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City schools are set to get an additional 4 percent, or $845.7 million all told, under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2015-16 spending plan. Now the stage is set for a fight to restore Teacher’s Choice in the final spending plan, which must be approved by the mayor and the City Council by July 1.
Charter schools have far higher suspension rates than public schools and are exempt from the DOE discipline code.
Public schools are once again under threat from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Wall Street financiers, who are pushing state lawmakers to raise the number of charter schools in New York City and pass an education tax credit that will dramatically lower the taxes of big donors to private schools.
The UFT and the DOE reached agreement in mid-May to continue the current configuration of the work week for the 2015–16 school year.
The UFT and the DOE reached agreement on May 19 on a broader set of enforceable paperwork standards in the union’s ongoing effort to reduce and eliminate the excessive paper and electronic demands that is taking educators' time away from their students.
The state Board of Regents openly challenged the wisdom of making the mandated changes to the state’s teacher evaluation system at a meeting in Albany on May 18 as the deadline for adopting the changes approached.
Free trade has never been free for the American worker, according to the . broad coalition of labor, environmental, consumer-rights, good-government and other groups fighting against a proposed new trade deal, theTrans-Pacific Partnership.
After more than eight years without a contract, administrative law judges represented by the UFT have ratified their first-ever agreement with the city. Judges' pay will rise 36 percent over the course of the 11-year contract.
At the top of the agenda of this 2015 NYSUT assembly was the union’s response to Gov. Cuo-mo’s attack on public education and educators. Four UFT leaders were honored
Teachers and other staff at Academy of the City Charter School in Queens approved a new contract, which introduced class-size limits, improved the committee structure at the school, and provides educators with a 11 percent pay increase over three years.
President Michael Mulgrew told the Delegate Assembly on May 20 that the union is fighting hard to ensure that the mandated changes to teacher evaluation in New York City produce a system that is as fair, reasonable and simple to understand as possible under the circumstances.
Praised for her unionism and hard working spirit, Erica Stewart-Young said that being honored with the Annette Carlucci Celebration of Life Award at the 29th annual School Secretaries of the Year Awards Luncheon came as a shock.
Beginning with the 2014-15 winter sports season and continuing forward, the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) has lifted the four-hour cut in the number of sessions that coaches could earn, allowing coaches to claim the full number of sessions listed in the union contract for each sport.
The Municipal Labor Committee along and the New York City Office of Labor Relations recently agreed to create two new pilot programs to assist UFT members with diabetes.
On May 1, UFT members employed by the DOE received a regular wage increase of 1 percent coupled with a 2 percent wage increase that is the first step of the phase-in of the 8 percent retroactive rate increase arising from the 2009–11 period.
Shanker Hall reverberated with enthusiasm and lots of pride as hundreds of colleagues, families and friends paid tribute to the outstanding educators honored at the UFT’s inaugural Academic High Schools Awards Celebration on March 27.
There are some simple steps and school-wide policies that you can follow to decrease the likelihood that the children you teach will get head lice -- or spread it to other children if they get it.
All the improvement plans of three struggling schools in the Bronx in the city's Renewal Program have been thrown up into the air with the planned co-location in their building of a Success Academy.
Not all assessments are created equal. The high-stakes standardized tests designed by Pearson bear little resemblance to assessments that, when designed and used by teachers themselves, allow teachers to refine their instruction and evaluate student progress.