Posted inLabor

As Israel-Gaza Activism Flares Up, NYC Labor Unions Struggle to Stay on the Sidelines

After a raucous group of students at Hillcrest High School charged at a teacher who’d been spotted on social media holding a sign reading “I Stand With Israel,” Schools Chancellor David Banks visited the Queens campus to meet with students and counter reports about the motives of those who protested while waving Palestinian flags. “This […]

Posted inWeather

‘We Can Do Better’: Schools Chief Acknowledges Flawed Flood Communication

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at New York City botched its communication to schools in response to last week’s record rainfall, Chancellor David Banks acknowledged on Tuesday. He vowed to conduct a review of what went wrong.  Hours after the school day began last Friday, Mayor Eric Adams and Banks […]

Posted inEducation

Adams Makes His Case for Mayoral Control to Albany — From City Hall

Additional reporting by Katie Honan This piece is a collaboration between Chalkbeat and THE CITY. With fewer than a dozen working days left until the legislative session concludes in Albany early next month, Mayor Eric Adams is making his pitch asking lawmakers to grant him control over New York City schools before it expires at […]