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Mayor threatens to cut school budgets

As Gov. Kathy Hochul considers signing state legislation to reduce class sizes in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams is threatening cuts to next year’s school budgets even as he sits on billions of dollars of federal education aid.

UFT Middle School Division’s Anti-Bullying Conference

Students from 105 schools registered for the UFT’s citywide Anti-Bullying Conference, held virtually on Oct. 28, which focused on conflict resolution strategies and how to be an upstander, or someone who intervenes or stands up for a person who is...

Oct. 19, 2011: BRAVE program is founded

Bullying has no place in any child’s education. That was the inspiration behind the UFT’s creation in 2011 of the Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education, or BRAVE, program to provide tools, knowledge and support in confronting...

UFT has your back as you begin your career

This fall, as we begin a school year like no other, you will face many challenges, but you are not alone. The UFT is here to protect your rights and support you in your new career.

Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

The UFT hosted more than 300 students from 25 middle schools at its Manhattan headquarters on Oct. 22 for the UFT Middle School Division’s third annual Anti-Bullying Conference. Students and teachers attended workshops presented by the New York...

Anti-Bullying Conference 2019

The UFT hosted more than 300 students from 25 middle schools across the city for an anti-bullying conference on Oct. 22, 2019, where students learned to recognize and help stop bullying in their schools.

Using art to deliver an important message

Dozens of posters from 16 schools were on display at UFT headquarters on May 21 for the awards ceremony of the UFT BRAVE program’s fifth annual video contest and the UFT’s Young Artists Unite Against Bullying poster contest.

UFT anti-bullying conference

Two hundred and fifty middle school students discussed why bullies think it's okay to bully and learned how to recognize and put an end to the behavior at the UFT's second annual anti-bullying conference on May 10.

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In the Middle — UFT’s anti-bullying student conference

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Anthony Harmon, the UFT director of parent and community outreach, reminded about 300 middle schoolers and their teachers and counselors of that famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi as they prepared to head for...