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Contract 2023: Virtual learning

The contract provides for a major expansion of virtual learning in New York City public schools.

The DOE’s current centrally run pilot program will be expanded. The expansion would begin next school year with 25% of schools eligible to be selected for the program and will grow to all high schools in the 2027-28 school year.

In addition, high schools and 6-12 schools would be able to offer school-level virtual programs after school and on weekends to students who volunteer to take part.

UFT-represented employees can volunteer to apply for this program. No employee will be required to participate. 

Check our FAQs for more information about virtual learning initiatives in the new contract.