The UFT and charter schools
The UFT is a vital part of a national movement for education reform. Since its early days, the union has advocated for the conditions that are best for student learning and that help teachers to be most effective. This includes a broad range of initiatives, such as smaller class size, adequate funding for schools, school-based health clinics, mentoring for new teachers and professional development for all teachers, to name just a few. Continue reading…
ACTS Voices – Realizing the Promise
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UFT represented charter schools
The UFT already represents teachers and staff at over 20 charter schools in NYC.
By Rob Callaghan Teachers and professional staff at University Prep Charter HS in the South Bronx on Nov. 20 approved, by unanimous vote, a new two-year contract. The contract, which runs from Sept. 1, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2017, provides … Continue reading
by Cara Metz Educators at the Amber Charter School in East Harlem ratified a new contract by unanimous vote on June 15. The four-year contract delivers an increase of 1.5 percent to educators’ salaries for each year, retroactive to Sept. … Continue reading
by Miles Trager In the fifty plus years of the UFT’s proud history, educators have consistently taken up the fight for a wide range of issues affecting our city’s classrooms. Whether that has meant rallying in the streets of Manhattan, … Continue reading
By Rob Callaghan Teachers and other staff at Academy of the City Charter School in Woodside, Queens, approved a new collective-bargaining agreement, which introduced class-size limits, improved the committee structure at the school, and provided educators with a 11 percent … Continue reading
Join us on Wednesday, April 22 for a FREE professional development workshop, designed and delivered by the UFT Teacher Center. Register here. Participants will: Deepen knowledge of Common Core Learning Standards Instructional Shifts Explore the use of primary sources to … Continue reading