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Contact your legislators now – schools desperately need funding to reopen safely next fall!

Last week, Governor Cuomo, the State Department of Health, and the NY State Education Department all came out with detailed guidance on what measures schools should take to reopen in the fall to ensure health and safety as well as provide instructional and emotional support to their students. If the COVID positivity rates of all regions of the state […]

July 21, 2020 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Take Action, Updates by

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Emergency press conference on Monday to fight $825 million cuts to schools

Please join us via Zoom on Monday, April 27 at 3 PM to fight the Mayor’s $825 million cuts to schools by cutting contracts and other unnecessary spending instead.  RSVP here or at http://tiny.cc/6pdrnz   [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.96/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Cut-the-Contracts-Save-Our-Schools-with-RSVP-link.pdf”]

April 25, 2020 in Campaigns, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Take action now! urge NY legislators not to cut education funding for next year!

Please contact your legislators now, urging them NOT to cut education funding next year as Gov. Cuomo threatens to do,  by clicking here. Our full legislative agenda is below. [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.96/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CSM-Legislative-Agenda-final-4.pdf”]

March 30, 2020 in Campaigns, Letter Campaigns, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Call and email the Speaker & your Council Member on class size!

Class Size Matters and other groups are urging the City Council to allocate $100 million towards class size reduction in next year’s education budget. Please call the Speaker’s office  with this message: “As a parent [or teacher, or concerned citizen], I urge the Speaker to  fight for $100 million to be targeted towards reducing class […]

March 10, 2020 in Campaigns, Updates by

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Strengthen the Contract for Excellence Law: Stronger Accountability, Transparency, and a Plan to Reduce Class Size

Please send a message to your legislators today to urge them to fully fund our schools and that there should be stronger accountability, transparency and an actual plan that results in smaller classes in the NYC public schools, as envisioned in the original Campaign for Fiscal Equity decision. In that case,  the state’s highest court […]

March 12, 2019 in Campaigns, Letter Campaigns by

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Stop School Overcrowding! Build New Schools!

About 575,000 students are currently crammed into overcrowded public schools and the situation will only worsen given the city’s growing population and development trends, without a new planning process that takes full account of the need for new schools. Please send a letter to the new Charter Revision Commission signaling your support for the proposal […]

December 14, 2018 in Campaigns, Updates by

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Reform the School Planning Process!

Please send a letter to the new City Council Charter Revision Committee to propose that the school planning process be reformed. There is a need to reform the city’s planning process, so that sufficient new schools are built along with development – and not years afterwards, as now occurs in our dysfunctional system. If you agree, […]

November 27, 2018 in Campaigns, Updates by

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Ask the Mayor and Chancellor to stop violating student privacy now!

Send a letter to the Mayor and Chancellor asking them to stop violating student privacy by making personal information available to charter schools for marketing purposes. Last fall, parent leader and CEC President Johanna Garcia filed a FERPA complaint with the federal government about the DOE’s practice of allowing charter schools to access her child’s […]

November 10, 2018 in Campaigns, Updates by

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Send a letter to the Mayor & Chancellor to end school overcrowding now!

Sept. 24, 2018 The next five-year capital plan for schools will be introduced sometime in the next two months. In May 2016, Mayor de Blasio promised that he would fully fund the capacity portion of the new plan, to alleviate current overcrowding and address future enrollment growth. Based upon a Nov. 2017 estimate, this meant […]

September 24, 2018 in Campaigns, Recent Newsletters, Take Action, Updates by

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Stop Regulations that Punish Public Schools for High Opt Out Rates

  Please send a message to NY State Education Department today to amend their proposed regulations that would punish schools for high-opt rates by mislabeling them in need of Comprehensive Support and making them use Title I funds to persuade parents to force their kids to take the state exams.  The NY State Education Department […]

August 10, 2018 in Campaigns by

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