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News stories | August 4, 2016

When Russell White is confronted by hostile student behavior that threatens to disrupt the classroom, the last thing he wants to do is add fuel to the fire by responding in anger.

News stories | August 4, 2016

Hillary Clinton speaks at the AFT convention.

News stories | August 4, 2016

The new school year is just around the corner and many teachers are ready to stock up on supplies. This year, educators will have more Teacher’s Choice dollars to spend, and thanks to a new UFT partnership with Yoobi, those dollars can go further.

Press releases | July 29, 2016

In response to improvement by New York City students on state ELA and math tests, UFT Michael Mulgrew said, "With a common sense approach to education, we are seeing results."

Press releases | July 21, 2016

UFT President Michael Mulgrew sent a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña regarding the Department of Education's July 21 announcement that it would end suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade.

Press releases | July 15, 2016

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's report on staffing changes at out-of-time schools.

News stories | July 7, 2016

Many of the nearly 200 students who received the UFT’s Albert Shanker college scholarships have achieved in spite of challenging personal circumstances. That put them in good company at the 47th annual awards ceremony on June 13.


News stories | July 7, 2016

Hope Shing credits Stacy Blair, her French teacher at Essex Street Academy in Manhattan, with helping her believe she can do anything. “She is passionate about what she does and she encouraged me to try things to find my passion.”

News stories | July 7, 2016

Mariah Henry hadn’t seen Paul Turner since she was his middle school English teacher. But she made an impact on his life and he hasn’t forgotten.

News stories | July 7, 2016

“Guidance counselors are the heartbeat of the school,” said Chancellor Carmen Fariňa, as 26 guidance counselors were honored by the DOE at the 30th annual School Counselor Recognition Day Awards ceremony on May 25.


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