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Press releases | February 22, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a response to President Donald J. Trump's suggestion that some teachers should be trained in weaponry and issued concealed-carry permits for school campuses.

Press releases | February 21, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement supporting student advocates of the movement for stronger gun legislation in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Press releases | February 15, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to reports that a Bronx principal prohibited teachers from teaching lessons about Black History Month.

News | February 9, 2018

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of DeVos’ appointment on Feb. 7, UFT members across New York City celebrated their public schools during National Public School week Feb. 5–9.

Press releases | February 9, 2018

The New York state NAACP sought to join a lawsuit filed by city and state teachers unions to prevent the Charter Schools Committee of the State University of New York from implementing its less rigorous certification standards for some of the state’s charter schools.

News briefs | February 1, 2018

A federal judge blocked Arizona from enforcing a controversial ban on Mexican American studies courses, arguing that the state law is unconstitutional.

News briefs | February 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Jan. 11 that the Texas Education Agency ran afoul of federal law by failing to provide adequate special education services in the state’s public schools.

News briefs | February 1, 2018

The Connecticut Supreme Court in January overturned a lower court judge’s wide-ranging decision that the state had failed in its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education.

News briefs | February 1, 2018

Three-quarters of the nationwide public school spending cuts prompted by the 2008 recession have been restored, according to new federal data.

News briefs | February 1, 2018

Baltimore schools have been forced to return millions of dollars in maintenance funds to the state in recent years, leaving repairs to their heating systems unfinished while students shivered at their desks or missed classes during the January cold snap.

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