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Celebrating ‘an equitable education for all’

UFT members were among the thousands of educators, parents and students who turned out on Oct. 13 for a day of celebration of public schools organized by United Way of New York City.

How Long Island City HS got its groove back

The turnaround at Long Island City HS was the result of a set of strategies that included smaller class sizes and more individualized attention. But collaboration — between administrators and staff and among the teachers themselves — was the linchpin...

UFT launches new TV ad campaign with “Voice” spot

The UFT launched a television ad campaign on Jan. 23 featuring New York City public school teachers, parents and students and celebrating teachers’ voice in the New York City public school system.

Classical appreciation

In Evan Alboum’s music class at PS 305 in Ridgewood, Queens, students at every grade level learn to know and appreciate classical music through all their senses. He begins the study of each piece of classical music with movement he choreographs.

RX for success

The intent young scientists in sterile lab coats, masks and gloves laboring at busy lab stations like professional researchers are actually 11th-graders at Union Square Academy for Health Sciences, the only high school in New York City with a...

Hitting all the high notes

Music is lifting up students at PS 91 in University Heights in the Bronx — not just emotionally but academically, too.

This Green House

Christopher Sedita is the founder of the “Green Buildings” program at the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, a career and technical education high school. The program prepares students for careers in 21st-century building design, construction...

Striking a chord

For her exemplary blending of science and music instruction, Salguero won the 2018 Grammy Music Educator of the Year award.

‘Celebrating great mistakes’

Jason Garofalo, who teaches math at Marble Hill International HS in the Bronx," makes a point of prizing students’ wrong answers. “I want them to be unafraid to make mistakes, because that’s what math is all about,” he says. “The whole process of...

Pride and prejudice

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Betsy DeVos’ appointment on Feb. 7, UFT members across New York City celebrated their public schools during National Public School week Feb. 5-9. Many used the hashtag #PublicSchoolProud on social media to...