Because we're in this TOGETHER
Schools return to remote instruction
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all public school buildings will temporarily close for in-person learning starting on Nov. 19 after the citywide positivity rate hit the 3% threshold. All school-based UFT members will now do their work remotely on behalf of the children of this city.
Get answers to your questions about safety, testing and tracing, instructional issues, curriculum, students with disabilities, personnel, medical accommodations, paraprofessional roles and responsibilities, and more.
Help take the chill out of winter for homeless children by making a donation this holiday season to fund the purchase of new winter coats and accessories for New York City public school students living in a shelter or temporary housing.
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It’s very scary to find yourself suddenly without health insurance due to an administrative error. I’m thankful the union was there for me when my family and I needed them..."
The Student Debt Relief Program negotiated with the same loan provider who told me I wasn’t eligible for student loan forgiveness, and they worked a miracle..."
Our school is moving in the right direction again. But it never would have happened without the union..."
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