Around the UFT

March 2, 2017

Bronx Community Learning Schools vision dinner

Sometimes it’s easier to solve problems when you collaborate. Four UFT community learning schools in the Bronx are doing just that.

Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference 2017

In a prescient pre-election decision, the annual Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference this year chose as its theme Media Literacy: Who Shapes the Narrative.

Give Kids a Smile Day in Brooklyn

Fortune smiled on more than 150 students from three Brooklyn schools . They received dental screenings and lessons on oral hygiene at Give Kids a Smile Day, an annual event sponsored by the UFT and Brookdale University Hospital

UFT African Heritage Committee annual awards dinner

Nearly 300 members and friends of the UFT African-American Heritage Committee gathered on Feb. 3 to kick off Black History Month at the committee’s 14th annual dinner dance.

UFT’s Black History film series

The UFT celebrated Black History Month by screening a series of three films that explored some of the American heroes and historical events marking that history.

February 2, 2017

Japanese contingent visits Curtis HS, Staten Island

The UFT’s Community Learning School Initiative, now in 28 schools citywide, is attracting interest internationally. Curtis HS, a community learning school on Staten Island, played host on Jan. 5 to a delegation of 10 educators and seven students from Tokyo and other parts of Japan.

Parent workshop at PS 154, the Bronx

A ceramics workshop for parents is one way that PS 154 is trying to strengthen the connection of parents to this South Bronx school.

School Secretaries Seminar

At annual seminar, school secretaries get tips on staying stress-free while dealing with difficult personalities.

Research and Service HS students mentor students from PS 5, Brooklyn

Several times a year the teachers at Research and Service HS invite 1st- and 2nd-graders from nearby PS 5 to the school, where the teenage students design and teach lessons and do hands-on projects with the adoring younger students.

January 5, 2017

Family child care providers’ field trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society

More than 50 UFT family child care providers took a step back in time when they visited the Brooklyn Historical Society on Dec. 3.

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