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Around the UFT | June 7, 2018 >>

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Anthony Harmon, the UFT director of parent and community outreach, reminded about 300 middle schoolers and their teachers and counselors of that famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi as they prepared to head for workshops during the UFT’s anti-bullying conference, “In the Middle,” on May 10.

Testimony | October 30, 2017 >>

UFT Director of Parent and Community Affairs Anthony Harmon testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding the Department of Education's response to incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination in NYC schools and efforts to improve school climate.

Testimony | September 14, 2017 >>

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds and UFT Director of Community and Parent Outreach Anthony Harmon testified before the City Council on Education regarding reporting from the Department of Education on Gender and Sexuality Alliances.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

UFT’s fifth annual BRAVE Anti-Bullying Conference applauds and supports student efforts to be responsible, welcoming and respectful of all.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

Students in grades 2–12 from public schools throughout the city were recognized May 19 for their entries in the UFT/New York City Art Teachers Association's anti-bullying art contest, inspired by the suicide of a victim of bullying.

National education and labor news | June 1, 2017 >>

One-fifth of middle and high school students have reported being bullied at school, according to a new report by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Justice Department.

Testimony | October 19, 2016 >>

UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education Sterling Roberson testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding bullying, harassment and discrimination in NYC schools and protecting LGBTQ and other vulnerable students.

News stories | June 2, 2016 >>

David Kazansky, the founder of the UFT's anti-bullying campaign, was the surprise honoree at the annual Be BRAVE Against Bullying Conference on May 6.

News | January 28, 2016 >>

The UFT's BRAVE campaign will be holding a workshop called Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying: An Introduction to the Dignity for All Students Act.

News | January 14, 2016 >>

As part of its campaign to Build Respect Acceptance and Voice through Education, the United Federation of Teachers’ BRAVE Program is holding a video contest to highlight the efforts made by schools to create environments free of discrimination and harassment.

Linking to learning | January 7, 2016 >>

Digital Citizenship can be defined as navigating through online media responsibly, effectively and safely. Teaching these skills helps students think through ethical dilemmas they encounter online every day in order to ultimately make better decisions.

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.

News stories | September 10, 2015 >>

The UFT offers low-cost workshops that meet the state’s Dignity for All Students Act six-hour training requirement for state certification. DASA seeks to ensure all students attend school in an environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying.

Editorials | September 10, 2015 >>

The New York State Department of Education took an important step this summer by publishing its first guidelines to help schools uphold the rights and address the needs of transgender students.

News stories | September 10, 2015 >>

What pronoun should an educator use when addressing a transgender student? What restroom and changing room should that student use? How can educators create a safe environment for these students in their school? These are a few of the questions addressed as part of the six-hour DASA training.

Around the UFT | May 7, 2015 >>

Students and their teachers gathered at the UFT on April 17 for the BRAVE Video Awards ceremony, with screenings, pizza, popcorn and plaques.

News stories | April 2, 2015 >>

In a single year, the UFT has helped 10,000 members meet a new state certification requirement by providing the mandated training on the Dignity for All Students Act at weekend and weekday workshops throughout the city.

News stories | December 4, 2014 >>

The Be BRAVE Against Bullying Conference on Oct. 28 provided participants with strategies to confront bullying, wherever it occurs. The theme of this year's conference was “Peace Begins with You.”

Feature stories | June 26, 2014 >>

The Safe and Caring program at PS 88 in Ridgewood is helping foster social and emotional development in the students.

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