Education and Youth

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

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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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Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Willie Bennett, urban school reform

TMO Lyons Elementary Parents Prevail Over Rezoning Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Lyons Elementary parents won an 8 – 1 Houston Independent School District board vote against proposed boundary changes to their school.  The changes would have sent students from one of the top ranked schools in the state to one ranked in the lo Read more about TMO Lyons Elementary Parents Prevail Over Rezoning Plan

TMO

Public Education, Nevada IAF, Organizing in Las Vegas, Tax Reform

Economic Alliance Partners w/NCG: YES on Business Tax for Schools

Friday, March 20, 2015
Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal

Calling this "a historic opportunity to improve our public schools and invest in our children,” 'Nevadans for the Common Good’ voted, along with the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, to support Governor Sandoval's business tax proposal aimed at improving public schools across the state. Read more about Economic Alliance Partners w/NCG: YES on Business Tax for Schools

Nevadans for the Common Good

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, School Reform, Willie Bennett

TMO Parent Leaders Protest HISD Rezoning Plan & Get Vote Delayed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Houston Chronicle

TMO leaders and parents of children attending Lyons Elementary held a pre-board meeting press conference to detail their concerns about the latest HISD proposal to rezone elementary schools.  Rosa Rivera argued that a plan to shift new students to nearby elementary schools would negatively impact her children...  Read more about TMO Parent Leaders Protest HISD Rezoning Plan & Get Vote Delayed

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Education and Youth
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 17:00

VIP Leverages $26.6 Million for Public Schools in Central Arizona

Phoenix, AZ – 200 Valley Interfaith Project delegates assembled after the fall 2014 election to celebrate the leveraging of $26.6 Million in public school dollars for Tempe Elementary and Scottsdale Unified School Districts. Leaders achieved this by passing school override ballot measures. Read more about VIP Leverages $26.6 Million for Public Schools in Central Arizona


Clean Air, Environmental Cleanup, organizing in pomona, California IAF

ICON Wins School Board Commitment to Cleaner Schoolbuses

Friday, February 6, 2015
Daily Bulletin

ICON and its ‘Clean & Green’ team leveraged commitments from three board members of the Pomona Unified School District to begin to eliminate the use of diesel buses in favor of cleaner alternatives. Leaders made the case against... Read more about ICON Wins School Board Commitment to Cleaner Schoolbuses

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