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.
If you're a newer teacher with concerns about your ability to get your certification and/or tenure during this remote-teaching time, the UFT has your back.
When schools transitioned to remote learning, I was anxious not just about schoolwork but about socialization. How can teachers maintain an engaging, interactive relationship with their students when they can no longer be in the same room? Educators...
As teachers navigate the world of remote classrooms, they get a boost from tech-savvy colleagues.
It is possible to finance classroom projects with grants, donations and other money-saving strategies.
"Last year, I decided I wanted to create a classroom space that was as unique as my students, a place where they would feel comfortable and want to come to class (that’s half the battle in high school, after all!). With my students’ wants and needs...
Gaining tenure is an important milestone for new teachers. Having tenure means you can’t be terminated without due process and you’re entitled to a hearing if the Department of Education takes disciplinary action that could lead to termination.
Take a look at your financial life and take steps to ensure you’re on the right track.
Now that the school year is well underway, take some time to think about the ways you’ll keep your students’ families informed and engaged throughout the year.
PS 175 Chapter Leader Tanya Pragados stood her ground against her principal when she tried to unilaterally departmentalize two 3rd-grade classes without the contractually required school-based option vote.