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News briefs | July 10, 2015 >>

School districts across New Jersey face looming layoffs and program cuts after the state government failed for the seventh year in a row to increase state school aid despite rising costs.

News briefs | July 10, 2015 >>
Nevada has implemented an unprecedented school voucher program that next school year will allow parents to pull their children from the state’s public schools — and take tax dollars with them.
News briefs | July 10, 2015 >>

The Atlanta school district has announced that it will eliminate 18 of its 58 elementary school music teacher positions next year, continuing a national downward trend in arts education.

News briefs | July 10, 2015 >>

Nevada has implemented an unprecedented school voucher program that next school year will allow parents to pull their children from the state’s public schools — and take tax dollars with them.

News briefs | July 10, 2015 >>
Baltimore on June 2 joined a growing number of school districts that are offering free school meals to all students regardless of family income.
News stories | July 10, 2015 >>

Teachers may be starting to feel more optimistic and in control of their professional lives following a decade of unrelenting assault under former Mayor Bloomberg, according to the UFT’s second annual survey of the city’s public school teachers. 


News | July 10, 2015 >>

The UFT and the DOE announced that 64 new schools will join the Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence (PROSE) in 2015. The expansion is going to more than double the total number of PROSE schools, from 62 to 126.

News stories | July 10, 2015 >>

The final city budget for the coming fiscal year will contain a 62 percent increase in funding for Teacher’s Choice following a big social media and member-lobbying campaign by the UFT to show City Council members the direct impact that Teacher’s Choice has on classroom learning.

News stories | July 10, 2015 >>

With the new time allotted in the UFT-DOE contract for professional development, the staff development committee at P 4, a District 75 school in Queens, seized the opportunity to allow educators to showcase their skills for each other.

News stories | July 10, 2015 >>

This year's Spring Education Conference showcased and celebrated the great work being done by educators throughout the city, with a morning panel and workshops that gave prominent roles to educators who are engaged in the UFT’s Community Learning Schools and the new school-based initiatives that got underway this year.


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