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Celebrating the life of former district representative

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Carlucci remembered at Strides Walk kick-off

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Enjoying the dinner are (seated from left) secretaries Irene Lopez and Carol Lombardo, retired teacher Arlene Patterson and guidance counselor Martin Deas — all colleagues of Carlucci when she taught at Grace Dodge HS — as Farheen Malik, chapter leader at PS 307 in the Bronx, collects commitment forms for the Strides Walk.

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Seated beneath a portrait of Carlucci, Anna Howard (left), chapter leader of PS 64, on cello, and Denise Orr, on viola, open the commemorative program. Both perform with the Bronx Symphony Orchestra.

Annette Carlucci, the former UFT Bronx representative for high schools, was remembered by more than 300 colleagues, family and friends at a commemorative observance and dinner at the UFT Bronx Borough Office on Sept. 22. Carlucci died after a long battle with breast cancer. The event also marked the kickoff of the Bronx UFT Strides Walk campaign, an event that Carlucci had actively championed. Ted Vlavianos, former coordinator of the Bronx Strides Walk for the American Cancer Society, who also succumbed to cancer recently, was honored as well.

9/11 and its effect on workers, residents discussed

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Annual NYCOSH conference

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People from a wide array of labor and health organizations attended the conference in the UFT’s Shanker Hall.

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Representatives Carolyn Maloney (left) and Jerrold Nadler participate in a panel on disaster preparedness.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, the New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health discussed the disaster and its aftermath at its annual daylong conference at UFT headquarters on Sept. 16.

Conference on Effective Alternatives to School Closings

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Exploring options together

Millie Vargas (left) and Ana Karina Solano of United Parents of Highbridge discuss issues raised at the workshops during the lunch break.

Nick Faber, vice president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, makes a point.

Exploring options togetherWadleigh HS Chapter Leader Anthony Klug asks a question at the union leadership workshop. “Closing schools cannot be the only option,” Zakiyah Ansari, a Brooklyn parent leader with the Coalition for Educational Justice, told the 200 participants at the opening of the Conference on Effective Alternatives to School Closings on Sept. 24 at Bank Street College.

New ‘play curriculum’ at International HS in Queens

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Teacher takes fun seriously

Teacher takes fun seriouslyRuth Chasek of International HS at LaGuardia Community College in Queens brings in a playground model she made to give kids an idea about designing them. "Theirs were much better than mine," she said. Ruth Chasek had long been intrigued with the idea of teaching her 9th- and 10th-graders about play theory and having them design a playground.

When she read about Scott Hendstrand’s playground design project in the New York Teacher [“The physics of fun,” June 23], she sent an email to Hendstrand, a science teacher at the Brooklyn School of Collaborative Studies.

Irish Echo newspaper salutes U.S. union leaders

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Irish Echo newspaper salutes U.S. union leaders

UFT’s Casey and Egan among honorees

Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, congratulates Paul EganDave SandersGerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, congratulates Paul Egan, one of two UFT leaders honored for their contribution to the American labor movement. At its inaugural Irish Labor 50 event held on Sept. 21, the Irish Echo newspaper paid tribute to past and present leaders of the U.S. labor movement, including current UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Leo Casey and Paul Egan, the union’s director of legislation and political action.

UFT informational workshop on Danielson rubrics

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Learning the new approach to evaluation

Second from left, Nicholas Lung-Bugenski, delegate from Long Island City HS, disMiller Photography More than 80 Queens UFTers attended an informational workshop on Sept. 22 on education researcher Charlotte Danielson’s Frameworks for Teaching. Workshop facilitators pointed out that during this school year, only teachers in the 33 restart and transformation schools will be evaluated using Danielson’s evaluation rubric; it will be used for practice only in the pilot “Talent Management” schools. The new evaluation system will be implemented citywide once the DOE and the UFT reach agreement.

Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center dinner gala

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UFT’s Goldman honored

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Scholarship winners are congratulated by Goldman.

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Goldman receives the citation.

Federation of Nurses/UFT Special Representative Anne Goldman was honored by the Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Health Education Center at its first dinner gala on Sept. 15 for her work as a facilitator and a link between the work and education arenas for the group’s participating schools and health care employers. The group provides students with scholarships and forges partnerships between the industry, the schools, the UFT and the Department of Education. At the event, students spoke proudly of their accomplishments and thanked the center for its work.

NYC Music Teachers Association Choral Workshop

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Adding all the right moves

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Jacobson has teachers moving to the music at an innovative choral music workshop featuring choreography. More photos >>

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During a more traditional segment of the workshop, music teachers Tanya Brown Jeter (left) of PS 214 in Brooklyn and Yvette Torres of PS/IS 113 in Queens join colleagues in song.

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Music teacher Caroline Duggan of PS 59 in the Bronx is delighted to add movement to music.

Many student vocalists across the city will not be standing still anymore when they raise their voices in song. At the first of seven workshops planned for this year by the New York City Music Teachers Association, teachers learned about adding choreography to enhance choral music and motivate students. The 40 teachers from all school levels at the choral workshop at union headquarters on Sept. 17 not only learned some innovative ideas about how to choreograph the music they choose for students to sing — they also practiced the moves themselves!

Tourette Syndrome group recognizes Alvarez

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VP for Special Education honored

Miller Photography Lil Arbogast, the Tourette Syndrome Association chapter president, joins Davoli (center) in congratulating Alvarez (right).

For her years working with children with special needs, the New York City chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association honored Vice President for Special Education Carmen Alvarez with a plaque and its many thanks. UFT Legislative Representative Michael Davoli, who has Tourette himself and is a board member of the New York City chapter of the association, made the presentation to Alvarez. The event, a fundraiser for the chapter and its work battling the neurological disorder, was held at the Gotham Comedy Club, where members of the club’s troupe performed.

Making schools safer

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Training for chemical emergency response

Cara Metz The International Chemical Workers Union Council’s Keith Mundy instructs members in the use of self-contained breathing apparatuses.
Cara Metz Rafael De La Cruz (seated left), a course graduate and Thomas A. Edison CTE HS teacher, oversees members learning decontamination techniques.

It’s not just health and safety specialists and firefighters who need to be experts in chemical emergency response procedures. In schools, it’s laboratory specialists, science teachers, career and technical teachers and school safety supervisors who need to know what to do in crisis situations when chemicals are released in amounts outstripping what is considered incidental. From Aug.

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