P.S. 41's longtime music teacher, Eve Zanni, had to leave the school after her position was cut.
Staten Island teachers say they're wearing the shirts because the UFT backed Rev. Al Sharpton's march.
The PROSE schools will offer a variety of changes to curriculum and school structure, officials said.
The comptroller's budget review ultimately estimates the net cost lower thany the mayor's office.
The comptroller pushed the mayor to change his plan for $725 million in payments to teacher retirees.
A week after heralding their $5.5 billion UFT deal, the city said it would actually cost $8.9 billion.
The deal would extend retroactively to 2009, giving teachers billions of dollars in back pay.
Officials said labor talks remained ongoing, as the mayor canceled a major housing policy talk.
The vast majority of the city employees lost during Bloomberg's term as mayor were essential workers.
Union officials said they would fight for the mayor's tax hike on the wealthy in Albany.
Bloomberg said the union failed to uphold its end of a deal to handle teachers under investigation.
Manny De Los Santos touted his UFT backing, but the union said it doesn't endorse in local races.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said his last day will be Dec. 31, no matter who becomes the new mayor.
Educators laud the assessments that could draw attention to subjects other than English and Math.
The deadline for the negotiations passed at midnight Friday.
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