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Thu May 2, 2013, 11:30 PM


UFT President's Kin Under Investigation by NYC DOE

I haven't seen this anywhere else ( exclusive of The Rubber Room Reporter) and one has to consider the source, but 39M is a lot of pesos for a teacher on maternity leave to be raking in. *From* the DOE. It will be interesting to see where , and how far, all this goes.

Or.... if it all simply disappears.


>>The sister of teachers-union president Michael Mulgrew is under investigation for failing to disclose she managed a company that raked in $39.6 million in public-school contracts while she was on an 11-year child-care leave from her city teaching job, The Post has learned.

Kathleen Mulgrew-Daretany, 40, was an English teacher at Lafayette HS in Brooklyn for less than five years with a $56,707 salary. She left in 2001 on maternity and child-care leave, but was allowed to remain on the Department of Education employment rolls.

She finally resigned in 2012, but the DOE rehired her this year as a $75,828-a-year “program officer.”

Kathleen Mulgrew-Daretany (left), sister of union chief Michael Mulgrew (right).
During her leave, Mulgrew-Daretany worked as chief operating officer for Brienza’s Academic Advantage, a Brooklyn-based company that sells teacher-training seminars and student tutoring. She is listed as COO in a Brienza’s organizational chart filed with the DOE. She left “last year,” a company official said.

DOE payments to Brienza’s rose from $5,109 in 2002 to $10.9 million in 2012, when the city received No Child Left Behind funds for after-school tutoring, officials said.>>

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