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  • Message for chancellor on standardized testing 15 hours ago
    As someone who has been highly critical of New York State’s standardized testing due to the fact that it was an attempt to tie teacher evaluations to student scores, I ironically find myself in support of Chancellor Richard Carranza’s position that children should not skip the New York State tests administered each year to 3rd–8th-graders.
  • Gun protests should not eclipse sound judgment 15 hours ago

    The New York Teacher ran two articles in the April 5 issue in support of the anti-gun March for our Lives demonstration.

  • A lesson for Mark Janus 16 hours ago
    He should read a history book. My grandmother remembered when the elderly had to break rocks on the side of the road in order to earn food or be placed in the “work house.”
  • Salute to nurses 16 hours ago

    Nurses, along with teachers, are the unsung heroes of the world!

  • #UnionProud is oh-so correct 16 hours ago

    Good for you, Sharon (Henderson, who was featured in the Union Proud feature in the May 3 issue of New York Teacher).

  • The need for paid parental leave 16 hours ago

    My due date is today, April 24. I am 40 weeks at the moment. I am going to work every day until my water breaks so that I do not use up the days in my sick bank.

  • Taking action for Puerto Rico 16 hours ago

    I am proud to share the social action project that was spearheaded by the members of my leadership class.

  • Betsy Devos visits New York City 16 hours ago

    Devos asks, “I’m going this way. I hear there are grizzlies in the other direction.”

  • Come to a CTE Expo on Saturday, June 2 20 hours ago

    The UFT and DOE invite middle school counselors, teachers and parents to a day of learning about Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and college and career readiness. Preregistration is required.

  • Albert Shanker Scholarship Awards 2018 1 day ago

    More than 180 New York City public school seniors were feted on May 15 during the annual Albert Shanker Scholarship Awards ceremony at which $1 million in scholarships were awarded to deserving seniors and graduate students.

  • Spring Education Conference 2018 1 day ago

    More than 1,500 members gathered at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan for the annual UFT Spring Conference on May 19.

  • Fighting back 1 day ago
    It would be a frightening moment in the workplace for anyone: a person you are trying to help suddenly attacks.
  • The right words 1 day ago

    Words matter. When Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza uses the word “segregation,” he’s tackling head-on a critical issue in New York City public schools.

  • Mural gives students ‘voice’ 1 day ago

    There’s a new mural outside 751M in the East Village that staff members say captures the diversity, individuality and love of the nearly 60 students who created it.

  • Building resilience in students 1 day ago

    Your students are dealing with challenges and complex emotions outside the classroom that can affect their learning. IIf you can think of these issues as opportunities to help your students build resilience, you can begin to establish a classroom environment that supports your students’ social and emotional needs as well as their academic ones.

  • Where languages are welcomed 1 day ago

    We integrated the first languages of English language learners in our 7th-grade literacy unit on poetry in both integrated co-teaching and general education classes.

  • First Book event in St. Albans, Queens 1 day ago

    What’s the fastest way to have 40,000 books disappear? Bring them to a UFT First Book event, of course.

  • District 11 Scholarship Dinner Dance 1 day ago

    “I’m so excited to be a part of District 11 — it’s like one big family,” said Jasmin Hunt, a teacher at PS 153 in the Bronx. Big is right. Nearly 550 members of that family turned out at Villa Barone Manor on April 25 for the second annual UFT District 11 Scholarship Dinner Dance.

  • District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance 2018 1 day ago

    A former IS 61 student returns to help salute an outstanding teacher honoree at the annual District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance on April 24 at Russo’s On the Bay in Howard Beach, Queens.

  • Fancy footwork 1 day ago

    For the fifth year in a row, UFT members laced up their running sneakers and hit the Coney Island boardwalk for the UFT’s 5K Run/Walk on May 5.

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