The United Federation of Teachers wants to become a defendant in a New York lawsuit challenging teacher job protections.
The UFT filed a motion Tuesday seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that claims teacher tenure rules violate children's right to a good education. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month on Staten Island by leaders of the New York City Parents Union. It names city and state education officials as defendants.
If the UFT motion is granted, the union will become an additional party to the case.
A gravestone has been dedicated at the previously unmarked burial plot of one of New York's original state troopers.
Retired state police Sgt. Kevin Kailbourne of Wellsville has been leading an effort to mark the graves of every state trooper, including the originals. They were known as "campmen" because they were trained at a National Guard camp outside Syracuse after the law enforcement agency was created in 1917.
A federal judge has ordered Buffalo-based debt collectors to stop telling borrowers they face prison for check fraud and making other false threats.
The injunction, sought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Federal Trade Commission, freezes assets of the collection operation and gives temporary control to a court-appointed receiver.
The defendants agreed to the injunction without admitting wrongdoing.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hopped on the bandwagon to broaden New York’s mark on advanced technology. She appeared at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this morning stumping for new legislation to cement high-tech innovation and industry in the Capital Region.
A new ethics ruling says four New York advocacy groups won't have to publicly disclose their financial backers because revealing the information could put those supporters at risk.
Family Planning Advocates and the New York Women's Equality Coalition had sought an exemption from regulations requiring lobbying groups to disclose their financial supporters. Both groups support abortion rights and had argued that their donors might be threatened if identified.
The president of the New York State Teachers Union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.