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News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

More than 250 protesters converged outside the East Hampton beachfront estate of hedge-fund billionaire Dan Loeb on July 11 as those inside dined at a $5,000-a-plate fundraiser for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

Despite a $13 million advertising campaign, hedge-fund executives were unable to engineer the passage of an education tax credit for wealthy donors or an increase in the statewide charter cap in the state legislative session that wrapped up on June 25.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

The State Education Department this month identified 144 struggling and persistently struggling schools statewide — 62 of them in New York City — that could be turned over to an outside administrator or “receiver” if they do not meet performance targets.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

It may be summer, but educators are already looking ahead to the 2016 election.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

The 2015–16 New York City public school calendar was revised on June 23 when it was announced that schools would close on Feb. 8, 2016, in observance of Lunar New Year.

Press releases | August 4, 2015 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's announcement of a new Regulatory Task Force on Academic Policy.

News | July 30, 2015 >>

UFT nurses, child care providers and retirees joined dozens of other union members and health care advocates for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Medicare and Medicaid.

News | July 29, 2015 >>

All teachers who are new to the New York City Department of Education and who will begin teaching this fall will be invited to take part in professional learning opportunities during the DOE's New Teacher Week, which will be held from Aug. 24–27.

News | July 27, 2015 >>

The State Education Department this month identified 144 struggling and persistently struggling schools statewide — 62 of them in New York City — that could be turned over to an outside administrator or “receiver” if they do not meet performance targets.

Press releases | July 16, 2015 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew offered a response as the state officially launched its receivership program by announcing a statewide list of 144 struggling schools.

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