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Syracuse Teachers Association

Union Supports
For Members By Members

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Peer Assistance Review

The PAR Program is a union and district collaboration designed to support, guide and evaluate first-year teachers in the Syracuse City School District. New teachers are assigned a PAR Consultant, who is a master classroom teacher that provides feedback, resources, professional development, and ongoing support throughout their first year. PAR Consultants report intern progress to the PAR Panel up to four times throughout the year, including an announced formal observation. 

Teacher Center

The Syracuse Teacher Center was established in 1984 under Ed Law 316 and supported by NYSUT to provide professional learning and resources provided are driven by teachers, for teachers.  Please reach out to Maureen Kendrick-Page, STC Director at if you have any questions.

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The goal of this guidance is to provide our members and their advocates with an overview of some of the federal and New York state laws that protect them in the workplace. This guidance applies to all women in the workplace and any person who identifies as female or expresses their gender as female. The law in New York state protects all people whose gender and self-image do, or do not, fully accord with the legal sex assigned to them at birth.  Women now make up a larger share of educators than they have in past decades.

Federal employment laws alone often fall short of providing the support that our members need in the workplace to feel safe, equal and included so they can focus on educating students and caring for their own families.


Compared to other states around the country, New York state is a leader when it comes to employment rights and enacting progressive legislation that protects employees in the workplace. As a member of a union, your collective bargaining agreement may also afford enhanced workplace protections.  This guidance highlights some of your legal protections in the workplace. You should also consult your collective bargaining agreement and employer policies for additional rights and benefits.

Educational Research
and Dissemination

ER&D is a union-backed professional development program designed to provide educators with high-quality training utilizing research-based strategies and information.

and Learning Trust

The NYSUT Education & Learning Trust (ELT) is a nonprofit, premiere professional learning provider and has offered an array of research-based practical programs to assist educators in honing their craft for the past 40+ years.

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