Info you should know

October 4, 2018

Nominate a colleague for the 2018 paraprofessional awards

Paraprofessionals are core members of every school community, and this year is the kickoff of the 50th anniversary of the UFT’s Paraprofessionals Chapter. To recognize paras and this special anniversary, UFT members are encouraged to honor a paraprofessional who has made outstanding contributions to their school, community and union. 

Dial-A-Teacher phone lines open

Tell your students: If they need homework help, the UFT’s award-winning Dial-A-Teacher service is open for business. The help line, beginning its 38th year, assists students and parents struggling with homework assignments from 4 to 7 p.m. every Monday to Thursday when school is in session.

City pays incentive for waiving city health benefits

Are you covered by a New York City health benefits plan but also covered by the non-city health insurance plan of your parent, spouse or domestic partner, or through other employment?

New ID procedures at UFT offices

A new procedure has been established for UFT members who visit UFT headquarters in Manhattan or one of the union’s borough offices.

September 6, 2018

Teacher's Choice for 2018-19 school year

Following a strong lobbying effort by the UFT, the City Council maintained the previous year’s big increase in funding for Teacher’s Choice in the city budget. As a result, eligible UFT-represented educators will be reimbursed the same amounts as last school year for materials and supplies for the 2018–19 school year.

Parent-teacher conference date switch

Since the primary elections for political office in New York State are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, the evening parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools for the 2018-19 school year have been moved to Monday, Sept. 17.

June 7, 2018

Your new UFT membership card and app

The UFT mailed a new membership card with a member ID number to every UFT member in May. The UFT app for members only is now available for download, too.

March 1, 2018

Apply for a sabbatical leave by March 19

Eligible teachers who want to study to enhance their teaching skills have until Monday, March 19, to submit an application on SOLAS for a study sabbatical for the 2018–19 school year.

NYSUT journal seeks articles

The 12th volume of NYSUT’s academic journal Educator’s Voice is seeking proposals for articles that showcase practices or programs in any grades on the topic of culturally responsive teaching. The deadline is June 15.

9/11 Tribute Museum seeks educators

The 9/11 Tribute Museum in Lower Manhattan is seeking 9/11-connected educators to share their stories with visitors in the museum and on walking tours on the Memorial Plaza.

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