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Congratulations to "Of the Year Finalists" | 2017-01-13

Click here to view Teacher of the Year Finalists Click here for Teacher of the Year Invitation - Contact M-DCPS for tickets. Click here to view Rookie Teacher of the Year Finalists Click here to view Office Employee of the Year Finalists Click here to view Paraprofessional/School Support Professional Finalists

So you think you can…Line Dance? | 2017-01-12

UTD is hosting a Line Dance Class… When:                 Friday, February 24, 2017 Where:                Historic Hampton House - 4240 NW 27th Avenue Time:                   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Cost:                    Complimentary to UTD Members; $10 for guests (appetizers & drinks provided) Instructor:           Mr. Jamie Gant, Master Instructor & Educator RSVP:                   Josue Santiago at 786-594-0234 or josue@utd.org   Join... View Article

Martin Luther Luther, Jr. |

To participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade with UTD, email Teresa.

A DAY OF ACTION! | 2017-01-09

Join us on January 19, 2017 at 4:30 PM for a nation-wide day of action! We will stand together across the nation to protect our students, our schools and our communities. On Jan. 19th, school staff, parents, students and community allies will stand together in a national day of action at schools across the country... View Article

UTD/MDCPS DRAFTED CALENDARS FOR 2017-2018 | 2016-12-15

The UTD/MDCPS Calendar Committee has met and drafted Calendars for 2017-18 that meet statutory and contractual requirements.  In addition to the requirements, we have used multiple years of survey responses as our guide to building the calendars.  The difference between the two calendars is start date and therefore whether or not they are/will be aligned... View Article

2015-2016 IPEGS Unified Ratings Update |

You should be receiving, or have already received your IPEGS Unified ratings score. UTD and M-DCPS reached agreement on the cut scores for the various levels in IPEGS. This process is happening earlier than in prior years, as the state has made it a priority to get scores returned to the school districts. These discussions... View Article

2017 APPEALS ENROLLMENT | 2016-12-08

UTD MEMBERS The Benefit Appeal Period began on 1-10-2017. If you did not make changes to your current benefits during the open enrollment period, you may do so now from 1-10-2017 through 1-23-2017. UTD Member Only Benefits, US Legal and Solstice Dental/Vision, offer increased benefits with competitive costs compared to the School District plans. During... View Article

Teacher Classroom Supply - Heads Up! | 2016-12-01

Teachers, please be aware that if you did not spend all of your 2015 Teacher Classroom Supply money, or did not submit adequate documentation to your administrators by June 10, 2016; there will be a line item in your upcoming paycheck where the amount not documented will be taxed as income.  The total amount provided... View Article

So You Think You Can Dance ... SALSA! | 2016-10-31

Doral, Florida--The United Teachers of Dade's first-ever" salsa class, "So You Think You Can Dance...Salsa", was a huge success. With over 60 participants, the class was full of energy and fun. The high impact salsa class was lead by instructor Arturo Castillo and assisted by instructor Grethel Ortis. President Karla Hernandez-Mats chose to celebrate Hispanic... View Article

SPECIAL THANKS! | 2016-10-28

We thank all of those who served and continue to serve in our armed forces. History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles,... View Article

More than 70 UTD Delegates attend Assembly in Orlando | 2016-10-27

The 2016 FEA Delegate Assembly was held in Orlando, Florida on October 20 through October 22, 2016.   The convention was dedicated to “Every Student Every School Every Day”.  Delegates had the opportunity to hear President Bill Clinton, Congressman Patrick Murphy and other distinguished guests. They also voted on important constitutional amendments. An incredible panel discussion... View Article

Election Day - Nov. 8th --- Your Vote is Essential! |

Click here for UTD Tiger COPE Endorsements CLICK HERE to volunteer to work an Early Voting Polling Location. CLICK HERE to volunteer to work at Your School Site On Election Day, November 8th. CLICK HERE to volunteer to work at Your Voting Location Election Day, November 8th. EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS • Early Voting Schedule And Locations- Miami-Dade • Early Voting Schedule And Locations-... View Article

Congressional Caucuses in Washington, D.C. | 2016-09-21

UTD Members attended the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington, D.C. The week of September 12th was an educational and exciting one for 70  members of United Teachers of Dade that traveled to Washington, DC for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Initiative and the Congressional Black Caucus’s Annual Legislative Conference.  Members enjoyed... View Article

4th Annual UTD Education Gala | 2016-09-14

The United Teachers of Dade 4th Annual Education Gala is on Saturday, February 4, 2017, and we hope you join us to celebrate community leaders who have supported public education.  Click here for Honorees. Saturday, February 4, 2017 Jungle Island, 1111 Jungle Island Trail 6:30 Cash Bar & Silent Auction 7:30 PM Dinner and Program... View Article

Tell them teachers don't want the Best and Brightest program | 2016-09-13

Senate Bill 978 the “Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship” will be workshopped in Chair John Legg’s Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee on Wednesday, January 13.  No vote will be taken, but your senator needs to hear from you!  This program has been a national laughingstock.  Now legislators want to put it into law permanently.   Help... View Article

Last Call to Join us in this Historic Event! |

The big day is almost here. Next week United Teachers of Dade will be participating in a historic event! Members and community will join thousands of your brothers and sisters in the courtyard of the Capitol speaking with a unified voice in support of public schools, small class sizes, and against excessive testing. Buses will... View Article

The Enough is Enough Rally in Tallahassee |

Whether you are joining us for the trip or not, there are several quick and easy ways you can help amplify our message and make your voice heard! It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3! 1) Use the official hashtag for the big event which is #4publiced whenever you are posting to social... View Article

UNITED TEACHERS OF DADE HOSTS EDUCATION CONFERENCE & COMMUNITY FAIR |

An amazing conference Celebrating All of Miami's Children is taking place today (August 5) at Homestead Senior High.  This conference is FREE and open to the public and is sponsored by United Teachers of Dade, the American Federation of Teachers, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and many other community groups. This event will feature: • Multicultural... View Article

UTD WIN! Writing Assessment Settlement |

In 2014-2015 many teachers were directed by their administrators to hand score a district-wide writing assessment with no additional compensation.  We believed that this violated the UTD/M-DCPS contract, and advised the district that they could not require the hand scoring. While some schools found ways to compensate teachers, or work around the problem, others did... View Article