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 inMigrant Crisis

State Rules Spare Most Migrant Families from City’s 60-Day Eviction Notices

Thousands of migrant families could begin to receive 60-day notices to leave shelters in the coming days, where some of them have been living for the past year.  But the impact will be narrower than advertised by City Hall, which has said any migrant family could receive a 60-day notice.  Most migrant families with children […]

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 […]