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  • Getting Information 3 days ago
  • Hearing Officers (Per Session) 1 week ago
  • UFT on New York Daily News article about terminating tenured educators 1 week ago

    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.

  • Details about the DOE-UFT para agreement reached in May 2 weeks ago

    A brief summary of changes regarding an agreement that the UFT and the Department of Education announced in May, which creates a new position that is the beginning of a professional career ladder for paraprofessionals in New York City public schools.

  • Stepping-up ceremony at Little Lions Early Learn Academy 2 weeks ago

    UFT member Regina Carlton, who runs the Little Lions Early Learn Academy in East New York, Brooklyn, held a stepping-up ceremony on Aug. 5 for youngsters moving on to pre-K and then celebrated with a barbecue and block party, complete with a petting zoo and cartoon characters.

  • Teachers need the power to suspend: Chancellor Carmen Fariña's school discipline reforms go too far 2 weeks ago

    Children in crisis who are disrupting classrooms are not going to be helped by the latest plan by the city’s Department of Education to ban suspensions outright in grades K-2, and neither will the thousands of other children who will lose instruction as a result of those disruptions.

  • UFT Staten Island Parent Conference 2016 3 weeks ago
  • City ELA test scores soar to surpass state 3 weeks ago

    Students in grades 3-8 in every school district in New York City improved on the state’s Common Core English Language Arts test in 2016, matching the performance of their peers in the rest of the state for the first time.

  • 16 schools join PROSE program 3 weeks ago

    Sixteen schools have won approval to join the PROSE program, enabling them to rethink old rules and come up with new ways of managing the school day to enhance student learning, professional development and parent engagement.

  • Share My Lesson site gets makeover 3 weeks ago

    The American Federation of Teachers has relaunched the Share My Lesson website it helped create four years ago. A prominent new feature of the site is a special UFT section created by and for the local’s members.

  • UFT members attend Brooklyn Cyclones game 3 weeks ago

    UFT night at a Brooklyn Cyclones game has become an early-summer tradition, and this year was no different: More than 1,500 UFT members and their families watched the Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at MCU Park in Coney Island on June 27. “There was tailgating in the lot sponsored by the UFT Bronx borough office,” said Emil Pietromonaco, who, at the time, had just a few days remaining as the UFT secretary. Pietromonaco, who is retiring this year, was supposed to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, but he opted to have his 11-year-old grandson, Christian, do the honors. He was one of Pietromonaco’s seven grandchildren at the game. Pietromonaco said Christian “threw a lightning strike.” Attendees had an additional treat: Jose Reyes, just reacquired by the New York Mets, was playing with the Cyclones, a Mets farm team. To top it off, the Cyclones pulled out a 6-5 victory in extra innings.

  • UFT members attend Brooklyn Cyclones game 3 weeks ago

    UFT night at a Brooklyn Cyclones game has become an early-summer tradition and this year was no different.

  • NYC students make gains on English and math tests 4 weeks ago

    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."

  • Educators learn skills at heart of Positive Learning Collaborative 4 weeks ago

    When Russell White is confronted by hostile student behavior that threatens to disrupt the classroom, the last thing he wants to do is add fuel to the fire by responding in anger.

  • Public ed gets Hillary’s vote 4 weeks ago

    “We’re stronger when every child has the chance to live up to his or her potential, and public education gives our kids that chance,’’ Hillary Clinton told the more than 3,000 delegates, including a UFT contingent, at the AFT convention in Minneapolis on July 18.

  • UFT partnership with Yoobi can stretch Teacher’s Choice 4 weeks ago

    The new school year is just around the corner and many teachers are ready to stock up on supplies. This year, educators will have more Teacher’s Choice dollars to spend, and thanks to a new UFT partnership with Yoobi, those dollars can go further.

  • Administrative Ed Analysts and Officers 4 weeks ago

    On July 11, 2016, the UFT and the New York City Department of Education executed an agreement enabling the UFT to become the bargaining representative for more than 450 Administrative Education Analysts and Administrative Education Officers.

  • HES Consultation Committee Meeting Minutes: April 2016 4 weeks ago

    Paperwork, SBO, Hearing Education Services Chapter newsletter, budget, evaluations, partial fractional time.

  • UFT responds to the DOE's ban on suspensions for students in the early grades 5 weeks ago

    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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Teachers Assigned 5 weeks ago

    Here are some frequently asked questions for Teachers Assigned.

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