Tag: Public Schools

Pressure on Bill de Blasio to Give up Mayoral Control of Schools
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Pressure on Bill de Blasio to Give up Mayoral Control of Schools

New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic with schemes for hybrid in-person and digital learning, has unintentionally brought back the issue of mayoral control of the city’s school system — a matter the mayor fiercely fought for back in 2017. Prior to de Blasio’s current tenure…

NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria
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NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria

New York, NY – Unions both local and national are supporting the UFT in its stance putting the health of teachers and the students they serve before politics.  UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced this week in a joint press conference with medical experts, elected officials, as well as parent and community representatives, that the more…

Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’
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Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’

New York, NY – In less than a month, teachers and principals are expected back in classrooms now that the infection rate for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has remained at one percent throughout New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in July that students at the city’s more than 700…

School Principals and Administrators Rally for Fair Contract; More Resources for NYC Kids
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School Principals and Administrators Rally for Fair Contract; More Resources for NYC Kids

New York, NY – Hundreds of CSA union leaders, rank and file members, elected officials and other supporters showed up on a gray Wednesday, October 30, at Park Place and Broadway to rally for a contract for the city’s public schools. The CSA [Council of School Supervisors and Administrators] represents 6,000 principals, assistant principals and…