United Federation of Teachers
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.
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.
NYC Could Still Land $200 Million In Aid After State Education Commissioner Extends Teacher Evaluation Deadline
The deadline for an additional $200 million in grants was extended to February 15 by New York Education Commissioner John King Friday afternoon.
The lack of agreement between the city and the union representing 75,000 teachers puts the city school district at risk of losing $450 million in state aid and grants.
If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.
The clock was ticking this weekend for New York City and the union representing the city’s 75,000 public school teachers to agree on a teacher evaluation system.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take heat for comments he made on his radio show last week.