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News for School Nurses
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 stories | December 7, 2017 - 12:07am
A school nurse and her daughter, a substitute teacher, were thrust into the scene of the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11.
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.
Chapter news | October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Learn more about lump-sum payments, the Office of Labor Relations meeting with Office of School Health and DC 37, new member orientations, Teacher's Choice, the DOE/ACS child abuse policy, documentation, the Federation of Nurses/UFT Professional Issues Conference, reduced-cost solar panels, membership meetings and events, and our executive board members.
the NYSUT Professional Issues Forum, the NYSUT Lobby Day, the NYSUT Representative Assembly, our School Nurses Appreciation Dinner, school nurse Allita Paul-Aguilar, the AFT Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel Conference, our consultation meeting with the Office of School Health, our School Nurse Recognition Award Ceremony, and our Executive Board members and Delegate Assembly representatives.
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 | June 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Learn more about the NYSUT Professional Issues Forum, the NYSUT Lobby Day, the NYSUT Representative Assembly, our School Nurses Appreciation Dinner, school nurse Allita Paul-Aguilar, the AFT Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel Conference, our consultation meeting with the Office of School Health, our School Nurse Recognition Award Ceremony, and our Executive Board members and Delegate Assembly representatives.
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.
Chapter news | April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Learn more about our consultation meeting with the Office of School Health, our Functional Chapter Weekend, our Executive Board members and upcoming events.
News briefs | April 6, 2017 - 3:24pm
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 22 that public schools must do more to accommodate students with disabilities in one of the most significant special education cases to reach the high court in decades.
Chapter news | February 28, 2017 - 10:03am
Learn more about our Jan. 25 chapter meeting, our consultation meeting with the Office of School Health and upcoming events.
Editorials | February 2, 2017 - 3:28pm
The six million students with disabilities in public schools around the country will suffer the most if Betsy DeVos expands for-profit charters and private-school vouchers nationwide.
News stories | January 5, 2017 - 5:06pm
The importance of nurses as advocates for their patients and their profession was a prominent theme of the 37nd annual Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT held on Nov. 18 and 19.
What I do | December 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
Janet Carter works at PS 107 in Flushing, Queens, where she provides vital support for students, including those with special medical needs.
News stories | December 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
The DOE on Nov. 18 agreed to provide $33 million in back pay to thousands of UFT members who have spent many hours outside their regular workday since Jan. 1, 2013 logging student data onto the DOE's SESIS system.
Chapter news | November 30, 2016 - 10:03am
Learn more about our Oct. 26 chapter meeting, our consultation meeting with the Office of School Health, your Executive Board members, upcoming events, school nurse Janet Carter and keeping up to date with chapter news.
Vperspective | November 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
The centrally funded IEP teacher role has been reenvisioned to focus on identifying and addressing learning issues before students are referred for evaluation.
News stories | June 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
School nurses from around the city gathered on May 11 for the union’s annual School Nurses Appreciation Dinner to celebrate their work helping students in the New York City public schools.
Feature stories | May 5, 2016 - 12:34pm
Working together, 3rd- through 5th-grade chefs at the afternoon family cooking class at PS 37 in Springfield Gardens turned out delicious fish tacos, fluffy brown rice and a crunchy red cabbage salad that tasted as good as it looked.