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Participants in the meeting take part in an exercise. Two women in the front are engaged.

Aligning curriculum to standards

UFT-DOE focus group considers how best to evaluate and implement curricula that exemplify clear standards.

School Counselors Conference

School Counselors Conference

UFT President Michael Mulgrew praised school counselors for "keeping people calm" daily as well as in a crisis during the 16th annual School Counselors Conference at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on March 7.

Members share a laugh at the information table at the UCS partner expo.

‘Instrumental in our success’

Forty youth organizations took part in the second annual partner expo for the UFT's community schools program, United Community Schools, on Jan. 30 in Shanker Hall at union headquarters in Manhattan.

Paras show off their T-shirts

Fit to a T

UFT members met at the Staten Island borough office on Feb. 6 to design T-shirts celebrating the 100th day of the school year on Feb. 14.

Panel members listen on during the Building Power at the school level event.

Using the tools in the contract

Putting power in the hands of members in the schools was the theme of a panel discussion at the UFT’s Queens borough office on Jan. 30. The panel featured 11 chapter leaders, representing every district and grade level in Queens, who discussed how they successfully empowered members in their schools to advocate for their rights as union members.

Two colleagues engage in a group activity during a workshop.

‘The building blocks of organizing’

About 30 District 75 members learned how to organize their colleagues to get politically active and advocate for their interests as workers at a political action workshop at union headquarters on Feb. 25.

Three women walking out of UFT headquarters

A good read

Members collect free books for their classrooms and their homes at a First Book event on Feb. 1 at the UFT’s Staten Island borough office.

Union members pose for a photo holding signs.

Learning to educate New Yorkers

UFT members pledged to help ensure New Yorkers all are counted in the 2020 Census during six teach-ins at schools throughout District 2 in Manhattan on Feb. 11, a citywide day of action to educate New Yorkers about the Census.

Award presenters present the award winner, who is posing in the middle of the two presenters.

Dance teacher gets Bethune honor

The UFT's African American Heritage Committee held its annual awards dinner on Feb. 7 at Antun’s Queens Village.

Aqeel Williams reads from a book at the film series event

Messages ‘resonated’

The sixth annual Black History Film Series at UFT headquarters in Manhattan, celebrating Black History Month, drew the largest crowds ever for the event.