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Chart showing the number of declining class sizes by school division

Oversize classes down, thanks to new procedures in teachers' contract

A new procedure negotiated by the United Federation of Teachers has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of oversize classes in the schools.

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Joe Biden to speak at Teacher Union Day

The United Federation of Teachers, as part of its national union’s presidential endorsement process, will host Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at the UFT’s annual Teacher Union Day on Oct. 20 in New York City.

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Community celebrates school-based health and vision center in the Bronx

Parents, students, teachers and local office-holders and community members came together to celebrate the official opening of a school-based health and vision center at PS 18 in the South Bronx.

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UFT radio campaign opens new school year

The UFT is welcoming students and teachers back to New York City’s public school this fall with a radio campaign highlighting recent public school successes.

Mulgrew responds to new DOE policy allowing public school parents to opt out of charter school mailing lists

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's announcement that it would protect public school students' privacy by allowing their parents to opt out of mailing lists that the DOE provides to charter schools to recruit students.

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Mulgrew responds to School Diversity Advisory Group recommendations

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the School Diversity Advisory Group's recommendation that the city replace its current elementary gifted and talented programs with new magnet schools and enrichment offerings.

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Mulgrew statement on the passing of SEIU 32BJ President Hector Figueroa

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement on the passing of SEIU 32BJ President Hector Figueroa.

Evelyn DeJesus elected AFT executive vice president

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the election of Evelyn DeJesus, the UFT's vice president for education, as the executive vice president for the AFT.

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TV ad exposes threat of exorbitant surprise emergency hospital bills

A coalition of consumer, labor, health and business groups has launched a television ad campaign demanding Albany pass legislation to protect patients from exorbitant surprise emergency hospital bills. 

Study shows UFT-DOE teacher leader program is a model to follow

A study of the UFT-DOE teacher leadership program released this week by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO-IIEP) found that it had a positive impact on teacher satisfaction and retention, teacher voice and collaboration, instructional practices, professional development and overall school culture.