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
There’s a wealth of information on the union’s website for members and all educators.
The union blog
Opinion and insight on everything from ed reform to classroom management.
UFT represented charter schools
The UFT already represents teachers and staff at over 20 charter schools in NYC.
By Anne Goldman As the United Federation of Teachers’ first-ever vice president for non-DOE members, I am proud to represent our members in charter schools throughout the city. In this role, I have had the opportunity to meet many of … Continue reading
No one should have to go to work while sick. Whether you’re a nurse, a child care provider, a charter school teacher or any other worker, working while sick is bad for you, your family, your colleagues and those you … Continue reading
Join us on Saturday, May 17 for Collaboration and Engagement in the Common Core Classroom: English Language Learners, a workshop developed and delivered by UFT Teacher Center. This course focuses on the application of the Common Core Learning Standards to support … Continue reading
By Rob Callaghan Last winter, educators at the Bronx Community Charter School organized a UFT chapter, citing the need for teachers’ voices in the school’s operation. This February, they unanimously ratified their first collective-bargaining agreement, which features teacher-led committees. “This … Continue reading
By Rob Callaghan UFT-represented educators at Merrick Academy Charter School on Feb. 24 approved a new contract with better health care and stronger due-process protections. The 30 teachers and teacher assistants at the K-6 charter school in Queens Village ratified … Continue reading