New York City Union and District Administrators Unite to Open Six Community Schools
The nation’s largest school district, New York City, is set to open six community schools next year.
In a rare show of agreement, the city’s school chancellor and teachers’ union president rallied around school-community partnerships as one of the best solutions to providing academic and non-academic support to students and families.
The pilot grant program gives $600,000 each to six schools which allows those schools to construct community partnerships that will provide services tailored to the needs of the school and surrounding population. Funding comes from the Partnership for New York City (a network of the city’s top CEOs), the City Council, and the teachers’ union.
The United Federation of Teachers, City Council, and the Partnership for New York City (a network of the city’s top CEOs), are helping fund the grant program.
The six schools will work with the Coalition partners,
, and other partners, to help establish their structure and partnerships.