
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  • What you need to know about protecting yourself

     (NM015_17)

    Education professionals can find themselves in situations, some routine and some very rare, where they are vulnerable. Here are specific suggestions to help you ensure your professional and personal safety.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Alphabet Soup: A Guide to Commonly Used Acronyms

     (PS336/08)

    From ACA to WSRM, this guide to acronyms is a handy trifold brochure designed to help you navigate the often confusing alphabet soup used in the education union world.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Educators Voice X - Engaging All Learners through Content Area Instruction

     (PDF download only)

    The practices presented here remind us that meaningful instruction has many different forms and contexts. Content instruction is a pivotal part of a balanced curriculum intended to nurture the whole child and to prepare aspiring minds to think, inquire, and engage.  See more Educator's Voice issues.

    (DOWNLOAD ONLY)

  • Price: FREE
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  • Read Books rack card

     (M808)

    Read Books rack cards promote NYSUT's relationship with AFT's First Book program.  Books are made available at low to no cost to Title 1 eligible schools and building programs in high needs districts, and nonprofit programs serving low-income families and kids in need.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • 10 things to remember when preparing for a parent-teacher conference

     (202)

    One of the most frequently requested seminars offered by the union’s Education & Learning Trust is “Parent-Teacher Conference: Strategies for Success.” In the two-hour session, veteran-teacher instructors cover strategies and tips that apply to any grade-level teacher. The seminar topics include creating an effective environment and gathering documents for meetings with parents.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Smart Start - quality preschool education is important!

     (201)

    A resource to inform parents and teachers about the qualities of a strong early childhood educational program.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Anti-Bullying Cards

     (M05_12)

    This two-sided rack card has tips and suggestions for kids, teachers and parents on how to address bullying.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
  • Download as PDF
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    For Parents

    Health Education Physical Education and Family Consumer Sciences

     (R130a_18)

    A Family Guide to Learning Standards in Health Education, Physical Education and Family & Consumer Sciences. Health Education, Physical Education  and Family and Consumer Sciences teachers focus on learning activities  that foster skills for living and enable students to become competent, confident, and responsible adults and, therefore, enhance the quality of their lives and communities.

  • Price: FREE
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  • Ensuring Success for English Language Learners (ELLs): What Parents Should Know - English Version

     (#R337_17_English)

    This guide explains the supports schools are required to provide that will help your child while learning English as a New Language (ENL - formerly known as ESL).

     (Also available elsewhere in this catalog in Spanish.)

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Garantizar el éxito de los estudiantes de inglés como nuevo idioma: Lo que los padres deben saber - Versión en español

     (R337_17_Spanish)

    Esta guía explica los apoyos que las escuelas están obligadas a brindar y que le ayudarán a su hijo a aprender Inglés como Nuevo Idioma (por sus siglas en inglés, "ENL").

    This guide explains the supports schools are required to provide that will help your child while learning English as a New Language (ENL - formerly known as ESL).

     (Also available in English.)

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
  • Download as PDF
  • Bookmark: Quick Link to Parents ELL Guide / Marcador: Cómo acceder a la guía para padres de estudiantes bilingües (Spanish version)

     (R337_17_ELLSpanishBookmark)

    This printable Spanish-language bookmark features a link where families can download the Spanish version of the following guide: Ensuring Success for English Language Learners: What Parents Should Know.

    Este marcador ofrece un enlace para ver y descargar la versión en español de la guía impresa, Garantizar el éxito de los estudiantes de inglés como nuevo idioma: Lo que los padres deben saber.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Bookmark Fired up about reading

     (599)

    Bookmark to encourage young readers: ""See why these kids are fired up about reading at www.nysut.org"

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Understanding School Discipline Practices

     (#104)

    No doubt about it. Discipline is one of the biggest challenges facing schools today. Everyone is involved, not just the schools — parents, students and the entire community. This tri-fold brochure will help parents better understand how schools are facing the challenges of discipline in a modern age. 

    It also provides tips for what parents can do to reduce discipline problems for their children.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Dealing with Stress, Backpack Safety Tips

     (555)

    Two-sided rack card: 1) Helping kids manage back-to-school stress and anxiety.  2) School shouldn't be a pain! Backpack safety tips.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Pick a Reading Partner

     (#108_16)

    Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education.
    Pick A Reading Partner is a reading program in which parents, teachers and community organizations work together to encourage children to become better readers.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
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  • Anti-Bullying Cards

     (M05_12)

    This two-sided rack card has tips and suggestions for kids, teachers and parents on how to address bullying.

  • Max qty. for members: 100
  • Price: FREE
  • Download as PDF
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    Posters: General Interest

    Read Books - NYSUT/AFT First Book Poster

     (M809)

    Read Books! Poster with details about AFT's First Book program, which helps available at low to no cost to Title 1 eligible schools and building programs in high-needs districts, and nonprofit programs serving low-income families and kids in need.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
  • Download as PDF
  • Workplace Bullying

     (PS311P_16)

    Are you being bullied? Not all bullying happens to young people. This poster helps raise awareness about workplace bullying.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Flu Posters

     (PS106)

    Help spread awareness, not germs! Set of three simple, letter-sized posters to hang in your classroom or workplace, with tips for staying safe during flu season. (Download pdf to view all three posters.)

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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    Posters: Hispanic Heritage

    Hispanic Heritage - Sylvia Mendez

     (514A_17)

    Sylvia Mendez is an American civil rights activist of Mexican-Puerto Rican heritage who, at age 8, was the lead plaintiff in Mendez v. Westminster. Her parents filed the federal lawsuit after Mendez was denied enrollment in the local elementary school because of her Latino surname and dark skin. The 1947 case ended school segregation in California and paved the way for the American civil rights movement.

    (PRINTED POSTER IS DOUBLE-SIDED with both Spanish and English versions.)

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Hispanic Heritage - Juan Felipe Herrera (English version)

     (514A_16)

    Juan Felipe Herrera, was first Latino to serve as United States Poet Laureate. The child of migrant farmworkers, Herrera is a leading voice about the Mexican American and indigenous experience, and the author of 28 books of poetry, young adult novels and children’s collections, including Crashboomlove a young adult novel in verse for which he won an Américas Award.

    (PRINTED POSTER IS DOUBLE-SIDED with both Spanish and English versions.)

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Hispanic Heritage - Librada Paz

     (514B/13)

    Librada Paz is a Mexican-American farm worker rights activist who came to the U.S. at 15 to work as a migrant farm worker. She later completed a degree in mechanical engineering technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology and, in 1998, became a U.S. citizen. Paz is a council member for Rural and Migrant Ministries, a nonsectarian group working to improve the lives of migrant workers, a cause that NYSUT actively supports by lobbying for passage of the Farm Workers Fair Labor Practices Act in New York state. In 2012, she received a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

    (PRINTED POSTER IS DOUBLE-SIDED with both Spanish and English versions.)

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Hispanic Heritage: José Limón

     (514a-15)

    José Limón (1908-1972) was a Mexican-born modern dancer and choreographer hailed by The New York Times as the “finest male dancer of his time.” Limón studied and performed in New York City with modern dance pioneers Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, premiering his first major choreographic work, Danzas Mexicanas , in 1937. He founded the José Limón Dance Company in 1946, choreographing over 74 works, including his signature piece, The Moor’s Pavane, based on Shakespeare’s Othello.

    (PRINTED POSTER IS DOUBLE-SIDED with both Spanish and English versions.)

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Hispanic Heritage - Cesar Chavez

     (514a_07)

    Cesar Chavez rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century. Chavez spent his youth picking crops across the West. He founded a union, the United Farm Workers and worked to help protect the civil rights of all people.

    (PRINTED POSTER IS DOUBLE-SIDED with both Spanish and English versions.)

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Hispanic Heritage - Carlos Noriega (English Version)

     (514A_12 English)

    Former NASA astronaut Carlos Noriega traveled to the Russian space station Mir aboard the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis in 1997. He returned to space aboard the U.S. shuttle Endeavour in 2000 to help build the International Space Station. Prior to joining NASA, Noriega had a distinguished career as a Marine Corps pilot. Born in Peru in 1959, he retired from the U.S. Astronaut Corps in 2005 and continues to work at NASA.

    (Only available in English. Spanish version is out of print.)

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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    Posters: Black History

    Black History Ralph Bunche

     (514B_18)

    Ralph Johnson Bunche (1904–1971) was an American political scientist, academic and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for mediating a cease-fire between Israeli and Arab forces in the Palestinian region in the late 1940s. He was the first African–American to receive the prize.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Black History- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

     (514B_17)

    The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is president of the North Carolina NAACP and organizer of the  2013 Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, which uses non-violent civil disobedience to  oppose regressive policies in North Carolina.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Black History: Maya Angelou

     (514C_15)

    NYSUT celebrates Black History Month in February with a poster highlighting the life and career of Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014), an author, poet, dancer, actress and singer.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Black History: Charleston Tragedy

     (514C_16)

    NYSUT honors Black History Month with a free poster commemorating the nine parishioners who lost their lives in the June 2015 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Intended to incite a race war, the tragedy instead inspired a national discussion about race, leading to the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol, and the removal of other symbols of the Confederacy in many Southern cities and states.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Black History - A. Phillip Randolph

     (514B_12)

    A. Philip Randolph was a labor leader and social activist who founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925. The organization was the ! rst African-American-led labor union to sign a collective bargaining agreement with a major U.S. corporation and to be chartered by the American Federation of Labor. Active in the civil rights movement, Randolph organized both the 1941 March on Washington and the 1963 March on Washington, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. In 1964, Randolph received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
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  • Black History - Rosa Parks

     (514_08)

    In 1955, Rosa Parks courageously refused to move to the back of a bus — a decision that helped spark the American civil rights movement. She was a tireless advocate for equal opportunity for all people.

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

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    Posters: LGBTQ

    LGBTQ - Bayard Rustin

     (515A_15)

    Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was a leading activist in the American Civil Rights movement, initiating a 1947 Freedom Ride to challenge bus segregation, and organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. An openly gay man, Rustin began advocating for gay and lesbian causes later in life, working to bring the AIDS crisis to the attention of the NAACP, and famously stating in the mid-1980s, “Twenty-five, 30 years ago, the barometer of human rights in the United States were black people ... the barometer ... is now those who consider themselves gay, homosexual, lesbian.”

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • LGBTQ - Laverne Cox

     (515B_15)

    Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer and LGBTQ advocate best known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” Cox is the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for acting.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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    Posters: Women’s History

    Women's History: Mary Heaton Vorse

     (516_18)

    Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966) was an American journalist, labor activist, social critic and novelist. She was active in a number of social justice causes, including women’s suffrage, civil rights and opposition to World War I. In 1962, Vorse became the first recipient of the United Auto Workers Social Justice Award for her work as a labor journalist in the 1920s and 1930s.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Women's History: Kate Mullany

     (516_17)

    Kate Mullany (1845–1906) was an Irish immigrant who organized the nation’s first sustained female labor union, the Collar Laundry Union in Troy, N.Y., in 1864.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
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  • Women's History Sandra Feldman

     (516/11)

    Sandra Feldman (1939-2005) was a civil, human and women’s rights activist, a labor leader and an American educator. Feldman was a leading voice in the national and international labor movement, and a tireless advocate on behalf of women, civil rights, trade unionism and public education. In 2015, she was posthumously inducted into Labor’s International Hall of Fame.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Women's History - Shirley Chisolm

     (516/12)

    Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) was an educator, author and American politician who proudly represented New York’s 12th Congressional District from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, Chisholm became the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. An outspoken and steely New Yorker, Chisholm once said she didn’t want to be remembered as “the first black woman congressman,” but more importantly, “I’d like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts.”

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Women's History: Harriet Tubman

     (516_16)

    Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. In the post-Civil War era, Tubman also participated in
    the women’s suffrage movement.

    Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. Four years later, she led a series of rescue missions to free enslaved family and friends using the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses and antislavery activists. Tubman also helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry in Virginia.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Women's History - Hillary Clinton

     (516_15)

    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was the 67th U.S. Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. Prior to that, Hillary Clinton represented New York state in the U.S. Senate, from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was First Lady from 1993 to 2001, later becoming the first First Lady elected to the U.S. Senate. (Please note: Designed and printed before 2016 elections.)

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Limited quantities available.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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  • Womens' History - Gloria Steinem

     (516_13)

    Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as the leader of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. A writer, editor and political figure, Steinem co-founded Ms. Magazine in 1972 and helped create the Coalition of Labor Union Women in 1974.  She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1993.

  • Max qty. for members: 10
  • Price: FREE
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