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Testimony | March 23, 2018

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committees on Finance and Education regarding the proposed FY 2019 budget.

News | March 23, 2018

In the wake of a new federal tax policy that hurts New York State, the UFT sent more than 1,100 members and public school parents to Albany on March 19 to talk face-to-face with state lawmakers about the need to protect New York City public schools from Washington, D.C.

News | March 21, 2018

Find out about weather-related cancellations for Thursday, March 22.

Op-Eds | March 19, 2018

The thousands of New York City students who walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to honor those murdered in the Parkland, Florida mass-shooting didn’t ask for Kevlar vests or gun-toting teachers. They do want adults to do the hard work to make their schools safe — to stand up to the national gun lobby, but also to arm staff with knowledge, such as how to create safe school environments, and to train them in how to recognize and de-escalate potentially violent situations.

News | March 14, 2018
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Press releases | March 14, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the student walkouts in many New York City public schools in response to gun violence.

News | March 8, 2018

In response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people nationwide, including many New York City public school students, are planning to walk out of school for 17 minutes — one for every person killed — at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 to protest the U.S. Congress’ inaction.

News | March 7, 2018

Richard Carranza, the Houston schools superintendent and a strong advocate of public schools, was selected by Mayor Bill de Blasio on March 5 to be the next New York City schools chancellor.

News | March 6, 2018

Due to the snowstorm, some UFT events scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 have been canceled.

Press releases | March 5, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's selection of Richard Carranza, the Houston schools chief, as the DOE's new chancellor.

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