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News From NYSUT

05 April 2020

  • SCHOOL AID RUNS: Your district's funding for the enacted 2020-21 state budget

    School aid runs for the enacted 2020-21 state budget are now available.

    Use the Excel spreadsheet to compare your district's school aid for 2020-21 to last year's funding data.

    Open the document on your desktop computer and use the yellow drop-down menu (cell B1) to select your district from the alphabetical listing.

    Comparison Data

    Additional

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  • Join our #NYSUTchat on Twitter

    In these scary times, it’s important for us all to support and lean on each other. In that spirit, NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango will be hosting a second one-hour #NYSUTchat at 7 p.m. Sunday on Twitter.

    This week’s discussion will revolve around trauma-informed instruction and best practices as educators address access and equity for our students.

    “We want to give members a chance to share ideas and talk about what’s happening,” DiBrango said. “We want to support each other as colleagues and stay connected, as we all try to navigate the world of remote learning.”

    Last weekend, DiBrango experimented with the format with about three dozen educators,

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  • Technology educators across the state helping to close PPE gaps

    In direct response to the shortage of personal protective equipment for medical professionals, crews at different SUNY campuses and K–12 schools are creating hospital-approved face shields using 3D printers and assembled pieces.

    “We were asked: Is this possible?” said Dave Ecker, director of iCREATE innovation lab at SUNY Stony Brook, which shares a campus with Stony Brook Medical Center, where health care professionals were seeking help for personal protection gear. “I worked all night from home and came up with a prototype.”

    Already, Ecker’s producing about 100 face shield headbands each day, up from the initial 40 per day just over a week ago when production began. The plastic bands

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  • NYSUT statement on passage of the state budget

    ALBANY, N.Y. April 3, 2020 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement today regarding the state budget:

    The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic makes public services like education, higher education and health care more important now than ever before. Flat funding for K-12 schools and higher education will be tough.

    We traveled the state earlier this year to hear directly from the educators, students and parents who rely on public schools about the critical funding needs they are facing. If anything, the needs that we saw then have only increased during this pandemic.

    Our schools and the public hospitals on the front lines of

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  • Unemployment Resources for NYSUT Members

    Coronavirus: State and Federal Unemployment Resources

    With the passage of the federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid and Relief and Economic Security), there have been many questions that have arisen in reference to unemployment insurance.

    Here are some necessary resources about unemployment eligibility and how to file a claim.

    Federal CARES Act

    Eligibility:

    • covers individuals whose place of employment is closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency,
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