United Federation of Teachers
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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday drew a backlash over a remark he made on his radio show.
The United Federation of Teachers has released a TV ad blasting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for taking a “his way or the highway” approach to education.
After superstorm Sandy, New Dorp High School on Staten Island became a place of salvation and on Thursday, the students shared their stories with the nation’s top education official.
In order to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Jan 17 deadline, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said a deal with the union on teacher evaluations needs to be hammered out by Dec. 21. UFT President Michael Mulgrew shot back against ‘bogus deadlines.’
On this Labor Day, some labor union leaders are in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the start of the Democratic National Convention.
The arbitrator issued the ruling Friday and ordered the city to offer staffers at the schools the chance to stay in place.
The bitter battle over teacher evaluations took a turn Friday as Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to call more than 1 million parents to give them the 4-1-1 on their kids’ teachers.
New York’s Legislature has given final approval to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bill limiting the release of teacher evaluations only to parents, not to the public.
There was a new move announced Tuesday to give New York City and school districts throughout the state more power to get rid of so-called “perv” teachers. It’s aimed at protecting kids in the classroom.
New York City has given a reprieve to seven of the 33 schools slated to be closed and then reopened with dozens of new teachers, but will go ahead with plans to close the other 26.