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UFT on resignation of Chancellor Richard Carranza

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the resignation of Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.

UFT on vaccination efforts

The UFT released an update on the number of members who have been vaccinated.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on revised state COVID-19 testing memo

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the state Education Department's amended memo regarding in-school COVID-19 testing for students.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on state COVID-19 testing memo

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the state Education Department's announcement that it would revise a memo that barred schools from requiring parental consent for in-school COVID-19 testing of students.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on reopening middle schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that middle schools will reopen for in-person learning on Feb. 25, 2021.

UFT Vaccine Program Update

Approximately 17,000 teachers and other educators responded in the first 24 hours to the UFT survey by saying they were interested in getting the vaccine as soon as possible.

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UFT announces program to speed up teachers’ access to coronavirus vaccine

UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced today that the union had reached an agreement with major healthcare systems to expand the access of eligible UFT members to the coronavirus vaccine. Under the agreement, the UFT will survey all its members to develop a list of those who want the vaccine immediately, prioritizing personnel with a current in-school assignment.

UFT on protecting school communities

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement about how the COVID-19 test positivity rate should be used when determining whether or not to close school buildings.

UFT on middle school admissions screens

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that the city would remove admissions screens for middle schools in 2021.

UFT on the potential for keeping public schools open during a new "pause" order

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that he would plan to keep public schools open in New York City if the state issues a new "pause" order.