Feature stories

January 5, 2017

Making spirits bright

Christmas came early for the 112 homeless children who gathered at UFT headquarters on Dec. 10 for the annual UFT/Coalition for the Homeless holiday party. 


World travelers

For two days in November, students at PS 151 in Bushwick, Brooklyn traveled the world without leaving their building.

Full STEAM ahead

Two paraprofessionals have developed a variety of clubs focused on math, engineering and technology to help English language learners and students with disabilities at PS 314 in the Bronx. 


Cooking by the numbers

The culmination of a recent lesson at PS 294 in the Bronx was making and eating healthy, vegetarian tacos. Hugo ate his taco in one big bite.

Where every child is an educator

In most classrooms, you’ll find one or two teachers. In Alexandra Hernandez’s classroom, there are 16.


Diverse course

Brooklyn Latin HS's growing reputation as a classical international baccalaureate school since its founding in 2006 has made it more difficult for neighborhood students to gain admission. The school is now using the PROSE program to try to reverse that trend.

Brooklyn school’s PD: One size doesn’t fit all

“How do we get all our students to reach the same goal when the ‘one size fits all’ model doesn’t work?” asks Georgia Nikoloudakis, the chapter leader at PS/IS 95. That’s the question that drives how the school spends its dedicated professional development time.

December 1, 2016

Reconnecting through Facebook

Hildy Krull signed onto Facebook in 2009, telling herself it was a convenient way to keep up with family, friends and former students.

Showing children ‘we care for them’

There were turkeys galore at the UFT’s third annual Thanksgiving luncheon for 150 homeless students on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Caring was Cogen winner’s strong suit

Jim Tabert knew Emil Pietromonaco was headed for bigger and better things at the UFT long before he recommended him to become his replacement as the union’s Staten Island borough representative in 2006.

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