Ok here's our new thread and we can continue where we left off I guess from http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=183696&page=8 Ok so DASA is required for all teachers now, you need it to get your professional cert when you update it. If you are still going to grad school or will start your school might offer it for free. The cheapest and best that I found was through CITE. They offered multiple dates and locations in BK or LI. The workshop is only $95. Miss Papa: I went to Queensborough and the Queens for my undergrad in Elementary Ed. I hated it. People didn't know how to answer questions or do things correctly. Forget the financial aid office in QCC OMG what a nightmare! It was a world of difference when I went to Touro. When I graduated my dept threw us free dinner and ceremony. It was nice. Then again the Tech dept is kinda small. And the financial aid office, no line EVER! :woot: I know of Ps that don't like to hire Touro Graduates. But that's probably because of the scandal with people paying for degrees and not actually going to school there from a few years ago. I swear I paid for my degree and attended class! :lol: So I got a few emails today, one from DHR NEWS about signing up for benefits but not until September 2nd. Then I was "auto submitted" for my salary step form. The thing is I can't access it because my email is still not enabled! And I'm dying to know if they'd will credit me any of the 7 years I've been teaching. I also went to Barclay's today. It's so easy to get carried away in there buying stuff. I can't believe they will only tax exempt my first $77 dollars, which I spent more than that:|. I'm pretty sure at Carol's and Lakeshore there's no limit on the tax exempt. Plus I'm purchasing for my co teacher as well. Ok that's all for my adventures today. I'm caught up!