Feature stories

February 1, 2018

Educators step up for their students

Hundreds of families in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, had a chance to stock up on new clothes thanks to a trio of hard-working educators at IS 220 and Primary, an online kids clothing company.

‘It’s about the student’

Sloan Award winner Krishna Mahabir of Grover Cleveland HS in Queens was recognized for his outstanding work and commitment to students in mathematics and science, but he insists “teaching is an art form.”

Water system science secrets revealed

Students at George Westinghouse CTE HS in Brooklyn got up close and personal with New York City’s water supply on a visit to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint

Tragedy to triumph

She was named after Wonder Woman, a fictional comic book superhero. Thirty-four years later, Diana Wright needed the strength and resilience of a superhero to turn the tables on a tragedy.


January 4, 2018

The magical world of words

Alessandra Giuffre takes her students on a magical journey from PS 140 in the Bronx to the world of words, reading them the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and immersing them in wizardry and wonder.

Union Proud: Your benefits

Using its strength in numbers, the UFT has negotiated comprehensive health benefits that are valuable — and increasingly rare — in today’s economy. Thanks to the union, members also can look forward to a secure retirement, have opportunities for professional growth and can get help when they are struggling or in crisis.

New teachers don’t have to go it alone

Coordinator Teresa Devore has worked tirelessly to make the Teacher Center at John Dewey HS a place where teachers can come for advice, resources and support. She focuses in particular on newer teachers, who make up about a third of Dewey’s teaching staff. 


History in their own backyard

PS 126 teacher finds inspiration for his social studies lessons in the rich history of his Manhattan school's Lower East Side neighborhood.

December 7, 2017

Union Proud: Your rights

The UFT-Department of Education contract empowers us and helps ensure we have the resources, support and structures in place we need to provide a quality education to New York City public school students. These are just a few of the many rights you have because you have a strong union that can bargain and work on your behalf.

Rugby scores at Park Slope school

At Brooklyn middle school, academics is a team player in championship rugby program.

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