News for School Nurses

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.

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.

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. 


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.

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.

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.

National education and labor news | 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.

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