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Hearing Education Services Chapter Newsletter October 2013

Message from the Chapter Leader: Cecilia Cortez

I want to welcome everyone back to school. I hope you all had a restful and relaxing summer.

With the new school year underway, I want to assure you that I as your UFT chapter leader and the UFT are here to support you.

There are in place this year, including a new evaluation system for classroom teachers and the new Common Core curriculum.

In order to support you, the UFT has created the web pages highlighted in the above paragraph to keep you abreast of all the changes. Please also keep an eye on and on the New York Teacher for stories about the new evaluation system and the Common Core Learning Standards.

The UFT will also be providing workshops in all the boroughs on the new evaluation system. Please check the UFT home page as well as the HES chapter website for the latest information

To make sure you are getting important information that you need, be sure to sign up on the UFT website right now. By signing in, you will enter your email into our system to receive emails from me and other UFT officials about important developments. Signing up is easy. Just go to the UFT homepage and click on the sign in button at the very top of the page.

Stay in touch with me by email at

I want to wish everyone a great year.


Cecilia Cortez
Chapter Leader

Things to do

In addition to signing up on the UFT website, sign up for UFT text messages.

Join the share my lesson project and read about it in the New York Teacher.

"Like" the UFT facebook page and join the conversation among UFT members.

Follow the UFT on twitter.

You should know

Our first HES Consultation Meeting with Helen Kaufman will be Wednesday, October 2. Please send your questions, concerns, comments to me by email at

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