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Hearing Education Services Chapter Newsletter: March 2014

I hope all of you have been staying warm during this very cold winter we have had. Spring is coming!

I am sure many of you join me in welcoming the new administration at the Department of Education and look forward to a more collaborative working relationship under the direction of our new chancellor. We will continue to make sure our rights are protected and that we work in an environment that is safe and stimulating.  It appears we have a new administration that will respect us and listen to us. Let us hope for the best. 

We had an exciting meeting on Professional Day, November 5, 2013. HES related-services providers from all five boroughs attended, which was very commendable. That rarely happens. We exchanged ideas and shared information about our field. It was a great way to stay connected with each other. I know that many who attended found it to be a very satisfying meeting.

Stay in touch, and please continue to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments at

Cecilia Cortez
Chapter Leader

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller

Consultation meetings

The consultation meetings with Ms. Kaufman continue to be held the first Wednesday of each month at 4 pm at 400 1st Ave. HES consultation committee minutes are posted on our chapter website.

Things to do

Continue to stay connected with the UFT! There are great events coming up.

Sign up on the UFT web page to access member-only information and get important emails.

Sign up for UFT text messages.

Join the Share My Lesson Project. Here is a New York Teacher story about Share My Lesson.

Follow the UFT on Twitter.

Learn more about the evaluation process for teachers not covered by the new system launched in 2013.

Keep up on news about the Common Core standards.

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