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We Feed NYC telethon

In a four-hour We Feed NYC telethon on Feb. 13, the UFT raised more than $310,000 from its members and corporate donors to feed New York families struggling with food insecurity as a result of the pandemic.

Suit: California not providing equal ed during pandemic

A recent lawsuit alleges that the state of California is not providing equal education during the pandemic.

COVID hurts Black, Latino and poor students most

Study finds that Black, Latino and poor students are hurt the most by COVID-19.

Testimony regarding segregation in New York City public schools

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York City Council's joint meeting of the Committee on Education and the Committee on Civil and Human Rights regarding segregation in New York City public schools.

Stuy High and beyond

Seven. That’s how many African-American students are among the 895 students who have been offered admission next fall to Stuyvesant HS, one of the city’s most prestigious specialized high schools.

Resolution in support of racial and economic justice in New York City public schools

The UFT reaffirms its support of initiatives from organizations — including the Anti-Defamation League, Latino Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Pride at Work, APALA, LCLAA, the NAACP and Black Lives Matter — that has as its goal the...

Showing the way

While the debate rages across the city about whether scoring high on a single test is the fairest way to win a coveted seat in one of the city’s specialized high schools, students at the HS for American Studies at Lehman College are tutoring local...

‘Without diversity, students live in a bubble’

When Lynn Shon, a STEM teacher at MS 88 in Park Slope, accepted an invitation in 2017 to join the diversity working group in Brooklyn’s District 15 as a teacher representative, she had no idea where it would lead.

Mulgrew responds to District 15 diversity plan

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the news that Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza approved a diversity plan on Sept. 20, 2018 to increase middle school diversity in Brooklyn’s District 15 after a...

Windy City wisdom

“Testing is not the be-all and end-all.” That statement would not be surprising coming from a teacher who sees subject mastery in a student’s class performance and work portfolio or from a parent in the opt-out movement. Both know that a child is...