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News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Even as Seth Low Intermediate School rebuilds under the leadership of a new principal, the co-location of Eva Moskowitz's expanding Success Academy charter in its building has frustrated educators.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Chancellor Fariña announced a new evaluation system for schools that looks "beyond test scores" to take a multi-faceted approach to measuring success.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

New York City Council members, joined by NAACP representatives, advocates, parent leaders and the UFT, launched a campaign to increase school diversity and credit multiple measures of student success at a press conference in the City Hall rotunda on Oct. 22.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

With public schools under attack, the UFT will launch an ad campaign on Oct. 6 to remind New Yorkers of the passion and promise of public education. The 30-second spot, called “Think Big,” will air from Oct. 6 – Oct. 17 on broadcast, cable and social media platforms.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members called fellow union members in the suburbs and upstate at union phone banks and a day of door-knocking in the Hudson Valley was planned for Nov. 1 as the fight to decide which party controls the state Senate came down to a handful of competitive races, all outside New York City.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Educators at four Harlem district schools say that a Success Academy Charter School has made insulting and insensitive demands for space and facilities since moving into their school building this September.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

The Philadelphia school district’s sudden cancellation of its teachers’ contract in October sent shockwaves far beyond the City of Brotherly Love.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

From earrings to socks to ties, no pink accessory was too small on Oct. 22, when UFT members at schools across the city proudly wore pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

More than 1,600 parents, students and teachers came to Port Richmond HS on Staten Island for their chance to choose some of the 40,000 free books being given away at an event co-sponsored by the UFT and First Book.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members from MS 80 in the Bronx, who were walking in memory of a teacher who died of breast cancer in June, were among the thousands of UFT members who participated in this year’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Fariña unveiled on Oct. 9 the latest initiative to advance that vision of "collaboration, not competition" for New York City public schools: the Showcase Schools program.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Following simple, common-sense measures will prevent the spread of Enterovirus D68, Ebola in the unlikely event of an outbreak, and far more common illnesses like the flu or the common cold.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

A new hiring process for school secretaries will benefit both the city’s schools and prospective school secretaries by clarifying how schools can hire people qualified for this demanding job.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT Manhattan Borough Representative Evelyn DeJesus, a fierce union advocate and respected teacher, was elected the union’s vice president for education by an unanimous vote of the Executive Board on Sept. 22.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

Tom Brown, one of the three teacher-members on the board of the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System, was unanimously elected UFT assistant treasurer by the union’s executive board at its Sept. 22 meeting.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew told the delegates at their first meeting of the school year that he and the chancellor agree that consultation and collaboration should be occurring at all levels of the school system.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

EmblemHealth's AdvantageCare Physicians, a new multi-speciality medial practice available to UFT members and retirees, has 36 facilities citywide where primary care doctors, specialists and pediatricians all work under the same roof.

News stories | October 2, 2014 >>

The UFT-endorsed candidates — from seasoned hands to newcomers — won big in the Sept. 9 primary races.

News stories | October 2, 2014 >>

Staffers from embattled Long Island City HS were busy on the phones well into the evening on the first days of the new school year calling parents in an effort to get all students on the register into school so the high school wouldn’t suffer any budget shortfalls.

News stories | October 2, 2014 >>

The Teacher Union Day ceremony and luncheon will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the New York Hilton Hotel. UFT Assistant Treasurer Mona Romain, who is retiring this year, will receive the Charles Cogen Award, the union’s highest internal honor.

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