Parents News

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.

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.

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.

Feature stories | June 1, 2017

Fourth-grade teachers Alison Dempsey and Maria Koutras at PS 503 invited their students’ immigrant parents to share their stories of exile, sacrifice and success at the Day of Democracy, a schoolwide event timed to coincide with May Day.

Parent news | May 25, 2017

This is the May issue of the Staten Island parent newsletter.

Parent news | May 24, 2017

This is the May 24 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

Parent news | May 19, 2017

This is the May 19 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

Parent news | May 11, 2017

This is the May 11 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

Parent news | May 10, 2017

This is the May 10 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

Parent news | May 5, 2017

This is the May 5 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

Around the UFT | May 4, 2017

“From four-year-olds to grandmothers, they learned in the morning, got into teams, decided what service could be provided or problem solved, made an app, honed their presentations and presented on stage to judges,” says Community School Director Kate Thomas of the hackathon at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School in Brownsville.

Around the UFT | May 4, 2017

The UFT Bronx borough office welcomed nearly 1,700 students, parents, teachers and guidance counselors on March 31 to a college fair that featured admissions recruiters from more than 100 institutions.

Feature stories | May 4, 2017

Getting more men involved in their children’s public school education was the impetus for the UFT’s second annual Men in Education Symposium, which drew 100 men to union headquarters on March 25.


Parent news | May 3, 2017

This is the May 3 issue of the Bronx parent newsletter.

Parent news | April 27, 2017

This is the April issue of the Staten Island parent newsletter.

Parent news | April 26, 2017

This is the April 26 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

Parent news | April 25, 2017

This is the April 25 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

Parent news | April 21, 2017

This is the April 21 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

Parent news | April 7, 2017

This is the April 7 issue of the Bronx parent newsletter.

News stories | April 6, 2017

More than 400 students from 20 high schools gathered at UFT headquarters on March 9 for a different kind of college and career fair: In addition to exploring colleges and universities, students learned about jobs with strong union representation — and the better incomes and benefits that go hand in hand with those jobs.

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