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UFT vaccine program takes off ‘with flying colors’

By the sixth day of the UFT program to accelerate distribution of the vaccine to its members, 8,000 members had been matched with a health care provider with available vaccine.

Social Workers and Psychologists Chapter Newsletter

The following newsletter was sent to all social workers and psychologists from Chapter Leader Raul Garcia on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

We Feed NYC Virtual Fundraiser

Join the United Federation of Teachers for a one-of-a-kind virtual fundraiser to help feed families in need. Enjoy student performances, celebrity guests, cooking demonstrations, wellness and mindfulness presentations and more. 

Get your COVID-19 vaccination this week

The following email was sent on Tuesday, Jan. 5, to UFT-represented registered nurses at NYU Langone Hospital — Brooklyn from UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman.

UFT on protecting school communities

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement about how the COVID-19 test positivity rate should be used when determining whether or not to close school buildings.

Bringing the library to them

UFT members’ book drive at Bronx Park MS ensures both in-school and remote students have books to read during the pandemic.

Dementia care during COVID-19

Caring for a loved one with dementia is challenging at any time, but even more so during the pandemic. Here are tips and resources to help.

Classrooms during COVID

To make the school year feel successful, educators are revising lesson plans, troubleshooting technology and investigating new strategies. Day by day, they’re figuring out what works for their students — and themselves. Read their stories.

Meghan Carey, physical education teacher, PS 160, Jamaica, Queens

The cafeteria is the only space big enough for physical education classes at PS 160 in Queens, where one teacher of both in-person and remote students has had to reimagine the activities she once did.

Megan Jonynas, music teacher, PS 139 in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

The cafeteria is the only space big enough for physical education classes at PS 160 in Queens, where one teacher of both in-person and remote students has had to reimagine the activities she once did.