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April 20, 2016
As New York City’s suspension rate falls, some educators see a parallel dip in discipline
Some teachers say schools are not giving suspensions even when they're warranted, and their union says teachers need more training and support.
April 15, 2016
As New York reconsiders Common Core, UFT organizes teachers to suggest changes
The United Federation of Teachers has been organizing meetings of a few dozen educators to unpack the Common Core learning standards.
a more perfect union
April 4, 2016
For teachers unions, budget is more proof of a pendulum shift in New York education policy
The charter sector is excited about a funding boost, while the unions are relishing an ideological shift borne out in newfound support for “community schools.”
state of the state
January 12, 2016
After bumpy year, Cuomo unveils few education proposals in lead-up to State of the State
The lead-up to this year’s speech is vastly different from last year, when the governor promised an aggressive education agenda — and delivered over the next several months.
December 23, 2015
City teachers could see paid parental leave next year
Mayor de Blasio said the city is poised to “immediately enter talks” with the municipal unions like the UFT to extend the benefit.
Updated October 21, 2015
Mulgrew: It’s helpful to have a foe in City Hall, but better to have an ally
The teachers union’s improved relationship with City Hall has come with ample benefits, but also stripped it of a useful organizing strategy, Mulgrew said Tuesday.
August 12, 2015
Meaningless? Cause for celebration? Interpretations of New York’s 2015 test scores run the gamut
New York state’s latest test scores are completely meaningless — or the key to understanding whether any students are learning. It all depends who you talk to.
who's the boss?
July 16, 2015
The state names 62 NYC schools that must quickly improve or face takeover
If Chancellor Carmen Fariña fails to spur improvements at the schools after one or two years, she must cede control to an outside manager.
June 22, 2015
Fariña, de Blasio and Mulgrew aim to fire up principals at Renewal event
A private event for the 94 low-performing schools on Monday featured words of encouragement from the mayor and the chancellor.
June 11, 2015
De Blasio lauds CTE programs at union event, saying city will support their growth
"We are going to strengthen them and we are going to make them available to even more," de Blasio said of the city's career and technical education programs.
June 10, 2015
Renewal schools get new options for extra hour after city-union weekend talks
The scheduling leeway comes after the principals union president sent a critical letter to his members.
May 8, 2015
Calls to delay teacher eval overhaul grow more urgent in Albany
A consensus is building around limiting the role of outside evaluators in teacher observations and that the Nov. 15 deadline for adopting the plans must be extended.
to the summit
May 7, 2015
At ‘evalapalooza,’ officials urged to limit use of tests, give districts breathing room
Between coffee breaks, panelists at what Twitter dubbed #evalapalooza offered dozens of recommendations for how state education officials should finalize the system.
and we're live
May 7, 2015
Watch: State summit on new teacher evaluations is underway
City union leaders Mark Cannizzaro and Michael Mulgrew are among those due to testify in Albany on the the state's new teacher and principal evaluations.
April 1, 2015
As NYSUT endorses testing opt-outs, city union holds back
After the head of the state teachers union urged parents this week to boycott the state tests, some are calling on the UFT to follow suit.
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