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Addressing concerns for your child care program

Child care providers should read this important information from the city Administration of Children’s Services (ACS), the state Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the city Department of Health and Mental Health (DOHMH).

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Access all DOE applications from an online portal

The DOE has created a unified online workspace that allows you to access all DOE applications from one website. You can only access the portal from outside the DOE network. No VPN is required.


UFT guidance for school counselors

I have been hearing many questions and concerns about the roles and responsibilities of school counselors as the school system moves to a model of remote learning and support during this public health crisis.

Coronavirus Covid-19

Guidance on therapy via video conferencing

We all understand that speech teachers and occupational and physical therapists still have many unanswered questions regarding video conferencing with their students.

Coronavirus Covid-19

Update on work procedures for supervisors of school security

I know these past few days have been anxiety-provoking and often frustrating for supervisors of school security. A lot of misinformation has been circulating and many legitimate questions did not have immediate answers as we faced the colossal task of making this transition in a couple of days. I want to thank you for your focus on the job at hand amid the uncertainty and fear.

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From special ed to documentary film

Retired special education teacher produces five documentaries about 34 veterans from his community in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Chapter member spotlight: Our physical therapist of the year

Every year, we ask you to nominate a colleague who does outstanding work. We heard about some truly remarkable therapists, including Victor Barangan, who works in PS 229 in Queens.

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Professional Development for School Counselors

Check out these professional learning opportunities for school counselors!

Important Forms and Resources for Family Child Care Providers

Thank you to those of you who attended our meetings for NYC child care providers. Here are the forms and resources we promised you regarding comprehensive background clearance requirements.

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Management Pay Plan lawsuit update

The following information concerns the UFT lawsuit against the DOE over the 2 percent increase the DOE gave employees enrolled in the Management Pay Plan but not to members of the Administrative Education Officers and Analysts Chapter. On Aug. 29, a judge heard oral arguments on the DOE’s motion to dismiss the UFT’s case, which centers on the 2 percent raises retroactive to Sept. 24, 2017, for employees covered by the Management Pay Plan.