News for School Counselors

Chapter news | January 16, 2019 - 5:17pm

School counselors should not be assigned as test-room proctors.

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.

Chapter news | January 3, 2019 - 1:56pm

We're accepting workshop proposals and exhibitor applications for this year's School Counselors Conference!

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.

What I do | December 6, 2018 - 12:55pm

Janet Caba is a college counselor at West Bronx Academy for the Future, a small Grade 6–12 school where each year she helps the graduating class of about 50 students make decisions about their higher 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 27, 2018 - 3:52pm

Eligible members who want to study to enhance professional skills have until Tuesday, Oct. 23, to submit an application on SOLAS for a study sabbatical for the spring 2019 semester.

Chapter news | September 26, 2018 - 3:52pm

If you are the designated liaison for your school's Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Team, you're required to attend a training by Oct. 31. Take a look at the training dates.

Chapter news | September 17, 2018 - 3:52pm

This year's New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA) annual conference will run from Nov. 15 to 17 at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY.

Chapter news | September 17, 2018 - 3:03pm

Don't miss this year's guidance expo on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Chapter news | August 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

Invite your students to the DOE's Career and Technical Education High School Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at George Westinghouse High School.

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.

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