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Teachers Union Showcases Community Schools Model in Manhattan

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Union leaders want people to see what a good community school looks like, now that Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to expand the program to 94 struggling schools.
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As Thompson Refuses to Concede, So Does the Teachers Union

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The teachers union spent a lot of political capital by endorsing Bill Thompson's in the Democratic primary race for mayor. It hasn't endorsed a mayoral candidate since 2001. But with rival Bill de Blasio the clear winner of Tuesday's vote, the union is now in the awkward position of hoping for the next best thing: a runoff.

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Weingarten Calls for Moratorium on Common Core Consequences

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The president of the American Federation of Teachers came back home to New York to call for putting "a brake on the stakes." She criticized using new state test results before teachers are fully trained in standards called the Common Core, and curriculum is widely available.

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Gates Study Finds Test Scores Can Measure Teacher Effectiveness

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A national study of teachers in six districts, including New York City, finds student test scores can be used to measure teacher effectiveness. As the city and the teachers union continue wrangling over a new teacher evaluation system, both sides found fuel for their arguments in the new report.

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Union-Run Charter School In Fight for Survival

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A charter school run by the teachers union is at risk of being closed next year, because of poor test scores. The school's low report card puts it in an awkward situation, because it was opened five years ago to prove charters and unions can work together.

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Town Hall on Sexual Misconduct in Schools Postponed

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday on sexual misconduct in the city's public schools has now been postponed. The meeting was organized by a parent group following a nasty volley of twitter messages between former journalist Campbell Brown and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten.

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Stuyvesant Principal to Step Down

Friday, August 03, 2012

Stanley Teitel, the principal of Stuyvesant, will step down Sept. 1, the Education Department announced Friday afternoon. Officials provided few details on the resignation, but said a replacement would be named early next week. Meanwhile, summer school wrapped up this week. And the 24 schools ensnared in the turnaround fight between the unions and the city were told to focus on a smooth start in September. This, and a Twitter fight, in the weekly wrap up.

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Tough Time for Teachers and Their Union's President

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Between the economy and the national political environment, these are hard times to be a labor leader. As Michael Mulgrew enters his third year as president of the United Federation of Teachers, his 74,000 active members have been without a contract since fall 2009. And teachers are in the spotlight as never before. But Mr. Mulgrew sees the climate turning in his members' favor: 'You’re seeing people get angrier and angrier, and the issue really is the unfairness.'

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The Empire

party with Weingarten and Schumer

Friday, January 28, 2011

If you're in DC on Monday, why not hang out with the powerful union leader, Randi Weingarten, and New York's senior senator?

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WNYC News

More School Closures, Chancellor Meets with UFT on Swine Flu

Monday, May 18, 2009

Caren Criscupoli and Cathy Pagan, teachers at I.S. 73 in Maspeth where a higher than normal number of students have called in absent. The chancellor and union leaders visited Monday to discuss concerns about swine flu.

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