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Aligning curriculum to standards

UFT-DOE focus group considers how best to evaluate and implement curricula that exemplify clear standards.

UFT members can deduct union dues from state taxes

Thanks to UFT lobbying, employees can deduct the cost of their union dues from their state income taxes, although they can no longer deduct that expense on their federal tax returns.

New option for getting maintenance drugs

The UFT Welfare Fund prescription drug benefit has been enhanced. In-service members who are eligible for UFT Welfare Fund benefits now have a new convenient option for picking up their long-term medications for chronic conditions such as high cholesterol or asthma.

Changes for New York Teacher

If you haven’t noticed, the New York Teacher has undergone some changes this new school year.

High school seniors may apply for Shanker scholarships

Do you work in a high school? Make sure high school seniors in your school apply for a $5,000 Albert Shanker college scholarship.

Teacher’s Choice spending deadline

The deadline for spending Teacher’s Choice funds is Jan. 12, 2020. You should submit your receipts for purchases made between Aug. 1, 2019, and Jan. 12, 2020, along with the Teacher’s Choice Accountability Form detailing your purchases, by Jan. 17, 2020, to your payroll secretary.