NYC teachers will exchange notes on how to teach kids about ‘genocide in Gaza’

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By Dan Sears

A faction of New York City educators are hosting a virtual seminar this weekend to share resources on how to “get around censorship” and teach students about the “Israeli occupation” and “ongoing genocide in Gaza,” The Post has learned.

The virtual “curriculum share” event, which is scheduled for this Saturday, is being organized by the group NYC Educators For Palestine and is geared towards K-12 classroom teachers, various promotional materials show.

“Teachers will have the opportunity to present and share original lessons and materials they have developed on topics such as Palestinian history, the history of Israeli occupation, and the ongoing genocide in Gaza,” a description of the two-hour seminar said.

“Every teacher who attends the curriculum share will leave with a collection of lessons they can use with their students.”

At least one principal, Terri Grey, who heads the Virtual Innovators Academy — a remote public school for first-year 9th and 10th graders — has been boosting the upcoming event to her educators.

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New York City teachers are slated to meet at a seminar this weekend so they can share resources on how to “get around censorship.” NYC Educators for Palestine

Grey, whose school has on-site locations in The Bronx and Brooklyn, recently fired off an email to teachers sharing news of the seminar and details on how to RSVP, according to a copy of the email shared with The Post.

The email noted that teachers would be hearing from a panel of legal experts on “how to combat censorship as we strive to create classrooms that foster justice, understanding and healing.”

It wasn’t immediately clear how many teachers had already RSVPed for the seminar.

The advocacy group New York City Public School (NYCPS) Alliance called out Grey’s email in an Instagram post, saying of Schools Chancellor David Banks: “you continuously fail your Jewish, Zionist and Israeli families.”

“You should be ashamed of the hatred that you’re allowing to fester and the violence you’re inciting through the lack of enforcement of your regulations,” the post said.

At least one principal, Terri Grey, who heads the Virtual Innovators Academy — a remote high school, has been boosting the upcoming event to her educators. Virtual Innovators Academy
Grey, whose school has on-site locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, recently fired off an email to teachers sharing news of the seminar and details on how to RSVP.

The organizers of the event didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. Efforts to reach Grey, too, were unsuccessful.

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Banks just earlier this month unveiled a plan to deal with growing tensions related to the Israel-Hamas war — warning that employees “should ensure that expressions of their personal political views are kept separate” from their jobs in New York City public schools.

The Post reached out to the city’s Department of Education in light of the upcoming seminar, but didn’t hear back immediately.

On Wednesday, furious Jewish students, teachers and advocates rallied outside the Department of Education’s lower Manhattan headquarters over its failure to address rising antisemitism in the nation’s largest school district.  

The End Jew Hatred and NYCPS Alliance activist groups were among those brandishing Israeli flags and chanting “shame.”

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