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News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

City schools are set to get an additional 4 percent, or $845.7 million all told, under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2015-16 spending plan. Now the stage is set for a fight to restore Teacher’s Choice in the final spending plan, which must be approved by the mayor and the City Council by July 1.

News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

Charter schools have far higher suspension rates than public schools and are exempt from the DOE discipline code.

News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

Public schools are once again under threat from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Wall Street financiers, who are pushing state lawmakers to raise the number of charter schools in New York City and pass an education tax credit that will dramatically lower the taxes of big donors to private schools.

News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

The UFT and the DOE reached agreement in mid-May to continue the current configuration of the work week for the 2015–16 school year.


News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

The UFT and the DOE reached agreement on May 19 on a broader set of enforceable paperwork standards in the union’s ongoing effort to reduce and eliminate the excessive paper and electronic demands that is taking educators' time away from their students.

News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

The state Board of Regents openly challenged the wisdom of making the mandated changes to the state’s teacher evaluation system at a meeting in Albany on May 18 as the deadline for adopting the changes approached.

News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

Free trade has never been free for the American worker, according to the .
broad coalition of labor, environmental, consumer-rights, good-government and other groups fighting against a proposed new trade deal, theTrans-Pacific Partnership.

News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

After more than eight years without a contract, administrative law judges represented by the UFT have ratified their first-ever agreement with the city. Judges' pay will rise 36 percent over the course of the 11-year contract.


News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

At the top of the agenda of this 2015 NYSUT assembly was the union’s response to Gov. Cuo-mo’s attack on public education and educators. Four UFT leaders were honored

News stories | June 4, 2015 >>

Teachers and other staff at Academy of the City Charter School in Queens approved a new contract, which introduced class-size limits, improved the committee structure at the school, and provides educators with a 11 percent pay increase over three years.

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