We teach — and our students live and learn — in a world of rapid change, with new technological tools for navigating that world at our fingertips. For academic high school educators, it’s an exciting and challenging time. Do we have a role in creating innovative teaching environments for our students and professional learning settings for ourselves? I say yes.
More than 180 city public high school seniors and graduate students were honored this year with Shanker Scholarship Awards from the UFT. The union-funded awards provide almost $1 million to academically excellent and financially eligible students annually, and the program has awarded more than $50 million in scholarships since 1969.