NYC Back to School 2023: Watch our ‘Academic Recovery Town Hall’ with Schools Chancellor David Banks and other guests

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By Dan Sears

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023 7:16PM

Back to School: Academic Recovery Town Hall

NEW YORK (WABC) — Join Eyewitness News for a special town hall, “Back to School: Academic Recovery,” to get ready to send students back to the classroom.

Anchors Michelle Charlesworth and Mike Marza will host the live town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. We’ll be streaming it right here!

NYC Schools Chancellor David Banks will be joined by eight panelists to fill parents and students in on everything to know before the first day of school on Thursday. You can submit questions using the form below.

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They will cover what is new this year for NYC schools, including curriculum changes, security upgrades, healthy meal changes and more.

Other important topics will include school safety initiatives, mental health, the influx of migrants in the city and the possible school bus driver strike.

Meet the panelists:

  • David C. Banks, Chancellor
  • Daniel Weisberg, First Deputy Chancellor
  • Carolyne V. Quintana, Deputy Chancellor of Teaching and Learning
  • Kara Ahmed, Ed.D., Deputy Chancellor of Early Childhood Education
  • Danika Rux, Ed.D, Deputy Chancellor (I.A.) of School Leadership
  • Kenita D. Lloyd, Deputy Chancellor of Family and Community Engagement + External Affairs
  • Mark Rampersant, Chief of Safety
  • Jade Grieve, Chief of Student Pathways
  • Emma Vadehra, Deputy Chancellor for Operations and Finance and Chief Operating Officer
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    Do you have a question for Chancellor Banks or our distinguished panelists about the upcoming year for NYC schools? Submit them using the form below and they could be answered during the town hall.

    Watch the town hall here on, and on the station’s free news and connected TV apps on Amazon FireTV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

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