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News | October 21, 2016

The UFT Welfare Fund is now accepting enrollment applications in hard copy from administrative education officers and analysts.

Testimony | October 19, 2016

UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education Sterling Roberson testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding bullying, harassment and discrimination in NYC schools and protecting LGBTQ and other vulnerable students.

Union resolutions | October 19, 2016

The UFT affirms and supports the NAACP’s position on the grounds that, until charter schools embrace the same challenges that public schools face, the NAACP is right to call for a moratorium on their expansion.

News | October 19, 2016

In a scene taking place in all five boroughs, New Jersey and Long Island, thousands of people wearing pink in every way — shirts, scarves, caps, sneakers, wigs and tutus — joined the walk to honor loved ones battling the disease, support the survivors and raise money for the cure.

Press releases | October 15, 2016

The UFT issued a statement in strong support of the NAACP's call for a moratorium of charter schools at its national convention on Oct. 15.

News | October 14, 2016

For 10 days in early October, a dedicated group of teachers, parents and education advocates marched 150 miles from New York City to Albany. Their goal: to shine a spotlight on the state’s failure to properly fund public schools.

News stories | October 6, 2016

The final week of summer was also the first week of their careers for more than a thousand teachers who participated in New Teacher Week from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. For the second year, the UFT and the city DOE collaborated to organize the event.

News stories | October 6, 2016

In the Sept. 13 Democratic primaries, public school advocates backed by the UFT and NYSUT helped defeat a half-dozen challengers who had the financial backing of a super PAC promoting privatization and other schemes that siphon funding from public schools and harm working families.

News stories | October 6, 2016

The UFT’s Community Learning Schools Initiative is reporting academic gains with the schools that have been part of the four-year-old initiative the longest showing the most improvement. The Community Health Academy of the Heights in Manhattan is a prime example.

News stories | October 6, 2016

The UFT on Sept. 23 launched a new TV ad celebrating the dedication and commitment of New York City educators. The ad, which aired on major broadcast and cable stations in the metropolitan New York area, points out that in these turbulent times, public school educators stay rock steady, forming the bedrock of school communities and helping students achieve success now and throughout their lives.

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