Teachers' Union Blasts Plan To Increase Cap On Number Of N.Y. State Charter SchoolsThe head of the United Federation of Teachers spoke out Thursday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to add more charter schools.
United Federation Of Teachers Seeks To Fight Lawsuit Against Teacher TenureThe United Federation of Teachers on Tuesday asked to become a defendant in a New York City lawsuit challenging job protections for teachers.
UFT Pleased About New Teachers' ContractThe UFT said around 90,000 votes had been cast, with more than 77 percent of those approving the contact.
Teachers' Union Votes In Favor Of New Contract With New York CityNew York City public school teachers voted Tuesday to approve a new contract with the city.
Unions On Board With Mayor De Blasio's Universal Pre-K PlanLabor leaders said they'll lobby state lawmakers to OK New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to offer universal pre-kindergarten.
UFT Survey: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Overcrowded ClassroomsUFT 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.
United Federation Of Teachers Backs Bill Thompson For MayorThe United Federation of Teachers has endorsed former City Comptroller Bill Thompson as its choice for the next New York City mayor.
Thompson Wins Endorsement From City School Principals UnionPresident 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.
City, Teachers' Union Praise State-Imposed Teacher Evaluation SystemThe evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by "locally selected measures'' that individual schools can set.
Mayoral Candidates Talk Education At Teachers' Union ForumSix mayoral candidates touted their education policies Saturday at a panel hosted by the United Federation of Teachers.
Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day DemonstrationThousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city's streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.
Bloomberg Rips UFT, Says City Won't Sign 'Fraud' Teacher Evaluation Deal Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered stinging criticism of the New York City teacher's union Tuesday for "dragging their feet and throwing up roadblocks" during negotiations over teacher evaluations.