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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY

UUP president to testify before state legislative panel on new teacher certification requirements


WHO: UUP President Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D.

WHAT: New York State Assembly Committees on Higher Education and Education hearing regarding new teacher certification requirements

WHEN: Wednesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B, Albany


Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D., president of United University Professions (UUP), will testify at a public hearing Wednesday, April 30 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany regarding the state Education Department’s new teacher performance assessments.

The panel is examining changes in the certification process of New York state teachers. UUP’s membership includes teacher education faculty at the State University of New York’s state-operated campuses.

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the AFL-CIO.

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