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Additional UFT filings in charter school teacher certification case

In the latest filings in the charter school certification case, UFT President Michael Mulgrew charged that the new State University of New York rules weakening licensing requirements for charter instructors “will permit New York children to be taught by less-than-qualified teachers.”

Mulgrew on the selection of Richard Carranza as schools chancellor

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's selection of Richard Carranza, the Houston schools chief, as the DOE's new chancellor.

Mulgrew on Carvalho's decision to decline the position of chancellor

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the news that Alberto Carvalho would not accept the position of New York City schools chancellor as previously announced.

Mulgrew on the PEP vote against closing PS/MS 42 and MS 53

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Panel for Educational Policy vote against closing PS/MS 42 and MS 53 in Far Rockaway, Queens.

Mulgrew on the selection of DOE Schools Chancellor Alberto Carvalho

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the selection of Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho as the new New York City Department of Education schools chancellor.

UFT members sticking with their union

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in the anti-union “Janus” case, New York City public school educators say they are sticking with their union.

Mulgrew on arming teachers

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a response to President Donald J. Trump's suggestion that some teachers should be trained in weaponry and issued concealed-carry permits for school campuses.

Mulgrew on gun safety advocacy

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement supporting student advocates of the movement for stronger gun legislation in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Mulgrew statement on IS 224 in the Bronx

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to reports that a Bronx principal prohibited teachers from teaching lessons about Black History Month.

NAACP seeks to join unions’ lawsuit against SUNY charter certification regulations as NYSED files its own

The New York state NAACP sought to join a lawsuit filed by city and state teachers unions to prevent the Charter Schools Committee of the State University of New York from implementing its less rigorous certification standards for some of the state’s charter schools.