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  • Team High School Newsletter - November/December 2016 1 day ago

    With the presidential election behind us and a new president preparing to take office, we don’t know what will change. What we do know is that the future of America does not depend only on the person who sleeps in the master bedroom in the White House. Our nation's future also depends upon dedicated professionals working to bestow the skills, knowledge and confidence in their students, which transforms students into powerful, informed citizens.We know that our commitment to each other, our profession and public education will ensure our city and nation thrive.

  • Trump pick would be a 'disaster' 1 day ago

    If her appointment is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Betsy DeVos will be responsible for enacting Trump’s signature education proposal to use $20 billion in federal funding — perhaps by siphoning the $15 billion in Title I funds that go to public schools serving the country’s poorest children — for block grants to states to support vouchers for low-income children to attend private schools.

  • Educating English language learners 1 day ago

    Lots of excitement, lots of dedication, lots of collaboration” was how one participant summed up the UFT’s first annual conference for educators of English language learners on Oct. 29.

  • Mulgrew visits PS 184, PS 134 and PS 110, Manhattan 2 days ago

    UFT President Michael Mulgrew discussed possible ramifications of the election, provided an update on education news and addressed teachers’ concerns during a Nov. 29 meeting at PS 184, Manhattan, before touring nearby PS 134 and PS 110.

  • UFT Players’ annual Halloween Happening 3 days ago

    Members and guests gathered at union headquarters in Manhattan on Oct. 28 for the group’s 13th annual Halloween Happening, two hours of improvisation, poetry and camaraderie.

  • School Nurses Chapter Newsletter - Fall 2016 3 days ago

    Learn more about our Oct. 26 chapter meeting, our consultation meeting with the Office of School Health, your Executive Board members, upcoming events, school nurse Janet Carter and keeping up to date with chapter news.

  • Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - Nov. 29, 2016 4 days ago

    This is the Nov. 29 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

  • Yoobi donates to schools in Brooklyn's District 14 4 days ago

    “Nothing is as exciting to kids as a new pencil,” says Karen Rost, the chapter leader at PS 59, a UFT Community Learning School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

  • New Retiree Luncheon 2016 5 days ago

    More than 800 new retirees celebrated their retirement at a UFT luncheon in their honor at the New York Hilton on Nov. 22.

  • The free lunch all our kids deserve: Why is NYC far behind so many other cities? 5 days ago

    While there is very little we can do in the hours when students leave our care, it is imperative that we use whatever power we do have to make sure that during the school day, every student has access to nutritious food.

  • Staten Island Parent Newsletter - Nov. 25, 2016 1 week ago

    This is the Nov. 25 issue of the Staten Island parent newsletter.

  • Manhattan Parent Newsletter - Nov. 25, 2016 1 week ago

    This is the Nov. 25 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

  • Mixed results for right-to-work measures 1 week ago

    In Alabama and Virginia, voters considered measures on Election Day to amend their state constitutions to bar unions from collecting fair-share fees from workers who opt not to join the union even though federal law requires unions to represent all workers in the bargaining unit.

  • Voters nix measures to raise ed funds in two states 1 week ago
    Oregon and Oklahoma voters rejected ballot measures that would have provided extra funding for public schools and teachers.
  • Charter-backed effort to oust Wash. state judges fails 1 week ago

    Three incumbent Supreme Court justices in Washington state won re-election on Nov. 8, surviving a $1.4 million onslaught by charter-school advocates and other conservative groups intent on unseating them

  • School-takeover amendment defeated in Georgia 1 week ago

    Georgia voters rejected a proposal, known as Amendment 1, which would have allowed the state to temporarily take over the lowest-performing schools.

  • Multilingual education to return in California 1 week ago
    Voters in California approved a ballot measure granting the state’s public schools more power to develop their own bilingual and multilingual education programs.
  • Massachusetts voters reject charter school expansion 1 week ago
    A Massachusetts ballot question that would have lifted the state’s charter school cap was overwhelmingly defeated on Election Day. Sixty-two percent of voters rejected the proposal, known as Question 2.
  • Upcoming changes to HIP VIP 1 week ago

    The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2017 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.

  • Financial wellness workshops for new members 1 week ago

    How much should you save for retirement? How does your pension plan work? If you have questions like these, come to a financial wellness workshop for new members.

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