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Info you should know | October 5, 2017 >>

AFT members and public schools affected by hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico need your help.

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Bryan Platt, a Federation of Nurses/UFT member who works as an operating room nurse at Staten Island University Hospital South, was among those who stepped up to assist.

News | September 25, 2017 >>

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have established locations to drop off emergency supplies to help Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Around the UFT | August 3, 2017 >>

Seventeen students were honored and presented with laptops and printers at the UFT's first Bronx HS District and Pathway to Graduation Recognition Awards Ceremony and Dinner in June.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

Nicole Barone will be a first-year teacher at PS 748 this fall, but she got a jump on building her classroom library by going to the FirstBook event co-sponsored by the UFT at PS 105 in Borough Park, Brooklyn on June 10.

News stories | July 6, 2017 >>

There is reason for optimism about the future knowing it will be in the hands of the students who won Albert Shanker college scholarships presented at the awards ceremony on May 23.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

More than a thousand students from middle and high schools citywide came to UFT headquarters on May 25 for the annual Prom Boutique, where they chose outfits for their special nights.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

A resounding feeling of togetherness characterized this year’s UFT 5K Family Run/Walk, which took place on May 6 in Coney Island.


Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

Nearly 600 middle and high school girls, including groups from around the city that traveled on 10 UFT-sponsored buses, went "shopping" at the Prom Boutique on April 29 at Nassau Community College on Long Island.

Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

IS 93 Chapter Leader Subrina Cek, who passed away in February, was paid tribute at the UFT’s annual District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance, which drew more than 300 educators and other members of the public school community on April 25.

Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

More than 400 people attended the union’s inaugural District 11 Scholarship Dinner Dance on April 26.

Feature stories | January 5, 2017 >>

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. 


Around the UFT | December 1, 2016 >>

“Nothing is as exciting to kids as a new pencil,” says Karen Rost, the chapter leader at PS 59, a UFT Community Learning School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Around the UFT | December 1, 2016 >>

Jessica Amato teaches English language arts to 7th-graders at IS 259 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. When a student asked her, “What is a veteran?” Amato said she “knew we had to do something on Veterans Day."

Feature stories | December 1, 2016 >>

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

Around the UFT | December 1, 2016 >>

Brooklyn author-illustrator Brendan Wenzel visited students at PS 189 in Crown Heights and inspired them to do their own writing and drawing.

Feature stories | December 1, 2016 >>

Learning Leaders, the largest organization in New York City dedicated to supporting student success through parental and community involvement, has made an imprint on PS 20 in Flushing, Queens.

News stories | November 3, 2016 >>

Thousands of UFT members joined the annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walks on Sunday, Oct. 16, including Kendra Williams, a teacher at PS 157 in the Bronx and breast cancer survivor.

Around the UFT | November 3, 2016 >>

Melissa Rodriguez found a new use for a stroller. At her first First Book event sponsored by the UFT, with 1-year-old son Noel sitting in front, Rodriguez stuffed their allotment of 50 books behind him.

Editorials | July 7, 2016 >>

Learning doesn’t stop when the school day ends. For more than 35 years, the UFT’s Dial-A-Teacher program has been a resource that thousands of New York City public school students turn to for help with their homework after school.

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