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Low pay pushing teachers out of the profession

Fifty percent of teachers say they’ve considered leaving the profession over low pay, stress and a lack of respect.

Testimony regarding teacher preparation and training

Christina Collins, the director of research and policy at the UFT Teacher Center, testified on behalf of UFT Vice President for Education Evelyn DeJesus before the New York City Council Joint Hearing of the Committees on Education and Higher...

4X4 builds readers

A successful UFT pilot program that places teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve with small groups of students for focused reading instruction will provide more opportunity for ATRs after its inclusion in the DOE-UFT tentative contract agreement.

Free teacher certification exam preparation workshops

The Murphy Institute for Worker Education Leap to Teacher program offers free preparation workshops for New York State teacher certification exams.

“Instant” teacher licensing is a threat to charter students and the teaching profession

Why is the charter lobby pushing a watered-down “instant“ license that would be worthless at any traditional public school and would undermine years of efforts to ensure that teachers are trained and treated as professionals? Because charters don’t...

Testimony regarding teacher recruitment and retention

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools and New Member Initative Director Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding teacher recruitment and retention.

UFT survey illuminates new teachers’ views

A majority of new teachers in New York City public schools are satisfied with their teaching experience and plan to continue in their careers, a UFT survey reveals. A significant minority, however, has had a tough time and may leave the profession.

UFT on New York Daily News article about terminating tenured educators

Adam Ross, the UFT's general counsel, responded to a Daily News article criticizing the relatively low number of tenured teachers removed from the classroom.

Mulgrew on out-of-time school staffing

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's report on staffing changes at out-of-time schools.

Union to conduct survey to study teacher turnover

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the New York City public school system, with the UFT leading the way, has moved forward further and faster than any school district in the state — but the work isn’t finished.