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News | November 21, 2014 >>

The power and promise of community schools were on display on Nov. 20 as invited educators, politicians and community leaders got an in-depth tour of the Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH), one of the UFT’s 24 Community Learning Schools.

Press releases | November 19, 2014 >>
Union resolutions | November 18, 2014 >>

The UFT endorses the above solidarity statement of the Workers’ Economy conference in Mexico City and will send copies of this resolution to the relevant authorities in Mexico and the United States, as well as to the faculty and students of the Ayotzinapa Teachers College.

News | November 17, 2014 >>

A new arbitration decision has cleared a pathway for paying recent retirees the lump-sum retroactive payments they have been expecting. One of the independent arbitrators who helped the UFT and the Department of Education reach a new collective-bargaining agreement last spring has offered his services to help find a way to make up the $60 million shortfall in the settlement fund set up to make whole all UFT members who retired between Nov. 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014.

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.

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