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Parents and educators are natural allies in the effort to provide the best education to our children. The UFT works closely with thousands of parents across the city to help ensure that their children and all New York City students receive a great education. The union has full-time parent liaisons who engage directly with parents in every borough. We also work with parents through our many community partners. On this website, parents will find tools and information on everything from navigating the school system to understanding the college application process. Be sure to check out our Dial-A-Teacher program, which offers free homework help, and our Scholarship Fund, which can help to offset the cost of higher education.

Get Involved

Parents and educators are the experts on what New York City's children need to get a great education. That's why the UFT has worked hard over the years to ensure that parents have a voice at their child's school and in the school system.

How to get involved parents

At your school

This section explains the key people and organizations at your child's school that can help you to resolve issues and become involved in school-level decision-making.

In the school system

Parents should have a voice throughout the school system. This section gives you tips for understanding and influencing the system beyond your child's school.

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2019 –20 New York City School Calendar

View holidays and school closings in the 2019–20 calendar for New York City public schools.

Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - June 2019

This is the June 17 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

Manhattan Parent Newsletter - June 2019

This is the June 13 issue of the Manhattan parent newsletter.

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