Live from Albany, it’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo and representatives of New York State United Teachers, as they announce a deal over new teacher evaluations.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew will also be at the event, signaling that the city and UFT have also moved forward in their talks, which broke down late last year over the issue of appeals for teachers with low ratings.
The Daily News is reporting that the city and union have settled on an appeals system that will be modeled after New Haven’s — a city whose union New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof touted today in a column.
But a spokesman for the union just cautioned me in an email: “State deal done; UFT more complicated.” More soon.