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News stories | September 4, 2014 >>

Whether you hop on the subway to a museum or just walk down the block to the local library, a field trip can be a great way to extend learning beyond the classroom. As you kick off the school year, here are some ideas to help you plan your next class trip.

News stories | September 4, 2014 >>

Fifty years ago UFT members were among the more than 200 other volunteers from around the country took a stand against racism and segregation by teaching in Freedom Schools in Mississippi.

News stories | September 4, 2014 >>

Thousands of union members, activists, parents and students rallied peacefully in Staten Island on Aug. 23 for justice in the case of Eric Garner, who died during an altercation with the police in July.

News stories | September 4, 2014 >>

Seven more schools were selected over the summer to participate in the UFT’s Community Learning Schools initiative, joining 16 existing schools. Two more will be named this fall.

News stories | September 1, 2014 >>

For teachers who receive a rating of Ineffective under the new evaluation system, there is a new process in place to appeal the rating.

News | August 27, 2014 >>

The first rate increases under the new UFT/DOE contract are taking effect this fall. For in-service employees, salary adjustments and corresponding retroactive payments will be processed as follows.

News | August 14, 2014 >>

The scores of New York City students increased modestly in both math and English language arts on the latest state tests, released on Aug. 14, as the students became more familiar with the Common Core Learning Standards and their teachers worked hard with the materials and training they eventually got.

Press releases | August 8, 2014 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement on efforts to raise the charter school cap in New York.

News | August 7, 2014 >>

Seven parents led by former TV personality turned corporate education reformer Campbell Brown filed suit in State Supreme Court in Albany today to invalidate due process and seniority rights for teachers in New York state public schools.

Press releases | August 7, 2014 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement on members of the Absent Teacher Reserve who chose to accept a severance package.

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