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June 29, 2016
New federal education law’s impact on students of color highlighted in Tennessee meeting with John King
U.S. Secretary of Education John King met with members of the Tennessee Education Equity Coalition on Tuesday for a discussion about the new federal education law.
August 24, 2015
To keep top teachers, principals of struggling schools offer bigger paychecks
City officials won't yet release hiring data for the $4.9 million leadership program, but people at Renewal schools say it's working, with some limitations.
June 6, 2015
Extra hour for struggling schools faces union pushback, scheduling challenges
Seven months after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to extend the day by an hour at 94 low-performing schools, the city is facing backlash from the principals union.
December 30, 2014
Principals union contract ratified with 91 percent of the vote
Updated — Members of the city’s principals union voted overwhelmingly to approve their new contract with the city, officials announced Tuesday. Ninety-one percent of the union’s…
December 11, 2014
City-union memo describes ‘ambassador’ principals as partners, not turnaround agents
The agreement between the city and the principals union indicates that the new “ambassador” principal role will be more collaborative and short-term than the city described…
June 4, 2014
Teachers: Did you vote yes or no on the contract?
More than 77 percent of members voted to ratify the contract it negotiated a month ago with the city. Teachers, we'd love to know more about why you voted the way you did.
on second thought
May 9, 2014
UFT chief Mulgrew doubles down on private remarks, with one concession
UFT President Michael Mulgrew doubled down on blunt remarks he made privately to his members this week, defending his role in last year’s failed teacher evaluation deal and vilifying opponents of the union.
Selling the Contract
May 8, 2014
Making his case, Mulgrew says new contract draws battle lines in "war with the reformers"
In a candid speech to teachers on Wednesday, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew offered a behind-the-scenes account of the recent contract negotiations with the city and argued that the resulting deal was the union's best chance at winning a "war with the reformers."
May 6, 2014
Teacher salaries to range from $54,411 to $119,565 in new contract, UFT says
Starting salaries for a first-year New York City teacher will increase to $54,411 by 2018, up from $45,530 this year, according to a salary schedule…
the final hours
April 30, 2014
Career ladder, fewer eval metrics, and face time with parents in teacher contract, sources say
Retroactive pay is poised to come through for teachers, but how much is still unclear, sources say of a contract deal being finalized by the UFT and the city. What is more clear, they say, is a new teacher pay system, changes to teacher evaluations and more face time with parents.
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