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News for Speech Improvement
What I do | April 4, 2019 - 1:00am
Melissa Toribio, a bilingual speech language therapist at PS 531, PS 536 and PS 691 in the Bronx, works to ensure that all her students are able to express themselves and understand others in the classroom and in their daily lives.
News stories | March 7, 2019 - 3:00am
After almost a decade of complaints, malfunctions and payments of more than $70 million to thousands of UFT members to compensate them for work outside school hours, the DOE is finally pulling the plug on the $130 million Special Education Student Information System that it launched in 2011.
Editorials | March 7, 2019 - 1:00am
It’s not right to dance on a grave, but with SESIS we’ll make an exception.
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.
Around the UFT | July 5, 2018 (All day)
A retrospective of the UFT’s Speech Improvement Chapter, which was founded in 1991, was a highlight of a May 30 event that drew more than 100 members of the chapter, past and present, to UFT headquarters.
Around the UFT | June 7, 2018 - 1:00pm
An array of projects by speech teachers and their students earned a place in the spotlight at the union's 12th annual Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration.
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 | 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.
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.
Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
It's the final graduating class of speech language pathologists from a special program in which Western Kentucky University provided the online coursework and the UFT Teacher Center provided school-based clinical experience.
What I do | June 1, 2017 - 12:02pm
Liz Galvin at PS 46 on Staten Island is tasked with identifying and addressing learning issues before students are referred for evaluation for special education.
Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Colorful art and creative projects lined the walls of the union’s Shanker Hall this year for the union’s 11th annual Better Speech and Hearing Month celebration on May 11.