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The ‘privilege’ of diversity in NYC schools

A special buzz of energy marked the fourth annual UFT Conference on Effective Instruction for English Language Learners — ExcELLing — at union headquarters in Manhattan on Oct. 19. 

Labor Parade

'Pride and strength'

More than 1,000 UFT members marched up Fifth Avenue at the city's Labor Day Parade on Sept. 7.

Union rememebers a legend

Union remembers a legend

UFT members came together on Sept. 25 to celebrate the life of Abe Levine, a UFT executive board member for nearly 59 years.

Homework help available through Dial-A-Teacher

Homework help available through Dial-A-Teacher

Do your students need help with their homework? If so, you can point them to the UFT’s award-winning Dial-A-Teacher homework help line.

UFT to form district political teams

UFT to form district political teams

UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced at the first Delegate Assembly of the school year on Oct. 16 that the union would like every school district to have a political action team in place to keep friends of public education in office and get adequate funding for schools.

Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

The UFT hosted more than 300 students from 25 middle schools at its Manhattan headquarters on Oct. 22 for the UFT Middle School Division’s third annual Anti-Bullying Conference. Students and teachers attended workshops presented by the New York Police Department, Operation Respect, STOMP Out Bullying and the UFT BRAVE program.

Presidential delegate camp

Presidential delegate camp

UFT members, both in-service and retired, were among the 150 civic-minded New Yorkers who turned out on Sept. 8 for a presidential delegate camp at Columbia University in Manhattan to learn how to participate as delegates in the Democratic Party presidential primary.

Teacher Union Day 2019

Cogen winner Pallotta a homegrown fighter

Andy Pallotta doesn’t walk away from challenges.

From his days as the chapter leader at PS 32 in the Bronx to his current role as president of the UFT’s state affiliate, New York State United Teachers, Pallotta has continued to take on whatever obstacles he’s faced.

Teacher Union Day 2019

Making magic happen

There was a powerful confluence of causes on Oct. 20 as more than 1,700 UFT members came together on Teacher Union Day to celebrate union activism past and present after many of them participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

Top fundraisers honored

Top fundraisers honored

The UFT’s Brooklyn borough office — and everyone inside — was decked out in pink on Oct. 2 for its fourth annual Making Strides Shine and Dine event. The festive program is a way to thank the schools that raised more than $1,000 apiece for the American Cancer Society the previous year as part of the union’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.