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Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

Once again, it is time for the UFT Middle School Division’s anti-bullying conference. Your middle school students will learn how to identify and prevent bullying at school at the UFT Middle School Division's Anti-Bullying Student Conference. Space at the conference is limited, so we're asking each school to bring a maximum of 12 students. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch, snacks and giveaways will be provided.

Middle School Scavenger Hunt

UFT members, along with their families and friends, raced against the clock on the coldest day of the year to find the answers to these questions and others at the first-ever UFT Middle School Division’s Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt on Feb...

Bullying knows no bounds

UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell writes that after holding his annual Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference in October, he learned his 28-year-old daughter had been bullied when she was in middle school. While he was shocked, he...

Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

Roughly 500 students and educators attended the UFT’s Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference on Oct. 25 at union headquarters, where they learned strategies to identify and prevent bullying and become ambassadors for their schools.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

"Good job!" Ilyana Frias told a 5-year-old kindergartener from PS 92 in Harlem as he worked at a craft table during the UFT’s Thanksgiving Luncheon for children in need on Nov. 19 at union headquarters in Manhattan.

Thanksgiving Luncheon 2022

It was an early Thanksgiving celebration for 160 students in need, including some migrants who arrived in New York by bus in late summer, as they marked the occasion at UFT headquarters on Nov. 19 with a holiday meal, new winter wear and a variety of activities during the union's Thanksgiving Luncheon and Winter Coat Drive hosted by the UFT Middle Schools Division.

Middle Schools Conference

The UFT’s Middle Schools Conference was back on April 9 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, with workshops on social and emotional wellness, culturally responsive STEAM classrooms, integrated co-teaching and other topics.

5K Family Run/Walk

UFT members and their families who participated in the the the union's eighth annual 5K family run/walk on May 14 raised more than $5,000 for the UFT Disaster Relief Fund to benefit educators and their families in war-torn Ukraine.

2022 Middle Schools Conference

Educators gathered in person on April 9 for the first time in two years for the UFT Middle Schools Conference in Shanker Hall at UFT headquarters in Manhattan. They attended workshops on topics including wellness, social studies projects with Google Earth, integrated co-teaching and culturally responsive STEAM curriculum at the conference.