Michael Mulgrew

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New York City Teacher’s Union Leader Voices Support For President Obama At DNC

On this Labor Day, some labor union leaders are in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the start of the Democratic National Convention.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jun 28, 2012 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg To Appeal After Arbitrator Rules NYC Can’t Close Some Schools

The arbitrator issued the ruling Friday and ordered the city to offer staffers at the schools the chance to stay in place.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Bloomberg Takes Serious Issue With Gov. Cuomo-Backed Teacher Evaluations Bill

The bitter battle over teacher evaluations took a turn Friday as Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to call more than 1 million parents to give them the 4-1-1 on their kids’ teachers.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New York Legislature Passes Cuomo Teacher Evaluation Plan

New York’s Legislature has given final approval to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bill limiting the release of teacher evaluations only to parents, not to the public.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) speaks while introducing Dennis Walcott  as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Unveils New State Legislation To Get Accused Predator Teachers Out Of Classrooms

There was a new move announced Tuesday to give New York City and school districts throughout the state more power to get rid of so-called “perv” teachers. It’s aimed at protecting kids in the classroom.


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NYC Labor Unions For Teachers, Principals Sue City Over School Closings

The United Federal of Teachers and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators filed the lawsuit on Monday. The unions say they want to force the city into arbitration.


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NYC Opening 54 New Small Schools That Will Serve Over 21,000

Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the plans Tuesday while some critics say the emphasis on new schools is hurting students at larger institutions that the city is shutting down.


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NYC DOE Saves 7 Of 33 Schools From Complete Overhaul

New York City has given a reprieve to seven of the 33 schools slated to be closed and then reopened with dozens of new teachers, but will go ahead with plans to close the other 26.


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NYC DOE Employee Charged With Forcible Touching; 8 Other Teachers, Aides Removed By Walcott

Community assistant Frank Ocasio was arrested at Cobble Hill High in Brooklyn for forcible touching. Meanwhile, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the removal of 8 other teachers and aides.


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Release Of NYC Public School Teacher Ratings Draws Ire

The Teacher Data Reports grade teachers based on how much progress their students have made on standardized tests.


Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

Mulgrew Critical Of Mayor’s School Closure Plan

Amid a much-heralded state deal on teacher evaluations designed to improve the schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s going ahead with his controversial plan to close 33 failing schools and possibly more down the raoad.


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Cuomo: New York, Union Agree On Teacher Evaluation Plan

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also says the city has reached an overall deal with the teachers’ union on the contentious issue. The union, however, denies it.


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After Public Backlash, Komen Reverses Position, Will Support Planned Parenthood

“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” the group said in a statement.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Yonkers, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Backs Cuomo On Teachers As Gov. Hits The Road To Sell His Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Yonkers today trying to sell his budget, which includes a 401(k) option for public employees and a system to evaluate teachers.


Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

UFT Wants NYC Back At Table On Teacher Evaluations

United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew says they’ve gone to the state to try and drag city officials back to the negotiating table to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation process.