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Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

In a first of its kind event, cooperation between educators and administrators in Brooklyn’s District 21 was showcased as a best practice at a Celebration of Collaboration on June 2.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

PS 299 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, held its fifth Multi-Cultural Show on June 2, celebrating the borough’s diversity by exploring and embracing various cultures through music, dance and costume.

Feature stories | July 6, 2017 >>

The recently resurrected robotics team at John Adams HS in Ozone Park, Queens, goes to the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition, learning how to work and play together and gaining valuable STEM skills along the way.

Feature stories | July 6, 2017 >>

They say a farmer’s work is never done, and no one knows this better than the students in the agriculture program at John Bowne HS in Flushing, Queens.

Feature stories | June 1, 2017 >>

Bright blue glow-sticks lit up the evening sky as 800 students, parents and community members circled the PS/MS 124 track in South Ozone Park, Queens at the Light It Up Blue Autism Walk on April 28.

Feature stories | June 1, 2017 >>

District 20, in the southwest corner of Brooklyn organized a month-long celebration of the arts as part of the UFT’s #PublicSchoolProud campaign

Learning curve | June 1, 2017 >>

There’s been a seismic shift in the way teachers approach math instruction over the last few decades. Rote memorization of mathematical algorithms — or so-called “drill and kill” instruction — has given way to experiential learning.

Feature stories | June 1, 2017 >>

For two hours, more than120 students danced, sang and read poems and prose that showcased black achievement at PS/IS 45 in Bushwick.

Around the UFT | June 1, 2017 >>

PS 249 in Flatbush saw its gymnasium transformed into a gallery on May 17 as students, teachers and parents celebrated the school’s ninth annual student art exhibition.

Feature stories | June 1, 2017 >>

Eleven computer science seniors at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn have won a national award for an app that connects hungry students at their high schools to local restaurants with food to spare. The problem of hunger is a real one for the Park Slope school, where nearly 80 percent of the students qualify for free lunch. 

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

Public schools lauded, feted and thanked their teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, which was observed this year from May 8 to 12.

Feature stories | May 4, 2017 >>

A Bronx pair perfects the art of co-teaching. What makes their partnership successful?

Testimony | April 25, 2017 >>

The UFT submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding sex education, gifted and talented program information and cultural sensitivity.

Feature stories | April 6, 2017 >>

The members of teacher John Sorocco's after-school running team have found themselves going faster and farther than they ever imagined.

Feature stories | April 6, 2017 >>

For 8th-graders at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills, lessons in writing, art and social studies have come together in a published book of 25 interviews and portraits of social activists in New York City. 

Union resolutions | March 22, 2017 >>

The UFT will continue to take a public stance against the closing of JHS 145.

Op-Eds | March 22, 2017 >>

Across the nation, after-school programs are making a difference; here’s why. Before Trump administration bureaucrats start making value judgments about education programs, they should at least have the courtesy to learn more about them.

Feature stories | March 2, 2017 >>

The students of PS 208 in East Flatbush marched around the city block, holding handmade signs bearing the words and symbols the children had chosen to communicate their hope for a loving world.

Around the UFT | March 2, 2017 >>

Fortune smiled on more than 150 students from three Brooklyn schools . They received dental screenings and lessons on oral hygiene at Give Kids a Smile Day, an annual event sponsored by the UFT and Brookdale University Hospital

News stories | March 2, 2017 >>

After an election in which Donald Trump made building a wall to keep out immigrants a major theme of his campaign, educators at Brooklyn International HS embarked on a student art project to help turn their immigrant students’ fear and sadness into something hopeful that could reach others.

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