United Federation of Teachers

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils Budget, Proposes Major Pension & School Reforms

Governor Cuomo is trying to use state money in a carrot and stick approach to get major and long overdue reforms.

01/17/2012

Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

UFT Wants NYC Back At Table On Teacher Evaluations

United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew says they’ve gone to the state to try and drag city officials back to the negotiating table to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation process.

01/13/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: If I Had It My Way I’d Dump Half Of NYC’s Teachers

It’s a jaw-dropping prescription for fixing city schools. “Professor” Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he would accomplish more with less by slashing the teaching staff in half — and that’s just the beginning.

12/01/2011

Poster for new bullying hotline - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

Anti-Bullying Hotline Unveiled

A new hotline is helping children battle bullying. It’s called “BRAVE,” which stands for “building respect, acceptance, and voice through education.”

10/19/2011

Poster for new bullying hotline - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

Teachers Union Funds New Hotline For NYC Students Being Bullied

New York City school kids who are being bullied now have a hotline they can call, one staffed by mental health professionals.

10/19/2011

"Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators occupy a park near Wall Street in New York, October 3, 2011. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement Gains Momentum, Attention And Controversy

The movement has been getting support from some unlikely places and has spawned questions about what protestors are actually trying to achieve.

10/06/2011

Charter schools

Battle Over NYC Public School Resources Given To Charter Schools Pits Parent Against Parent

A surprising coalition of the teacher’s union joined by the NAACP is suing to stop what they see as the city’s unfair direction of public school resources to charter schools.

06/21/2011

A public school is seen in New York City - File / Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Scott Stringer Wants Freeze On Non-Essential Dept. Of Education Contracts

As City Hall plans to eliminate as many as 6,000 New York City teachers, there is a demand for more accountability at the Department of Education.

05/25/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Funds Campaign-Style Ad Rebutting Foes

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said the ads were a response to $3 million in television and radio advertising by the United Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO. He said the mayor will pay in the “upper six figures” for a week of ads.

03/23/2011

In this Jan. 3, 2011 photo, Stephanie Forcer teaches her class at P.S. 262 in New York during a tour by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Cathie Black. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Teachers Union Furious As NYC Releases List Of Layoffs

The doomsday list details the worst case scenario under the mayor’s current plan to make deep cuts to education. It shows exactly how the planned 6,000 teaching jobs will be eliminated.

02/28/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Speech Disrupted By NY Budget Protesters

Cuomo was speaking at the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators annual dinner when Democratic Councilman Charles Barron walked to the front of the Albany Convention center, shouting “Shame on you.”

02/21/2011

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

Other Districts Follow NYC’s Move To End Teacher Seniority

If the effort is successful, districts would base any layoffs, in part, on the quality of a teacher’s work. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been aggressively campaigning for the change.

02/21/2011

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Proposed NYC Education Changes Draw Mixed Reactions

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.

02/17/2011

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