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Dorothy Callaci

UFT staff reporter

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Together, but unequal

The disparity betwee the student population of public schools and the students in charters has propelled the UFT to fight for charter equity legislation in Albany that requires taxpayer-funded charters to accept and keep comparable numbers of high-needs students as district public schools.

The haves and the have-nots

In roughly 200 New York City school buildings, public schools have been forced to share quarters with charter schools. That arrangement has given many public school educators a front-row seat to witness the glaring inequities

Why did the pre-K students cross the road?

Once a week, four PS 147 pre-K classes cross the street to Brooklyn’s Bushwick Public Library for story hour and a different way to focus on literacy.


Squeezed out

“Charter advocates spin the tale that you can shoehorn charter schools into public school buildings without any repercussions for the children and staff already in those buildings,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew. “It’s far from the truth.”

‘Post-election tough days ahead’

Tom Murphy, the leader of the UFT Retired Teachers Chapter, called on the union’s most recent retirees assembled for its annual New Retiree Luncheon on Nov. 22 to stay active and united in the face of “the post-election tough days ahead.”

Diverse course

Brooklyn Latin HS's growing reputation as a classical international baccalaureate school since its founding in 2006 has made it more difficult for neighborhood students to gain admission. The school is now using the PROSE program to try to reverse that trend.

Teaming up for our children

Thousands of parents, grandparents and guardians flocked to the UFT’s seventh annual series of parent conferences held in each borough in October and November to learn strategies to help their children succeed at school and to advocate more forcefully on their behalf.

Union’s new paperwork protocol gets results

Teachers at James Madison HS got relief from burdensome paperwork this year thanks to the union's new reporting process.

$33 million in back pay for SESIS work going to members

The DOE on Nov. 18 agreed to provide $33 million in back pay to thousands of UFT members who have spent many hours outside their regular workday since Jan. 1, 2013 logging student data onto the DOE's SESIS system.

Pact tackles SESIS ‘nightmare’

The UFT and the DOE on Nov. 18 signed an agreement that addresses the challenging working conditions that speech teachers have faced when documenting their work with children with speech and language delays in the SESIS system.

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