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 City Comptroller Scott Stringer (second from right), the UFT’s endorsed candidate for mayor, joins President Michael Mulgrew,

I’ll ‘dismantle’ DOE bureaucracy Stringer

The UFT’s endorsed candidate for New York City mayor, Scott Stringer, spoke about his plans to reallocate money to the school system during the union’s annual Spring Education Conference on May 15.

UFT Staff Director Anthony Harmon looks on as State Attorney General Leticia James accepts the John Dewey Award virtually.

Dewey winner James returns the praise

New York State Attorney General Lititia James was honored at the UFT's Spring Education Conference on May 15 with the John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education, the highest honor the UFT bestows.

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‘A voice amidst all the chaos’

The New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT (NYCATA) challenge asked art teachers and their students — from elementary to high school — to create visual images of their feelings and concerns this school year. 


Putting on the Spring Education Conference both live and virtually required a lot of behind-the-scenes work.

‘Battle-tested’ members hailed for courage, strength

UFT President Michael Mulgrew praised members for their courage and strength throughout the pandemic and spoke about the challenges ahead at the union's annual Spring Education Conference on May 15.

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Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration

The UFT Speech Improvement Chapter's annual Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration, held virtually on May 20, honored 34 members for creative projects as well as students and retiree Lisa Arian.

A screenshot of a nurse accepting an award, her son is also in the shot on the left side

Nurses Recognition Day

Members of the Federation of Nurses/UFT were honored during the union's seventh annual Nurse Recognition Day, Held virtually on May 6, for meeting the "unimaginable" challenge of COVID-19.

Albert Shanker College Scholarships

Heading out to change the world

The UFT presented $5,000 Albert Shanker College Scholarships to 134 public high school students and eight graduate students on June 2 at the 52nd annual Albert Shanker Scholarship celebration, held virtually on Zoom.

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United Community Schools Vaccination Day and Family Festival

A Bronx Community is safer after 76 people got free COVID-19 vaccines at the Vaccination Day and Family Festival sponsored by the UFT's United Community Schools initiative and health care provider MetroPlus on June 4 at the Bronx Writing Academy.

UFT Director of Community and Parent Outreach Nick Cruz makes a point during the Brooklyn conference.

Helping students return to the world

This spring, hundreds of parents across the city gathered for the 12th annual UFT parent conferences, with each borough hosting its own virtual event on Zoom.

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Daniel Dromm Scholarship ceremony

The UFT Pride Committee honored five high school students with $1,000 scholarships at its third Daniel Dromm Scholarship ceremony, held virtually on June 5.