Education and Youth

Education and Youth
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 18:00

Spokane Alliance & Allies Victorious in School Bullying Action

Following almost nine weeks of pressure from Spokane Alliance members and allies, the Spokane Public Schools (SPS) school board unanimously voted to make a public statement on recent school bullying that included four key points leaders advocated for:  reaffirmation of the district’s commitment to respect all students; commitment to swift enforcement of hara Read more about Spokane Alliance & Allies Victorious in School Bullying Action


Education and Youth
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 18:15

AIM Wins Quality, Affordable After-School Program for Low-Income Students

240 elementary school students are now drumming, dancing, cooking, playing basketball, doing academics, and getting a hot dinner every day after school thanks to AIM. Read more about AIM Wins Quality, Affordable After-School Program for Low-Income Students


School Education Data, urban school reform, New York IAF

Manhattan Together, So. Bronx Churches Fight for Better School Data

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
New York Daily News & More

On March 19th, over 400 Manhattan Together (MT) and South Bronx Churches (SBC) leaders gathered with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer to push the City Government for action to improve their broken Special Education data system and to push for more repairs in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartments. Read more about Manhattan Together, So. Bronx Churches Fight for Better School Data

Metro IAF

school funding, Baltimore City Schools, Councilman Jack Young

BUILD Secures $70 M Commitment for Baltimore City Schools Funding Gap

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WBALTV

In alliance with principals and schools across the City, BUILD won an additional commitment of $10 million in funding, bringing the total to $70 million BUILD has organized to close the $130 million gap in school funding.

Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, along with 11 other city council representatives, announced the additional commitment of $10 million at a BUILD and Baltimoreans for Educational Equity action of 900 parents, teachers and principals. This follows commitments from Baltimore Mayor and State Legislature to provide $60 million to fix the gap. Read more about BUILD Secures $70 M Commitment for Baltimore City Schools Funding Gap

BUILD

Public school funding, higher ed, Prescott, Arizona Interfaith

NAIC Pushes for Investment in Arizona Public Schools

Friday, August 12, 2016
Daily Courier

200 Northern Arizona Interfaith Council (NAIC) leaders, with the Prescott College Social Justice Human Rights Program, assembled with all six candidates of Arizona Legislative District 1 to push for increased funding of public schools across the state.  Said Tom Benson, “If we want our community and state to be a desirable place to work, raise a family, as well a retire it must be supported by a strong education system from .... Read more about NAIC Pushes for Investment in Arizona Public Schools

NAIC

Youth Programming, City Budget, Rob English

BUILD Preserves $4.2 Million in Investments in Families and Youth

Friday, June 17, 2016
Baltimore Sun

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council leaders reached a budget deal Friday, likely averting a threatened government shutdown and preserving $4.2 million in funding for children and teens....BUILD rallied hundreds to protest the mayor's proposed spending plan that would have cut $4.2 million from youth programs. English commended Young and Councilwoman Helen Holton, the budget committee chairwoman, for taking a stand against it. Read more about BUILD Preserves $4.2 Million in Investments in Families and Youth

BUILD

LAUSD, Broad Foundation, Charter Schools, Public Schools

One LA Leaders Denounce Broad Plan for School Privatization

Thursday, February 11, 2016
One LA

After welcoming new Superintendent Michelle King to the first LAUSD Board meeting of the year, One LA leaders delivered a strident statement in support of public education and against the Broad Foundation's charter expansion plan.  Leaders earned significant audience applause after emphasizing no plan should "ever refer to our children as 'market share....'" Read more about One LA Leaders Denounce Broad Plan for School Privatization

One LA IAF

Child Safety, School Buses, Traffic, Keisha Krumm

Common Ground's Focus on Kid Safety Turns to School Buses

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & More

...specifically, letting school buses halt traffic when picking up and dropping off children at scheduled stops.

Coverage also here: 

Neighborhood News Service

CBS 58

Telemundo (Spanish)

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Palo Alto College, Texas IAF, Workforce Development, higher ed

Express-News Recognizes COPS as Impetus for Palo Alto College

Monday, July 20, 2015
San Antonio Express News

At the first convention of Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) in 1974, Fernando Rodriguez Jr. introduced a resolution to open a community college on the West Side or South Side. Berriozábal remembers the idea of such a college was a hard sell for local officials.... Read more about Express-News Recognizes COPS as Impetus for Palo Alto College

Cops/ Metro Alliance

South Bronx Churches, Metro IAF, Education, Public Schools, Teacher Development

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Takes Questions From Parents, Educators at Packed Bronx Forum

Friday, May 29, 2015
NY Daily News

From a mother's worries over failing schools to a teacher’s push for mental health services, the city schools boss opened her inbox to more than 500 concerned parents and educators at a packed town hall forum Thursday in the Bronx.

They traveled from as near as Mott Hall Science and Technology in the South Bronx and from as far away as Bushwick, Brooklyn, to drill Chancellor Carmen Fariña on hot-topic issues like the expansion of the city’s gifted and talented programs, teacher evaluations and school performance. Read more about Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Takes Questions From Parents, Educators at Packed Bronx Forum

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