News for School Counselors

Around the UFT | July 5, 2018 - 1:00am

The first UFT School Counselors Recognition Ceremony on June 12 at the union’s Brooklyn borough office honored 18 school counselors for the critical role they play in the lives of many of the city’s more than one million students. 


Chapter news | June 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

Sallie Mae invites school counselors to nomination high school juniors and seniors for the $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship before the deadline of Aug. 23.

Chapter news | May 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

High school seniors in public schools who are of Hispanic/Latino heritage and have parents or guardians who are union members are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the AFT.

Chapter news | May 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

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 | 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.

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.

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.

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