Teacher’s Union

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks at The Robin Hood Foundation's 2014 Benefit at the Jacob Javitz Center on May 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Seeks Opinion On Tenure, Caps On Charter Schools

Gov. Cuomo is stepping up his war of words with the teachers’ union.

12/19/2014

Virginia Villafane-Kaplan, 5, of Rocky Point, Long Island, suffers from a severe nut allergy. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: L.I. Girl’s Parents Told Teachers Have Right To Eat Nuts In Classrooms

The first day of school Wednesday for a kindergarten student on Long Island meant health worries for the 5-year-old girl’s mother.

09/03/2014

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

UFT Survey: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Overcrowded Classrooms

UFT president Michael Mulgrew said Cardozo High School in Queens tops the list with 385 overcrowded classes. In all, the survey found 6,313 overcrowded classes, 180 more than last year.

09/26/2013

UFT Endorses Thompson

United Federation Of Teachers Backs Bill Thompson For Mayor

The United Federation of Teachers has endorsed former City Comptroller Bill Thompson as its choice for the next New York City mayor.

06/19/2013

Council of School Supervisors and Administrators endorses Bill Thompson. (credit: CSA NYC)

Thompson Wins Endorsement From City School Principals Union

President Ernest Logan of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators said Tuesday that the union’s 16,000 members will do all they can to elect Thompson.

06/18/2013

New Jersey St. Sen. Barbara Buono (credit: Buono For New Jersey)

N.J. Teachers’ Union Backs Buono For Governor

The largest teachers’ union in New Jersey has endorsed Democrat Barbara Buono in her campaign for governor.

03/16/2013

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

Cuomo Reacts To Teacher’s Union Lawsuit, Says State Has Most Expensive Education System In America

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York’s largest teachers union and several parents sued Wednesday to overturn the state’s property tax cap as unconstitutional, contending it widens the gap between rich and poor districts and interferes […]

02/20/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Slammed For Comparing Teachers’ Union To NRA

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday drew a backlash over a remark he made on his radio show.

01/06/2013

Newtown High School - Queens, NY - Feb 16, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Given ‘F’ Grade For Education Policies

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is giving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg an F for his education policies.

05/12/2012

Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Department of Defense)

Gov. Malloy’s Proposal To Fix Connecticut’s Public School System Up For Vote

Connecticut governor Dan Malloy has given members of the education committee until Wednesday to vote on a bill to fix the state’s failing public school system.

03/26/2012

Gov. Chris Christie  (credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie Addresses Teachers’ Union Criticism, Contraception Controversy At Town Hall

Christie said it may be time to call a truce in the war of words between him and New Jersey’s teachers’ union. But the call came after the governor leveled some pointed criticism at the union.

03/19/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils Budget, Proposes Major Pension & School Reforms

Governor Cuomo is trying to use state money in a carrot and stick approach to get major and long overdue reforms.

01/17/2012

Governor Chris Christie announces an innovative transformation schools initiative with Mayor Dana Redd and Department of Education Commissioner Chris Cerf at the Lanning Square School in Camden, N.J. on Thursday, June 9, 2011. (credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Governor Christie Pushes Public-Private Partnership To Run Some Schools

Several other states allow for-profit firms to run public schools, but New Jersey hasn’t yet tried it.

06/09/2011

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Criticized For Comments On School Parents

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being criticized by some community leaders over comments he made while discussing a lawsuit seeking to prevent the city from closing 22 poor-performing schools.

05/21/2011

NJ Governor Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Christie Backs ‘Responsible’ Collective Bargaining

One day after proposing a new budget proposal that would require employees to pay more for their benefits, Christie said that he supports “responsible bargaining.”

02/23/2011

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