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2023 NYS Teacher of the Year Billy Green

Rebel with a cause

Billy Green, a chemistry teacher at A. Philip Randolph HS in Harlem, has been named the 2023 New York State Teacher of the Year by the State Education Department.

 PS 18 art teacher Zoila Cordova (third from right), who serves on the school’s United Community Schools Advisory Board, and UFT Paraprofessional Representative Norma Ortega (second from left) wear festive dress honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.

A rainbow of possibilities

Members of the school community at PS 18 in the South Bronx have transformed a brick wall into a mural reflecting the diversity and values that make the UFT United Community School and its neighborhood a vibrant community.

Supporting migrant students

Supporting migrant students

Public school educators across the city have stepped up to address the educational, socio-emotional and economic needs of the 6,000 migrant students, shipped from Texas, who have arrived in city schools this fall.

Seanelle LeeSang

Prioritizing the planet

Teachers often go above and beyond for their students, but for Seanelle LeeSang, a teacher at IS 68 in Brooklyn, teaching is an opportunity to go the extra mile for the planet, too.

A blind man sits and types on a keyboard

Site for sore eyes

The UFT chapter leader of Vision Education Services revamped the program's website for the Department of Education.

Scott Brower

‘A shining light’

PS 20 in Flushing, Queens, paid tribute to beloved physical education teacher Scott Brower, 42, who died March 20 after being struck by a speeding motorcyclist on Long Island.