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Rachel Nobel

UFT staff reporter

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Guiding stars for students

“Champion for all students.” “Deeply committed to creating equity.” “Truly valuable.” 
These were just a few of the phrases used to describe the 25 guidance counselors who were honored at the DOE's School Counselor Recognition Day Awards ceremony on May 31.


Counting their chickens

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.

Why we’re #PublicSchoolProud

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

Understanding math has replaced ‘drill and kill’

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.


‘Pure joy’

Nine students were honored alongside the educators who had helped them become successful at the Queens District 75 Public School Proud celebration on April 27.

Stay organized, reflect and celebrate

With summer inching closer, here are some tips to get your classroom together, review the work you’ve done this year and commemorate a job well done.


In sync

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

Teachers stand up for science

With an administration in the White House that has shown skepticism and even contempt for scientific research and evidence, science teachers and other UFT members took to the streets on Saturday, April 22, along with thousands of fellow New Yorkers at the March for Science.

Circular 6 arbitration settlement creates new opportunity for teachers

A recent arbitration settlement both protects members’ contractual rights and will create a new opportunity for high school teachers to work with a maximum of eight students per school year for targeted credit recovery in lieu of their Circular 6 professional activity.

Loving the work they do

Among the more than 1,000 paraprofessionals who attended the UFT’s 36th annual Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon, there was a common theme: a love for the work they do.

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