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UFT President Michael Mulgrew (left) and City Council Education Committee Chair Rita Joseph (second from left) with educators from the Speak Up! panel that called for educators to have greater input in school policymaking.

Spring Education Conference Town Hall

The UFT’s Spring Education Conference began with a panel discussion called “Speak Up” at which a half-dozen teachers spoke about what New York City public educators and students need to thrive.

Teacher & Student

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Awards

The UFT gave out $5,000 college scholarships to 189 high school seniors at the 53rd annual Albert Shanker Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Reception on June 7 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

School Nurses Appreciation Dinner

School Nurses Appreciation Dinner

The question of whether school nurses have received the recognition they are due was top of mind at the UFT School Nurses Chapter’s appreciation dinner at union headquarters on May 11, which is National School Nurses Day.

A woman on the left embraces the woman on the right with a kiss to the top of her head

Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony

More than 230 people gathered in Shanker Hall at UFT headquarters on May 13 for the 9th annual Family Child Care Providers Chapter's Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony. The event honored outstanding members of the chapter and offered the chance for their families and colleagues to celebrate their extraordinary work.

Middle Schools Conference

Middle Schools Conference

The UFT’s Middle Schools Conference was back on April 9 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, with workshops on social and emotional wellness, culturally responsive STEAM classrooms, integrated co-teaching and other topics.

Listen Up!

UFT Educator Panel

Eight New York City public school educators, selected from hundreds of applicants, met with education and political leaders at the “Listen Up: The reality is…” UFT Educator Panel on April 14 and detailed what they need to best help students succeed.

District 11 Scholarship Dinner Dance

District 11 Scholarship Dinner Dance

Nearly 350 school staff, administrators, community members and local elected officials celebrated at District 11's fourth UFT Scholarship Dinner Dance on May 6 at Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx.

Nurses at Conference

Federation of Nurses/UFT Nurse Recognition Day Celebration

Federation of Nurses/UFT members celebrated in person on May 17 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, honoring their work and their profession as they recognized 20 nurses for their advocacy, leadership and service.

Group takes selfie

Academic High Schools Awards Celebration

Heroes, change agents, fierce organizers, advocates, motivators, troubleshooters, trusted advisers and leaders. These are some of the words used to describe the educators, unionists and unified school communities honored at the UFT’s 2022 Academic High Schools Awards Celebration. 

5K Family Run-Walk

5K Family Run/Walk

UFT members and their families who participated in the the the union's eighth annual 5K family run/walk on May 14 raised more than $5,000 for the UFT Disaster Relief Fund to benefit educators and their families in war-torn Ukraine.