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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...

‘Signs’ of respect

When Rita Fattorusso invites one of her prekindergarten students to the front of the class to lead morning exercises, the other students pay strict attention. If they don’t, they’ll miss their classmate’s instructions: He uses American Sign Language...

Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon

Join us for breakfast, workshops, a health and wellness festival, a luncheon and awards.

Men in Education

Join us for the 5th annual UFT Men in Education Symposium. There will be workshops about mentoring, fatherhood and empowerment. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. See the flier for details.

Early Childhood Conference

Early childhood educators are invited to attend the 13th annual Early Childhood Conference, where our theme is "Lighting the Future." 

Starting young

For Jo Ann Westhall, an elementary school education includes reading, writing, arithmetic — and computer science. Westhall, a computer science teacher and the chapter leader at PS 31 in Bayside, Queens, brought a subject reserved for middle and high...

Science Exploratorium at PS 84, Brooklyn

More than 400 parents and guests experienced 47 hands-on experiments led by 320 students in grades 2–8, who became teachers for a day, at PS 84’s fifth annual Science Exploratorium on May 15 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Inquiry-based learning with young students

Do you want to help your students explore their interests and extend their learning beyond a scripted curriculum? Consider trying inquiry-based investigations in your early childhood classroom.