We all carry biases and can benefit from a better understanding of how they affect our relationships with others, personally and professionally.
The UFT welcomed newly elected and veteran state lawmakers to a breakfast forum on Dec. 18 to educate them about three union-backed education initiatives that need funding in the upcoming state budget: the UFT Teacher Center, UFT Community Learning...
The UFT celebrated its 57th anniversary as a union at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 5, and sent the executive director of the UFT Welfare Fund, Artie Pepper, into retirement with the prestigious Charles Cogen Award.
It was Larissa Loua’s first year in an integrated co-teaching classroom. On opening day, she led a restorative circle to help her students build community and learn how to trust each other — key elements of a Positive Learning Collaborative school.
The Positive Learning Collaborative is working with 16 schools to help create classrooms free of bullying, drama and conflict so all children can learn while respecting the humanity of teacher and child. We are already seeing exceptional results.
Six workshops, including several led by classroom educators, drew many hundreds of UFT members and parents at the Spring Education Conference. Each hour-long workshop addressed aspects of urgent questions and issues in city schools right now.
“The PLC has helped all of us get to know the children at a more human level,” says Christine Chavez, the principal of PS 45 on Staten Island. “We’re establishing routines and procedures to look at the child in an academic and a social way.” That...
The training at the heart of the Institute for Understanding Behavior — therapeutic crisis intervention — has been prescribed in the settlement of a lawsuit that challenged the practice of sending disruptive children to hospital emergency rooms.
Testimony regarding special education instruction and achievement & Int. 0435: Mandating Special Education Services Reporting
Vice President for Special Education Carmen Alvarez testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education and Sub-Committee on Non-Public Schools about the Int. 0435 bill mandating special education services reporting.