News for School Counselors

News | October 12, 2018 - 8:45pm

UFT members now have the opportunity to vote on the new UFT-DOE contract after the Delegate Assembly voted overwhelmingly at a special meeting on Oct. 12 to send the agreement to the membership.

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.

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.

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