Feature stories

December 7, 2017

Your rights. Your benefits. Your union.

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.

November 2, 2017

Hats off to Queens school

Hold on to your hats! Students at PS 55 in Queens designed creative head coverings and held a hat parade to raise more than $600 for Heavenly Hats, an organization that helps cancer patients by providing them with wigs, scarves, hats and other head gear.

Super authors!

Behind a door cleverly disguised as shelves at the back of the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company lies a “Secret Library” that houses 826NYC, a nonprofit organization whose true mission is to support student writers.

Right on schedule!

Thanks to its participation in the PROSE program, the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction in Manhattan has introduced an innovative new class schedule that has given teachers and students the gift of time.

October 5, 2017

Three educators, one opening day

Meet a school counselor, a community school director and a 2nd-grade special education teacher as they kick off the new school year.

Larissa Loua, 2nd-grade ICT teacher

It was Larissa Loua’s first year in an integrated co-teaching classroom. On opening day, she led a restorative circle to help her students build community and learn how to trust each other — key elements of a Positive Learning Collaborative school.

Allison Brown, community school director

Allison Brown’s job is to help coordinate the school’s access to resources and partnerships that address our students’ needs. She got the ball rolling on opening day.

Steve Burrell, school counselor and chapter leader

For school counselor Steve Burrell, the first day was all about program changes and updating programs. Trying to balance the focus on academics, Bedford Academy HS staff will use the PROSE program to make school more fun by creating clubs and activities.

September 7, 2017

Face to face with history

Brooklyn 8th-graders learn about the civil rights movement through the story of a Bronx woman who left her mark on segregated Alabama when she was about their age.

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