Last chance to sign our capital plan letter, our new Educator privacy toolkit and livecast sessions on private and online learning this weekend!

October 18, 2018

1. Last chance to send an email to the Chancellor & Mayor urging them to live up to the Mayor’s promise by fully funding the need for seats in the new capital plan. Many leaders including Public Advocate Tish James, Manhattan BP Gale Brewer, and several legislators, along with CPAC and other parent leaders have signed on to our letter asking for the same thing. If you’d like to add your name, please click here. If you’d like your own elected officials to sign on, feel free to urge them to do so by sending them this link.  But please do this ASAP because we would like to send off a letter with all the signers on Monday.

2. As many of you know, I also co-chair the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and today we released a new Educator Toolkit for Teacher and Student Privacy that you can download here.   The toolkit is a user-friendly guide to help educators make informed decisions about the use of ed tech and social media so they can better protect their students’ privacy and their own. There is a good article about the Toolkit in today’s Ed Week and one in Forbes by the inimitable Peter Greene.

3. Speaking of Peter, please tune in this Saturday, October 20th at 10: 50 AM EST on the NPE Action Facebook page for a live-cast discussion from the NPE conference in Indianapolis on Outsourcing the Classroom to Ed Tech & Machine-Learning: Why Parents & Teachers Should Resist, with Peter, the brilliant Audrey Watters, and me.

Later that day, at 2:40 PM EST, watch Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson of the BATS along with Rachael Stickland and me, when we will present some of the highlights of the Educator Toolkit to the public for the first time. You can view the event on the BATs open Facebook page.

Unless you’ll be in Indy, in which case please say hello!

thanks, Leonie

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