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September 6, 2018

Rolling out the welcome mat

As in all the Septembers before, thousands of new educators have accepted the challenge to make a difference in the lives of New York City’s public school children.

July 5, 2018

You’ve earned this time to recharge

Staying in fighting shape takes self-care. As educator and activist Audre Lorde reminded us, “You can’t fight from a place of fury all of the time.”


June 7, 2018

CTE students put theory into practice

At the HERstory brunch in March at union headquarters i, UFT members were able to relax while receiving massages and feel pampered while having their nails manicured and their makeup applied, all by career and technical education students from Queens Vocational HS in Long Island City. Those 25 cosmetology students were demonstrating how the CTE process works, applying the skills they mastered in school in a real-world setting.

May 3, 2018

Nurses’ solidarity sends loud message

Earlier this year, the Federation of Nurses/UFT achieved on-time contracts at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and NYU Langone-Brooklyn Hospital that protected the nurses’ hard-fought contractual benefits, improved working conditions and included regular pay increases.

April 5, 2018

Play with a purpose

It’s time to get serious about play. That’s the message of our 2018 UFT Early Childhood Education Conference, which is built on research that shows that play is the way young children learn.

March 1, 2018

Helping to close the gender gap in tech

At one middle school in Queens, a unique program is fostering a culture of empowerment aimed at these young girls. Girl power is not only alive but vibrant at MS 125 in Woodside, thanks to Girls Who Code.


February 1, 2018

Diploma option brings excitement, concern

With this new non-test-based diploma option, there are now five safety-net local diploma options for students with disabilities. There is reason for both excitement and concern. 


January 4, 2018

Giving ‘life’ to Puerto Rico

Operation Agua is committed to delivering 100,000 water purifiers to Puerto Rican residents and businesses.

December 7, 2017

Educational excellence is unionism

Educators' pursuit of scholastic excellence for their students and themselves and the advancement of their profession through trade unionism as UFT members are not mutually exclusive.

November 2, 2017

Learning in 3-D at Brooklyn high school

At Brooklyn Studio Secondary School, Career and Technical Education Coordinator Karen Mason and her advanced web-design students aren’t just dreaming about the future, they are living it.

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