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UFT Weekly Update – April  11, 2014

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The next Update will come out on April 25. Enjoy your break!

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week - April 11, 2014

UNFAIR TESTS: Students and parents from Manhattan's PS 87 protested the new ELA exam outside their school, one of more than 35 school protests across the city today.

News of the Week

Common sense finally prevails in student promotion policy

Standardized test scores in grades 3 through 8 will no longer be the dominant factor in deciding which students are promoted, according to a new policy unveiled on April 9 by Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Teachers and principals will now also consider multiple measures — including class projects, grades and writing samples — in deciding which students should advance to the next grade. UFT President Michael Mulgrew applauded the change. "A child is more than a single test score, more than what happens in a few hours of tests on a couple of days out of the school year," he said. "It is time that New York City take into account all the work a child does the rest of the year, in the classroom, where the real learning takes place." The UFT and other critics said the high-stakes tests created an atmosphere of fear and anxiety in the classroom and gave teachers no alternative but to teach to the test — devouring time that could have been spent on art, music and other subjects. The new policy "empowers educators, takes the temperature down around testing, and keeps rigorous standards in place," according to Fariña. For the details, read our news story.

Join us on Twitter at the UFT Spring Conference

The UFT Spring Conference will take place on the Saturday after everyone returns from break — earlier than previous years. Chancellor Carmen Fariña will speak at the morning town hall and participants may choose among an array of wonderful workshops. Now is the time to sign up using the registration coupon. Social media will again figure in this year's conference. For those of you on Twitter, we will be using the hashtag #UFTspring on the day of the conference. Make sure you're following the UFT on Twitter and post your comments, impressions and photos using the #UFTspring hashtag. Let's celebrate and publicize the hard work we do to nurture, inspire and educate children. We look forward to seeing you and your members there.

UPS rehires 250 workers that it fired for job action

Buckling to public pressure, the United Parcel Service on April 10 said it will no longer terminate the 250 unionized delivery drivers who participated in a 90-minute walkout in Queens on Feb. 26. UFT delegates at this Wednesday's meeting passed a resolution in support of the workers. The shipping giant fired 19 of the workers on March 31 and sent another 17 packing on April 4. It had promised to dismiss the remaining 214 after replacement drivers were trained. The workers — the company's entire Queens delivery force — had walked off the job to protest the firing of their co-worker, a union activist and 24-year veteran driver. The drivers' union will compensate the company for damages as a result of the 90-minute walkout and all the drivers will serve a two-week suspension. Read the full story.

Let the DOE know your view of the new evaluation system at its town hall meetings for teachers

Please encourage your members to come out to one of three remaining town hall meetings that the Department of Education is hosting to provide opportunities for educators to share their experiences with the DOE's new teacher evaluation and development system. Let the DOE hear from you and your members at one of the upcoming events: on Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. at M.S. 131, 100 Hester Street in Manhattan; on Thursday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the Health Opportunities High School, 350 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx; and on Tuesday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights Educational Campus, 883 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn. For more information, read the DOE flier. Pre-registration is required. To register, select the event you wish to attend on the Advance Professional Development Calendar.


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To Do

  • Chapter leaders are encouraged to consider the new Learning Partners Program, a new DOE initiative designed to promote inter-school collaborative learning. The program will match a host school that has strong practices in a specific learning focus area with a partner school that is interested in strengthening their practice in that area. Please raise this idea with your principal if you think your school would benefit from this collaboration. The DOE has agreed that having the chapter leader's support will be an important part of the application process. The UFT will be vetting the list of schools for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, review the Learning Partners Program documents. When you are ready, complete the application.
  • Wednesday, April 23 — the day you return from Spring Break — is Secretaries Day. Remember to thank your school secretaries and celebrate the exemplary work they do.
  • All schools should have by now received copies of the UFT's end-of-year guide to the new teacher evaluation and development system. This is the first — and we hope the last — guide to ending a school year under this particular evaluation system. As you know, the UFT is in talks with the city. The guide, "Summing it up: An end-of-year guide to the new teacher evaluation & development system," includes a timeline and information on summative conferences, artifacts, professional records, ratings and how student assessment results will figure into evaluations. You and your members will also be able to access the guide plus additional information on the evaluation system on the UFT website. Please contact your district representative if you have not received the guides for teachers at your school.
  • You and your colleagues are invited to participate in a day of understanding and acceptance at the UFT's 3rd annual Be BRAVE Anti-Bullying Conference on Friday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UFT headquarters. We are fortunate to have Kerry Kennedy, the president of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, as our conference keynote speaker. The RFK Center's Project SEATBELT focuses on bullying as a human rights issue and the need to establish safe environments for K-12 school children. The day will also feature workshops on anti-bullying strategies and related topics from many different perspectives. We have secured national and local leaders in the field to lead these workshops, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, the Anti-Defamation League, the National School Climate Center, Peace Dynamics, the Council for Unity and our own UFT experts. The conference fee of $30 includes take-away materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Registration for this event is limited, so please send in your registration form as quickly as possible. The registration deadline is April 25.
  • The UFT middle school division will hold its first annual 5K family run on Saturday, May 10 in Coney Island. Please encourage your members to bring their family and friends and join us for this untimed walk/race to benefit the UFT Disaster Relief Fund. Through generous member support, the fund has contributed thousands of dollars to relief operations following natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, the Philippines and our own area in 2012 following Hurricane Sandy. Beginning at MCU Park in Coney Island, the family run will take place from 8:30 to noon. Complimentary water, snacks, giveaways and raffle prizes will be provided for each race participant. The fee to participate in this event is $25 for adults and $15 for children age 12 or younger. Consider recruiting a team from your school — or bring your friends and family. Please post this flier on your UFT bulletin board. For the online registration and sponsor forms as well as the route map, see the UFT.org event listing.
  • What's creative, unique or inventive about your classroom or the classroom of a fellow teacher? The New York Teacher is looking for photographs to showcase in its "Inside my classroom" feature, which highlights teachers' favorite aspects of their classrooms — from well-organized libraries to imaginative anchor charts. Chapter leaders, please advise teachers that they can send their high-resolution photos (450 KB and up, please) to uftphotos@gmail.com and should include their name, school, borough and a brief description.
  • Understanding that there are many questions and concerns about student surveys being part of the teacher evaluation system in the future, the UFT advocated for a small pilot this year and an expanded pilot next year so that we have as many facts at our disposal as possible before any stakes are attached. To that end, the UFT and the DOE have agreed to pilot the student surveys in a subset of schools this year rather than all schools as the state education commissioner had ordered in his decision. A letter was sent to many schools in March inviting them to participate in the pilot. School participation is voluntary, and no school can participate in the pilot if the chapter leader does not agree. The chapter leader should hold a union meeting or devise a basic survey to determine if the staff is willing to participate. If your school community would be interested in participating in this pilot and your school did not receive the letter, contact your district rep. The UFT's position has always been that student surveys should be used for formative purposes only. The UFT will be monitoring the process very closely and seeking feedback from our members at the pilot schools, and will advocate for conditions that allow for student voice to be heard and our members' professionalism to be respected and protected.
  • The process for establishing School-Based Options (SBOs) for next school year should have begun. Since all SBOs sunset every year, with the exception of the 7/8 period day SBOs in elementary schools, all SBOs implemented during the 2013-2014 school year must be reviewed and revisions (if any) should be discussed. In addition, the chapter committee or the principal may propose new SBOs. In March or early April, your chapter committee, led by the chapter leader, should have held a consultation meeting with the principal with the sole purpose of discussing/reviewing any SBOs either the chapter or the principal would like to see implemented for the next school year. Prior to that consultation meeting, you should survey your chapter regarding SBOs. As chapter leader, you have the right not to put to a vote any SBO that your chapter does not like. While an SBO requires the support of 55 percent of voting members in order to be ratified, you should not put to a vote an SBO that does not have the near-unanimous support of your membership. SBOs should never split your membership, because you have the right to say no to anything that will be divisive. Give your district rep an opportunity to review your SBO before your members vote. Make sure your members (and not just your principal) benefit from any SBOs you choose to put to a vote. In order for the district rep and union leadership to properly review each SBO, all SBOS should be submitted by the second week of June at the latest. Please make sure your district rep is kept informed at every stage of the process. Please consult the SBO Manual for detailed guidance.
  • The DOE will be opening 24 new schools for the 2014-2015 school year and therefore there are open positions. Please share the online list of postings for the new schools with your members in the event a member may be interested in applying for a transfer. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Sill at msill@uft.org, or your district representative.
  • Please help your members determine if they need to take the six-hour course on the prevention of and intervention in bullying, discrimination and harassment that is now required for certification by the New York State Dignity for All Act. Although most of our members do not need the course, we need your help to make sure that the members who need to take the course now get into classes. Members who meet the following criteria do NOT need to take the course: a) permanently or professionally certified; b) hired prior to 2004; c) level 3 certificate holders (paraprofessionals) and applicants for certification prior to Jan. 1, 2014. The classes are full, and we need to give priority to all teachers and school-related professionals who applied for their state certificate on or after Jan. 1, 2014. Remind them that the UFT is an approved provider of this course and offers it at 52 Broadway and in the union's borough offices at a cost of $25 for paras and $50 for all other members. Check the UFT Safety Workshop page for registration information or call 212-598-9287. We also have a number of new FAQs that you and members can consult.
  • Please tell teachers covered by the new evaluation and development system that summative conferences will begin on April 25 and end on June 20. These are one-on-one conferences between a teacher and the principal or other evaluator. The conferences are an opportunity for the teacher to discuss the year, including classroom observations and any artifacts that the teacher may have submitted. For more information on summative conferences, please refer members to the UFT's guide, Summing it up: An end-of-year guide to the new teacher evaluation & development system. Please contact your district rep if you have any questions.
  • Between March 24 and June 6, schools will administer the summative assessments that will be incorporated into the annual evaluations of many teachers. These assessments include the NYC Performance Assessments, as well as Running Records, FAST and Scantron Performance assessments. A calendar of allowable assessment dates for each exam was sent to your principal in February. These assessments matter, and it is crucial that schools develop appropriate protocols around test administration, norming and scoring. Chapter leaders and their consultation teams should meet with principals regarding: 1) testing dates; 2) communications with the school community — including teachers, students and parents — about the tests; 3) teacher training for scoring; and 4) how time will be provided for scoring. Schools must provide teachers with the time to meet and score the exams, either during the school day or through paid per session (schools will receive an allocation for scoring). Please let your district rep know immediately if your principal does not consult with your chapter regarding the implementation of these assessments.
  • Urge all your members to check their personnel files at least yearly to point out and remove old letters in their file. Our contract provides that any letter over three years old should be removed if no disciplinary charges are attached to that letter. If members have not done so recently, they should make an appointment with the principal to see their file and flag items for removal.
  • Remind your members that social networking sites often seduce us into saying or revealing things online that we used to share only in personal conversations or letters. Urge members to always think twice before posting messages, photos or videos on such sites. School staff is held to a higher moral code, and, like it or not, we need to be aware of how such postings may be interpreted by the public. How to judge? Ask yourself: Would I be okay if my elderly mom/grandmom, clergy member or kid sister saw the posting? Some summer activities do not need to be memorialized online!
  • Tell your members that the DOE's Payroll Portal has updated its login feature. Anyone wishing to access the system now has to use his or her DOE ID and password on the first screen. In addition, since March 31, the option to enter the portal by Social Security number is no longer available. Alert your members that they instead need to use their employee ID or information system ID along with their Outlook user ID and password. The employee ID is the reference number that appears on your pay stub. H Bank employees can obtain their employee ID by logging onto Cybershift. These changes will keep information private and secure. Members are still able to log on to the Payroll Portal from either a DOE network computer or a private computer. All items on the Payroll Portal, such as payroll information, self-service features, documents and links, are still available. Consult the memo for more information.
  • Teachers holding a Professional Certificate who were certified between 2009 and 2010 should have received a letter and a tracking form from the DOE in January alerting them that they have to submit proof of completing 175 hours of professional development during the past five-year cycle. Make sure your members understand that 175 hours of professional development every five years is a requirement only for those who hold a Professional Certificate. Currently there are 2,500 members who are in jeopardy of losing their certification if the documentation is not submitted on time. Documentation must be submitted no later than June 13. It is very important for chapter leaders to alert their members that any professional development taken outside the school should be approved in writing by your principal prior to taking the PD. At the end of each year, the tracking sheet should be approved and signed by the principal. At the end of the five years, all signed tracking sheets must be submitted to the DOE, which will report your completed professional development hours to the State Education Department. Direct your members to the NYS Education Department website to review the range of available PD. If you have any questions, please contact the educational liaison in your UFT borough office.
  • Once a teacher signs his or her official observation report, the teacher needs to know that the form must be put into his or her official file. In addition, the teacher has a right to attach a written response to the official observation report. It is very important that all teachers review and proofread their written responses before attaching them to the reports. We encourage chapter leaders to make sure this happens. If teachers email their responses to the evaluator, they should use their DOE email. Whether email or letter, the teacher should use a professional, responsible tone and should bring up any issues or concerns the teacher has about the observation, including whether there were distractions such as from photos being taken or from multiple evaluators being in the room, or if evidence of the teacher's practice was missed or not taken into account. In other words, a teacher's written response to an observation report is an opportunity for the teacher to make any concerns part of the official record.
  • Please let teachers who are covered by the new evaluation system know that they are able to file an Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) complaint form online if they feel their rights under the new system are being violated. The complaint form is part of a formal enforcement process in the evaluation system. Members have up to five school days after becoming aware of an issue to complete the complaint form online and give copies to their principal and chapter leader. A copy of the completed form will automatically be sent to the district representative, which will trigger a resolution review process. You must log in to the UFT website to access the form. The chapter leader inquiry form remains up for questions only.
  • Do you or a fellow teacher in your school have creative ideas, interesting practices or innovative methods for improving classroom instruction that you feel could benefit fellow educators? The New York Teacher is looking for educators to write Teacher to Teacher columns. The articles should explain pedagogic techniques, approaches or resources that educators can use to help students. The pieces should be about 750 words. Columnists will be paid $150 for accepted works. If you are interested, please call Rachel Nobel during business hours (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 212-598-9201 or email her at rnobel@uft.org.

For your information

Artifacts for teacher evaluation system: Let teachers who are covered by the new evaluation and development system know that although the April 11 deadline for submitting artifacts has passed, they may still submit artifacts at their summative conferences. Artifacts give teachers an opportunity to demonstrate their work in a way that might not be captured through an observation. Teachers do not have to submit artifacts but may submit up to eight.

Peer Intervention Program Vacancies: The Peer Intervention Program (PIP) provides voluntary, confidential assistance for teachers who believe their teaching would benefit from such assistance. PIP is offering per session positions as Peer Intervention Program Intervenor. Applicants for the position must have a minimum of eight years of full-time teaching and demonstrated outstanding classroom teaching ability. For full selection criteria and responsibilities, see the posting or email PIP@uft.org. Chapter leaders, please post this position on your UFT bulletin board.

No more ATR scanning: Teachers in the Absent Teacher Reserve — ATRs — should be welcomed and treated as full-time staff members, not as visitors subject to scans. After the UFT intervened and in collaboration with the DOE, the New York City Police Department has issued a directive to its School Safety Agents making it clear that principals will be giving safety agents each week a list of educators in excess who will be assigned to the school. If the ATR's name is on the list, they should be allowed to enter the school as the regular teaching staff does. If the ATR's name does not appear on the list, the safety agent should confirm the person's assignment with the principal or designee before he or she is allowed to enter as a regular staff member. Please let your district representative know if you have any questions.

Sustainability Curriculum Project: The Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation's NYC Leadership Training in Sustainability Curriculum Project is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. This program provides a multitude of benefits including: up to a $1,000 school grant to support your school's Education for Sustainability goals, teacher stipends for a summer workshop and additional training during the year, earned P-credits toward salary advancement, one-on-one consulting from the foundation throughout the year, access to cutting edge technology, STEM curriculum and more. To learn more, go to the organizaiton's website or complete the online application. The application deadline has been extended to April 23, 2014.

Early childhood-licensed teachers and scoring: Early childhood-licensed teachers who have applied for ELA/math scoring per session positions may have been contacted by the Department of Education asking them to report what grade(s) they are currently teaching. Any early childhood teacher with retention rights or who has successfully served in this activity and is denied a position should contact his or her UFT borough office immediately. Please remember the time frame for filing grievances on per session selection is two work days from knowledge of the selection.

Honor your math and science teachers: The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. The 2014 Awards will honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades K-6. Winning teachers receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C. to attend a series of professional development events. Nominees must have at least five years of full-time K-12 math or science teaching experience prior to the 2013-14 school year. Teachers may also nominate themselves for this award. You can nominate a teacher or nominate yourself. Applications must include a video, three letters of recommendation from administrators, colleagues, parents, students or others, and a written response. The deadline for nominations was April 1. Completed applications are due May 1.

Tax deductions for teachers: The IRS says: "If you are an eligible educator, you can deduct up to $250 ($500 if married filing jointly and both spouses are educators, but not more than $250 each) of any unreimbursed expenses you paid or incurred for books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that you use in the classroom. For courses in health and physical education, expenses for supplies are qualified expenses only if they are related to athletics. This deduction is for expenses paid or incurred during the tax year." The Educator Expense is an "Adjustment to Gross Income" so you can use it if you use the standard deduction or itemize. For more information, see the IRS website.

DOE releases transgender student guidelines: Many questions arise for students and school staff when considering the best supports for transgender students. The DOE's guidelines are designed to provide direction for schools to address issues that may arise concerning the needs of transgender students. The DOE says its guidelines are intended to help schools ensure a safe learning environment free of discrimination and harassment and to promote the educational and social integration of transgender students. You can read the guidelines on the DOE website.

Earth Day festivities: Save the date for the largest green celebration in the country at Earth Day in Union Square on Tuesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Teachers are encouraged to bring their students to take part in kid-friendly activities, view live performances and check out all of the green exhibits on site, including a green vehicle show and a green travel exhibition. Find more information on the Earth Day New York website, or contact Earth Day New York at info@earthdayny.org.

Grief and loss counseling: The UFT Member Assistance Program (MAP) offers counseling to assist you in managing your grief and adjusting to the loss of a family member, significant other, friend or colleague. The spring series of the Bereavement Support Group has begun. Sessions are held at the MAP office. Here is a flier with the grief and loss counseling schedule spring.

Online application process for maternity and health-related leaves of absence: Nonsupervisory educators (teachers, guidance counselors, school secretaries, social workers and psychologists) are now required to use the Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS) to apply for maternity leaves, restoration of health leaves and health sabbatical leaves, in addition to the nonmedical leave types that were previously available in SOLAS. Your school's designated leave secretary also now has access to SOLAS to verify timekeeping. For more information, see the DOE's SOLAS FAQ.

New Teacher Handbook: The latest edition of the UFT's New Member Handbook (Teachers' Edition) is online. Easy to use and full of information useful not only for new, but also veteran teachers, the handbook features clear explanations and handy links to forms, services and further information.

Help shape your students' health: The Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program supports more than 14,000 schools across the United States in their efforts to create environments where physical activity and healthy eating are accessible and encouraged. The Alliance provides expert advice and resources for school professionals, teachers and students in addition to information specifically for parents. The signup process for the Healthy Schools Program is free and easy. Join now for immediate access to great tools and tips that will help make our children's generation a healthier generation.

DA resolutions online: Couldn't get to the last Delegate Assembly? You can now find online all the resolutions passed at the DAs. To view the full online archive of our union's resolutions, hover your mouse over Where We Stand in the top navigation of the uft.org homepage, and then select Union Resolutions.


In the News

Kansas teachers to lose due process rights: Kansas public school teachers will likely lose their tenure rights after state legislators tacked that onto a court-mandated plan to boost aid for poor school districts, according to the York Dispatch. While the plan gives Kansas' poorest districts an additional $129 million lost to recession-driven cuts which were found unconstitutional, it also promotes school choice for parents and tax credits for corporations bankrolling private-school scholarships for poor and at-risk students and says that K-12 teachers are no longer covered by the state's tenure law.

All screens not created equal: Doctors have long recommended that children not log more than two hours a day of screen time; however, phones, computers and TV may not present the same risk, says a report on NPR. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that 6th-graders who watched a lot of TV were more likely to eat junk food and drink soda than their peers who spent the same amount of time on the computer or playing video games. The researchers hypothesize that children who view food-related TV commercials tend to snack more.

Pre-K push expands to Connecticut: Following on the heels of New York State's new commitment to pre-K, Connecticut's Democratic legislative leaders proposed on April 9 to spend $200 million to add 50,000 prekindergarten slots throughout the state, the Wall Street Journal reports. The expansion would take place over the next 10 years, and students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch would be given priority.


Events Calendar

Saturday, April 26: Join us for our Spring Education Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 53rd Street. This year, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña will be our town hall speaker. The conference will also feature exhibits, workshops on timely and relevant topics and a gala luncheon. The fee is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required. To register, complete the mail-in coupon. The deadline to register is April 11.

Friday, May 2: Join us for the Be BRAVE Against Bullying Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 52 Broadway, Shanker Hall.  Read more information on this item in To Do.

Saturday, May 10: Join us for the UFT Middle School Division's First Annual 5K Family Run from 8:30 a.m. to noon at MCU Park in Coney Island. For more information read the item above in To Do.

Saturday, May 31: Save the date for the Annual School Secretaries Awards Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. at 52 Broadway, 2nd floor. Further details to come.

For more events, go to uft.org/calendar.


Professional Committees

UFT Professional Committees offer a wide range of workshops, presentations and exchanges, enabling all members to take an active part in their professional growth. Unless indicated, meetings are at UFT headquarters at 52 Broadway. Check the lobby for exact locations. For further information contact us at 212-598-7772 or visit us online.

ATSS/UFT (Assn. of Teachers of Social Studies)

  • Fridays, April 25 and May 16, 4:30 p.m., Executive Board Meeting.
  • Tuesday, May 13, 5 p.m., CSPSS Meeting.
  • Thursday, May 8, 4 p.m., Labor in the Classroom

ELAC/UFT (English Language Arts Council)

  • Tuesday, April 29, 4:30 p.m., Using Historical and/or Narrative Poetry to Teach Literacy Devices.
  • Tuesday, May 20, 4:30 p.m., Looking Back & Looking Forward: Planning for 2014/15.

HAEA/UFT (Hellenic-American Educators Assn.)

  • Friday, April 25, 4:30 p.m., General Meeting: Surviving Allergies

Humane Education

  • Saturdays, April 12, 26 & May 17, 9 a.m., P Credit Course.
  • Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m., Chartered Bus Trip to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. EVENT CANCELED

Irish American Heritage

  • Thursday, May 29, 4 p.m., Labor Leaders.

Math Teachers

  • Thursday, April 24, 4 p.m., TI-Solutions for Common Core Algebra I.
  • Tuesday, May 13, 4 p.m., ArtMath Workshop.

NYCAFLT/UFT (NYC Assn. of Foreign Language Teachers)

  • Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m., Professional Development Workshops.

NYC Music Teachers Association/UFT

  • Saturday, April 26, 9.a.m., Innovative Drum Circles.

NYCATA/UFT (NYC Art Teachers Assn.)

  • Tuesday, May 13, 4 p.m., ArtMath Workshop.
  • Tuesday, May 20, 4:40 p.m., Open Executive Board Meeting.

NYC Dance Educators/UFT

  • Saturday, May 3, 4 p.m., 12th Annual Student Dance Festival at Long Island City High School, LIC, NY.

Players

  • April 24, 3:30 p.m., Board Meeting.
  • Friday, May 2, 6 p.m., Spring Poetry Event.
  • Friday, May 16, 3:30 p.m., Board Meeting.

Editor: Peter O'Donnell

Contributors include: Mel Aaronson, Amy Arundell, LeRoy Barr, Hannah Brown, Michelle Daniels, Maia Davis, Catalina Fortino, Mona Gonzalez, Anthony Harmon, Ron Isaac, David Kazansky, Micah Landau, Lynne Kilroy, Lisa Lau-Kim, Gregg Lundahl, Richard Mantell, Maisie McAdoo, Nyree McCray, Deidre McFadyen, Cara Metz, Rachel Nobel, Linda Ocasio, Adam Ross, Maureen Salter, Nanette Sanchez-Rosario, Chris Santoro, Laura Tamburo, Miriam Vega and Bernadette Weeks

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