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Rachel Nobel

UFT staff reporter

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Super authors!

Behind a door cleverly disguised as shelves at the back of the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company lies a “Secret Library” that houses 826NYC, a nonprofit organization whose true mission is to support student writers.

Three educators, one opening day

Meet a school counselor, a community school director and a 2nd-grade special education teacher as they kick off the new school year.

Larissa Loua, 2nd-grade ICT teacher

It was Larissa Loua’s first year in an integrated co-teaching classroom. On opening day, she led a restorative circle to help her students build community and learn how to trust each other — key elements of a Positive Learning Collaborative school.

Allison Brown, community school director

Allison Brown’s job is to help coordinate the school’s access to resources and partnerships that address our students’ needs. She got the ball rolling on opening day.

Steve Burrell, school counselor and chapter leader

For school counselor Steve Burrell, the first day was all about program changes and updating programs. Trying to balance the focus on academics, Bedford Academy HS staff will use the PROSE program to make school more fun by creating clubs and activities.

When Nest is best

The ASD Nest model is designed to “nest” children with autism in fully inclusive classrooms.

The UFT is here to provide wide-ranging support

The UFT is here to protect the rights of new teachers and support them in their new careers. Whether you have a specific issue you need help resolving or you’re seeking broader support, the UFT is here to help.

Shaping a school through a teacher’s voice

When English teacher Leslie Lehrman stepped into the role of master teacher in 2014, she did so out of a desire to take on a more formal leadership role in her school, Lehman HS in the Bronx.

Discussing Charlottesville in your classroom

In light of the events in Charlottesville, Va., in August, here are some teaching resources to help you navigate conversations in your classroom about tolerance, social justice, civil discourse and more.


Members get big boost in Teacher’s Choice funds

Educators who are ready to begin purchasing materials and supplies for the upcoming school year will have significantly more spending money thanks to a hard-fought increase in City Council funding for Teacher’s Choice.

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