This week, E4E-NY hosted over 200 educators at a town-hall style event with New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza. Educators arrived at the Museum of the City of New York to network, enjoy private access to the Museum’s exhibits, and hear directly from major stakeholders such as New York State Senator Jamaal Bailey, New York City Chief Academic Officer Linda Chen, and the Chancellor himself.
The evening kicked off with Evan Stone, Educators for Excellence Co-Founder and Co-CEO, introducing Chancellor Carranza and two E4E-New York teacher leaders and moderators for the evening, Dan Gannon and Carlotta Pope. Dan and Carlotta’s conversation focused around topics and questions submitted by educators before and during the event. The first topic centered around Chancellor Carranza’s leadership on the issue of school segregation. Dan and Carlotta presented him with over 600 letters from educators across New York City in support of efforts to bring down barriers to access and diversify New York City schools.
Click here to add your name to our open letter calling on Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to continue their efforts to desegregate public schools and remove the artificial barriers that purposely keep minority and low-income students out of high-performing schools.
Additionally, the Chancellor answered questions on a range of topics including teacher preparation and development, supporting unique student populations, the new UFT contract and future plans for the Absent Teacher Reserve pool, and teaching in a post-Janus vs AFSCME world. After the town hall portion of the evening, educators once again had the opportunity to network with each other, the E4E-New York team, and local and state politicians.
An unprecedented number of educators attended this E4E-New York event, and it was a powerful step in elevating the voice of educators on the issues they care about most.
Watch the Videos
Chancellor Carranza Shares His Vision
Educator Q&A With Chancellor Carranza
Check Out the Photos
What Folks are Saying
What a night! Well over 100 #educators in a #TownHall with @NYCSchools @DOEChancellor and @Ed4Excellence! This is what #teacher voice and leadership look like! pic.twitter.com/k1AtLYlG2M— Mike Loeb (@Mr_Loeb) October 16, 2018
“The vision is that every one in the school will be well versed in restorative practices...” @DOEChancellor #AskChancellorCarranza @Ed4Excellence pic.twitter.com/hppEssVMEY— mister.everett (@YoMisterE) October 15, 2018
Packed house of #teachers who are excited to hear the Chancellor talk about how the Statue of Liberty reminds him every day of the promise that we must fulfill. #AskChancellorCarranza @Ed4Excellence pic.twitter.com/B7wwjbyxGU— Evan Stone (@EvanRStone) October 15, 2018
Excited to table at Educators for Excellence’s event with @DOEChancellor #E4ENY #AskChancellorCarranza pic.twitter.com/bXlpdeFPDn— Alyssa Belcastro (@alyssa_b_nyc) October 15, 2018