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New state poll shows New Yorkers overwhelmingly favor higher taxes on the wealthy to deal with state budget deficit

A new survey conducted by the national polling firm Hart Research Associates shows that more than 90% of registered voters questioned across New York State are in favor of proposed new taxes on billionaires and ultra-millionaires, along with taxes on high-priced second homes.

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Teachers mount statewide bus tour for increased school aid

As New York State faces tough budget challenges, the New York State United Teachers will bring its “Fund Our Future” statewide bus tour to two stops in New York City on Friday, Jan. 24.

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UFT's United Community Schools one of eight winners of 2019 federal school improvement grant

United Community Schools, a program run by the United Federation of Teachers, has won a $2.3 million five-year federal grant to provide additional mental health services, restorative practices and after-school programming at three of its Bronx schools.

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Mulgrew reacts to Bloomberg's candidacy

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the announcement that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Albany's O'Neal School joins United Community Schools network

The Edmund O’Neal Middle School of Excellence in Albany has joined the United Community Schools initiative, a network providing school-based educational, emotional, health and social services to children and their families.

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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.