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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.

Teacher & Student

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Awards

The UFT gave out $5,000 college scholarships to 189 high school seniors at the 53rd annual Albert Shanker Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Reception on June 7 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

A woman on the left embraces the woman on the right with a kiss to the top of her head

Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony

More than 230 people gathered in Shanker Hall at UFT headquarters on May 13 for the 9th annual Family Child Care Providers Chapter's Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony. The event honored outstanding members of the chapter and offered the chance for their families and colleagues to celebrate their extraordinary work.

District 11 Scholarship Dinner Dance

District 11 Scholarship Dinner Dance

Nearly 350 school staff, administrators, community members and local elected officials celebrated at District 11's fourth UFT Scholarship Dinner Dance on May 6 at Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx.

Nurses at Conference

Federation of Nurses/UFT Nurse Recognition Day Celebration

Federation of Nurses/UFT members celebrated in person on May 17 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, honoring their work and their profession as they recognized 20 nurses for their advocacy, leadership and service.

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Academic High Schools Awards Celebration

Heroes, change agents, fierce organizers, advocates, motivators, troubleshooters, trusted advisers and leaders. These are some of the words used to describe the educators, unionists and unified school communities honored at the UFT’s 2022 Academic High Schools Awards Celebration.