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