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Carbon Free and Healthy Schools

We have an amazing opportunity to install solar panels on the roof of every New York City public school.

COVID-19 school-based test results

If you have been recently tested for COVID-19 as part of the DOE’s random testing program, read below to learn how and when will you will receive your results, and how positive tests are reported.

Renewed focus on District 75 as students return

District 75 schools, along with 3-K and pre-K sites, opened their doors for students on Sept. 21, a week before the rest of the school system. That early opening date was fraught for many members of District 75, which had received less attention over...

UFT: Schools in COVID hot spots might need to close

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Sept. 29 called for the city to close 78 New York City public schools in ZIP codes facing a surge in COVID-19 cases if infection rates cannot be quickly contained and reduced.

Paraprofessionals FAQ

Roles and responsibilities for paraprofessionals this school year

Principal makes pay dock threat against staff working outside

Educators at the HS for Economics and Finance in Lower Manhattan are facing threats to their pay for refusing to enter a building they say is not safe against COVID-19 infection and, instead, doing their jobs outside via mobile phones and laptops.

UFT says city falls short on staffing needs, safety pact

New York City public schools do not yet have enough staff or the safety protocols in place to reopen school buildings on Sept. 21 as planned, UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned on Sept. 14 at a virtual press conference.


Instructional guidance and materials for the 2020-21 school year

Students with Disabilities

Questions answered regarding special education concerns

Strike averted as mayor blinks

After days of nonstop negotiations and with the threat of a UFT strike looming, the mayor on Sept. 1 agreed to the demands of the union to postpone the start of in-person classes to ensure school buildings pass the UFT’s safety checklist.