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News | July 21, 2014 >>
News | July 1, 2014 >>

The Department of Education will hire 120 new arts teachers to work in under-served middle and high schools with the help of an additional $23 million earmarked for arts education funding in the 2014-2015 school year budget, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press conference at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on July 1.

News | June 27, 2014 >>

The music played as the graduates from Long Island City HS stepped up to the stage to receive their diplomas. Among the many excited graduates at the beginning of their journey into adulthood was one new graduate with a far more poignant story to tell.

News stories | June 26, 2014 >>

Teachers rated Ineffective or Developing based on state Common Core tests this year or next will not face negative consequences, according to changes to the evaluation system agreed to by state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 19 in the final hours of the legislative session.

News stories | June 26, 2014 >>

At the Albert Shanker Scholarship Fund Awards Ceremony, 188 young people, including nine graduate students, won Shanker scholarships to further their education. Students, families and teachers attended the ceremony at UFT headquarters to celebrate their achievement.

News stories | June 26, 2014 >>

In the wake of the death of Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old autistic boy who disappeared from his Long Island City school in October, city and education officials are grappling with how to prevent students with a tendency to run off from leaving school buildings unattended.

News | June 26, 2014 >>

Information on organizing time in schools, PD and consultation committees, Team High School summer seminars and 2014-15 citywide high school division meetings.

News stories | June 26, 2014 >>

Some 40,000 books were given away outside the Refuge Church of Christ in Far Rockaway at an event organized by the UFT in partnership with the AFT and the nonprofit organization First Book.

News stories | June 26, 2014 >>

The 28th annual Guidance Counselor Recognition Awards program honored 29 counselors from every borough, school level and special district.

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