United Federation of Teachers
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.
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.
Labor leaders said they’ll lobby state lawmakers to OK New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to offer universal pre-kindergarten.
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.
Many unions are calling for the city’s next mayor to implement retroactive pay raises.
City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.
Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.
The United Federation of Teachers has endorsed former City Comptroller Bill Thompson as its choice for the next New York City mayor.
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.
Thousands of city workers whose union contracts have expired rallied for new and fair agreements in Lower Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.
Six mayoral candidates touted their education policies Saturday at a panel hosted by the United Federation of Teachers.
Under the current system, the mayor appoints the majority of members to the Panel for Educational Policy that votes on school policies.
The suit names Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Education Commissioner John King Jr. It was filed Tuesday in Manhattan on behalf of two dozen parents and students.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that if New York City and the teachers union can’t reach a deal on teacher evaluations, the state will impose one.
The deadline has already come and gone on inking a deal for teacher evaluations that could have gotten New York City $450 million in aid and grants.