Hannah Brown

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‘We’re building whole children’

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.

The keys to a better school climate

About 350 counselors and aspiring counselors — the largest turnout ever — gathered at UFT headquarters at the 15th annual UFT School Counselors Conference to hone their professional skills, meet their colleagues and peruse a vendor fair with 40 exhibiters.

Men in Education symposium

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.

Putting a new spin on learning

The Huddle program at PS 107 in Brooklyn helps students in the departmentalized 5th grade share their feelings and problems, work on social skills and play games that foster skill-building and bonding.

Planting seeds of change at Manhattan school

A new community service club at MS 247 in Manhattan is changing the lives of its student members and the people their projects benefit.

UFT parent conferences

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.

‘Miracle on MacDonough’

MS 35 is located on MacDonough Street in Bedford Stuyvesant and is known affectionately by the school community as the “The Miracle on MacDonough.” Its Teacher Center opened in September 2017, and the school has thrived over the past year thanks in part to Teacher Center initiatives.

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