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News | June 22, 2018

The UFT and its state affiliate, New York State United Teachers, won their battle to maintain rigorous certification standards for teachers when a New York State Supreme Court justice on June 19 struck down less stringent regulations established last year by SUNY’s Charter Schools Committee. The union victory was a setback for the charter school lobby, which had proposed the new rules.

Press releases | June 21, 2018

The UFT celebrates the opening of a OneSight vision center at PS 188 in Coney Island, a UFT Community Learning School. 

News | June 20, 2018

After months of intense negotiations and a public campaign by UFT members, the union and the Department of Education have reached an agreement that will provide paid parental leave for UFT members.

Union resolutions | June 20, 2018

The United Federation of Teachers fully supports the terms of its newly won paid parental leave benefit.

News | June 20, 2018

On June 20, 2018, the UFT and the DOE announced a new policy providing paid parental leave for UFT members employed by the DOE. Here are answers to some questions about the new policy.

Press releases | June 20, 2018

Mayor de Blasio and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew today announced an agreement to provide paid parental leave for thousands of UFT-represented New York City employees.

Press releases | June 19, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to a judge's ruling striking down a regulation that would have allowed charter schools to certify their own teachers.

News | June 11, 2018

Download the presentations from the UFT's Safety and Health trainings on June 7, 2018. 

News stories | June 7, 2018

New York City Council members attending the UFT’s May 3 legislative breakfast heard why it’s important to continue supporting five of the UFT’s signature programs: Teacher’s Choice, the Community Learning Schools Initiative, the Positive Learning Collaborative, the BRAVE anti-bullying program and the Dial-a-Teacher homework helpline.

News briefs | June 7, 2018

The Illinois state Board of Education on May 16 assumed far-reaching authority over special education in Chicago’s public schools. 

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