Eight Queens public schools have been named to participate in an innovative redesign that bends the traditional protocols, officials announced on Monday.
United Federation of Teachers
Like most of my colleagues, I joined the teaching profession to make a difference in children’s lives. Yet I find that the current conversation about education — and specifically the proposed teachers’ contract — is not always focused on what’s best for kids.
Parents of city public school students are telling city officials, they failed.
School District 26 scholars, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, have until March 28 to enter a contest to compete for a total of up to $9,000 in scholarships.
The so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer. “I think that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s not everything,” said Gloria [...]
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That’s the proverbial message a northeast Queens Democrat is sending by crossing party lines to endorse the Republican candidate over the one who beat him at the polls last month. Paul Graziano, who came in third in the Democratic primary for District 19 to Paul Vallone, publicly [...]
Queens schools are failing in at least one subject– classroom sizes. Hillcrest High School in Jamaica ranked highest in the number of oversized classrooms, 400, and Bayside’s Benjamin Cardozo High School follows with 385, according to a recent United Federation of Teachers (UFT) survey. More than 230,000 students citywide spent some of the first few [...]
The Department of Education (DOE) has come under harsh criticism from members of Long Island City High School after announcing plans to cut enrollment. According to Ken Achiron, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader at LIC High School, the DOE plans to cut the incoming ninth grade class from 1,000 to 440 students. He [...]
MAYOR United Federation of Teachers, The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators endorsed Bill Thompson. Assemblymembers Edward Braunstein, Michael DenDekker, Aravella Simotas, Catherine Nolan, Margeret Markey, David Weprin, Michael Simanowitz, Andrew Hevesi and Francisco Moya endorsed Christine Quinn. Teamsters Joint Council 16 endorsed Christine Quinn. BOROUGH PRESIDENT The Working Families Party endorsed Melinda Katz. [...]
City school students just got a hard lesson in how not to compromise. Millions of dollars in education money was lost after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) failed to agree on a teacher evaluation system. They had until midnight on January 18 to reach a deal or schools would forfeit [...]