Education and Youth

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... Read more about Predatory Learning

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. Read more about BUILD wins $1.1 billion to construct new schools in Baltimore


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). Read more about School facilities bill grew from grass roots

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. Read more about Common Ground backs plan to update school athletic facilities

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. Read more about Thousands rally in Annapolis for billions to renovate, rebuild 65 Baltimore schools

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

Manhattan Together

Education

Thousands rally in support of Baltimore schools

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Baltimore Sun

Supporters of a $2.4 billion plan to rebuild Baltimore's crumbling schools made a show of support in Annapolis Read more about Thousands rally in support of Baltimore schools

BUILD

Charter Schools, Public Schools, Community Organizing in New Mexico, Community Organizing in Albuquerque, organizing for urban school reform

NM Bill Would Bar Private Firms From Running Public Schools

Friday, February 15, 2013
New Mexican

Rep. Mimi Stewart and Sen. Linda Lopez, both Albuquerque Democrats, joined the Rev. Trey Hammond of Albuquerque Interfaith, a faith-based community organizing effort, as well as a coalition of parents, students and public-school supporters, at a news conference Tuesday to announce the introduction of House Bill 460. Read more about NM Bill Would Bar Private Firms From Running Public Schools

Albuquerque Interfaith

Community Organizing in New Mexico, Organizing in Albuquerque, organizing for urban school reform, organizing for public schools

Albuquerque Interfaith Challenges 'Trojan Horses' Undermining Schools

Friday, February 15, 2013
Albuquerque Journal

In the legend of the Trojan horse, Greeks capture Troy not by siege, but by stealth, under the cover of darkness, when raiders hidden in the hollow horse bring its downfall.

This is an apt metaphor for how public education in New Mexico is being privatized. Read more about Albuquerque Interfaith Challenges 'Trojan Horses' Undermining Schools

Albuquerque Interfaith

Organizing in Arizona, organizing in Phoenix, organizing for better neighborhoods, organizing for schools, organizing for children, fighting for libraries, fighting for community pools

VIP Restores $6 Million in Phoenix Budget for Youth & Children

Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Republic

Earlier this year, a faith-based political-action group began putting pressure on Phoenix officials to reinstate some services after noting there was no additional funding planned for after-school programs in the initial version of the city's budget proposal. Read more about VIP Restores $6 Million in Phoenix Budget for Youth & Children

Valley Interfaith Project

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