Education

November 24, 2020

New York, NY—Hunter College faced the daunting task back in March after receiving a phone call from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office that it had to transition to all remote learning to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The abrupt transition would place a strain on faculty, who now were expected to ...

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New York, NY—Ten days into the school year, two pupils and two teachers at the Hunter College Campus Schools have contracted the coronavirus. The union that represents the teachers says that the administration must start deploying enhanced safety protocols, or else it will consider taking another ...

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New York, NY—Faculty and staff at Hunter College rallied earlier today to call on the college’s administration to be transparent and to disclose why it is not using the nearly $9.5 million out of the $132 million in CARES Act stimulus funding the City University of New York system received to ...

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New York, NY—New York City schoolchildren are now back in school, alternating between in-person and remote learning during the school week. On the days there is remote learning, parents have had to scramble to figure out child care options for their young children. A new program by the NYC ...

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New York, NY—Council Member Ben Kallos led a ribbon cutting to announce the availability of 40 Pre-K Seats for a French dual language program that will serve members of the Francophone community on the East Side. According to Council Member Kallos, the New York City Department of Education will ...

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New York, NY—The union that represents 150 faculty and staff the K-12 public school administered by Hunter College announced that a strike has been averted after Hunter’s administration agreed to an independent safety inspection of the main building at 94th Street and Park Avenue, as well as the ...

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New York, NY—Nearly two weeks after teachers and faculty at Hunter College Campus Schools rallied to call for an independent inspection before in-class learning resumes on Tuesday, they voted overwhelmingly over the weekend to authorize their union, the Professional Staff Congress, to call a safety ...

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New York, NY—The Professional Stafff Congress, the union representing 150 K-12 Public School Teachers and staff at Hunter College Campus Schools (HCCS) filed a restraining order today against the institution and the City University of New York so that administrators can’t compel its members to ...

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New York, NY—New York City Public Schools were initially scheduled to open this Monday for a combination of in-person and a blended mode of instruction, but following discussions with the school system’s two major unions Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at his daily press briefing today that ...

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New York, NY—The union that represents teachers and faculty at the Hunter College Campus Schools rallied today to call on the college’s administration to hire an independent inspector to certify that the main building has proper ventilation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when classes resume for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - So, you think being able to Google the answers on your smartphone will be your ticket to good grades as the school year kicks off? Think again, says Rutgers researchers. The ease of finding information on the internet is hurting students’ long-term retention and resulting ...

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New York, NY—Councilman Ben Kallos and U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney held a joint Town Hall this evening with the NYC Department of Education so that parents and family members could ask questions about school safety before students physically return on September 21. Maloney, a former NYC ...

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New York, NY—The city and the United Federation of Teachers agreed today to delay the reopening of New York City Public Schools from September 10 to September 21. New York State Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright applauded the move, saying that the city has to adopt the union’s safety measures to ...

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New York City Public Schools will be incorporating up to five different models to accommodate a combination of in-person and remote learning when doors open in September. Key tenets of the plan include the ability for families to opt out of in-person instruction and choose remote learning full ...

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While the nation’s largest school system hasn’t announced an official reopening of schools in the fall, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is determined that students will be learning five days a week in September using a blended model where students are in school for a part of the ...

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