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Around the UFT | December 12, 2015 >>
For nearly 20 years, UFT members who served in the armed forces have gathered in Madison Square Park on Nov. 11 for New York City’s Veterans Day ceremony and parade.
Need a bike? Looking for new insurance? Hiring an ad agency? You could find all that and more at the Nov. 6 Virtual Enterprise networking event and trade fair at Long Island City’s Academy of Finance and Enterprise.
Rosanna Giannuzzi, a 5th-grade teacher at PS/IS 180 the SEEALL Academy in Borough Park, Brooklyn, knows her students are on the brink of big changes in their lives.
It was a brisk, clear fall night at the White House when Brooklyn International HS senior Sofy Alvarez stepped out of the crowd of astronauts, students, congressmen and astronomy fans to show President Barack Obama how to use a reflecting telescope.
The Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens took place later this year, but was no less memorable.
Art teachers from across the city gathered for the 35th anniversary New York City Art Teachers Association Conference — Art Education: Empowering Creativity — on Oct. 24 at the HS of Art and Design to look, listen, learn and create.
UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman met with about 35 new nurses from Lutheran Medical Center at a meet-and-greet held at the Military Ocean Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Oct. 21.
Third-graders in room 205 at PS 198 in East Flatbush especially relished their pizza party on Oct. 23 because it was a celebration marking their achievement of collecting the most dimes — $152.10 worth — in the school’s drive to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
At Dads Take Your Child to School day at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, 150 parents — mostly fathers and father figures — and their teenagers listened to poetry, music and a motivational speaker, while enjoying breakfast and precious time together.
Six UFT members, including an elementary school teacher who created a robotics program and a physical therapist who builds custom furniture for disabled students, were among the honorees in the 3rd annual Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education Awards.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Oct. 6 visited with UFT members at PS 230, a pre-K–5 school in Kensington, Brooklyn.
They came with oversized bags and shopping carts, waiting patiently in the unseasonably cold weather on a line that stretched around the block.
The intersecting roles of art teacher and artist are the focus of a new exhibit, “Twofold: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist,” at the Gallery at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where nine public school teachers have their artwork on display through Nov. 22.
While they may never be van Goghs, 50 UFT members raised $1,000 for breast cancer research while trying to reproduce the Brooklyn Bridge in watercolors at Paint Nite at the Staten Island UFT borough office on Oct. 2.
Some 350 other educators came together at union headquarters to discuss and promote language teachers and the crucial service they provide in an increasingly diverse world.
UFT members who attended a UFT Welfare Fund health seminar on “Keeping Your Heart Healthy” heard a detailed presentation on heart disease, including a review of its symptoms and discussion of the heart attacks and strokes it can cause.
It’s not easy being chief executive officer of a virtual company when the work required is very real. Ask the students at Susan E. Wagner HS on Staten Island.
Hundreds of UFT members marched up Fifth Avenue in the Sept. 12 Labor Day Parade to show pride in their union and demonstrate the importance of unions in fighting for working people.
The annual West Indian Day Parade — traditionally held on Labor Day — brings about two million people to Crown Heights. More than 100 UFT members joined the festivities — riding on the UFT float or marching alongside it.
The toe-tapping musical “Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach” toured the parks and playgrounds of the city this summer, presenting its story of the challenges and struggles facing public education through the ordeals of a teacher and a middle school student.