Parents talk funding, teacher shortage with U.S Secretary of Education at Cypress Hills Community School


With three weeks to go before New York City public schools welcome students back for the new school year, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited PS 89 Cypress Hills Community School on Aug. 16 as part of a tour of the city’s community schools.

The federal official was joined by U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez for a tour of the school’s greenhouse and a panel discussion on the state of public schools in the midst of a difficult few years for students and educators.

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