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Comments | July 10, 2015 >>

Marie Jane Faderan’s pragmatic plan to become a doctor may be DOA, a casualty of her newly discovered passion for painting.

News stories | July 10, 2015 >>

Teachers may be starting to feel more optimistic and in control of their professional lives following a decade of unrelenting assault under former Mayor Bloomberg, according to the UFT’s second annual survey of the city’s public school teachers. 


Around the UFT | July 10, 2015 >>

It’s all “hakuna matata” — “no worries” — at PS 346 in Brooklyn, where a “pride” of around 50 students in grades 3 to 5 performed an abridged version of Disney’s hit musical “The Lion King” on May 29.

Around the UFT | July 10, 2015 >>

Students, alumni and teachers both current and past celebrated the 100th anniversary of PS 94 in Little Neck, Queens, on May 29.

Feature stories | July 10, 2015 >>

After an in-depth study of the Holocaust, 10th-graders at the HS of Art and Design poured their hearts out to Elie Wiesel in letters. Their words so touched Wiesel that he wrote back to them just a few weeks later.

Around the UFT | July 10, 2015 >>

The coaches and student athletes at Frederick Douglass Academy have been transforming Colonel Young Park, a filthy and forbidding park ithree blocks from their school, nto a clean and safe green space that the school's sports teams can use.

Feature stories | July 10, 2015 >>

Mayen Davis couldn’t bring her sixth-grade science class with her to the Costa Rican rainforest so she brought the rainforest to the Jamaica campus of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Queens.

Chapter news | June 11, 2015 >>

Seven students at PS 30 on Staten Island were honored by Mindy Bornemann, the speech chapter leader, for their work on a film during Better Speech and Hearing Month.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

Six schools and 130 students participated in Prom Mania, an event co-sponsored by the UFT where students could select prom dresses and suits for free.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of the Wimpy Kid series, took to the stage at Symphony Space on April 27, to talk, sketch, entertain and inspire hundreds of awestruck children.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

PS 156 in Brownsville each year hosts an ARTrageous Exhibit, a culmination of the children’s study of famous artists, their times, inspiration and techniques.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

More than 200 parents and students learned about tending a vegetable garden and maintaining a chicken coop at PS 211, a community school in the Tremont section of the Bronx.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

Nineteen-year-old Priya Malek was was one of 135 students and teachers who rolled up their sleeves to save lives through a blood drive jointly organized with Maimonides Hospital.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

The moment was bittersweet when the 40-member cast of the Manhattan Theatre Lab HS’s rousing review “What’s Next?” took their bows on May 1.

Feature stories | June 4, 2015 >>

A master teacher and two model teachers at PS 811, the largest District 75 high school in the city, have created a collaborative, open-door support system to improve practice among their colleagues.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

To the strains of music by JLo and Pitbull, Ciara and Jordan Jones, students at PS 80, The Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia and Communication in Queens, strutted on stage to perform at the UniverSoul Circus on May 2.

Feature stories | May 7, 2015 >>

This school year, with the new time set aside in the UFT-DOE contract for parent engagement, educators at PS 17 in Astoria have been able to take their efforts to the next level.

Feature stories | April 2, 2015 >>

Having students learn to swim is a foundation of Samarra Community School, a Spanish/English dual language school that opened in September.

Around the UFT | April 2, 2015 >>

The pre-K through 2nd-grade students at PS 158 in East New York, Brooklyn, had never been to a birthday party quite like the one they attended at their school on March 2 — a celebration of Dr.Seuss’ birthday as part of the annual nationwide Read Across America event.

Feature stories | April 2, 2015 >>

Maribeth Whitehouse, who teaches at IS 190 in the Bronx, draws connections for her students between the Triangle fire and the Happly Land Social Club fire 79 years later. It is just one of the many ways that public school teachers have found to teach the Triangle fire to their students.

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