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  • On the Record with Michael Mulgrew - Episode 12: "Stand Up and Run!" 4 hours ago

    Ever consider running for public office? Many UFT members have the skills our communities need, but they need a nudge to "stand up and run!" Listen to the latest edition of "On the Record with Michael Mulgrew” as the UFT president asks three dynamic members of the New York State Assembly — Alicia Hyndman, Jaime Williams and Carmen De la Rosa — to share their stories about the journeys they made to elected office and the challenges they surmounted.

  • District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance 2019 2 days ago

    Educators from across District 24 in Queens honored their own at the District 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance at Russo's on the Bay on May 21, 2019. Attendees also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Betty Silverman Scholarship, named for a former president of the District 24 school board, whose husband, daughter and granddaughter are also New York City public school educators.

  • Spring Education Conference 2019 2 days ago

    The annual UFT Spring Education Conference at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan provided members with a day of workshops, inspiration and education.

  • Albert Shanker Scholarship Awards 2019 3 days ago

    The UFT presented scholarships to 180 seniors from public high schools throughout the city and to eight graduate students at a reception and ceremony at union headquarters on May 14. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the union’s annual $1 million scholarship awards celebration.

  • UFT-backed candidate wins Brooklyn City Council seat 1 week ago

    With the UFT’s support, Farah Louis won the special election on May 14 to fill the New York City Council seat left vacated by Jumaane Williams when he became the city’s public advocate. 

  • Anti-Bullying Conference for Middle School Students 2019 1 week ago

    About 250 students from 22 middle schools across the city convened at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on May 9 to learn about how to fight bullying and foster inclusion in their schools at the second annual Anti-Bullying Conference for Middle School Students.

  • UFT Prom Boutique 2019 1 week ago

    About 2,500 students from 80 middle and high schools traveled to the UFT’s Bronx borough office on May 10 and 11 to pick out free dresses and accessories for their proms and graduations.

  • Vital Brooklyn initiative delivers fresh produce 1 week ago

    The UFT has formed a partnership with Governor Cuomo, the state Department of Agriculture and GrowNYC in the initiative that brings New York State farm produce to nine Brooklyn elementary schools, including seven in the UFT’s United Community Schools program, all located in communities that have been identified as some of the most disadvantaged in the state and where healthy food alternatives are scarce.

  • Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony 2019 1 week ago

    The UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter packed Shanker Hall in Manhattan on May 11 to reward members for their exceptional union service and their work in serving the children in their care.

  • First Tee golf outing for PS 119, the Bronx 1 week ago

    Third-graders from PS 119 in the Bronx learned the three main golf swings and more during their May 8 outing to The First Tee program at Mosholu Golf Course.

  • Queens Parent Newsletter - May 13, 2019 1 week ago

    This is the May 13 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

  • UFT 5K Run/Walk 2019 1 week ago

    UFT members laced up their running sneakers and hit the Coney Island boardwalk on May 11, 2019 for the sixth annual 5K run/walk, which raised money for the UFT Disaster Relief Fund.

  • Nurse Recognition Day 2019 1 week ago

    The Federation of Nurses/UFT celebrated the sixth annual Nurse Recognition Day on April 30 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan to honor nurses for their exceptional union service and excellence in patient care.

  • District 11 UFT Scholarship Dinner 2019 2 weeks ago

    The third annual Bronx District 11 UFT Scholarship Dinner drew more than 600 revelers, filling Villa Barone Manor in the Throgs Neck section to capacity, as outstanding students, teachers and other members of the school community were honored on May 8.

  • School Nurse Recognition Dinner 2019 2 weeks ago

    UFT school nurses gathered for their annual recognition dinner at union headquarters in Manhattan on May 8 to celebrate each other, their union and another year of compassionate caring for the children in New York City public schools.

  • Military leaves of absence 2 weeks ago

    Employees who are serving in the military or who have family members serving in the military qualify for special leaves of absence.

  • Rights and benefits information for military service members and veterans 2 weeks ago

    Educators who are serving or who have served in the U.S. military qualify for special leaves of absence and may be eligible for special benefits

  • Testimony regarding the admissions process for NYC's specialized high schools 2 weeks ago

    UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York State Assembly on the admissions process for selecting students for the specialized high schools in New York City.

  • Nurse Recognition Day 2 weeks ago

    “You have different skills, certification and education, but you all have the ability to stand up in the middle of chaos — no matter how crazy it gets — and say, ‘This person matters,’” Anne Goldman, the head of the Federation of Nurses/UFT and the UFT vice president for non-DOE members, told the nurses attending the union’s sixth annual Nurse Recognition Day on April 30.

  • Mulgrew calls on DOE to stop providing student information to charters 2 weeks ago

    UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined a group of New York City parent leaders in calling on DOE Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio to end the DOE's practice of sharing student information with charter schools.

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