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Strong start for city education budget

Millions of dollars will go to New York City public schools to help students recover from the pandemic in the city’s $98.7 billion budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year announced on June 30 at City Hall.

How ranked-choice voting works

How ranked-choice voting works

For primary and special elections in New York City, instead of choosing one candidate, voters can now rank up to five candidates in order of preference.

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UFT joins unions in campaign to take schools solar

Imagine a New York City public school system that no longer relies on carbon-based fuel to generate power. The UFT has seized the chance to make that vision a reality, given the promise of billions of dollars of new federal funding to combat climate change.

UFT sticking with Scott

UFT sticking with Scott

UFT members have been working the phones and leafleting on street corners on behalf of Scott Stringer since the UFT Delegate Assembly endorsed him for New York City mayor in the June 22 Democratic Primary.

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Time for last lump-sum payment

Tens of thousands of educators represented by the UFT will receive in July the sixth — and final — lump-sum payment connected to the 2014 DOE-UFT contract.

Join the fight

UFT pushes for money for smaller class sizes and intervention teams

The UFT championed its five-point plan for New York City public schools during negotiations over the city budget due on June 30, advocating for federal COVID-19 relief funds to be used to help public school students recover from the pandemic.

David Kazansky

Kazansky reelected to TRS board

David Kazansky has been re-elected to serve his third three-year term as one of three teacher trustees on the board of the Teachers’ Retirement System.

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Florida becomes 8th state to ban trans girls from school sports

Florida became the eighth state in the nation to ban transgender girls from participating in girls' sports in school when the state's Republican governor signed a bill into law at the start of LGBTQ Pride Month.


Right to unionize will be on Illinois ballot

Voters in Illinois will determine in 2022 whether collective bargaining is a constitutional right.

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Most schools will return to in-person learning in the fall

Schools around the country are planning a return to widespread in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year, with some districts completely eliminating remote learning.