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Eighth annual Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration

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Eighth annual Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration

‘A special subject’

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Students from Edward Murrow HS in Brooklyn pose with teachers, relatives and their awards.

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Speech teachers Keisha Hill (left) and Atara Maccabi (right), from Brooklyn’s PS 307, and Kathy Grosvenor, from the borough’s PS 46, with their awards.

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Chapter Leader Mindy Karten Bornemann looks on as student Alexander Adames, from PS 306 in Queens, addresses the audience at the UFT Speech Improvement Chapter’s eighth annual Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration at UFT headquarters on May 14.

Nearly 300 speech teachers, students and family members came out for an evening of fun and awards at the UFT Speech Improvement Chapter’s eighth annual Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration at UFT headquarters on May 14.

More than 80 students and their teachers received awards for projects — ranging from posters to poems to videos — that explain what they do in speech therapy and what it means to them. Projects were selected for their creativity and thoughtfulness.

Join the UFT at the Puerto Rican Day Parade

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Join the UFT contingent to march in the 56th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade!

Let’s share secrets of classroom success

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2014 UFT Spring Conference

Chancellor’s town hall message:

UFT President Michael Mulgrew and Chancellor Carmen Fariña discuss education at Jonathan Fickies

UFT President Michael Mulgrew and Chancellor Carmen Fariña discuss education at the morning town hall forum.

A 50-year member and grandmother appeals to Fariña to reduce the importance of s Jonathan Fickies

A 50-year member and grandmother appeals to Fariña to reduce the importance of state test scores in high school admissions.

“I’ve never heard so much applause for a chancellor,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew remarked as nearly 1,700 UFT members enthusiastically welcomed Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña onto the stage for a wide-ranging town hall discussion at the union’s annual Spring Education Conference on April 26.

A day of inspiration and hope

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2014 UFT Spring Conference

Mayor’s appearance a sign of collaboration between union and City Hall

UFT Michael Mulgrew asks educators to reflect on three questions: Why did you beJonathan FickiesUFT Michael Mulgrew asks educators to reflect on three questions: Why did you become educators? Why did you stay in the profession when so many of your colleagues left? And why did you become active in your union?

A jubilant crowd of nearly 1,700 UFT members celebrated the dawn of a new era, with true education reform once again the focus of the city’s public school system, at the union’s annual Spring Education Conference on April 26.

The first New York City mayor to attend the conference in 20 years, Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed what he called the “natural partnership” between his administration and the UFT. “I am devoted to working with you to prove what public education can be,” he said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, a surprise guest, is the first mayor in two decades to speJonathan FickiesMayor Bill de Blasio, a surprise guest, is the first mayor in two decades to speak at a UFT Spring Education Conference.

‘Working together’ to take on poverty

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140 discuss helping communities at annual faith-based breakfast

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UFT President Michael Mulgrew addresses the group.

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Public Advocate Letitia James urges everyone to sign a petition for universal free lunch in the city’s public schools.

Partnership was the overarching theme of the fourth annual UFT faith-based breakfast on April 24, when about 140 clergy came to union headquarters to learn how they could partner with the union to help improve the lives of children.

Those in attendance weren’t surprised when UFT President Michael Mulgrew noted that half the families in New York City live in poverty.

15th annual District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance

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Carrying on tradition

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The honorees are joined by UFT President Michael Mulgrew (back row, center), District 24 Representative Rosemary Parker (back, third from right) and UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell (back, far left). More photos >>

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PS 71 Principal Indiana Soto (left) and Chapter Leader Nancy Wagner.

The 15th annual District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance on April 24 continued its tradition of honoring outstanding teachers, students, paraprofessionals, principals and elected officials.

About 450 people helped to celebrate the achievements of the honorees at Russo’s on the Bay in Queens.

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