Pre K Teacher News

Fariña and De Blasio address Pre K Teachers – Pre K Teacher News Day 1 for the new Pre K initiative draws near! The Mayor and Chancellor are using this time to rally the new Pre K teachers around the city. They spoke at the new Pre K Initiative, a training program to prep teachers […]


Innovative PROSE Schools Announced

Innovative PROSE Schools Announced Chancellor Farina and UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced this list yesterday – the 62 schools selected to the city’s new innovative schools program, PROSE (Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence). (click here)   As part of the new UFT contract (more info here) the city decided that a number of schools […]


UFT Contract Reactions

UFT Contract Reactions “I believe this is a watershed moment for our school system,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.  Check your sources! There are a lot of articles flying around. Everyone needs an angle. Let’s step back a minute and realize that. Maybe that list of 8 things from Buzzfeed isn’t the best way […]


School Counselor Hiring Freeze Lifted!

School Counselor Hiring Freeze Lifted! Listen to this post! Chancellor Farina addressed Principals this past weekend. Among her announcements: The School Counselor hiring freeze is lifted. Chancellor Farina gave her thoughts about addressing the “needs of the whole child.” She said that it was important to serve students’ emotional well being.   Share this!  This […]

By John Russo | Counseling . Educational Policy . Guidance

UFT contract announcement

  UFT Contract Announcement! According to multiple sources, Mayor DeBlasio will make a UFT Contract Announcement TODAY. UPDATE: it’s official!  Listen to this post: Here’s what we’ve heard: The Chalkbeat blog has a post on Career Ladder, Parent Face-Time, and Fewer Evaluation Metrics. The contract will include (according to sources), salary steps for taking on […]


Department of Education Changes

NYC Department of Education Changes Chancellor Fariña and Mayor De Blasio have provided a sharp contrast in tone from the previous administration. Now we are starting to see policy changes take root. We will follow these changes as they happen, so be sure to sign up for our once-a-week email and stay in the loop. As […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

Farina Addresses Teachers

Chancellor Fariña Addresses Teachers Her goal: Restore dignity and Respect to teaching Chancellor Fariña addresses teachers, at a town hall meeting with UFT members.  Her first priority — and the accomplishment by which she most wants to be judged — is restoring dignity and respect to the teaching profession.  “No one works well if beaten down,” she […]


UFT Conference

UFT Conference Chancellor Carmen Farina will be the Town Hall speaker at this year’s UFT Spring Education Conference on Sat., April 26. There will be workshops to educate and inspire you, an exhibitors’ hall and a gala luncheon. There is still time to register for the union’s major education event of the year. See the […]

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