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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.

Eadie Shanker, UFT icon, dead at 87

The UFT lost one of its icons with the passing of Edith “Eadie” Shanker, a UFT founder and the wife of former UFT President Albert Shanker, at age 87 on Saturday after suffering from kidney problems for several years.

Free child care for DOE employees

DOE employees with children in 3-K through 8th grade who are enrolled in DOE schools are entitled to priority in the DOE's Learning Bridges program.

UFT convinces city to phase in reopening for students

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council of School Supervisors and Administrators President Mark Cannizzaro on Sept. 17 to announce a phased-in reopening of New York City public schools in order to assure safety and satisfy staffing concerns.

UFT says city falls short on staffing needs, safety pact

New York City public schools do not yet have enough staff or the safety protocols in place to reopen school buildings on Sept. 21 as planned, UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned on Sept. 14 at a virtual press conference.

Q&A section from Social Workers and Psychologists Chapter meeting

We held a Social Workers and Psychologists Chapter meeting on Sept. 9, 2020. Here is a video of the question-and-answer portion of that meeting.

Principal makes pay dock threat against staff working outside

Educators at the HS for Economics and Finance in Lower Manhattan are facing threats to their pay for refusing to enter a building they say is not safe against COVID-19 infection and, instead, doing their jobs outside via mobile phones and laptops.

New SESIS Form for 2020-21 School Year

The DOE has launched a new special education Program Adaptations Document (PAD), which has replaced the Remote Learning Plan for the 2020-21 school year.

DOE guidance for itinerant social workers and psychologists

The following email was sent on Sunday, Sept. 13, to social workers and psychologists from Chapter Leader Raul Garcia.

Blended learning updates for speech teachers and OT/PTs

The following guidance was sent to all DOE-employed speech teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists from UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.