CHANCELLOR DAVID BANKS TO DISCUSS SCHOOL CURRICULA, IN RESPONSE TO GROWING CONCERNS FROM EDUCATORS
NEW YORK CITY—Chancellor David Banks will gather with educators and school advocates at CUNY Graduate Center January 18, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a vision for improving New York City’s school curricula. This comes after over one hundred educators signed a letter in support of addressing the inconsistent, school-by-school approach to curricula selection that leaves thousands of the city’s students with low-quality resources. A survey conducted by Educators for Excellence also revealed that just 38 percent of New York City educators report that curricula are high quality and well aligned to learning standards. In discussion with Chancellor Banks, educators across the city will highlight a path forward to ensuring that curricula are high quality and standards-aligned, especially as schools continue to recover from pandemic learning loss.
WHAT: Panel discussion and press event
- David Banks, Chancellor of New York City Schools
- James Antwine, high school teacher in Brooklyn
- Tresha Mason, paraprofessional in Queens
- Amarilis Torello, middle school teacher in Queens
- Deirdre Levy, elementary school teacher in Brooklyn
- Betty Nieves, site coach at the UFT Teacher Center
WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is required for entry. Speakers and additional educators will be available for questions following the event.