The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities.
The Executive Council Elections will be held in each building on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The seats on the executive council are uncontested. Please click each name to view his or her respective resume in consideration for HTA election:
As the school year draws to a close, all of us at NYSUT want to thank you for your tremendous dedication. It’s been a challenging year — but through it all, you've stood strong and persevered. Over and over, you've shown how public schools are the place where students, parents and educators come together as a community.
U.S. Supreme Court hands down landmark cases
This week, the Supreme Court handed down multiple decisions that will touch the lives of millions of Americans. Earlier this week, in Carson v. Makin, the court laid the groundwork that states must provide publ
Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday signed a bill suspending, for an additional year, the Annual Professional Performance Review process. Advanced through grassroots advocacy from NYSUT members and lobbying by union legislative staff, the bill recently passed both the state Senate and the Assembly.
“As we come to the end of another school year that has been anything but normal, we welcome the governor’s decision to suspend the APPR process for another year,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “We will continue working with the legislature and the governor to address the APPR
The HTA has a long tradition of offering three scholarships to graduating Herricks seniors who are pursuing a post-secondary education. Information regarding these scholarships is being sent out in a communication from the Guidance office.
Last year we also began offering two college scholarships for children of HTA members.The Craig Lagnese Memorial Scholarships were established in memory of a much loved and dedicated member, camp director, and past HTA President. Craig inspired all those whose lives he touched during his tenure at Herricks. Each scholarship is in the amount of $1,500.