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Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

For the past 12 years, members and friends of the UFT African-American Heritage Committee have gathered to mark Black History Month and to honor those who exemplify the group’s ideals.

Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

Most of the 900 students at PS/MS 46 hadn’t a clue that the gentle, grandfatherly guy in a baseball cap at their Harlem school was a superstar sports hero.

Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

More than 50 active and retired members came to UFT headquarters on Feb. 10 for an eye health seminar, part of the Welfare Fund’s ongoing Medical Learning Series.

Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

For the past 12 years, members and friends of the UFT African-American Heritage Committee have gathered to mark Black History Month and to honor those who exemplify the group’s ideals.

Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

Smiles were a bit brighter on Feb. 6 for 150 students from three schools in Brooklyn’s District 23 who went to the dental clinic for Brookdale University Hospital’s Give Kids a Smile Day.

Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

A packed auditorium of parents, community members and friends cheered on the 12 public school teams from across the city competing in the high-energy step competition at PS/MS 147 in Cambria Heights, Queens.

Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

Nearly 400 school social workers and psychologists attended the ninth annual Clinical Professional Development for the Social Workers and Psychologists Chapter at UFT headquarters on Feb. 9.

Around the UFT | March 5, 2015 >>

More than 200 educators gathered for the 55th annual Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Social Studies/UFT on Feb. 7.

Around the UFT | February 5, 2015 >>

UFT retirees are volunteering in a new tutoring program designed to strengthen the basic literacy and math skills of struggling students in two of the UFT’s Community Learning Schools.


Around the UFT | January 8, 2015 >>

The Teacher Center partnered with the Center for Arts Education and the National Jazz Museum to help teachers learn creative ways to inspire and educate students who are English language learners. “Sunday morning is a tough time, but I saw teachers engaged, excited and participating fully in the workshops,” said Ann Archer, a Spanish teacher in the Bronx.

Around the UFT | January 8, 2015 >>

Eighty-eight very proud child care providers completed training for their national accreditation from the National Association for Family Child Care in a festive graduation ceremony held at the UFT’s lower Manhattan headquarters on Dec. 6.

Around the UFT | January 8, 2015 >>

Ninth- and 10th-graders from career and technical education public schools across the city searched for answers to their futures during the two-day Big Apple Classic STEM-Ed Leadership Summit co-sponsored by the UFT on Dec. 6–7.

Around the UFT | January 8, 2015 >>

School custodian Bill Post was determined that his union, Local 891, would grant the students at PS 188 in Coney Island the kind of holiday that all kids deserve. Each year, the union chooses a needy school and throws a party for its students. This year, the gifts came to PS 188, one of the UFT's Community Learning Schools.

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

Annual mammograms and early detection can lead to the best outcomes for breast cancer treatment, the deputy physician-in-chief and director of breast cancer programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan told the nearly 100 who attended the annual breast cancer workshop at UFT headquarters.

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

Art educators caught up with her colleagues and gleaned ideas to take back to their schools at Artworks 2014, the 34th annual NYCATA conference on Oct. 25.

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

For the 15th straight year, members of the UFT Veterans Committee took part in the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Nov. 11. “The crowds love the vets,” UFT Veterans Committee Chair John Garvey said. The only downer, he added, was “that the governor vetoed a pension legislation bill.”

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

Myrna Connolly’s kindergarten students at PS 25 in the South Bronx gingerly sampled the seaweed but decided they liked the carrot wrap sushi that chef Tracy Griffith had prepared for them much better during her visit on Nov. 18.

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

For one glorious night, Shirley Nieves pushed aside her pain and reveled in a circle of friends, family and former colleagues from PS 96 in East Harlem, who threw the beloved teacher a Halloween fundraiser for a lifesaving double lung transplant.

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

Everyone at PS 196 in the Bronx took part in raising an extraordinary $8,000 in the school’s third annual Cancer Walkathon on Oct. 22.

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

A downtown Brooklyn street was renamed on Oct. 25 in honor of Jon Kest, the founder of the organizing group New York Communities for Change and a friend and adviser to the UFT. Kest died of cancer in 2012

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