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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.

News stories | October 6, 2016

A recent arbitration ruling with significance for more than 5,000 teachers reinforces the UFT position that principals must conduct separate pre-observation and post-observation conferences when formally observing UFT members who are still rated under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory system.

News stories | October 6, 2016

Are you a new teacher looking for proven lesson plans? Are you a veteran educator looking for creative ways to reach students or eager to share your own innovative techniques? Check out the Share My Lesson website.


News stories | October 6, 2016

A majority of new teachers in New York City public schools are satisfied with their teaching experience and plan to continue in their careers, a UFT survey reveals. A significant minority, however, has had a tough time and may leave the profession.

News stories | October 6, 2016

Here are some key points to help teachers prepare for their Initial Planning Conference with their supervisor.

News stories | October 6, 2016

Teacher Union Day, which takes place this year on Sunday, Nov. 6, is a day to honor the inspiring past leaders and celebrate the present leaders who continue in their footsteps.

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