Education and Youth

Lottery Scholarship Fund, College, Public Schools, Kip Bobroff, New Mexico IAF, Social Justice

Albuquerque Interfaith Fights to Save Scholarship Fund

Monday, October 21, 2013
Albuquerque Journal

Marta Parra told her oldest daughter she could never go to college because they didn’t have enough money – Parra hadn’t yet heard of the state’s lottery scholarship.  Now Parra’s younger daughter, a high school student, may not be able to attend either because the lottery scholarship could be reduced as soon as next year due to insufficient funds.

Albuquerque Interfaith

community organizing in Arizona, NAIC, Education, Secretary of State, Interfaith, Social Justice

North AZ Interfaith Rises to Challenge of AZ Education Funding Crisis

Friday, September 27, 2013
The Daily Courier

Northern Arizona Interfaith Council and about 800 teachers, school staff and community members, including business owners, filled the Mile High Middle School auditorium Wednesday night to talk about school funding for the three districts in the quad-city area...Special guests at the meeting included Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Rep. Karen Fann, and Prescott Valley Commercial Development Group chairman.

NAIC

community organizing, Social Justice, Human Capital Development, Economic Development, Alinsky, Interfaith

Austin Leaders Leverage $2.38 Million for Youth & Young Adults

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Austin American Statesman & others

Austin Interfaith worked from the ground up to get its priorities included in the budget….It represents the interests of low-income families and has become a familiar presence at City Hall in recent years.

Austin Interfaith

Education and Youth
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 18:15

Austin Leaders Leverage $2.38 Million in Municipal Investments for Youth

With a 7-0 vote, city council members approved the reallocation of $2.38 Million additional dollars in the 2013-2014 budget to workforce development and youth programs at parks, schools and libraries, even while decreasing the tax rate.


Community Organizing for School Reform, Institutional Organizing, Public Schools, Nuns

Predatory Learning

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Boston Review

Several months ago, on a damp gray afternoon, I found myself sitting in a coffee shop in downtown Racine, Wisconsin, just a few blocks from the Lake Michigan shoreline. That weekend a colleague and I would be conducting a leadership training session with teachers, parents, and community leaders...

Gecan

Education and Youth
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 15:15

BUILD wins $1.1 billion to construct new schools in Baltimore

On May 21 2013, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the Baltimore City School Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013, authorizing more than $1 billion for school construction and renovationthe single largest investment in Baltimore’s neighborhoods in more than 30 years.


Education

School facilities bill grew from grass roots

Monday, May 20, 2013
Baltimore Sun

Michael Dresser got it right in describing the trajectory of the Baltimore school facilities bill as going from "non-starter to law," but the story goes far beyond the elected and appointed officials who worked hard to make the deals and shepherd the legislation to passage ("City schools bill a political showpiece," May 17).

BUILD

Education

Common Ground backs plan to update school athletic facilities

Monday, April 22, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Members of Common Ground, a community organization of churches, small businesses, nonprofits and neighborhood groups, on Sunday soundly backed a new initiative to upgrade school athletic facilities in Milwaukee County. The initiative is called the Fair Play Campaign.

Common Ground

Education

Thousands rally in Annapolis for billions to renovate, rebuild 65 Baltimore schools

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Washington Post

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Thousands of Baltimore City families petitioned lawmakers for billions in funding to renovate or rebuild about 65 of the school district’s crumbling buildings.

BUILD

Education

Promises to keep: Seven mayoral candidates make school reform pledges, and many are underwhelming

Sunday, March 3, 2013
New York Daily News

At the mayoral forum sponsored last week by the Daily News and the Metro IAF citizens organization, Democrat Bill Thompson got to the heart of why we pressed the candidates to detail plans for the schools. He asked: “What defines success, not just in four years, each year. The chancellor and mayor need to be held accountable for that.

Manhattan Together

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