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Press releases | September 3, 2015 >>

Saying that “the current Common Core program in New York is not working,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sept. 3 convened a “representative group” from a pre-existing education commission to conduct a “comprehensive review of the implementation of the Common Core Learning standards. UFT President Michael Mugrew said the union will be happy to work with the new group to help fix the problems.

News | August 25, 2015 >>

Lawyers for the city, the state, the UFT and its state affiliate NYSUT asked a Staten Island judge on Aug. 25 to dismiss the lawsuit to abolish tenure brought by TV personality Campbell Brown and others on the grounds that the state Legislature has dealt with many of the issues in play.

News stories | August 20, 2015 >>

New York City students made small but significant gains on state math and English language arts tests in 2015, the third year of tests aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards.

Op-Eds | August 13, 2015 >>

The incremental gains New York City recently scored on statewide reading and math tests are good news for our schools and children — and a much more positive and credible development than the rapid, but ultimately meaningless, increases in scores touted by Michael Bloomberg during his tenure as mayor.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

More than 250 protesters converged outside the East Hampton beachfront estate of hedge-fund billionaire Dan Loeb on July 11 as those inside dined at a $5,000-a-plate fundraiser for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

Despite a $13 million advertising campaign, hedge-fund executives were unable to engineer the passage of an education tax credit for wealthy donors or an increase in the statewide charter cap in the state legislative session that wrapped up on June 25.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

The State Education Department this month identified 144 struggling and persistently struggling schools statewide — 62 of them in New York City — that could be turned over to an outside administrator or “receiver” if they do not meet performance targets.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

It may be summer, but educators are already looking ahead to the 2016 election.

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

The 2015–16 New York City public school calendar was revised on June 23 when it was announced that schools would close on Feb. 8, 2016, in observance of Lunar New Year.

Press releases | August 4, 2015 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's announcement of a new Regulatory Task Force on Academic Policy.

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