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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.
January 19, 2017
UFT files labor complaint against KIPP charter school
"The UFT has never been involved in our school or raised any issues or concerns before now."
January 9, 2017
Trump’s voucher plan would strip funding from over 1,200 schools in New York City, union analysis shows
"The damage would spread through the system, raising class sizes even in non-Title I schools, threatening academic enrichment programs, guidance, art and music."
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.
November 10, 2016
How the nation’s largest local teachers union is responding to a Trump future — ‘no choice… but to fight’
"In the months and years ahead, we are going to face some of the greatest challenges that this union and its members have ever faced," Mulgrew wrote.
October 17, 2016
NAACP’s call to stop charter schools’ growth reignites debate in New York City
“If something is working, why take it away from people?”
a little push
October 12, 2016
New York City’s teachers union says it’s time for ‘positive friction’ with city
“We’re not going to get to the results we want unless there’s a lot of positive friction,” he told Chalkbeat.
October 7, 2016
UFT President Michael Mulgrew criticizes Common Core revisions
“We’re not happy with what we’ve seen so far,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew said about the state's revisions to Common Core.
Leadership & Management
September 20, 2016
Union pushing more ‘authentic’ assessments in teacher evaluations
What will teacher evaluations look like this year? Details in the city's negotiations with the union are starting to emerge.
still the president
May 27, 2016
UFT president Michael Mulgrew wins re-election with 76 percent of the vote
In a widely expected result, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew was re-elected to a third term as head of the city’s teachers union.
the educated voter
May 10, 2016
As city teachers vote, union chief Mulgrew faces small but spirited group of challengers
Disappointment drove second-grade teacher Michelle Baptiste to run for a seat in this month’s union elections. She watched with dismay as the city’s United Federation…
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