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Paras get Teacher’s Choice money

After years of advocacy by the UFT, paraprofessionals will be included in the Teacher’s Choice program for the first time this school year.

Protecting kids on social media

State Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Kathy Hochul — along with UFT President Michael Mulgrew — unveiled new legislation to safeguard children online on Oct. 11 at UFT headquarters.

UFT nurses in staffing fight

The Federation of Nurses/UFT is in a pitched battle with NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn over short staffing that the union contends is putting patients at risk.

UFT focuses on four contested City Council races

The UFT has made endorsements in all but one City Council race and in the district attorney races in the Nov. 7 election, but the union’s borough political action committees have been focusing on four contested Council races: one in the Bronx, one in...

UFT’s Bronx borough office relocates

The UFT’s Bronx borough office relocated over the summer from Halsey Street to 2100 Bartow Ave. in Co-op City, near the Bay Plaza Shopping Center.

Beefing up bilingual & ENL ranks

With more than 20,000 asylum-seeking children now enrolled in New York City public schools, the UFT was able to negotiate a new incentive program and certification changes in an effort to expand the number of bilingual education and English as a New...

Gov. Hochul signs law to spur teacher recruitment

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed state legislation at UFT headquarters on Sept. 6 to spur teacher recruitment, with a focus on increasing diversity, across the state. The state needs about 180,000 teachers in the next decade to meet workforce needs, she said...

Dial-a-Teacher ready to help

Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT’s free homework helpline, is back with a new focus for its 43rd year: helping asylum-seeking students.
The helpline, which fields about 40,000 calls a year, offers K-12 students and their parents live homework support from...

Implementing new contract is ‘main focus’

At the first Delegate Assembly of the school year on Oct. 11, UFT President Michael Mulgrew stressed the importance of making sure all parts of the new DOE-UFT contract get implemented.

Half of NYC kids passed state tests

About half of New York City’s 3rd- to 8th-grade students are proficient in math and reading, according to the scores on the spring 2023 state tests.