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News | February 25, 2015 >>

The DOE and UFT have jointly pre-approved several options for giving schools flexibility with set-aside time for parent engagement for the remainder of the school year.

News | February 25, 2015 >>

As part of its campaign to Build Respect Acceptance and Voice through Education, the United Federation of Teachers’ BRAVE Program is holding a video contest to highlight the efforts made by schools to create environments free of discrimination and harassment.

Testimony | February 25, 2015 >>

UFT Vice President for Education Evelyn DeJesus testified before the New York City Council Education Committee regarding ensuring English Language Learners receive appropriate educational services.

News | February 19, 2015 >>

Demanding that Gov. Cuomo pay up on the state’s long-overdue $2.5 billion debt to New York City public schools, two education advocacy groups at a press conference on Feb. 19 released a report that broke down the money owed by Assembly and Senate district in New York City so that each lawmaker who is going to vote on the state budget can tell exactly how much money is missing from his or her district.

News | February 12, 2015 >>

Find out about the High School Awards reception, organizing the fight against Gov. Cuomo, registering for spring high school workshops, paid media internships for high school juniors and seniors, reviewing your personnel file, FAFSA, Teacher's Choice, a student video contest and Team High School citywide meetings.

News | February 10, 2015 >>

Mayor Bill de Blasio, unveiling his $77.7 billion preliminary budget on Feb. 9, called on New York State to honor the Campaign for Fiscal Equity settlement and give the money it promised to city schools now that the economy is back on track.

News | February 9, 2015 >>

More than 100 teachers, parents and guidance counselors gathered at the UFT Bronx borough office on Feb. 6 for a community forum with seven elected officials to send a message to Gov. Andrew Cuomo: All public schools — not just charter schools — deserve fair funding and respect.

News stories | February 5, 2015 >>

In his Jan. 21 State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraced the corporate reform agenda for education with a vengeance. He called for raising the cap on charter schools, extending tenure from three to five years, putting struggling schools into “receivership” and basing half a teacher’s evaluation on student test scores.

News stories | February 5, 2015 >>

The Moral Mondays movement came to New York State on Jan. 12 as about 1,000 students, parents, advocates and union leaders from New York City and across the state converged on the state Capitol to demand fair and equitable funding for public schools.

News stories | February 5, 2015 >>

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced on Jan. 22 the end of the 55 school networks created by the Bloomberg administration and the introduction of a new structure that gives greater oversight and responsibility to superintendents.

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