News & Events

Jan 15

From Press Advisories to Zines!

Come learn skills + strategies from NYC teachers for creating stories with students and messaging our movements. Join us to build a community of educators committed to principled storytelling for ending the #School2Prison Pipeline.

Thursday, January 29th
@ YA-YA Network
224 West 29th Street, 14th Floor
A/C/E/N/Q/R/1/2/3to 34th St.

Please RSVP here!

All are welcome & Bring a snack to share!
Flyer attached below

Jan 5

Registration is now open for NYCoRE's 2015 Inquiry-to-Action Groups (ItAGs)!
Visit the 2015 ItAG Eventbrite Registration to register today!

Check out the line up below and please see the attached flyer for more detailed information about Teachers Unite's ItAG and the dates, times, facilitators, locations, and registration for all of the 2015 ItAGs. Discounts are available for group and some student registrations. Registration closes Jan. 21st !


Pushing Back Against Pushout: Restorative Approaches to School “Discipline”
This weekly group will serve as an inquiry into restorative and transformative justice practices, including a look at the history and current political context of this philosophy and practice in schools; a study of particular skill-based practices; and discussion of what implementation can look like in partnership with youth & parents in schools city wide. We encourage current public school educators, students and families to sign up, and no level of RJ experience is necessary.

Facilitators: Tyler Brewster and E.M. / Elana Eisen-Markowitz are both Organizing Council members of Teachers Unite. Tyler has worked as a middle & high school math teacher, a Dean of Student Discipline and a UFT Chapter Leader in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She is currently a Community Coordinator, with a specific focus on Restorative Practices, at The James Baldwin School for Expeditionary Learning, a transfer high school in Chelsea. E.M. has worked as a high school Social Studies teacher, a part-time Restorative Approaches coordinator and a UFT chapter leader in the South Bronx. This fall, she began teaching at City-As-School, an alternative transfer high school in the West Village. Both Tyler and E.M. have worked in NYC public schools for the past 8 years. Several other members of Teachers Unite will also be supporting facilitation.

Location: James Baldwin School, 351 West 18th Street, Manhattan.
Dates: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Kick off on1/23; sessions following on 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17.

Don't forget to visit the Registration page to REGISTER TODAY!

Nov 17

Help us raise $10,000 to help 50 schools practice transformative justice this year and decrease the suspensions that lead young people to the School to Prison Pipeline.

In a series of 3-on-3 half-court games, teams of educators and supporters will be dribbling, jumping, fast breaking champions in the pursuit of transformed public schools and empowered student voices.
Saturday, December 13th
Manny Cantor Center

197 East Broadway in Manhattan

Donate at

RSVP on Facebook!
Bring your friends and family on December 13th
Volunteer at the event – email for information
Spread the Word (flyer attached below!)

Thank you!!!


TU Member David Garcia-Rosen and SSAL in the news!

The Brian Lehrer Show

Daily News

The New York Times


May 31 Workshop with Parent Action Committee

Join Teachers Unite & New Settlement Apartments Parent Action Committee for a workshop for parents, educators, and students about the Discipline Code & alternatives to suspension in New York City: What does ‘Positive Accountability’ look like instead?

Saturday, May 31st

35 Marcy Place @ corner of Walton Ave.

Contact Dinu to RSVP: 718-716-8000 x146
or email

Childcare, food, and translation provided

Flyer attached--please spread the word!

May Member Meeting with Teachers Unite

Restorative Schools Open House!

See how schools are transforming & building restorative justice with support from Teachers Unite. Learn from different schools about restorative practices and new ways of engaging school stakeholders.

Saturday, May 17th

@ The YA-YA Network
224 West 29th Street, 14th Floor
A/C/E/N/Q/R/1/2/3to 34th St.

All are welcome!
Bring a snack or drink to share.
Please RSVP:

May 28: Manhattan Restorative Justice School Visit

Come meet students, school staff, parents, and community members in Manhattan public schools who are working to transform their schools through restorative justice practices

Wednesday, May 28th
4:30 to 6pm

Hosted by
University Neighborhood Middle School
220 Henry Street

F to East Broadway | J/M to Essex St. | B/D to Grand St.

All are welcome!
School staff, students, parents (in Manhattan and from other boroughs)

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