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Around the UFT | February 4, 2016 >>

Early detection of breast cancer through annual mammograms beginning at age 40 and self-examination is still the best defense against the disease.

Around the UFT | February 4, 2016 >>

Their dance performance at Passages Academy's holiday extravaganza was the latest reason that guidance counselor Adrienne Pritchett-Dames was proud of her nine girls, who come from juvenile detention centers. "They are much, much more than their mistakes," she said.

Around the UFT | January 7, 2016 >>

Soni Persaud stepped into the gym at PS 191 in Floral Park, Queens, on Dec. 2 and was astonished by the eerie sight of some 70 “wax” figures arrayed before her.

Around the UFT | January 7, 2016 >>

PS 349 Chapter Leader Farrah Padro found herself getting choked up as she presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building her school shares with MS 358 and Q277, a District 75 school.

Around the UFT | January 7, 2016 >>

Around 300 high school students from across the city got a head start toward preparing for career success at the UFT’s Manhattan headquarters on Dec. 5 for the third annual Big Apple Classic Leadership Summit.

Around the UFT | January 7, 2016 >>

When winter winds finally start howling around here, scores of children from neighborhood homeless shelters in Harlem will be ready with brand new mittens, scarves, hats, coats and sweaters to help keep them warm.

Around the UFT | December 3, 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.

Around the UFT | December 3, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | December 3, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | December 3, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | December 3, 2015 >>

The Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens took place later this year, but was no less memorable.

Around the UFT | December 3, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Oct. 6 visited with UFT members at PS 230, a pre-K–5 school in Kensington, Brooklyn.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

They came with oversized bags and shopping carts, waiting patiently in the unseasonably cold weather on a line that stretched around the block.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

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.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

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.

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