Around the Schools

Welcome to our new staff at schools!

We welcome two new community school directors to our growing Community Learning Schools Initiative. The work at our schools emanates from these key people. Mariah […]

VIEWPOINT by Karen Alford, Vice President

A group of Newark, N.J., educators and government staffers visited PS 18 in the Bronx to see best practices in a community school. Above: PS 18 Assistant Principal Anwar Zindani, center seated; UFT Vice President of Elementary Education Karen Alford, UFT, second from left; and PS 18 Principal Lauren Sewell Walker, standing. (For more information, see story below.)

CLS mission: more imperative than ever

By UFT Vice President Karen Alford When we launched our NYC Community Learning Schools Initiative, we knew we needed to improve the lives of our children, families, school staff and the surrounding community. We knew we needed to make it a priority to remove persistent barriers to learning so our children and school communities could thrive. Our starting point was […]

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