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  • Lobby Day 2018 3 hours ago

    More than 1,100 UFT members and public school parents boarded buses at dawn bound for Albany on March 19 to lobby state lawmakers to protect New York City public schools, generate revenue with a tax on the wealthy, empower Teacher Learning Centers and other important education initiatives.

  • #UnionProud: PCBs in our schools 21 hours ago

    When the staff of PS 36 realized their school's light fixtures were leaking potentially hazardous PCBs, the union stepped in to fix the problem. Watch the video to learn why PS 36 is #UnionProud

  • Free Professional Development on Mental Health and Emotional Support April 19 23 hours ago

    There will a free, all-day professional development training for social workers, psychologists and other care providers on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Queens Library at Flushing.

  • Weather-related cancellations for Thursday, March 22 2 days ago

    Find out about weather-related cancellations for Thursday, March 22.

  • Braille Challenge 2018 3 days ago

    More than 20 blind and visually impaired students came to PS 721 in Queens on Feb. 10 to face a series of challenges promoting braille literacy in the third annual New York City Braille Challenge.

  • Teachers need resources, not guns 4 days ago

    The thousands of New York City students who walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to honor those murdered in the Parkland, Florida mass-shooting didn’t ask for Kevlar vests or gun-toting teachers. They do want adults to do the hard work to make their schools safe — to stand up to the national gun lobby, but also to arm staff with knowledge, such as how to create safe school environments, and to train them in how to recognize and de-escalate potentially violent situations.

  • Healthy Homes Workshops 2018 4 days ago

    Family child care providers are invited to attend these upcoming Healthy Homes Workshops. For more details, please see the fliers.

  • Manhattan Parent Newsletter - March 2018 1 week ago

    This is the March 15 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

  • Take the UFT history quiz 1 week ago
    Working together, the members of the UFT have won significant rights and benefits since the union’s founding in 1960 — and we’ll keep racking up accomplishments as long as we keep working together. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the UFT!
  • Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon 2018 1 week ago

    Nearly 1,000 paraprofessionals gathered with UFT President Michael Mulgrew, Public Advocate Letitia James, Assembly Member Stacey Amato and Chapter Leader Shelvy Young-Abrams to celebrate the paraprofessional chapter, explore workshops and honor the Paraprofessionals of the Year.

  • Mulgrew on student walkouts to protest gun violence 1 week ago

    UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the student walkouts in many New York City public schools in response to gun violence.

  • School Counselors Conference 2018 1 week ago

    More than 200 school counselors and other UFT members came together at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on March 10 for the 14th annual School Counselors Conference. Built around the theme of “Empowering Students to Succeed,” the event featured workshops, a keynote address by Carol A. Dahir of the New York Institute of Technology and plenty of time for networking during breakfast, lunch or while browsing at vendor tables.

  • March 14 walkouts 1 week ago

    In response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people nationwide, including many New York City public school students, are planning to walk out of school for 17 minutes — one for every person killed — at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 to protest the U.S. Congress’ inaction.

  • Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - March 2018 1 week ago

    This is the March 13 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

  • National Association of Social Workers Conference April 4 2 weeks ago

    The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference will be on Wednesday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave.

  • Wearing purple in support of paid parental leave 2 weeks ago

    On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, UFT members across the city donned purple to show their support for the UFT’s campaign for paid parental leave.

  • Houston superintendent named next chancellor 2 weeks ago

    Richard Carranza, the Houston schools superintendent and a strong advocate of public schools, was selected by Mayor Bill de Blasio on March 5 to be the next New York City schools chancellor.

  • Kids in doubled-up housing risk low grades 2 weeks ago

    Living doubled-up with friends, extended family members or others is a form of homelessness that can go undetected by schools, yet the toll it takes on students is significant, new research finds.

  • Weather-related cancellations for Wednesday, March 7 2 weeks ago

    Due to the snowstorm, some UFT events scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 have been canceled.

  • Expecting Paid Parental Leave: When you run out of days 2 weeks ago

    Bianca Johnson, a 7th grade teacher in the Bronx, went off payroll for two months to stay home with her baby, who was born four weeks early.

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