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Certification, tenure angst?

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.

Making connections

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...

Remote control

As teachers navigate the world of remote classrooms, they get a boost from tech-savvy colleagues.

Get your school supplies without paying for them

It is possible to finance classroom projects with grants, donations and other money-saving strategies.

Inside my classroom

"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...

Preparing for your tenure decision

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.

It's a good time for a financial checkup

Take a look at your financial life and take steps to ensure you’re on the right track.

Keep the home-school bond alive all year

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.

Kudos to Tanya Pragados, PS 175, Harlem

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.

UFT endorses Williams for public advocate

The UFT has endorsed incumbent Jumaane Williams for New York City public advocate in the Nov. 5 general election. The decision passed the union’s executive board on Oct. 21.