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Puerto Rican Day Parade

In a first, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza rode the UFT float with UFT Vice President Evelyn DeJesus in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 9.

Red-letter day at Spanish Spelling Bee

Ten proud “ganadores,” or winners, took their bows on May 21 at the fourth annual District 3 Spanish Spelling Bee, hosted by PS 87 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, that featured spellers from all seven dual language schools in the district.

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

It’s a tradition for many UFT members to join the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to celebrate their heritage but the devastation by Hurricane Maria in September gave this year’s celebration on June 10 added significance.

Koch brothers target Latino families

David and Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity promotes privatization, charter schools, vouchers and free markets. But the Libre Initiative is theirs as well, the latest effort to build support for their ideas and influence policy, this time by...

Puerto Ricans find welcome in mainland schools

Public schools in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York are preparing to take in thousands of students fleeing Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rican Day Parade

The sweltering heat was a challenge, but that didn't stop UFT members from marching up Fifth Avenue in the city's 60th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.

Puerto Rican Day Parade: Floating Along

More than 200 UFT members were visible and vocal at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, June 12.

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2016

UFT members were visible and vocal at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 12, 2016.

Education of English learners finally a priority

Chancellor Carmen Fariña has made the education of English language learners a priority. She wants to restore and expand bilingual education.

Puerto Rican Day Parade

A UFT contingent of more than 100 celebrated la isla bonita as they joined the line of march for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14.