News for School Counselors

News stories | April 5, 2018 - 2:00am

Keep calm and counsel on. T-shirts given out at the UFT’s 14th annual School Counselors Conference on March 10 at union headquarters in Manhattan bore those words because that’s what school counselors do, School Counselors Chapter Leader Rosemarie Thompson told the more than 200 members gathered in Shanker Hall.

Chapter news | March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

The DOE has released the timeline for fall 2018 sabbatical applications.

Chapter news | January 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

On Jan. 9, the DOE released this guidance in the Principal's Weekly stating that guidance counselors cannot serve as test-room proctors or hall monitors except in emergencies.

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.

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.

Know your rights | November 2, 2017 - 1:00am

Here are some important things to know if you work with students with disabilities.

News stories | October 5, 2017 (All day)

Bob Astrowsky, one of the UFT’s most beloved leaders whose service to the union spanned more than 50 years, died on Sept. 3 after a long battle with several medical issues. He was 76.

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.

Chapter news | September 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

Proposals are now being accepted for the 6th annual National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, which will take place March 19-20, 2018 at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), 1855 Broadway in Manhattan. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Oct. 2.

Chapter news | September 7, 2017 - 12:59pm

Read more about our school counselors questionnaire, Teacher's Choice, PD for counselors, our 14th annual School Counselors Conference and more.

Chapter news | August 30, 2017 - 4:36pm

Save the date for a free Guidance Expo on Oct. 18 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Preregistration is required.

Chapter news | August 30, 2017 - 12:59pm

The UFT School Counselors Chapter will celebrate its 14th annual School Counselor Conference on Saturday, March 10, 2018. We seek proposals from guidance counselors who would like to present workshops on social/emotional support topics that they have successfully presented to students or parents.

Chapter news | August 30, 2017 - 12:59pm

Read more about the upcoming NYSCCA and ASCA conferences for school counselors.

Chapter news | August 29, 2017 - 4:30pm

Past presentations from UFT Guidance Counselor Conferences.

News stories | July 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

“Champion for all students.” “Deeply committed to creating equity.” “Truly valuable.” 
These were just a few of the phrases used to describe the 25 guidance counselors who were honored at the DOE's School Counselor Recognition Day Awards ceremony on May 31.


What I do | June 1, 2017 - 12:02pm

Liz Galvin at PS 46 on Staten Island is tasked with identifying and addressing learning issues before students are referred for evaluation for special education.

Editorials | May 4, 2017 - 1:19pm

The Single Shepherd program, which launched in September, was designed to boost high school graduation and college enrollment rates in two of the most challenging school districts in New York City [see “Good ‘Shepherds’” on page 6]. Mayor Bill de Blasio is to be commended for backing a program that helps the students who too often fall between the cracks.

Feature stories | May 4, 2017 - 11:28am

Those with disabilities today have “a world of opportunity ahead of them,” said Dr. Mary McInerney, the principal of the Richard H. Hungerford School on Staten Island, speaking of people like Marianna Pastena, a graduate of the District 75 school and now a paraprofessional there.

Feature stories | May 4, 2017 - 1:00am

Single Shepherd program making a big difference for middle-school students at PS/MS 31 in the Bronx.

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