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Public School Proud

Press releases | January 22, 2019 >>

The UFT launched a television ad campaign on Jan. 23 featuring New York City public school teachers, parents and students and celebrating teachers’ voice in the New York City public school system.

Feature stories | November 1, 2018 >>

In Evan Alboum’s music class at PS 305 in Ridgewood, Queens, students at every grade level learn to know and appreciate classical music through all their senses. He begins the study of each piece of classical music with movement he choreographs. 


Feature stories | September 6, 2018 >>

The intent young scientists in sterile lab coats, masks and gloves laboring at busy lab stations like professional researchers are actually 11th-graders at Union Square Academy for Health Sciences, the only high school in New York City with a pharmaceutical program.

Feature stories | July 5, 2018 >>

Music is lifting up students at PS 91 in University Heights in the Bronx — not just emotionally but academically, too.

Feature stories | May 3, 2018 >>

Christopher Sedita is the founder of the “Green Buildings” program at the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, a career and technical education high school. The program prepares students for careers in 21st-century building design, construction and maintenance by emphasizing sustainability, energy efficiency and eco-friendly materials.


Feature stories | March 1, 2018 >>

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Betsy DeVos’ appointment on Feb. 7, UFT members across New York City celebrated their public schools during National Public School week Feb. 5-9. Many used the hashtag #PublicSchoolProud on social media to show off pictures of their celebrations.


Feature stories | March 1, 2018 >>

For her exemplary blending of science and music instruction, Salguero won the 2018 Grammy Music Educator of the Year award.

Feature stories | March 1, 2018 >>

Jason Garofalo, who teaches math at Marble Hill International HS in the Bronx," makes a point of prizing students’ wrong answers. “I want them to be unafraid to make mistakes, because that’s what math is all about,” he says. “The whole process of making mistakes is how we learn.”


Feature stories | February 1, 2018 >>

Sloan Award winner Krishna Mahabir of Grover Cleveland HS in Queens was recognized for his outstanding work and commitment to students in mathematics and science, but he insists “teaching is an art form.”

Feature stories | January 4, 2018 >>

PS 126 teacher finds inspiration for his social studies lessons in the rich history of his Manhattan school's Lower East Side neighborhood.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

UFT members in partnership with their union are making a difference — while also making history — in public schools across the city. That’s the message of the UFT’s latest TV ad.

National education and labor news | October 5, 2017 >>

Public school parents overwhelmingly approve of the education their children receive, with 75 percent deeming that education either good or excellent, according to a nationwide poll conducted by Hart Research Associates for the American Federation of Teachers.

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

Teacher Union Day, which takes place this year on Sunday, Nov. 5, commemorates the 1960 strike that put the newly formed UFT on the path to being the activist organization it is today.

Feature stories | September 7, 2017 >>

Big Apple Award-winning math teacher in the Bronx keeps her 6th-graders interested and engaged with lessons that revolve around math/science inquiry-based projects.

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 >>

Two Brooklyn schools teamed up for a #PublicSchoolProud poster and video celebration.

Around the UFT | July 6, 2017 >>

District 27 in Queens showcased the accomplishments of its students and parents at a Public School Proud Open House on June 8 at the UFT’s Queens borough office.

News | June 21, 2017 >>

At this year's Teacher Union Day, we'll recognize schools and members who made outstanding contributions to our #PublicSchoolProud campaign.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

AFT President Randi Weingarten and Texas American Federation of Teachers President Louis Malfaro at the morning town hall brought a national perspective to the threats facing public education and the labor movement.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

In accepting the John Dewey Award, the Rev. William Barber reframed the fight for public education as part of the moral fight for social, economic and racial justice.

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