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Fergie Cantos

Fergie Cantos, bilingual speech therapist

A bilingual speech therapist who “loves to talk,” Fergie Cantos helps students at P 186, a District 75 school in the Bronx, make themselves understood.

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Speaking up for students with disabilities

The city’s superintendents gathered at UFT headquarters in early October. We made it clear to them at this introductory meeting that when special education compliance issues are brought to their attention, we’ll be checking in to make sure they’re working in earnest to solve the problem.

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Teacher’s Choice for 2022-23 school year

Thanks to the union’s advocacy, UFT-represented educators will be reimbursed for some out-of-pocket expenses through Teacher’s Choice at the same levels as the previous school year. Teachers will once again receive about $250.

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Resolution on school-related personnel

The UFT recognizes our outstanding school-related professionals and pays tribute to them for their important contributions to the New York City school system and to the United Federation of Teachers.

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Answer to trending Encounter Attendance questions

School counselors using the version of SESIS that was updated on Feb. 28, 2022 may refer to this resource with answers to trending questions.

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UFT functional chapters

Functional chapters are so named because what unites these student-support professionals is their function rather than a worksite or a school. The chapters were formed to allow these UFT members with common issues and concerns to have a voice.