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UFT honors two Queens schools

Two Queens schools were recently selected to receive the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Partnership Awards.
P.S. 33, located in Queens Village, and the Renaissance Charter School, located in Jackson Heights, were two of nine recipients at the second annual Partnership Awards, which recognizes the professional relationship and collaboration between teachers and administrators.
Randi Weingarten, UFT president, singled out these schools as role models because of the way their teachers and principals worked side by side for the betterment of the school.
“At these schools, egos have been set aside and everyone rolls up their sleeves as a team. Each school has developed a shared vision for success, and they take on daily challenges collaboratively. It’s no wonder that these award winners describe their colleagues as family,” Weingarten said.
Weingarten added that the “partnerships exemplified by these principals and their teachers are what every school should strive for.”
Among the other recipients were two schools from Brooklyn, two from the Bronx, two from Manhattan and one from Staten Island.
Founded in 1960, the UFT represents over 200,000 people who work in the New York City public schools. It is part of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which represents over 1 million educators.

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