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SUNY's three teaching hospitals need a cash injection to stay strong

SUNY’s three public teaching hospitals, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Upstate Medical University and Stony Brook University Hospital are on the brink of a financial crisis. NYSUT and United University Professions are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul and lawmakers to allocate $175 million to restore them to fiscal health.
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NYSUT statement on Rep. Bowman’s plan to bring balance and flexibility to federally required standardized testing

"The congressman’s More Teaching, Less Testing Act would provide states with much-needed flexibility to achieve something that teachers, parents and students have been demanding for years: more time in school devoted to the simple joy of learning," said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.
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UPDATE: New opportunities for student loan relief

If you missed the federal student loan waiver opportunity that expired in October, you may have another chance to adjust your payment. Learn more by registering for one of our upcoming webinars, FREE to NYSUT members.
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Committee of 100 activists rally for New Deal for Higher Education

Chanting “fight, fight, fight, fight, education is a right!” more than 500 NYSUT member activists, students and supporters, rallied together before the majestic backdrop of the state Capitol’s Million Dollar Staircase in early March. Clad in hats, sweatshirts and T-shirts emblazoned with their SUNY, CUNY and community college alma mater, and waving colorful signs and placards, the rallygoers sent lawmakers a clear message: it’s time for New York state lawmakers to pass a new deal for public higher education.
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NYSUT activists rally for New Deal for Higher Education, with broad support from voters

Union leaders, legislators and hundreds of member-activists from the state’s largest higher education unions — United University Professions, Professional Staff Congress and NYSUT community colleges — gathered at the Capitol to rally lawmakers to make a major and overdue investment in SUNY, CUNY and community colleges.
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BOCES advocates urge lawmakers to expand access to CTE

Nearly 100 educators, students, and administrators took part in this week’s BOCES Advocacy Day for meetings with state legislators to call for boosting state aid and changing the funding formula so more students have access to Career and Technical Education programs.




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