News for Hearing Education Services

News stories | March 7, 2019 - 3:00am

After almost a decade of complaints, malfunctions and payments of more than $70 million to thousands of UFT members to compensate them for work outside school hours, the DOE is finally pulling the plug on the $130 million Special Education Student Information System that it launched in 2011.

Editorials | March 7, 2019 - 1:00am

It’s not right to dance on a grave, but with SESIS we’ll make an exception.

Chapter news | January 11, 2019 - 5:36pm

I hope you had a happy and healthy winter break and holiday season. We faced challenges in 2018, including the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court anti-labor decision, but we achieved major victories as well with a new contract and paid parental leave. I want to thank you all for being active and engaged members of the Hearing Education Services Chapter.

Editorials | January 3, 2019 - 2:50pm

The largest school district in the nation has an unacceptably low number of buildings that are accessible for students with disabilities.

News stories | January 3, 2019 - 1:00am

The Department of Education employs many types of educators and professionals who work with New York City public school students in a variety of ways, from providing occupational therapy to adapting computers for special needs children. Here is how the UFT represents them.

Vperspective | December 6, 2018 - 5:37pm

Let me introduce myself. I’m MaryJo Ginese, the union’s new vice president for special education.

News stories | December 6, 2018 - 11:40am

When UFT President Michael Mulgrew introduced Carmen Alvarez, the winner of the Charles Cogen Award at Teacher Union Day, he praised her passion for advocating for special needs children during her 28 years as the UFT vice president for special education.

News stories | November 1, 2018 - 3:00am

The overriding theme of the proposed DOE-UFT contract agreement is empowering educators to fight for the working conditions they need to do their jobs.

Know your rights | November 1, 2018 - 1:00am

Here are some important things to know about IEPs, IEP team decisions, teacher assignments, ICT classes and self-contained classes if you work with students with disabilities.

News stories | October 4, 2018 - 12:53pm

Two longtime UFT legends stepped down as officers of the union and their replacements were voted in by the Executive Board on Sept. 24. Mel Aaronson, who served as treasurer of the union since 1998, will be replaced by pension trustee Debra Penny, while Mary Jo Ginese, until recently the leader of the Supervisors of Nurses and Therapists Chapter, will take over for Carmen Alvarez, who has been the vice president for special education since 1990. 


Chapter news | September 4, 2018 - 2:47pm

The HES team participates in the NYC Walk4Hearing every September. We walk to support students and others with hearing loss. The money raised from the walk contributes to scholarships for HES students. I hope you will bring your students to join us at this great event at Riverside Park in Manhattan on Sept. 23. Sign up to join the Hearing Education Services team »

For more information about the walk, please visit walk4hearing.org or see the flier.

News stories | April 5, 2018 - 12:32am

Registration is open for the UFT Spring Education Conference — the union’s signature education event of the year — on Saturday, May 19, at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan.

News stories | January 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways.
These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.

Teacher to teacher | December 7, 2017 - 1:00am

When working on my doctoral degree in educational psychology, I embarked on a journey to explore the home-school connection for students with special needs, its challenges and the most effective ways to initiate it.

Chapter news | November 17, 2017 - 2:32pm

Helpful information on makeup sessions, the issue of being assigned to too many sessions, training for Google Chromebooks, professional development and consultation.

News | November 2, 2017 - 4:47pm

Effective May 18, 2017, every school employee who has a car will receive a Department of Education-issued parking permit, and the school’s on-street parking spots will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

News | September 28, 2017 - 3:29pm

UFT-represented employees who averaged more than five minutes per week of SESIS use between January 2013 and June 2016 will receive payment for their work in SESIS on the Sept. 29 payroll (for in-service employees on the Q bank) or the Oct. 6 payroll (for in-service employees on the H bank). Retirees will receive their check via a supplementary payoll.

What I do | September 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

An educational audiologist serving District 75 and community schools in Brooklyn, Robert Otero ensures all students can hear their teachers loud and clear.

News stories | September 7, 2017 (All day)

The Department of Education will pay out $33 million in compensation this fall to 37,000 UFT members who had to put up with the headaches and frustration of logging data about students with disabilities into the Special Education Student Information System because of the DOE’s failure to address the digital tracking system’s flaws.

Chapter news | June 16, 2017 - 2:32pm

Helpful information on our Chancellor's Conference Day on June 8, the Walk4Hearing on Sept. 25, the upcoming constitutional convention, Chromebooks for HES teachers, parking procedures, travel reimbursement and approval certification and CTLE credits. 

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