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Community Learning Schools

News stories | September 6, 2018 >>

PS 188 in Brooklyn, one of the UFT's 31 community learning schools, just became the first school in New York State with a fully equipped, full-service vision clinic that will serve its students and the roughly 5,000 students attending neighboring Coney Island schools.

Press releases | June 21, 2018 >>

The UFT celebrates the opening of a OneSight vision center at PS 188 in Coney Island, a UFT Community Learning School. 

Around the UFT | May 3, 2018 >>

Forty sophomores and juniors from the International School for the Liberal Arts in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx visited upstate college campuses on a two-day College Hunting trip on April 12 and 13.

Around the UFT | May 3, 2018 >>

A Community Learning Schools showcase on March 27 at the Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) in upper Manhattan gave educators, parents, board members and administrators from all the 29 UFT Community Learning Schools a chance to learn from those more experienced in the community schools model.

Around the UFT | April 5, 2018 >>

About 275 students and teachers enjoyed the UFT's advance screening of “A Wrinkle in Time,” the new film based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel that gives students the inspiration to discover their own potential, at a midtown Manhattan movie theatre on March 8.

News stories | April 5, 2018 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew and other educators at the Changing School Climate breakfast discussion on March 23 at union headquarters in Manhattan said the Positive Learning Collaborative and Community Learning Schools are proven methods to help students cope with emotional issues and improve school discipline.


Testimony | February 27, 2018 >>

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding oversight of community schools and Renewal Schools and Intro 262, a local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Department of Education to provide school-level data regarding students receiving special education services.

National education and labor news | January 4, 2018 >>

A new report, released on Dec. 14 by the Learning Policy Institute, found that academic outcomes for high-poverty schools can be improved if they become community schools.

Around the UFT | January 4, 2018 >>

Excited children packed the auditorium at PS 196 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to learn about their school’s new hand-painted piano, donated by Sing for Hope, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 17. 


Press releases | December 20, 2017 >>

Children at PS 192 in Manhattan will have access next fall to a variety of new academic, health and social service programs as the school becomes the 29th to join the UFT's Community Learning Schools Initiative.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

With hurricane season especially brutal this year, schools around the city stepped up to raise money and collect much-needed supplies for victims in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Feature stories | October 5, 2017 >>

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

Feature stories | October 5, 2017 >>

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.

News stories | July 6, 2017 >>

Teacher’s Choice received a 63.5 percent increase in the final city budget, passed on June 6, bringing funding for the City Council’s popular program that reimburses educators for out-of-pocket spending on classroom supplies back up to its pre-recession high of more than $20 million.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

The UFT’s legislative breakfast on May 18 provided a forum for union leaders to make the case to 35 City Council members for city funding for the union’s education programs and initiatives.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

Mayor Bill de Blasio, joined by UFT President Michael Mulgrew, has announced that 69 additional schools will enter the city’s community schools program in September.

Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of a new school-based health clinic on May 11 at the Community Health Academy of the Heights, one of the UFT’s 28 Community Learning Schools.

Around the UFT | May 4, 2017 >>

“From four-year-olds to grandmothers, they learned in the morning, got into teams, decided what service could be provided or problem solved, made an app, honed their presentations and presented on stage to judges,” says Community School Director Kate Thomas of the hackathon at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School in Brownsville.

Around the UFT | March 2, 2017 >>

Sometimes it’s easier to solve problems when you collaborate. Four UFT community learning schools in the Bronx are doing just that.

Around the UFT | February 2, 2017 >>

The UFT’s Community Learning School Initiative, now in 28 schools citywide, is attracting interest internationally. Curtis HS, a community learning school on Staten Island, played host on Jan. 5 to a delegation of 10 educators and seven students from Tokyo and other parts of Japan.

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