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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.

A teacher goes through supplies from a tote bag

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.

A teacher works with students in a hydroponics lab

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.

Elizabeth Wojtal

Chapter leaders rise to the occasion

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

An astronaut is on a live stream from the International Space Station, asking questions from students at Van Buren HS.

‘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.

Showing off their UFT gifts are PS 171 teachers (from left) Jeneena Hubbard, Chapter Leader Kelly Kim, Steven Mann and Halli Moskowitz.

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.

Man sitting at computer

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.

Mr_Greene used Spark app

Remote control

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

Students show off their puppets

Painting the bigger picture

Janet Lombardi and her son, Zach, are both Staten Island teachers, who share their passion for activism through art with their elementary school students.

A room with a rocking chair and ottoman

A room for nursing moms

IS 61 now has a “calm, quiet and clean” lactation room thanks to the efforts of Hearing Education Services Chapter Leader Raquel Sepulveda and the school's principal and parent coordinator.