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Michael Mulgrew

Wanting 'More' From the United Federation of Teachers: A Profile of Jia Lee

Yohuru Williams | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

In her bid to become UFT president, Lee says she represents a large, but mostly silent body of teachers who remain frustrated with the union for not challenging damaging education polices.

Unions Lack a Long-Term Winning Strategy

Richard Whitmire | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

New York City teachers union boss Michael Mulgrew is feeling good about his "war with reformers." He should; Mulgrew and other anti-reformers are on winning streaks.

NYC Teachers Union To Pick NYC Mayoral Candidate

Newsday | Matthew Chayes | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York

The delegates of the United Federation of Teachers gather Wednesday to endorse a mayoral candidate, and their leader vows to accomplish a feat that ha...

Teacher Booted For Sexual Harassment Paid $1 Million To Not Teach

Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

For one year's work as a full-time music teacher in New York City more than a decade ago, Aryeh Eller has collected almost $1 million in salary from t...

Our (Extra)ordinary Public Schools

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The instinct we saw at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I have seen many times over. It is a teacher's instinct to love, serve and protect their students. And it's what we saw following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. Here, as we approach the holidays, is that story.

New York City Students To Make Up Days Missed From Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

City officials announced Monday that New York City students will see their weeklong winter break cut short by three days to make up the school days mi...

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

New York Public School Class Size 'Absurd,' Union Leader Says | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Nearly half of New York City’s public schools have classrooms that are more crowded than the teachers' union contract allows -- a “ver...

Judge Blocks City's Sweeping Plan To Close Schools, Fire Thousands Of Teachers

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

New York City suffered yet another round of defeat Tuesday in an effort to shutter 24 city schools, fire much of their teachers and administrative sta...

New York Teacher Ratings Produce A Rallying Cry For The Union

The New York Times | Fernanda Santos | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

In the days leading up to the release of ratings for thousands of New York City public-school teachers on Friday, hundreds of e-mails poured into the ...

Bloomberg: Cut Teachers By Half, Double The Pay

Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

In remarks Thursday that have since sparked some controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tackled school improvement -- through a suggestion...

Matt Sledge

Reawakening The Radical Imagination: The Origins Of Occupy Wall Street | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Three months ago, a loosely organized group of activists concerned about growing income inequality, corporate greed and the global influence of powerf...

Joy Resmovits

Budget Cuts Hobble Schools In New York And Nationwide | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- By the end of this year, Seung Lee, a science teacher at lower Manhattan's P.S. 1, expects to have spent $500 from his own pocket on schoo...

Joy Resmovits

Rate Teachers Together, Not One By One | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Standardized tests should rank students by percentile and rate teachers in teams, according to a new policy brief by Derek Neal, an econ...

New York Ordered to Release Student Test Data With Teachers' Names Attached

The Wall Street Journal | Lisa Fleisher | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

By Lisa Fleisher, The Wall Street Journal A New York state appellate court has ruled New York City must release reports that measure public school ...

Joy Resmovits

Union Letter: Murdoch's Company Should Not Have Access To Student Data | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- New York should drop a $27 million contract with Wireless Generation, a Rupert Murdoch-owned student data tracking company, in light of Ne...

Joy Resmovits

Court Decision Allows New York City To Proceed With School Closures | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- A New York judge's Thursday night decision clears the way for the New York City Department of Education to proceed with its plan to close ...

Union And City Reach Agreement On Teacher Grading System

Posted 09.16.2011 | Education

The New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers agreed Friday on an evaluation and compensation system at 33 failing c...

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Teachers Swarm Wall Street In Protest | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

Thousands of teachers, social workers, union members and more took part in a march Thursday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans for wide-ranging b...

Teachers Union Spends Millions On Parties, Dinners, DVDs

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Daily News today is drawing some attention the The United Federation of Teachers' spending. Namely, that they spent $1.4 million on a 50th anniver...

$10M Pledge For Tutors? 'We're Gonna Find The Money Someplace'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg is directing $10 million to provide tutors for students who are falling behind. From Gotham Schools: Nearly six months after the cit...

Educating for Democracy: What Cathie Black Would Say if She Were an Educator

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

If Ms. Black had had any knowledge of the NYC school system, the difficulties faced by many students, teachers and parents, here's what she might have said.

Cathie Black SLAMS Teachers' Tenure As 'LIfetime Guarantee'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Newly appointed Schools Chancellor Cathie Black wasted no time before attacking the tenure system, much maligned by her boss, Mayor Bloomberg. Blac...

Interviewing the New NYC Schools Chancellor (Animated Video)

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dan Brown

Mayor Michael Bloomberg set off shockwaves when he picked media executive Cathie Black to be the next chancellor of New York City's public schools. As...

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

Rubber Rooms: Gone From New York City, But Alive Elsewhere?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Justin Snider

Monday, June 28th, was the final day of the 2009-10 school year in New York City, which means the city's infamous "rubber rooms" also closed their doors. For good.