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UFT Press Office
All inquiries from press organizations should be directed to Richard Riley, 212-598-9220.
Press releases | September 22, 2016
The UFT launched on Sept. 23 a new television ad campaign highlighting the passion and dedication of New York City public school teachers.
Press releases | September 7, 2016
The UFT began its Community Learning Schools Initiative in 2012 as a way to help schools overcome the academic, social and emotional barriers that poverty creates for too many New York City students. Four years later, UFT Community Learning Schools (CLS) are helping students succeed, with the schools in the CLS initiative the longest showing the most academic growth.
Press releases | August 12, 2016
Adam Ross, the UFT's general counsel, responded to a Daily News article criticizing the relatively low number of tenured teachers removed from the classroom.
Press releases | July 29, 2016
In response to improvement by New York City students on state ELA and math tests, UFT Michael Mulgrew said, "With a common sense approach to education, we are seeing results."
Press releases | July 21, 2016
UFT President Michael Mulgrew sent a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña regarding the DOE's July 21 announcement that it would end suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade.
Press releases | July 15, 2016
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's report on staffing changes at out-of-time schools.
Press releases | April 14, 2016
After the California Court of Appeals reversed the lower court ruling in the anti-tenure lawsuit, UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the reversal was "a clear demonstration of the weakness of the Vergara case." He observed, "The Vergara plaintiffs’ attack on teacher due-process protections was and is a partisan political crusade masquerading as a court case."
Press releases | March 29, 2016
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.
Press releases | January 25, 2016
The UFT is calling on the state Legislature to enact legislation that will require taxpayer-funded charters and charter chains to accept and keep comparable numbers of high-needs students as traditional public schools.
Press releases | January 14, 2016
The UFT launched a television ad campaign on Jan. 15 to urge New Yorkers to support the recommendations of Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force, which was charged with reforming the current Common Core system.
Press releases | January 6, 2016
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement on the 2016 legislative agenda released by New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Press releases | December 22, 2015
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that non-union city employees will be offered six weeks' paid parental leave beginning in 2016.
Press releases | December 10, 2015
Following President Obama's signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the release of Governor Cuomo's Common Core task force findings on Dec. 10, UFT President Michael Mulgrew sent an email to all DOE-employed members.
Press releases | December 9, 2015
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Senate passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Press releases | October 26, 2015
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to state Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch's decision not to seek another term.
Press releases | October 23, 2015
The UFT issued a statement in response to a procedural ruling in the anti-tenure lawsuit.
Press releases | October 22, 2015
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Families for Excellent Schools rally in support of charter schools.
Press releases | October 19, 2015
New York City’s public schools had 5,485 overcrowded classes this year, compared to 6,447 last year, a drop of 962 from 2014 and the first time the number of oversize classes fell below 6,000 at the start of school since 2009.
Press releases | September 28, 2015
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement concerning the governor's Common Core task force. "We appreciate that the Governor has put together a task force to deal with the debacle that was the rollout of the Common Core standards," Mulgrew said.
Despite claims of long waiting lists, charter schools poised to create major set-aside for children of their employees
Press releases | September 28, 2015
Charters are poised to change the annual lottery process to set aside a significant number of seats for children of their employees, including employees of charter management organizations.