News for Paraprofessionals

Around the UFT | June 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

There’s a new mural outside 751M in the East Village that staff members say captures the diversity, individuality and love of the nearly 60 students who created it.

Around the UFT | June 7, 2018 - 2:00am

High school students at P 373, a District 75 school at the Brooklyn Transition Center, brought the house down on May 15 with an original performance chronicling the beginning of the Temptations singing group and the history of Motown music from Diana Ross to Michael Jackson.

News stories | May 3, 2018 - 4:07pm

Educators from District 75 sites throughout the city wore blue on April 11 to bring awareness to autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome and to advocate for acceptance, understanding and inclusion for their students.

What I do | May 3, 2018 - 1:00am

Adaptive physical education teachers help improve students’ locomotor skills, object control skills, perceptual motor function and physical fitness in a setting that focuses on differentiating instruction so it is developmentally and socially appropriate. And adaptive phys ed must be on a student’s IEP.

News stories | April 5, 2018 - 1:00am

State Assemblywoman Stacey Amato — a former paraprofessional — called paras “the backbone of every classroom in every school,” at the 37th annual Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon on March 10 that drew nearly 1,000 paras to the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan to celebrate each other and their profession.


News stories | April 5, 2018 - 12:32am

Registration is open for the UFT Spring Education Conference — the union’s signature education event of the year — on Saturday, May 19, at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan.

Feature stories | March 1, 2018 - 1:00am

The Riverview Café is open for business at Riverview HS in Long Island City, giving students with disabilities who run the cafe real-world work experience.

Chapter news | February 1, 2018 - 9:19am

The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at CUNY is offering the Leap to Teacher program for paraprofessionals interested in continuing their higher education.

News stories | January 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways.
These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.

Know your rights | December 7, 2017 - 3:00am

UFT paraprofessionals have challenging and rewarding jobs working as part of an educational team providing educational and support services to children. Here are some rights and responsibilities of paraprofessionals that paras should know.


Teacher to teacher | December 7, 2017 - 1:00am

When working on my doctoral degree in educational psychology, I embarked on a journey to explore the home-school connection for students with special needs, its challenges and the most effective ways to initiate it.

News | November 2, 2017 - 4:47pm

Effective May 18, 2017, every school employee who has a car will receive a Department of Education-issued parking permit, and the school’s on-street parking spots will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Know your rights | November 2, 2017 - 1:00am

Here are some important things to know if you work with students with disabilities.

Info you should know | November 2, 2017 - 1:00am

Each year, the UFT recognizes outstanding paraprofessionals at the union’s annual Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon.

News stories | November 2, 2017 - 1:00am

With hurricane season especially brutal this year, schools around the city stepped up to raise money and collect much-needed supplies for victims in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Chapter news | October 16, 2017 - 2:30pm

Each year, the UFT recognizes outstanding paraprofessionals at the union’s annual Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon.

Chapter news | October 12, 2017 - 1:00pm

Each year, the Leap to Teacher program, in collaboration with The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at CUNY, holds workshops for UFT members and Leap to Teacher program participants to prepare for the Academic Literacy Skills Test for teacher certification and the Combined Early Childhood and Childhood Multi-Subject Test. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, sign up for a workshop closest to you. Registration is required.

News stories | October 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

Staff at the UFT Certification Department helps members navigate the certification process and rescues applications that are endangered because of bureaucratic oversights and other reasons.

Info you should know | October 5, 2017 - 12:02am

Paraprofessionals, including one-on-one paras, are entitled to a duty-free lunch period.

News stories | October 5, 2017 (All day)

No one could have known that a chance meeting a decade ago in the schoolyard at PS 45 on Staten Island would one day save a life.

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