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New DOE guidance for paraprofessionals

The following update was sent to all DOE-employed paraprofessionals from UFT President Michael Mulgrew and UFT Paraprofessionals Chapter Leader Shelvy Young-Abrams on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2020.

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Agreement on final 30 minutes of workday for paraprofessionals

The following update was sent to all DOE-employed paraprofessionals from UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

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Remote learning guidance for paraprofessionals

It has been a tremendously stressful time for our students, our families and us. The Department of Education agreed with the UFT that a change of pace and focus was in order during the seven days that would have been the spring break in a normal year.

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Thank you to Paraprofessionals

Today is National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, so it is a perfect time to say thank you for all that you're doing to make remote learning possible for your students and their families. I know it's been a rocky transition under unprecedented circumstances, but you've stepped up to the plate in a big way. I'm so proud to be your UFT chapter leader.

Welcome to the new school year

Read more about professional development for paras, chapter updates via email, our Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon and career opportunities.

Paraprofessionals Chapter Newsletter - June 2017

Find out about certification for Level III paras, the upcoming constitutional convention, pay increases in May, paraprofessional PD opportunities, immigration rights and more.