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500 turn out to honor champions of education

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Rally for immigration reform: UFTers’ voices heard among 10,000

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nyt20100520_9a.jpgUFT staff member Teresa Concepcion (left), Harmon and UFT education liaison Cassie Carlo join the rally.

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Tribute to respected chapter leader, librarian

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Children at Brooklyn’s PS 195 welcome UFT President Michael Mulgrew aboard the big wooden boat that’s a perfect place to read in the new Sandra Rosuck Library Media Center.
Principal Arthur Forman speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Among well-wishers are Mulgrew and City Councilman Michael Nelson (back row).

 She was a chapter leader who inspired teachers and administrators in how to run a school. And after Sandra Rosuck passed away, the principal worked five years creating a new library in her name to keep her spirit alive.

There could be no better tribute to the beloved teacher and librarian than the Sandra Rosuck Library Media Center, which opened its doors on April 23 at Brooklyn’s PS 195. The school, which is known in the community as The Manhattan Beach School, overlooks Sheepshead Bay and has a small-town atmosphere.

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Pathway to a medical career

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Student Aya Gutman (center) of New Dorp HS on Staten Island works with sonographer Andrea Glasse of the Breast Imaging Center while other students and Sara Abramson, director of pediatric radiology at Sloan-Kettering, look on. Gutman plans to become a doctor.
Teachers from eight public high schools around the city watch an interactive program about radiology put together by Rockefeller Research Laboratories. They brought their students to the daylong event.

 New York City public high school students won cash prizes and books — but everyone who submitted an essay got to participate in the seventh annual Radiology: Giving Back to New York event on April 30 at Rockefeller Research Laboratories.

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A ‘Wicked’ good time

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What began as a money-saver turned into a priceless experience thanks to a teacher who was determined to expose her students to theater in the Big Apple.

Patricia Hazell, academic intervention service teacher at MS 127 in the Bronx, was creatively teaching to the test in the Land of Oz when she got the idea of taking students to the Broadway show “Wicked.”

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Panel agrees: Test-prep hurting children

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First Symposium of the Deborah Meier Institute

UFT President Michael Mulgrew, flanked by New York University Professor of Teaching and Learning Pedro Noguera (left) and Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez, makes a point during the opening plenary on “Schools in the Age of Mayoral Control.”

More than 500 teachers, academics and education advocates turned out on April 17 at Manhattan’s Julia Richman Education Complex for the First Symposium of the Deborah Meier Institute on the theme “Remapping Progressive Education.”

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined New York University Professor of Teaching and Learning Pedro Noguera and Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez for the symposium’s opening plenary on “Schools in the Age of Mayoral Control.”

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Manhattan BP: Stop overcrowding, co-locating

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UFTers from Manhattan joined parents, students and elected officials for an April 12 press conference called by the Manhattan borough president to highlight overcrowding in Manhattan public schools. Borough President Scott Stringer (third from left) is shown here with a map of Manhattan’s most overcrowded schools. He released a report showing that 43 percent of the borough’s elementary and middle schools are severely overcrowded and called on the Department of Education to stop the co-locations that are worsening the space shortage. Also at the press conference are (from left) Rep.

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Learning to slay 'dragons'

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Musical production at IS 228, Brooklyn

nyt2010050610_34a.jpgThe ‘dragon’ tries to terrorize students in IS 228’s production of “Dragonslayer” ...

Slaying dragons is tough work, but teachers and students at Brooklyn’s IS 228, the David A. Boody Intermediate School for Magnet Studies, are giving it their best shot.

The school recently partnered with the Council for Unity, a nonprofit organization that specializes in reducing violence in schools and communities, to stage an original musical, “Dragonslayer.”

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Mulgrew: We’re at a crossroads in education

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National Action Network conference

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The achievement gap was the topic of an extensive debate at the National Action Network conference on April 15. Education officials and experts, including UFT President Michael Mulgrew, participated in the conference’s education panel. Chancellor Joel Klein opened the discussion, calling for pay differentials and replacing ineffective teachers. Mulgrew (above), referring to his years of experience in teaching, warned, “There’s a lot of finger pointing that is not doing any good for anybody.”

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ATRs get support in finding a new position

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UFT 'Opening Doors' conference

nyt2010050610_6a.jpgTeacher Center staffer Paul Zomchek explains some general ideas about the process before offering one-on-one help.

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