Info you should know

May 5, 2016

How teacher ratings will be calculated this school year

Grades 3-8 English language arts and math state assessments will not be used as part of teachers’ evaluations this year and the next three school years. There is no change for high school teachers.

April 7, 2016

Apply for a teacher leadership position through May 15

The 2014 contract created an expanded career ladder for teachers, offering them opportunities to be instructional leaders and compensation for their time and commitment.

Free e-books for low-income children

Teachers and other staff working in Title I schools can register children for the Open eBooks app, which offers thousands of best-selling books to low-income children to read for free.

March 3, 2016

Time to apply for study sabbaticals

The deadlines for submitting an application via SOLAS for a study sabbatical for the 2016–17 school year is March 17.

NYSUT journal seeks articles on content-area instruction

The 10th volume of NYSUT’s academic journal Educator’s Voice is seeking proposals for articles that showcase best practices in content-area instruction, including integrated teaching. The deadline is June 13.

January 7, 2016

Member information needed for Affordable Care Act requirement

The Welfare Fund has contacted members whose dependents were missing Social Security numbers in its records and asked them to provide the missing information. 

December 3, 2015

School Quality Reports released

The city Department of Education on Nov. 10 released School Quality Reports for the 2014–15 school year for all elementary, middle and high schools.

April 7, 2015

Employees on leave must notify DOE by May 15 of plans for 2015–16

School-based employees currently on an approved leave of absence are now required to use the Department of Education’s Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS) to inform the DOE of their intention to return to work, retire, resign, extend current leave or apply for a new leave for the 2015–16 school year.

October 2, 2014

Guidance on teacher evaluation

Teachers covered by the new evaluation system should be aware of two helpful guides, a new online form to report issues with ratings, and the rights and procedures regarding Teacher Improvement Plans.

June 26, 2014

Did you get an excessing letter

If you have received an excessing letter from your principal, this does not mean that you are in excess.

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