New York's Opportunity Gap
In an inspiring display of cross-sector collaboration, the New York City School-Justice Partnership Task Force has released an action plan for NYC officials to reduce the use of suspensions, summonses, and arrests by building common cause between different agencies and communities and implementing positive school discipline policies.
Read the Task Force's report here!
A new report from The Children's Aid Society and The New School shows the best way to bring NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's vision of 100 community schools to the city's students and their families.Read more >
New York State owes its students billions in school funding it refuses to provide. A powerful photo campaign from the Alliance for Quality Education shows exactly what's missing from schools as a result.Read more >
1.1 million New York City students started the school year without a new discipline code. DSC-NY, with the support of 16 City Council members and two state assembly members, is calling on the Department of Education and the de Blasio administration to limit punitive discipline practices and promote positive school climates.Read more >
Longtime NYC parent organizers Zakiyah Ansari and Ocynthia Williams have been named to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Community Schools Advisory Board. Congrats Zakiyah and Ocynthia!Read more >
A new lawsuit in New York is challenging teacher tenure, but advocates and organizers point out that the case is merely a distraction from the real inequities that are hurting the state's public schools. Writing in the Times Union, Billy Easton (Alliance for Quality Education) and David Sciarra (Education Law Center) explain what the case gets right––and what it gets completely wrong.Read more >
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