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Students describe COVID experiences in Fireside Chats

Years from now, young people will be able to learn what it was like to be a student during the historic COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 through the firsthand accounts of 11th-graders at the Brooklyn HS of the Arts.

Staff's special Mother's Day tribute

What can you do when students who attend your school lose their mother to the coronavirus three weeks before Mother’s Day? If you’re the staff at PS 253 in Far Rockaway, you have a drive-by car parade past the family’s home on the occasion to let your students know you are there for them.

May 17, 2007: 12,000 family child care providers request UFT representation

Thirteen years ago, home-based child care providers marked a milestone in their campaign to join the UFT.

Supplies Party

PS 188 in Coney Island, Brooklyn, is remembering a former educator at the school by giving teachers tote bags full of supplies purchased thanks to a donation by her daughter.

Science grows in Brooklyn

Dressed in crisp, white lab coats, students gave tours of the new science lab at MS 484 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on March 13 and had the opportunity to see the hydroponic growing systems they had been studying in action.

Chapter leaders rise to the occasion

Chapter leaders step up to help teachers adjust to remote learning.

‘Van Buren HS, this is Mission Control’

Students at Martin Van Buren HS in Queens had an extraterrestrial experience on March 13, when they hosted a live videoconference with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

Happy 60th birthday, UFT!

The strength of the UFT was undeniable in the union’s successful effort to get schools closed, starting March 16, because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was fitting that the date also marked the 60-year anniversary of the founding of the union.

UFT Teacher Center played vital role

The UFT Teacher Center, a comprehensive school-based professional development program, provides vital technology assistance and ongoing support to educators on both technology and content issues.

Remote control

As teachers navigate the world of remote classrooms, they get a boost from tech-savvy colleagues.