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News | January 26, 2015 >>

The UFT staff directors sent an email on Jan. 26 to UFT members who work in district and field offices about the DOE's policy concerning employees who work in those offices.

News | January 26, 2015 >>

Some UFT events have been canceled due to the snowstorm. Please continue to check back for updates.

News | January 22, 2015 >>

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced on Jan. 22 the end of the 55 school networks created by the Bloomberg administration and the introduction of a new structure that gives greater oversight and responsibility to superintendents.

News | January 22, 2015 >>

Two New York City public school teachers testified before a U.S. Senate committee on how testing and accountability should be redefined in the federal law that provides funding for K–12 education nationwide.

News | January 21, 2015 >>

In his Jan. 21 State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraced the corporate reform agenda for education with a vengeance. He called for raising the cap on charter schools, extending tenure from three to five years, putting struggling schools into "receivership" and basing half a teacher’s evaluation on student test scores.

Press releases | January 21, 2015 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement denouncing the proposed education policy changes in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.

News | January 15, 2015 >>

New York State United Teachers on Jan. 15 launched a nearly $1 million ad campaign urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to move beyond politics and ensure the state adequately and equitably funds its public schools.

Testimony | January 14, 2015 >>

Jeffrey Hoffman, the director of child care policy at the UFT, testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare regarding the oversight of EarlyLearnNYC, the city's contracted child care system.

News | January 12, 2015 >>

The Moral Mondays movement came to New York State on Jan. 12 as about 1,000 students, parents, advocates and union leaders from New York City and across the state converged on the state Capitol to demand fair and equitable funding for public schools.

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