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United Federation of Teachers TV commercial. (credit: UFT)

New UFT Ad Criticizes Bloomberg, Who In Turn Criticizes Ad

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.

01/04/2013

Eddie Saman clears out destroyed household belongings from his flood-damaged home in the New Dorp section of Staten Island after Sandy - Nov. 7, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

New Dorp H.S. Teachers, Students Came To Each Others’ Rescue After Sandy

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.

12/13/2012

New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

UFT President, Schools Chancellor Face Off Over New Teacher Evaluation System Deadline

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.’

12/06/2012

President Obama (file/Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

New York City Teacher’s Union Leader Voices Support For President Obama At DNC

On this Labor Day, some labor union leaders are in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the start of the Democratic National Convention.

09/03/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jun 28, 2012 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg To Appeal After Arbitrator Rules NYC Can’t Close Some Schools

The arbitrator issued the ruling Friday and ordered the city to offer staffers at the schools the chance to stay in place.

06/29/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Bloomberg Takes Serious Issue With Gov. Cuomo-Backed Teacher Evaluations Bill

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.

06/22/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New York Legislature Passes Cuomo Teacher Evaluation Plan

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.

06/21/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) speaks while introducing Dennis Walcott  as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Unveils New State Legislation To Get Accused Predator Teachers Out Of Classrooms

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.

05/29/2012

Bronx classroom

NYC DOE Saves 7 Of 33 Schools From Complete Overhaul

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.

04/03/2012

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

NYC DOE Employee Charged With Forcible Touching; 8 Other Teachers, Aides Removed By Walcott

Community assistant Frank Ocasio was arrested at Cobble Hill High in Brooklyn for forcible touching. Meanwhile, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the removal of 8 other teachers and aides.

03/15/2012

NYC School teacher Amanda Morton / Chris Hondros Getty Images News

Release Of NYC Public School Teacher Ratings Draws Ire

The Teacher Data Reports grade teachers based on how much progress their students have made on standardized tests.

02/24/2012

Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

Mulgrew Critical Of Mayor’s School Closure Plan

Amid a much-heralded state deal on teacher evaluations designed to improve the schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s going ahead with his controversial plan to close 33 failing schools and possibly more down the raoad.

02/17/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Flickr.com)

Cuomo: New York, Union Agree On Teacher Evaluation Plan

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also says the city has reached an overall deal with the teachers’ union on the contentious issue. The union, however, denies it.

02/16/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Flickr.com)

Gov. Cuomo Confident Of Teacher Evaluation Deal By Deadline

After such a framework is created, school districts will have one year to negotiate local union agreements on specific evaluations for their teachers or face school aid cuts.

02/14/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Yonkers, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Backs Cuomo On Teachers As Gov. Hits The Road To Sell His Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Yonkers today trying to sell his budget, which includes a 401(k) option for public employees and a system to evaluate teachers.

01/18/2012

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