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News | December 19, 2014 >>

New York City’s child care providers have overwhelmingly ratified a $43 million agreement with the state Office of Children and Family Services that will feature valuable health benefits as well as grant money to enhance their skills and better equip their programs. “It’s an historic contract that will greatly improve the lives of our members and of the children we serve,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew.

News | December 18, 2014 >>

The UFT on Dec. 18 blasted a letter from the Cuomo administration to state Education Commissioner John King that intimated that the governor was going to use the power he has in the budgetary process to try to ram through changes to education policy that charter school advocates and corporate education reform groups have been pushing for years.

Press releases | December 18, 2014 >>

In response to a letter the Cuomo administration directed at outgoing education commissioner John King and Board of Regents chair Merryl Tisch about introducing education "reforms" through the budget process, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement questioning the governor's motives.

News | December 17, 2014 >>

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News | December 11, 2014 >>

The hot topic of how to increase diversity in city schools, particularly in the specialized high schools, came before a packed City Council chamber on Dec. 11. UFT Vice President for Academic High School Janella Hinds testified that the problem is especially prevalent in the city’s eight specialized high schools, where admittance is determined by a single admissions test and where the student body is predominantly drawn from a small group of middle schools.

Testimony | December 11, 2014 >>

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding diversity in New York City schools and proposed Int. No. 511-A-2014, Resolution 453-2014 and Resolution 442-2014.

News | December 11, 2014 >>

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News | December 9, 2014 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Dec. 9 called for closing tax loopholes that benefit non-resident owners of luxury properties to raise revenue to bring class sizes in kindergarten through Grade 3 down to no more than 15 children.

Press releases | December 9, 2014 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged New York City to embark next September on a long-term initiative that will lower class size in the public schools to no more than 15 students in kindergarten through third grade.

News stories | December 4, 2014 >>

"An arbitrator has now said that our members should receive all the money they are entitled to," said Michael Mulgrew. "We accept his offer to quickly work out the details."

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