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News stories | April 2, 2015 >>

The state Legislature signed off on a final state budget on March 31 that will deliver an extra $465 million to New York City schools next year, a 6 percent increase that is the largest in eight years. 


News stories | April 2, 2015 >>

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo pressuring state lawmakers to pass his misguided education proposals as part of the state budget, 1,100 UFT members on March 12 converged on the state capital to shift the focus to the real priority: getting the state to pay the $2.5 billion it owes to New York City schools.

News stories | April 2, 2015 >>

Protests against Cuomo’s harmful public education agenda peaked in New York City on March 12, when parents, their children and educators joined hands to form a human chain around their buildings as if to protect them from the governor’s proposals.

News briefs | April 2, 2015 >>

Multinational testing giant Pearson has been caught spying on students’ social media accounts in a supposed effort to detect any “security breaches” that might compromise the integrity of its tests.

News briefs | April 2, 2015 >>

Arkansas Republicans on March 17 abandoned their push for a bill that would have allowed the privatization of school districts deemed academically distressed.

News briefs | April 2, 2015 >>

New York University’s administration and graduate student union have, after more than a year of stalled negotiations, reached a tentative contract that would raise pay and expand health care and other benefits.

News briefs | April 2, 2015 >>

Thousands of oil workers and their employers reached a national contract agreement on March 12, bringing the country’s largest refinery strike in 35 years a big step closer to resolution.

News stories | April 2, 2015 >>
News stories | April 2, 2015 >>

“In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity” was the theme of the second annual Middle School Conference on Feb. 28, which attracted more than 450 educators.

News stories | April 2, 2015 >>
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