New teacher articles

November 10, 2011

Tenure: What the DOE’s new framework means for you

Do you expect to be up for tenure? If so, become familiar with the Department of Education’s new Tenure Decision-making Framework. The new framework, which was introduced in the 2010-2011 school year, guides principals in making tenure decisions. There are important changes to be aware of.

October 13, 2011

Creating alliances for student success

Teaching can feel like an isolating experience, especially for newer teachers. But there’s no need to feel alone. In fact, reaching out to others in your school community — parents, paraprofessionals, colleagues — is a good way to create support systems for yourself and enlist allies in the education of your students. Read more for suggestions on creating connections right in your school.

June 23, 2011

Take care of end-of-school-year business

The school year may be nearly over, but you may have some important business to complete — either before you leave for the summer or before you return in the fall.

May 26, 2011

Things to do in June to keep your teaching career on track

As busy as you are at this time with grades, report cards and other classroom responsibilities, leave time in June to take care of items that could affect your professional and economic future.

April 28, 2011

Probationary teachers welcome UFT tenure workshops

Probationary teachers — those who have not yet achieved tenure — flocked to a series of workshops sponsored by the UFT to explain the Department of Education’s new tenure-granting process and what teachers can do to prepare for it.

November 11, 2010

Time to enroll in pension system

Whether you are a teaching rookie or already have a few years of classroom experience under your belt, it’s important that you make time for a few simple steps that will help you build a substantial financial future through the benefits you enjoy from membership in the Teachers’ Retirement System.

September 13, 2010

10 ideas for a great start to your school year

A new school year is both exciting and daunting — full of the hope and promise of a fresh start and the fear of the unknown — for teachers, students, parents and the whole school community.

April 1, 2010

Marking a milestone

The value of the UFT’s 50th anniversary celebration wasn’t lost on some of the newer members who attended the March 25 event at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan.

Are you missing out on TRS benefits?

Tens of thousands of newer teachers may be missing out on some valuable benefits and important protections because they have not enrolled in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) or provided the TRS with other vital information.

March 4, 2010

Your vote counts in union elections

In a democracy, whether on a national level or within our labor union, it is our right and duty to participate in elections. By voting for leaders and a platform of ideas that we share, we collectively control our future. That’s how self-determination works. And that’s the spirit that drives our union.

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