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Contract fact-finding kicks off

The UFT began the first fact-finding hearing for a new contract on May 6. The dispute pivots largely on the question of pattern bargaining. The UFT’s position is that its members are entitled to the same raises as other city workers have received. The DOE counters that it can't afford it.

Arbitration process to settle evaluation system begins

The UFT and the city Department of Education each submitted lengthy proposals for a New York City teacher evaluation system to the State Education Department on May 8. State Education Commissioner John King will consider the proposals and decide on a final plan by June 1, in time for the start of the next school year.

Government-austerity hawks rely on flawed research

Michelle Rhee's record under scrutiny, new science standards, and other news from around the country.

News literacy programs expanding in U.S. schools

With information and news sources proliferating on social media and the Internet, educators say it is increasingly important to teach students how to separate fact from fiction.

Florida teachers sue over evaluation system

Teachers in Florida have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the state’s new teacher evaluation system is unfair because it partly rates their job performance on test scores of students they don’t know and subjects they don’t teach.

HS classmates’ economic status matters

Socioeconomic segregregation in schools greatly affects students' graduation and college enrollment rates, new research shows.

Michelle Rhee’s record under scrutiny

Michelle Rhee's record under scrutiny, new science standards, and other news from around the country.

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Here's an FAQ about remote counseling

The UFT and the DOE collaborated on this FAQ to address some of your questions and concerns about remote counseling.

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Parent newsletter: Coronavirus resource hub update

Each of the UFT's parent liaisons sent this update to their borough's contact list the week of April 1, 2020.