Around the UFT

May 4, 2017

Labor Seder

“May the light of these candles not only bring light to our own places of darkness, but also shed light on the darkness of economic injustice.”

UFT Math Teachers Committee workshop on tessellations in quilts

A creative math workshop reached back to the antebellum South to make its point about how math is related to our daily lives.

UFT Bronx college fair

The UFT Bronx borough office welcomed nearly 1,700 students, parents, teachers and guidance counselors on March 31 to a college fair that featured admissions recruiters from more than 100 institutions.

Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series

More than 30 UFT members attended the March 28 UFT Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series seminar entitled “The Aging Eye” at UFT headquarters to hear doctors from the NYU Ophthalmology Center in Manhattan discuss vision ailments and their treatments.

Hackathon at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School

“From four-year-olds to grandmothers, they learned in the morning, got into teams, decided what service could be provided or problem solved, made an app, honed their presentations and presented on stage to judges,” says Community School Director Kate Thomas of the hackathon at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School in Brownsville.

Teacher Center reopens at Transit Tech Career and Technical Education HS, Brooklyn

Teacher Center reopens at Transit Tech Career and Technical HS in Brooklyn.

April 6, 2017

Renewal School Teacher Leadership Spring Symposium

Teacher leaders from the city’s 96 renewal schools gathered on March 13 to showcase what they do and to learn from each other at a busy day of workshops organized by the UFT Teacher Center in collaboration with the DOE.

Passion and Promise celebration for paraprofessionals in District 75 on Staten Island

Among the 28 Staten Island paraprofessionals honored for their many years of service at the UFT’s District 75 Passion and Promise event on March 9 were 10 paras from the dedicated, close-knit staff of the Hungerford School.

UFT Hellenic American Educators Association’s Greek heritage celebration

UFT members who are part of the union’s Hellenic American Educators Association braved the cold for the warmth of a celebration of Greek Independence Day on March 16 at union headquarters.

Lunar New Year banquet

The Year of the Rooster gave 340 UFT members something to crow about as they gathered for the annual Lunar New Year banquet at the Joy Luck Palace Restaurant in Chinatown on March 3.

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