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News | January 9, 2017

More than 1,200 New York City schools would lose vital federal funding should President-elect Donald Trump follow through on his campaign promise to launch a national private-school voucher plan, UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned.

News | January 9, 2017

According to the IRS, if you are an eligible educator, you can deduct up to $250 ($500 if married, filing jointly and both spouses are educators, but not more than $250 each) of any unreimbursed expenses you paid in 2016 for books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment and supplementary materials you use in the classroom.

Press releases | January 9, 2017

More than 700,000 students in more than 1,200 New York City schools — including large high schools in all five boroughs — would face higher class sizes, have fewer teachers and lose after-school academic and enrichment programs if President-elect Trump makes good on a campaign promise to pull billions of federal dollars away from public schools to pay for private vouchers, a UFT analysis has found.

Op-Eds | January 9, 2017

Students in more than 1,200 New York City schools would face higher class sizes, have fewer teachers and lose after-school academic and enrichment programs if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to pull billions of federal dollars away from public schools to pay for private vouchers.

News briefs | January 5, 2017

Exercising a new federal right to organize, graduate students at Columbia University have voted to form a union.

News briefs | January 5, 2017

Students with disabilities will have an easier time requesting accommodations during tests, starting on Jan. 1.

News briefs | January 5, 2017

The number of annual complaints reported to the U.S. Department of Education’s civil rights office has more than doubled in the past eight years, rising from 6,364 in the 2009 fiscal year to 16,720 in 2016.

News briefs | January 5, 2017

The math achievement of U.S. 15-year-olds fell on a major international benchmark. Among 35 industrialized nations, the United States now ranks 31st in math on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

News stories | January 5, 2017

The importance of nurses as advocates for their patients and their profession was a prominent theme of the 37nd annual Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT held on Nov. 18 and 19.

News briefs | January 5, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has named fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as his nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor.

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