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Judge: DeVos can’t give stimulus funds to privates

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has blocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempt to reroute federal coronavirus aid from public schools to private schools.

Devious DeVos

It’s a moment in history when the nation needs a strong and nimble education secretary to guide the course. Instead, Betsy DeVos has only one thing on her mind: figuring out how to exploit the public health crisis to advance her political agenda.

State budget spares schools from cuts

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking economic havoc, the UFT successfully avoided large-scale cuts to public school funding in the New York State budget signed on April 3 for the upcoming fiscal year.

Census urgency rises

The importance of every New Yorker being counted in the 2020 Census has taken on fresh urgency in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the recession it has triggered. Funding for New York City public schools is at stake. The Census count will...

Mulgrew statement on New York City executive budget

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed $827 million cuts to education in his executive budget.

Mayor calls for $827M in city school cuts

Facing a projected $7.4 billion budget gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed slashing $827 million from public schools through the next fiscal year.

Legislative priorities discussed

The Federation of Nurses/UFT on Feb. 27 overwhelmingly ratified a two-year contract with NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn that increases salaries, rewards experience and specialty training, and enriches staffing, the top priority for many of the 900...

Funding our future

The UFT is once again marshalling its forces to ensure we get a state budget that protects public education in New York City.

UFT: Tax on ultra-wealthy needed to prevent service cuts

NYSUT President Andy Pallotta — joined by union leaders, state lawmakers and activists — announces results of the survey showing that 92% of the state’s voters support new taxes on the ultra-wealthy during a Feb. 10 press conference in the...