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UFT position against proposed charter teacher certification regulations

The UFT testified before the SUNY Charter Schools Committee in response to the committee's approval of a proposal that would allow some charters to create their own, in-house teacher certification programs.

UFT back-to-school campaign celebrates schools “Making a Difference Together”

With the new school year underway, the UFT launched on Oct. 10 a television ad campaign celebrating teachers and the accomplishments of the New York City public school system.


The recent Department of Education announcement about assigning teachers from the ATR pool to schools on a more permanent basis has awakened the usual opposition from the "school reform" crowd. Here is a Q&A designed to provide accurate information to those who have questions about the issue.

Mulgrew reacts to Daniel Loeb's criticism of Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to hedge fund manager Daniel S. Loeb's criticism of New York State Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Mulgrew responds to DeVos profile

UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to a profile of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in New York magazine.

UFT opposes proposed charter school regulations

UFT President Michael Mulgrew sent a letter to the Charter School Committee opposing its proposal to lower certification standards for charter school teachers.

Mulgrew reacts to ATR articles

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to several newspaper editorials attacking members of the Absent Teacher Reserve.

Mulgrew on mayoral control renewal

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the news that lawmakers in Albany had reached a deal on the renewal of mayoral control.

Mulgrew on mayoral control

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement regarding mayoral control of city public schools, which will expire at the end of the legislative session unless legislators can come to an agreement on its extension.

Federal court dismisses KIPP effort to avoid independent arbitration of teacher complaints

A federal court has rejected KIPP Academy Charter School’s efforts to block arbitration of claims by KIPP’s unionized staff that school management was violating the terms of the contract that covers KIPP employees.