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News stories | July 4, 2019

Teacher’s Choice, since it was initiated more than 25 years ago by the UFT, has been funded as a special allocation of the City Council. In a major milestone for the program that reimburses educators for some of their out-of-pocket spending on classroom supplies, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Council agreed on June 14 to allocate funds for Teacher’s Choice as part of the annual city budget.

News stories | July 4, 2019

In a big victory for the UFT, union-supported legislation curbing hospitals from charging exorbitant fees to out-of-network patients for emergency care passed both houses of the state legislature in June and now needs Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature to become law. 


News stories | July 4, 2019

Abe Levine, the first vice president for elementary schools and a steadfast presence at the UFT until his final months, died at age 89 on June 13.

News stories | July 4, 2019

The UFT is open for business throughout the summer on a modified schedule.

News stories | July 4, 2019

During the final Delegate Assembly of the school year on June 12, UFT President Michael Mulgrew talked about how the new DOE-UFT contract has given members a greater voice in their workplaces this year.

News stories | July 4, 2019

"You are the best," schools Chancellor Richard Carranza told 17 Big Apple Award winners at the seventh annual awards ceremony at the city Department of Education headquarters in Manhattan on June 11. In addition to their Big Apple honors, the 17 educators will form the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Group.

News stories | July 4, 2019

Nine public school teachers were among the honorees at the annual Blackboard Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding educators on June 10 at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan.

News stories | July 4, 2019

The 33rd annual UFT and DOE School Counselor Recognition Day Awards Ceremony on May 31 at the UFT’s Brooklyn borough office recognized the contributions of 26 school counselors from all around the city.

News stories | July 4, 2019

The UFT family grew by nearly 1,000 new teachers on June 17, as the Department of Education welcomed its newest cohort of New York City Teaching Fellows at an event at City Tech in Brooklyn.

News | June 24, 2019

An agreement on school safety and discipline announced on June 20 by the city and the United Federation of Teachers puts in place more early-intervention strategies while clarifying the processes that kick in when there is an incident.

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