News & Events

Jan 13

Brooklyn Meetup

Sunset Park High School

Wednesday, January 13th
4:00 to 6:00pm

153 35th Street, Brooklyn
enter on 35th St. between 4th and 5th Ave
D/N/R to 36th Street

Come meet & learn from students, school staff, parents, & community members in Brooklyn public schools who are working to transform their schools through restorative justice practices

Please RSVP at TinyURL.com/BrooklynMeetup

Students, educators, parents, community members—all are welcome! (& there will be pizza!)

Flyer available here.

Bronx Meetup

Bronx Lab School

Thursday, January 14th
4:30 to 6pm

800 East Gun Hill Road
2 to Gun Hill Road

Join a conversation with Bronx Schools about student leadership in restorative justice, and bring questions and challenges to share and discuss from your work growing RJ at your schools

Please RSVP at TinyURL.com/BronxLabMeetup

Students, educators, parents, community members—all are welcome! (& there will be pizza!)

Flyer available here.

Dec 12

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Eight Teams Compete for 3-on-3 Glory to Raise $15,000 for Teachers Unite

Saturday, December 12th
1pm to 5pm
High School of Fashion Industries

225 West 24th Street in Manhattan
3rd Floor Gym
C / E / 1 / F / M to 23rd St.

Plus Raffle Prizes, Half-Court Shot Contest, Entertainment, & Kids Corner!

Together we can make the 2nd Annual Full Court Press Against #SchoolPushout a huge success! Come cheer on the teams and help us to raise $15,000 for Teachers Unite. The money will go to our work organizing and supporting schools to practice transformative justice & decrease the suspensions that lead young people into the school-to-prison pipeline.

Start your team, check out the competition, RSVP, & donate at www.InvestinSchoolsNotPolice.CauseVox.com

Dec 10

#InvestinSchoolsNotPolice

If school districts are rethinking discipline, our members--NYC public school educators--want to make sure these "reforms" are done right.

Schools need real resources and support to transform into restorative, just, and inclusive communities.

See our press release here: NYC teachers and students call for investment in Restorative Justice in public education and divestment from school policing—and for teachers to demand action from their unions

Please share the video online along with the photo and social media posts listed below!

The NYC School Safety Budget is almost $500 million A YEAR for policing schools, scanning students, and arresting young people for minor misbehaviors. Think about what kinds of positive supports for students and schools we could be spending this money on. Public schools implementing Restorative Justice need sustainable, multi-year funding for dedicated staff, like full-time RJ coordinators, district-wide coordination, professional development, and youth & parent training and leadership.

Teachers Unite's statement on police in schools
Dignity in Schools Campaign's statement on #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh
• the Youth of Color Statement on School Safety and Gun Violence
• Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York's Blueprint for funding RJ in NYC schools

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May Day Happy Hour!

Come have a happy hour-priced beer (or seltzer!) and meet Teachers Unite members new and old as we celebrate the end of our Spring Member Drive and the first day of Teacher Appreciation Month!

Friday, May 1st
5-8pm

4th Avenue Pub
76 4th Ave. in Brooklyn
(btw Bergen + St. Marks Pl.)
2/3/4/5/D/N/R/B/Q to Atlantic Ave. / Barclays Ctr.

All are welcome (21+)
Please RSVP here!
Questions? Contact anna {at} teachersunite {dot} net

April 25th: Elementary School Restorative Justice Peer Exchange

What does Restorative Justice look like in elementary school communities? What are the possibilities in elementary schools? Come meet & learn with elementary school educators who are working to transform their schools through restorative justice practices.

Join TU Peer Exchange
Saturday, April 25th
1:30-3:30pm
Location: Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 E 11th Street

Please RSVP here

April 14: Student Safety Act Hearing

Have some thoughts and questions about police arrests, summonses, and scanning in NYC schools?

Join Teachers Unite + Dignity in Schools-NY + the Student Safety Coalition at a

Hearing for the Student Saftey Act
Tuesday, April 14
City Hall, NYC
Begins at 1pm

The Student Safety Act (SSA) requires quarterly reporting by the DOE and NYPD to the City Council on school safety and disciplinary issues, including incidents involving arrests and suspensions of students. Since its enactment in 2011, the SSA has provided policymakers and the public with data to study the impact of disciplinary practices. The enhanced transparency has fueled important conversations and policy changes to keep students in the classroom.

Now, in 2015, amendments are needed to increase data transparency and to ensure the students, parents, advocates, educators and policy makers have a complete picture of New York City’s school discipline practices and their impact on our city’s children. More info in attached PDF!

RSVP: anna@teachersunite.net
Let us know if you’re interested in testifying!


Students, teachers, parents—all are encouraged to attend.

Bronx Restorative Justice Meetup @ Fannie Lou Hamer High School!

Come meet students at Fannie Lou as they present and lead us through their experience in restorative circles in building community and addressing conflict at Fannie Lou. Lets come together to exchange ideas of working to transform our Bronx public schools through restorative justice practices.

Hosted by Fannie Lou Hamer High School
Tuesday, April 28th
4:00 to 6pm
1021 Jennings St., Bronx NY
2 train to Freeman Street
4 / 5 / 6 train to Whitlock Ave

Please RSVP here

Questions email Katie {at} teachersunite {dot} net

All are welcome—school staff, students, parents, community members
& food will be provided!

Restorative Justice in Schools of Ed Conference: May 8th

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES CONFERENCE FOR SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION, K12 SCHOOLS, and COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS


MAY 8, 2015 at Lehman College

Proposals for workshops due by March 27, 2015 to David Fletcher david.fletcher@lehman.cuny.edu

Register for the Conference by April 14, 2015

You are warmly invited to facilitate and participate in a series of panels and workshops to discuss and explore the need for and the benefits to be gained from restorative practices being implemented in K-12 schools, undergraduate and graduate schools of education, and community organizations and government agencies.

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