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July 6, 2017

181 reasons to be #PublicSchoolProudOut to protect the Earth:

There is reason for optimism about the future knowing it will be in the hands of the 189 students who won Albert Shanker college scholarships presented at the awards ceremony on May 23.

Paperwork process gets job done

The data proves it: The UFT’s new paperwork reduction reporting form gets results.

UFT borough office hours

UFT borough offices are open for business this summer!

Holding superintendents accountable gets results

A superintendent is working attentively with the UFT after the Department of Education took to heart the management issues that the union raised, UFT President Michael Mulgrew reported to the Delegate Assembly on June 14.

Regents discuss federal education law

At a June 7 panel on the Every Student Succeeds Act, three New York State Regents joined UFT President Michael Mulgrew to discuss the 2015 federal education law, which shifted power back to the state and reduced the focus on high-stakes testing.

Senators from both parties hammer DeVos on education budget

Republicans joined Democrats in a tough grilling of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the devastating impact of President Trump’s proposal to slash $9.2 billion from the 2018 education budget in a Senate hearing on June 6.

Guiding stars for students

“Champion for all students.” “Deeply committed to creating equity.” “Truly valuable.” 
These were just a few of the phrases used to describe the 25 guidance counselors who were honored at the DOE's School Counselor Recognition Day Awards ceremony on May 31.

Important changes to HIP’S HMO plan

Changes to HIP’s HMO health benefit plan took effect on July 1.

Teacher’s Choice gets big boost in city budget

Teacher’s Choice received a 63.5 percent increase in the final city budget, passed on June 6, bringing funding for the City Council’s popular program that reimburses educators for out-of-pocket spending on classroom supplies back up to its pre-recession high of more than $20 million.

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