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New Jersey Section 21st Annual Luncheon

Retired teachers chapter news

Stark’s work cited

Hilda Stark, who recently stepped down as coordinator of the Retired Teachers Chapter’s New Jersey Section, was honored by UFT President Michael Mulgrew, RTC Leader Tom Murphy, Section Coordinator Angela Reformato-Solomon and Sandra March, one of the union’s pension trustees, at the section’s 21st Annual Luncheon on Oct. 31 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. Stark also received a proclamation from the state of New Jersey at the event.

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NYCATA/UFT Artworks ’11 conference

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Exploring ways to inspire young minds

Pat Arnow

Davidson (right) presents an Art Educator award to Lau. More photos >>

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Christina Mart of PS 106 in the Bronx shows an example of a fold-out book that students can make.

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Debbi Gibson of Manhattan’s PS 20 demonstrates a pyramid that integrates math and art.

Around 300 educators took time out from teaching art and working in their studios for the 31st annual conference of the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT on Oct. 22. Examining art education through the lens of the Common Core Learning Standards was the main focus of the conference, “Artworks ’11,” reported Joan Davidson, the longtime president and chair of the association.

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Fall UFT Charter School Conference

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Building a progressive movement

Members take part in an exercise at the conference.

Members take part in an exercise at the conference.

After an Oct. 14 evening panel featuring UFT President Michael Mulgrew, celebrated educator Deborah Meier, Green Dot founder Steve Barr and parent advocate Mona Davids, the more than 100 charter school educators in attendance returned to UFT headquarters on Oct. 15 for a full day of workshops and panels on “building a progressive charter school movement.”

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Building a progressive movement

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Fall UFT Charter School Conference panel

Green Dot Public Schools founder Steve Barr answers a few questions. Cara Metz

Green Dot Public Schools founder Steve Barr (on panel, second from left) answers a question while fellow panelists (from left) New York Charter Parents Association President Mona Davids, Central Park East school founder Deborah Meier and UFT President Michael Mulgrew and UFT Vice President Leo Casey, the panel moderator, look on.

More than 100 charter school teachers from around the city came together at UFT headquarters on Oct. 14 for an evening panel discussion that kicked off the UFT’s two-day fall charter conference and professional development event.

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A day of miracles remembered

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As part of the nation’s 10th anniversary observance of 9/11, the UFT paid tribute to the courage and strength of its members, who made sure not one child was lost nor one child hurt on that day, at a commemoration — Reflections and Renewal — on the first day of school at union headquarters on Sept. 8.

“That tragic day generated thousands upon thousands of miracles,” Mulgrew said in opening remarks. “We celebrate that spirit we all brought to the city that day.”

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Following their dreams

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42nd annual Albert Shanker Scholarship Fund Awards Celebration

250 graduating seniors head to college with help from UFT

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Chatting with UFT Assistant Treasurer Mona Romain (second from right) before the ceremony are (from left) winners Yiquan Wang and Zhong Cheng Zhu, College Advisor Beth Novick, and winners Mohammed Islam, Jampal Norbu and Maria Paredes. More photos >>

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Brandishing their Shanker Scholarship flash drives are winners from Fort Hamilton HS (from left) Abeer Mishal, who is heading to Wagner College; Amal Attal, to Long Island University; and Salma Asous, to the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

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Scholarship recipient Jannatul Noor of William E. Grady Career and Technical Education HS sets a powerful example for her two little sisters. Jannatul will be studying at Philadelphia University.

“I can’t stop smiling, I’m really happy!” said Kimberly Belgrave, of Manhattan’s Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law, talking about the UFT Albert Shanker Scholarship Award she will be taking with her to Wheaton College in Massachusetts next year.

Belgrave is one of this year’s 250 UFT scholarship winners. Collectively, they will be reaping the benefits of the $1 million that the union’s scholarship fund disburses annually to deserving students from low-income families.

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