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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.

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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.

Testimony regarding the New York City budget

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council's Committee on Education regarding the New York City budget for the coming fiscal year.

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Testimony submitted to the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding special education services

UFT President Michael Mulgrew submitted this testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding special education services and Res. No. 0749-2019 Establishing a Special Education Czar, Int. No. 1406-2019 Mandating Reporting on Preschool Special Education Services, Int. No. 1380-2019 Mandating Reporting on Response to Parent Request for Private Tutoring and Private School Tuition Payments, Int. No. 0900-2018 Mandating Tri-annual Reporting on Special Education Services and Int. No. 0559-2018 Mandating School-level Data on Student IEP Compliance.<

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Testimony regarding the proposed FY20 executive budget

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

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Testimony regarding the FY 2019-24 capital plan

The UFT testified before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the fiscal year 2019-24 capital plan.

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Testimony regarding oversight of the survivors' state of health of 9/11 responders and the surrounding community

UFT Director of Staff Ellie Engler testified before the New York City Council on Civil Service and Labor jointly with Committee on Health regarding oversight of the survivors' state of health of 9/11 responders and the surrounding community.

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Testimony regarding the oversight and transparency of Fair Student Funding

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding the oversight and transparency of Fair Student Funding.