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Press releases | August 12, 2016

Adam Ross, the UFT's general counsel, responded to a Daily News article criticizing the relatively low number of tenured teachers removed from the classroom.

Op-Eds | August 8, 2016

Children in crisis who are disrupting classrooms are not going to be helped by the latest plan by the city’s Department of Education to ban suspensions outright in grades K-2, and neither will the thousands of other children who will lose instruction as a result of those disruptions.

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

“We’re stronger when every child has the chance to live up to his or her potential, and public education gives our kids that chance,’’ Hillary Clinton told the more than 3,000 delegates, including a UFT contingent, at the AFT convention in Minneapolis on July 18.

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.

News stories | August 4, 2016

The American Federation of Teachers has relaunched the Share My Lesson website it helped create four years ago. A prominent new feature of the site is a special UFT section created by and for the local’s members.

News stories | August 4, 2016

Sixteen schools have won approval to join the PROSE program, enabling them to rethink old rules and come up with new ways of managing the school day to enhance student learning, professional development and parent engagement.

News | August 1, 2016

Students in grades 3-8 in every school district in New York City improved on the state’s Common Core English Language Arts test in 2016, matching the performance of their peers in the rest of the state for the first time.

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 DOE's July 21 announcement that it would end suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade.

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