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February 13, 2019
UFT targets overcrowded classes in its first major complaint under New York City’s new teacher contract
The dispute centers on five high schools that have had chronically overcrowded classrooms for at least four of the past six years.
November 5, 2018
New city-UFT contract is ratified after 87 percent of union voters sign off
By contrast, 77 percent of voting union members signed off on the current contract in 2014.
dollars and cents
October 12, 2018
New York City teacher salaries to range from $61,070 to $128,657 in new contract
Unlike the first contract under Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in 2014, the pay increases included in the new contract are marginal.
the bronx plan
October 12, 2018
Bronx schools to get “innovation funds” as part of big New York City investment in the borough
New York City’s proposed contract with its teachers union covers the entire city, but all officials seemed to want to talk about Thursday…
October 11, 2018
With union’s blessing, students at 15 schools in the Bronx will take courses taught remotely
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently touted the approach for rural schools in Mississippi.
the road to albany
August 23, 2018
Union chief says de Blasio’s plan to scrap the SHSAT is going nowhere in Albany
“I don’t believe at this point in time it can pass in the next legislative session because it has been so highly politicized,” said UFT president Michael Mulgrew.
time for kids
June 20, 2018
New York City agrees to provide paid family leave to teachers
After sustained pressure from teachers and the unions, the city will provide paid family leave for teachers.
one chamber down
May 2, 2018
The Assembly passed a new teacher evaluation plan. Here’s how it may — and may not — impact New York City
If the bill clears the legislature, little will likely change for New York City educators.
I'm just a bill
April 26, 2018
The debate is back: New York state leaders introduce bill to overhaul teacher evaluations
A bill introduced in the Assembly on Thursday would not require districts to use standardized test scores to judge teachers.
Updated February 28, 2018
Ideological foes express cautious optimism about NYC’s incoming schools chief, Alberto Carvalho
Reactions from Success CEO Eva Moskowitz, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and others to news of NYC's next chancellor.
trumped up problems
December 12, 2017
As budget talks begin, top New York lawmaker eyes cuts from Washington
The federal landscape could mean this session’s storyline is more about a battle with Washington than internal state politics.
pros and cons of con con
November 6, 2017
What does your ‘Con Con’ vote mean for education? Here’s what you need to know.
Here’s what you need to know about how a constitutional convention could affect New York state education.
October 12, 2017
New York unions sue, accusing charter schools of lowering standards for teachers
The lawsuit comes a day after SUNY voted to relax teacher certification requirements.
August 22, 2017
‘Virtually meaningless’ or ‘steady progress’? New York City reacts to this year’s state test scores
The annual release of test scores created a wave of reactions from education stakeholders across the state.
change over time
August 9, 2017
Why do New York City educators not get paid family leave? A teacher’s petition reignites a fight
Teachers union members must use their own accrued sick days to take time off after having a child.
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