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Parents, Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Take Action of Education Reforms

Parents, Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Take Action of Education Reforms

Albany NY – More than a dozen parents and members of clergy traveled to the New York State Capitol building in Albany on Wednesday afternoon to urge the passage of bold, structural education reforms to fix statewide failing schools. With nearly 800,000 […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Education News, Government
Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

A Bronx resident, student and single mother, Angelita Cordova-Hayes, recently spent a week providing medical assistance and health education to the Fonfrede community in Haiti. Her trip, which took place from February 17 through February 24, was part of Monroe […]

De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

(New York, NY) At Richmond Hill High School on Thursday, Mayor de Blasio said that his Renewal Schools program would borrow from the NYPD’s crime reporting tool, CompStat, in an effort to turn failing schools around. “We’re going to hold every one of […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Education News
SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES 50 NEW UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS TO OPEN IN THE BRONX – MORE THAN 2,600 NEW SEATS ADDED, OVER 1,000 SEATS CONVERTED TO FULL DAY INSTRUCTION

SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES 50 NEW UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS TO OPEN IN THE BRONX – MORE THAN 2,600 NEW SEATS ADDED, OVER 1,000 SEATS CONVERTED TO FULL DAY INSTRUCTION

661 New UPK Seats in Hunts Point, Soundview, Castle Hill, Country Club and Throggs Neck; 470 in Riverdale/Kingsbridge; 535 in Woodlawn, Pelham Parkway, Morris Park and City Island Klein Urges Bronx Families With Eligible Young Children to Register Ahead of […]

by · March 18, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Education News
PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Real Answers to City’s Failing Schools Crisis Found in 46 High-Performing, High-Poverty District and Charter Schools–Not $150M “Renewal Schools” Gamble New York, NY – On Tuesday morning, Families for Excellent Schools called for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña to […]

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

  (Bronx, NY) One morning earlier this month after another snowstorm pelted the city, cheering parents and students filled the wooden gymnasium at St. Athanasius School in the Longwood section of the Bronx.  Joined by area politicians and community leaders, […]

by · March 15, 2015 · Education News, Government
State Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson  and  Andrea Stewart-Cousins Salute  Rockland County Regent  Judith Johnson and the other women of the State Board of Regents.

Women’s History Month Salute: NYS Board of Regents

(Albany, NY) Bronx-Westchester Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins recently saluted the women of the New York State Board of  Regents.

by · March 13, 2015 · Education News, Government
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced the introduction of the New York State Assembly’s “Families First” state budget proposal. The measure is expected to increase funding for education, expand access to affordable housing, create jobs and […]

Judge Rules For Bronx Mom In Teacher Tenure Suit

Judge Rules For Bronx Mom In Teacher Tenure Suit

SI Judge Denies Teachers Union’s Motion To Dismiss Davids v. New York  (Bronx, NY) Opponents of New York State’s teacher tenure laws won a small but important victory when a Staten Island judge allowed Davids v. New York, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality […]

by · March 13, 2015 · Education News
The Student Success Act: Recognizing the Importance of Paraprofessionals

The Student Success Act: Recognizing the Importance of Paraprofessionals

At the end of last month, Congressman Jose Serrano introduced an amendment to restore qualification requirements for paraprofessionals in the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The Student Success Act seeks to reauthorize the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Education News, Government
Are you a parent, friend?

Are you a parent, friend?

Fellow New Yorkers — If you’re a parent and you want to play a larger role in deciding how New York City public schools educate our kids, now is your moment. Until March 11 at 11:59 p.m., you can apply […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Education News
SENATOR KLEIN HONORED BY PRIMAVERA ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

SENATOR KLEIN HONORED BY PRIMAVERA ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

BRONX, NY – Celebrating the hard work and achievement of this year’s graduating class of Primavera Italian Language students, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) was honored for his critical funding support and outstanding dedication to the language program at today’s […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Education News

Six-Time Grammy Awards Nominee Janelle Monáe To Perform at Rally to End Statewide Failing Schools Crisis

Rally to End Statewide Failing Schools Crisis Expected to Have 8,000 Attendees New York, NY – Six-time Grammy nominee and education advocate Janelle Monáe will perform at Families for Excellent Schools rally in Albany to end New York’s failing schools crisis […]

by · March 3, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Education News
Parents Union Praises Lifting of the Cell Phone Ban in NYC Public Schools

Parents Union Praises Lifting of the Cell Phone Ban in NYC Public Schools

This morning, the NYC Parents Union greeted the lifting of the longtime ban of cell phones in New York City public schools with cheers. “We applaud and thank Mayor de Blasio for fulfilling his campaign promise and putting the safety […]

FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING  SCHOOLS

FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING SCHOOLS

Parents Urge Governor and State Legislature to Place All Priority Schools Under Receivership this Fall, Providing Bold, Structural Change for Chronically Failing Schools Includes 91 Priority Schools in New York City New York, NY – On Wednesday, Families for Excellent Schools (FES) […]

by · February 25, 2015 · Education News, Government