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Testimony regarding NYC's preparation for coronavirus/COVID-19

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council Committees on Health and Hospitals regarding NYC's preparation for coronavirus/COVID-19.

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Testimony regarding class size reduction and "zombie" charter schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew and UFT Assistant Secretary Michael Sill testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding class size reduction and "zombie" charter schools.

Jennifer Guga (left) of PS 203 in Brooklyn gets some help from UFT Vice Presiden

Testimony regarding the exploration of a civil service pipeline

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate Committees on Civil Service and Pensions and Higher Education regarding the exploration of a civil service pipeline.

Testimony regarding the proposed FY21 executive budget

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Committees on Finance, Ways and Means and Education regarding the proposed fiscal year executive budget.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew

Testimony regarding the examination of the distribution of Foundation Aid formula as it relates to pupil and district needs

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate Committees on Education and Budget and Revenues regarding the examination of the distribution of Foundation Aid formula as it relates to pupil and district needs.

Anxiety, tears over new state exams

Testimony regarding testing and alternative measures of performance

The UFT submitted testimony to the City Council Committee on Education regarding testing and alternative measures of performance.

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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 Education regarding teacher preparation and training.

Discussing the next steps in their efforts to build up Brooklyn Collegiate

Testimony regarding the admissions process for NYC's specialized high schools

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York State Assembly on the admissions process for selecting students for the specialized high schools in New York City.

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Testimony regarding segregation in New York City public schools

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York City Council's joint meeting of the Committee on Education and the Committee on Civil and Human Rights regarding segregation in New York City public schools. 

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Testimony regarding the fiscal year 2020 preliminary budget and best practices in addressing the impact of social-emotional health initiatives

UFT President Michael Mulgrew submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction regarding the fiscal year 2020 preliminary budget, the preliminary capital plan for fiscal years 2020-23, the preliminary 10-year capital strategy for fiscal years 2020-29, the fiscal 2019 preliminary mayor's management report and best practices in addressing the impact of social-emotional health initiatives on school climate and school discipline.