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Speech pathologists go through a letter sound drill

Sound initiative

As part of a speech literacy initiative launched by the Department of Education in 2014 in about 150 schools, Marjorie James pushes into the kindergarten Integrated Co-Teaching class at the East Elmhurst Community School three times a week and works closely with its teachers.

Good hang-ups

Good hang-ups

What’s a teacher to do when students are focused on their cellphones instead of the day’s lesson? 

A student squats down to paint on a small easel

Illustrating tradition

A love of art connects the past to the present at the HS of Art and Design in midtown Manhattan, where the biannual Draw-a-Thon builds on a legacy begun in the late 1970s, when students would gather before class to practice drawing one of their classmates.

Snack time is learning time

Snack time is learning time

Snack carts at District 75 school in the Bronx provide an innovative way for students to learn about commerce, coins and communication.

The check representing the community service efforts of PS/IS 235 students, staff and parents

10G raised for Dorian victims

“It has always been my firm belief that little hands can make a big difference in the world,” says Nicholas Taranto, the media teacher at PS/IS 235 in Flatbush, Brooklyn.


What happened on Dec. 8, 2009?

The UFT’s Member Assistance Program was launched on Dec. 8, 2009. 

Helping sort donated goods at CS 154 in Manhattan

‘Doing the right thing’

MS 57 Chapter Leader Nicole Smith’s idea to help 47 young Bahamian college students, driven from their homes by Hurricane Dorian in September, quickly morphed into a community effort.

Celebrating  ‘an equitable education for all’

Celebrating ‘an equitable education for all’

UFT members were among the thousands of educators, parents and students who turned out on Oct. 13 for a day of celebration of public schools organized by United Way of New York City.

First Strike 1960

What happened on Nov. 7, 1960?

The newly formed United Federation of Teachers was demanding collective bargaining rights and Superintendent of Schools John Theobald’s response was that he did not bargain with his own family.

Teacher Ivis Carrasco (right) from PS 194 in Brooklyn turns the capstan

Sailing back in time

Fifth-graders from PS 194 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, repeated the cries that once echoed around the busy port of New York as they raised the sail on an 1885 cargo ship during a class trip to Manhattan’s South Street Seaport Museum on Oct. 7.