New teacher articles

December 19, 2013

Preparing for your tenure decision

Being granted tenure is an important milestone for new teachers.

October 17, 2013

Time to think about your retirement

Although designating your financial beneficiaries isn’t as exciting as designating your next big unit of study, enrolling in the Teachers’ Retirement System is an important part of launching your teaching career.

September 5, 2013

Communication with students’ families key

As a new teacher, you know how important it is to develop strong relationships with your students, colleagues and administrators. Here are some tips to help you lay the foundation for good communication with your students’ families.

June 13, 2013

Going for your professional state certificate?

Are you working toward your professional state certification? Then remember that you’ll have to show three years of teaching experience, including one year of mentoring, to qualify.

Signing up for summer courses

UFT members flocked to UFT headquarters on June 6 to register for courses offered in the Summer 2013 catalog. 

May 16, 2013

Certification deadlines loom for thousands

It’s time for newer teachers to take care of some important state certification business. It’s especially urgent that you meet any upcoming deadlines if you are at risk of termination or if your current certificate is near its expiration date.

April 11, 2013

Understanding the DOE’s tenure framework

If you’re a probationary teacher who plans to achieve tenure, it’s time to become familiar with the Department of Education’s Tenure Decision-making Framework.

February 28, 2013

Take care of your financial future

Whether you’re a teaching rookie or have a few years of classroom experience under your belt, now is the time to lay a solid foundation for a secure retirement.

January 31, 2013

New teachers have a stake in political action

The exciting and important 2012 presidential election may be over, but the need to remain engaged in politics continues. After all, it takes ongoing political action to strengthen public schools and respond to the needs of working families.

December 20, 2012

Certification primer, Part 2

Our previous article in the Nov. 22 issue explained the requirements and deadlines for the most common types of state certification — the initial and professional certificates. But what if you hold a different certificate?

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