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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…
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.
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.
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.
Making the grade
July 13, 2017
New data show more than half of NYC teachers judged, in part, by test scores they don’t directly affect
Just over half of New York City teachers were evaluated in part by tests in subjects or of students they didn’t teach in 2016.
June 8, 2017
Longtime principals union president Ernest Logan announces his retirement
Logan has served as president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators for nearly 11 years.
the tenure track
May 5, 2017
For New York City teachers applying for tenure, success remains far from assured
Sixty-four percent of eligible teachers earned tenure last year. That's down from 97 percent a decade ago.
April 6, 2017
NYC set to adopt long-debated changes to student discipline code that will further reduce suspensions
The debate over the city’s discipline code raises larger questions, some of which are also being asked in other large school districts across the country.
I'm with him
February 8, 2017
UFT endorses de Blasio for re-election, saying they are headed for ‘another war’
The city’s teachers union announced Wednesday that it endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio's bid for re-election, and vowed to battle with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
December 21, 2016
In a win for the UFT, city reaches deal that moves further away from evaluating teachers based on multiple-choice tests
The city plans to use the new evaluation system this school year.
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