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How to vote in the 2020 general election

Learn how to vote in the 2020 general election.

New city budget is start of a ‘rocky road’

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council approved a budget on June 30 that reflects the ravaged state of the city’s finances: a $9 billion loss in tax revenues since mid-March. Teacher's Choice was one of the programs that the mayor eliminated.

DOE's scheduling models for 2020-21 school year

The DOE has developed three baseline scheduling models for all schools to use for the 2020-21 school year. Separately, it is also providing two additional models for schools serving students in District 75 schools, which meet their unique programming and student needs.

Students taught about union careers

The pandemic couldn’t stop New York City high school students from learning the benefits of unionized careers, thanks to the first virtual Future in Focus career fair on June 4 on Facebook Live.

Medical accommodations for remote work in the fall

The DOE is creating an online application for members to apply for medical accommodations that could allow them to work from home.

Shanker Scholarship winners aim to make ‘world a better place’

The UFT awarded more than $1 million to academically excellent and financially eligible city public high school seniors and graduate students this year.

Updates for speech teachers and OT/PTs concerning the last week of school and the summer

The following guidance was sent to all DOE-employed speech teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists from Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese on Monday, June 22.

State certification changes in response to the coronavirus

The New York State Board of Regents approved changes to educator certification that provide flexibility in light of the coronavirus crisis.

NYC teachers’ lessons featured in PBS program

The city Department of Education, in partnership with the WNET Group, launched “Let’s Learn NYC!” in early May. The one-hour program is aimed at children in 3K through 2nd grade and airs at 11 a.m. and noon every weekday.

MAP’s student support initiative a ‘virtual’ success

"Let’s Talk About It,” a UFT Member Assistance Program (MAP) initiative designed to educate and support students around addiction and mental health, had an additional challenge this year: helping students deal with the emotional toll of the coronavirus.