On Feb. 26, 2021, New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced his resignation, effective March 15. He will be replaced by Meisha Ross Porter, an executive superintendent in the Bronx.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:
Richard Carranza was a real partner in our efforts to open school safely. Too often he had to fight behind the scenes to keep the needs of students, staff and their families ahead of politics. We wish him well. He will be missed.
We have successfully partnered with Meisha Ross Porter on projects in the past, including the Bronx Plan and expanding community schools. We look forward to working with her in the future.