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Queens Parent Newsletter - March 2022

This is the March 2022 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

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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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Resources from the 18th Annual School Counselors Conference

The following email was sent from School Counselors Chapter Leader Rosemarie Thompson to all school counselors on Thursday, March 17.

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Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - March 2022

This is the March 2022 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

NYU Langone nurses

NYU Langone nurses’ contract spotlights staffing shortage

Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed by NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn on Feb. 24 overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract that provides solid salary increases while making inroads in addressing the universal problem of staffing shortages.

Jesse Sharkey

Chicago Teachers Union president won’t run again

The president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Jesse Sharkey, announced on Feb. 2 that he would not be running for reelection in May.

Racism

Efforts to restrict teaching of racism multiply

A nationwide campaign to restrict the teaching of racism and bias is affecting the education of more than 17.7 million public school students, according to a new UCLA study.

Hochul state budget

Hochul state budget plan ‘best I’ve seen’

UFT President Michael Mulgrew lauded Gov. Kathy Hochul’s state budget proposal, telling the Delegate Assembly on Jan. 19 that “the starting place for the budget is the best I have ever seen since I’ve been president.”

Federation of Nurses

Members OK 2-year pact with Visiting Nurse Service

Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York on Jan. 27 overwhelmingly ratified a two-year contract that preserves all their previous benefits and provides a minimum 7.62% pay increase over the next 14.5 months for full-time nurses.

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Outpouring of support from UFT members for Bronx fire victims

UFT members came together to raise more than $10,000 and collect and distribute supplies to support the students and families affected by the deadly apartment building blaze on Jan. 9 in the Bronx.