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Cut City School Class Sizes by Increasing Taxes on Absentee Owners: UFT

By taxing absentee owners, NY State could gather money to downsize public schools classes to 15 students

Sunnyside (Staten Island) »

Parents and Teachers 'Intimidated' by Pro-NYPD T-Shirt Protest, NAACP Says

Members of the local NAACP said they've been getting calls about the protest in schools.

Dongan Hills »

Hundreds of Teachers to Wear Pro-NYPD Shirts to Protest Eric Garner March

Staten Island teachers say they're wearing the shirts because the UFT backed Rev. Al Sharpton's march.

Long Island City »

62 Schools Set to Break City's Education Rules Under Union-Approved Deal

The PROSE schools will offer a variety of changes to curriculum and school structure, officials said.

Financial District »

Boost Diversity at Top High Schools by Changing Entry Test, Lawmakers Say

Legislators want the DOE to consider eighth-graders' attendance and grades, not just test results.

Civic Center »

Stringer Projects $2 Billion More in Overall Labor Deal Costs

The comptroller's budget review ultimately estimates the net cost lower thany the mayor's office.

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Stringer Warned De Blasio About Budget Issue With Teacher Raises

The comptroller pushed the mayor to change his plan for $725 million in payments to teacher retirees.

Civic Center »

Real Cost of Teachers Union Labor Deal Rises to Almost $9B, City Says

A week after heralding their $5.5 billion UFT deal, the city said it would actually cost $8.9 billion.

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De Blasio Releases $74B Budget, Boosting Funds for Schools, NYPD and NYCHA

Mayor Bill de Blasio's first budget includes funding increases pre-K, police precincts and CUNY.

Civic Center »

Labor Union Council Approves de Blasio's Health Care Savings Deal

The deal, which is designed to save the city $3.4 billion, will now have to be approved by each union.

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NYPD Union Blasts de Blasio Offer of No Retroactive Raises Despite UFT Deal

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch blasted the city's offer of no raises.

Civic Center »

Mayor Cancels Affordable Housing Announcement Amid Teacher Union Deal Talks

Officials said labor talks remained ongoing, as the mayor canceled a major housing policy talk.

TriBeCa »

Teachers, Nurses and Professors Deserve Contracts First, Union Rep Says

Unions representing teachers, nurses and professors have gone the longest without contracts, reps say.

Park Slope »

De Blasio Names Carmen Farina Schools Leader

Fariña spent four decades in the city's school system, joining Bloomberg's team in 2004.

Washington Heights »

District Leader Candidate Flaunts Union Endorsement That He Never Received

Manny De Los Santos touted his UFT backing, but the union said it doesn't endorse in local races.