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November 9, 2018
Principals, administrators: Will your job change now that fewer teacher observations are required?
New York City’s latest contract with the teachers union could give schools an invaluable resource: more time. Chalkbeat wants to know what…
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.
October 12, 2018
Rise & Shine: Teachers crowdfund nearly $200 million nationally for school supplies, other basics
LET’S MAKE A DEAL New York City and its teachers union reached a new three year labor contract, which boosts salaries, reduces how…
it's a deal
October 11, 2018
United Federation of Teachers, New York City officials agree to a new 2019-2022 contract
New York City’s educators have a new contract that provides extra pay to teachers who work in hard-to-staff schools, tweaks teacher evaluations, and…
state of the union
August 22, 2018
New York’s teachers unions say they’re staying strong after Janus case, but there could be a battle ahead
This summer, New York teachers received a startling message from their state union. In all capital letters, a Facebook post warned: “Fraud alert!”…
June 28, 2018
Will they stay or go: New York City teachers ponder relationship with union post-Janus
The predictions are dire: After the Supreme Court ruled this week that public employees can’t be forced to pay fees to unions, labor…
June 27, 2018
Teachers: Let Chalkbeat know how the Supreme Court decision in Janus will affect you
The United Federation of Teachers is bracing for the fallout of Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling that scraps mandatory dues payments from…
June 27, 2018
‘Don’t count us out’: After Janus decision, teachers unions vow to fight and conservative groups celebrate
NEA: “Today’s radical decision by the Supreme Court is a blatant slap in the face for educators, nurses, firefighters, police officers and all public servants."
Updated June 19, 2018
Judge strikes down rule allowing some New York charter schools to certify their own teachers
The ruling upends the plans of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy.
let the games begin
Updated April 27, 2018
Here’s where the key players stand in New York’s renewed teacher evaluation battle
In order to explain the behind-the-scenes teacher evaluations dynamics, we broke down where each player stands.
Let’s make a deal
April 10, 2018
What’s on the table as New York City and the teachers union negotiate a new contract
The clock is ticking on the city’s contract with the United Federation of Teachers, the largest local union in the country representing more…
November 2, 2017
40 percent of teachers were gone from struggling New York City schools after two years, union data show
The teacher-turnover rate among schools in the "Renewal" program was far higher than the city's 23-percent average during the same period.
September 21, 2017
New York City teachers don’t get paid maternity leave. Their paychecks prove it
New York City teachers don't get paid maternity or family leave, a policy that takes a toll on teachers’ paychecks and creates deep gender inequity.
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.
draining the pool
August 3, 2017
NYC’s plan to place teachers from its Absent Teacher Reserve pool could take a bite out of school budgets
The pool has historically been made up of teachers who are more senior than average, and therefore more expensive.
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