Author Archives: Rob Callaghan

Progressive Learning: Common Core Math

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 28 for a FREE professional development workshop, designed and delivered by the UFT Teacher Center. The course is free and open to all charter school educators. Lunch will be provided. We will be raffling prizes, … Continue reading

Bringing the Common Core to Life: Literacy for All Grades

Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 28 for a FREE professional development workshop, designed and delivered by the UFT Teacher Center. Register here. Participants will: Deepen your understanding of text complexity; Learn strategies to engage students in evidence-based discussions with informational … Continue reading

UFT-represented staff at Harlem charter ratify contract

UFT members at Opportunity Charter School in Central Harlem have ratified a four-year contract that significantly lowers employee health plan costs, increases wages and introduces a salary schedule that pays educators based on education and years of experience. The new … Continue reading

Smarter charters

by Maisie McAdoo The rapid growth of charter schools, in New York and around the country, has often put union supporters’ teeth on edge. This idea for an experimental public school model led by unionized teachers and working closely with … Continue reading

Boosting parent and guardian engagement at your school

It’s good for students, good for educators and creates a healthier school culture. But how do you get parents and guardians more engaged? Join us for a FREE professional development workshop that will help educators learn new ways of involving … Continue reading