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News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Even as Seth Low Intermediate School rebuilds under the leadership of a new principal, the co-location of Eva Moskowitz's expanding Success Academy charter in its building has frustrated educators.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Chancellor Fariña announced a new evaluation system for schools that looks "beyond test scores" to take a multi-faceted approach to measuring success.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

New York City Council members, joined by NAACP representatives, advocates, parent leaders and the UFT, launched a campaign to increase school diversity and credit multiple measures of student success at a press conference in the City Hall rotunda on Oct. 22.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

With public schools under attack, the UFT will launch an ad campaign on Oct. 6 to remind New Yorkers of the passion and promise of public education. The 30-second spot, called “Think Big,” will air from Oct. 6 – Oct. 17 on broadcast, cable and social media platforms.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members called fellow union members in the suburbs and upstate at union phone banks and a day of door-knocking in the Hudson Valley was planned for Nov. 1 as the fight to decide which party controls the state Senate came down to a handful of competitive races, all outside New York City.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Educators at four Harlem district schools say that a Success Academy Charter School has made insulting and insensitive demands for space and facilities since moving into their school building this September.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

The Philadelphia school district’s sudden cancellation of its teachers’ contract in October sent shockwaves far beyond the City of Brotherly Love.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

From earrings to socks to ties, no pink accessory was too small on Oct. 22, when UFT members at schools across the city proudly wore pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

More than 1,600 parents, students and teachers came to Port Richmond HS on Staten Island for their chance to choose some of the 40,000 free books being given away at an event co-sponsored by the UFT and First Book.

News briefs | November 6, 2014 >>

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