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  • UFT Prom Mania 2017 3 days ago

    More than 1,100 students from public schools throughout the city had their choice of free prom dresses, suits and ties, fancy footwear and accessories when the UFT hosted a Prom Boutique on May 25, 2017.

  • Meet the President for Districts 75 and 79 3 days ago

    Members from Passages Academy in District 79

  • Shanker Scholarship Awards 2017 3 days ago

    This year, 181 graduates from New York City public high schools and eight postgraduate students shared in $1 million in UFT Shanker scholarships presented at an awards ceremony and reception at union headquarters. The scholarship fund, started 48 years ago by teachers, has supported the academic achievement of 8,000 students.

  • Testimony regarding the FY2018 education expense budget 4 days ago

    The UFT submitted testimony before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the FY2018 education expense budget.

  • Scores lower for students with vouchers 4 days ago

    Students in the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program perform worse on standardized math and reading tests when compared with their public school peers, a new rigorous study from the U.S. Education Department has found.

  • Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration 4 days ago

    Colorful art and creative projects lined the walls of the union’s Shanker Hall this year for the union’s 11th annual Better Speech and Hearing Month celebration on May 11.

  • Art exhibit at PS 249, Brooklyn 4 days ago

    PS 249 in Flatbush saw its gymnasium transformed into a gallery on May 17 as students, teachers and parents celebrated the school’s ninth annual student art exhibition.

  • Staten Island Parent Newsletter - May 25, 2017 4 days ago

    This is the May issue of the Staten Island parent newsletter.

  • Honored for investing in children 5 days ago

    Family child-care provider Carlene Stone named Winnie’s Day Care in the Bronx in memory of her brother, Winston.

  • "Just how long do you illegal aliens plan on staying in our country?" 5 days ago
  • Post-it notes as visual aids 5 days ago

    The Post-its on the chalkboard consist of annotations my students made during our class reading.

  • Brown re-elected to TRS board 5 days ago

    Tom Brown, the UFT’s assistant treasurer, has been re-elected as a trustee on the Teachers’ Retirement System board.

  • Standing with our immigrant students 5 days ago

    Federal immigration agents visited PS 58 in Maspeth, Queens, on May 11 in search of a 4th-grade student.

  • NYCATA/UFT Young Artists Unite Against Bullying 5 days ago

    Student artists from grades 2 to 12 took to the theme of uniting against bullying by creating art that is colorful, inventive and moving. Their art teachers sent the work to NYCATA/UFT to be exhibited at UFT headquarters on May 19 in a ceremony with award certificates and gifts of art supplies.

  • Help for struggling tenured teachers 5 days ago

    The Peer Intervention Program (PIP), a collaborative program between the Department of Education and the UFT, helps tenured teachers who are struggling in their schools or who wish to further refine and improve their pedagogical skills.

  • Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - May 24, 2017 5 days ago

    This is the May 24 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

  • Friends of District 75 Scholarship Dinner 2017 5 days ago

    More than 220 District 75 educators, friends and family members came together on May 18 at the Vanderbilt in South Beach on Staten Island for the 12th annual awards ceremony and scholarship fundraiser.

  • Literacy test elimination 5 days ago

    I recently read that the New York Board of Regents eliminated the literacy test for prospective teachers because minority candidates passed the literacy exam at lower rates than white candidates [The New York Times, March 13].

  • Single-stall solution 5 days ago

    Regarding “Transgender policy starts with respect for all” [May 4]: To achieve respect for all, we must first accept the fact that tolerance of one’s private space and private parts is a two-way street.

  • Law determines an American 5 days ago
    UFT Vice President Richard Mantell [“What is an American?” VPrespective, May 4] gives what professes to be a working Merriam Webster dictionary definition of the word “American”: “a native or inhabitant of any of the United States.” He argues for an “expansive view” of “American” to counter a narrow view, resulting from intolerance.
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