Parents News

Parent news | April 5, 2019

This is the April 5 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

News stories | April 4, 2019

At Forest Hills HS in Queens, Chapter Leader Adam Bergstein and his members have passed a vote of no confidence against their principal.

Feature stories | April 4, 2019

At the annual showcase designed to promote the accomplishments of the newly renamed UFT United Community Schools Initiative, the spotlight was on PS/IS 184 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Around the UFT | April 4, 2019

More than 200 public high school students at the third annual Future in Focus career fair — sponsored by the UFT’s High Schools Division and the AFL-CIO New York City Central Labor Council — learned about the benefits of unionized careers at UFT headquarters on March 15.

Around the UFT | April 4, 2019

More than 2,100 students from 48 high schools traveled with their teachers to attend the UFT Bronx College Fair on March 22 at the union’s borough office.

Around the UFT | April 4, 2019

The feeling that “we’re all in this together” was a big part of the fourth annual Men in Education symposium on March 2 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

Parent news | March 29, 2019

This is the March 29 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

Parent news | March 22, 2019

This is the March 22 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

Feature stories | March 7, 2019

The PTA at PS 705 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, gave the school’s teachers a remarkable gift: $750 each to use at their discretion during the school year.

Parent news | February 15, 2019

This is the Feb. 15 issue of the Staten Island parent newsletter.

Parent news | February 15, 2019

This is the Feb. 15 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

Parent news | February 15, 2019

This is the March 2 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

Parent news | February 7, 2019

This is the Feb. 7 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

Labor spotlight | February 7, 2019

One of the most distinctive elements of the successful nine-day teachers’ strike in Los Angeles in January was the powerful level of community support the teachers had. That was the result of a deliberate effort by United Teachers Los Angeles, the 32,000-member American Federation of Teachers affiliate, to build mutually respectful alliances with parents and community groups around a common agenda.


Parent news | January 11, 2019

This is the Jan. 11 issue of the Bronx parent newsletter.

Around the UFT | January 3, 2019

It was a day of wonder and thrills, a chance to fist-bump with the mighty Bumble Bee Transformer and dance with the Black Panther. But it was Santa Claus who won the hearts of the 120 children from homeless shelters across the city who lined up to whisper in his ear at the UFT’s annual holiday party, organized with the help of the Coalition for the Homeless, on Dec. 15.


Parent news | December 20, 2018

This is the Dec. 20 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

News | December 7, 2018

In December 2018, the DOE announced that students with verified accessibility needs will receive priority in admissions at fully or partially accessible buildings.

Around the UFT | December 6, 2018

Kasandra Charles took a friend, a new public school parent, to a UFT parent conference in Queens on Nov. 10. It was “the best way to introduce her to the school system,” Charles said. The ninth annual Queens parent conference, and the union conferences for parents held in the other four boroughs this fall, all had warm and welcoming atmospheres and a wealth of information.
 

Parent news | November 29, 2018

This is the Nov. 29 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

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