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19 April 2019

  • SRP Newslink Spring 2019

    In this Issue:

    • SRP Member Organizing Institute grads ready to roll
    • Administrative Professionals Day is April 24
    • Coming up in the summer 2019 SRP NewsLink
    • Delegates should stay until final gavel; SRP resolutions considered
    • SRP union value news around the state
    • Communication, political action essential for SRPs
    • Listening to each other: How others interpret what we say

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  • APPR: What you need to know about new teacher evaluation legislation

    NYSUT’s long-awaited legislation to fix the state’s broken teacher evaluation system has been signed into law as part of the 2019-20 state budget.

    New York State assessment scores will no longer have to be included in teacher ratings. Instead, all Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) decisions will be subject to local collective bargaining.

    For students, the law prohibits districts from including grade 3-8 state test scores in students’ permanent records. Enactment of this law means students and teachers will be better protected from high-stakes tests.

    The following is an overview of the new APPR provisions, highlighting what the law does and does not do; ...

  • The 'Rochester Women in Leadership Summit' is May 11. Register today!

    Saturday, May 11, 2019
    9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    NYSUT Rochester Regional Office
    30 North Union Street, 1st floor conference center
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Register at: www.nysut.org/eReg/RWILS

    Interested in sharpening your leadership skills?

    Mark your calendar for a FREE women's leadership conference in Rochester sponsored by the NYSUT Women's Committee.

    The day-long event features a series of empowering and informative workshops to train the next generation of strong female union leaders.


  • For his 70th birthday, Chris Pendergast got his voice back
  • NYSUT applauds enactment of legislation overhauling New York’s broken teacher evaluation system

    ALBANY, N.Y. April 11, 2019 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta today issued the following statement on the signing of budget legislation that addresses the state’s teacher evaluation system:


    “Educators across New York earned a huge victory today after banding together to push for fixes to the broken teacher evaluation system that created undue stress for teachers, students and parents. The powerful message they sent to those who stood in the way of real progress will not soon be forgotten. We will continue to fight on behalf of educators, students and parents to ensure we achieve a meaningful