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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

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NYC Ordered To Hire More High School Librarians

New York City has been ordered to provide high schools with enough librarians to meet state regulations.

09/23/2014

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United Federation Of Teachers Seeks To Fight Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure

The United Federation of Teachers on Tuesday asked to become a defendant in a New York City lawsuit challenging job protections for teachers.

07/22/2014

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New York City Parents Pushing Hard For End To Teacher Tenure

A stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.

06/11/2014

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Teachers, Lawmakers Call For Change To Admissions To NYC’s Most Elite Public Schools

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said Monday that the current system is unfair to minority students who deserve to attend Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and five other specialized high schools.

06/09/2014

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UFT Pleased About New Teachers’ Contract

The UFT said around 90,000 votes had been cast, with more than 77 percent of those approving the contact.

06/04/2014

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Teachers’ Union Votes In Favor Of New Contract With New York City

New York City public school teachers voted Tuesday to approve a new contract with the city.

06/03/2014

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UFT Delegates Agree To Put New Teachers Contract Up For Rank And File Vote

The nine-year contract includes back pay equivalent of nearly 8 percent of teachers’ salaries and a series of additional small raises through 2018.

05/07/2014

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NYC, Teachers Union Announce Preliminary 9-Year Contract Deal

Teachers will receive back pay equivalent of nearly 8 percent of their salaries and a series of additional small raises through 2018, according to the nine-year contract.

05/01/2014

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The Overcrowded Classroom

Whether your child is five or 18, overcrowding in the schools should be of concern to you. How can you fight it? And what should you do for your child while you’re fighting?

03/27/2014

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De Blasio, Farina Face Backlash After Keeping NYC Public Schools Open During Storm

Despite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.

02/13/2014

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Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core Standards

Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.

02/04/2014

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Unions On Board With Mayor De Blasio’s Universal Pre-K Plan

Labor leaders said they’ll lobby state lawmakers to OK New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to offer universal pre-kindergarten.

01/06/2014

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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

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Union Showdown Looms For Next Mayor

Many unions are calling for the city’s next mayor to implement retroactive pay raises.

09/05/2013

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