2/16 Response to the State Education Department on COVID Testing in Schools

The framers of Education Law 906(1) never conceived of students being asymptomatic carriers of a virus like COVID-19 and could infect the families of countless students. To not test a significant portion of the student population that is known to asymptotic carriers by numerous scientific studies, and endangers lives to… Read More

UFT Solidarity Calls Out Inadequate Testing and Tracing in City Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2021 Contacts:  Lydia Howrilka (917) 705-5699 Quinn Zannoni solidaritycaucus@gmail.com NEW YORK: UFT Solidarity’s membership has declared no-confidence in the City’s handling of the COVID pandemic as evidenced by inadequate testing and tracing happening in elementary and District 75 schools. UFT Solidarity has been collecting anecdotal… Read More

Notes from Meeting on Mayoral Control with Teachers of NYC and Local Community Leaders

Notes on 12/30/20 zoom conference regarding ending mayoral control, strengthening parent, student, and community empowerment, and reestablishing elected community school boards.  Lots of interesting issues were brought up. The zoom was led by Kim Watkins a public school parent who is running for Manhattan Borough President. The zoom conference was… Read More

Save the LTW Program!

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Richard Carranza, Executive Superintendent Tim Lisante, Superintendent Paul Rotondo: We represent a group of transfer school educators and educators who have worked with at-risk populations across New York City. We demand that the City of New York, the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Post-Secondary… Read More