Education

Virginia Governors' Race, Bullying, Restorative Criminal Justice, Education

1,600 VOICE Leaders Pack Forum with VA Gubernatorial Candidates

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
WJLA & Metro IAF

On Sunday night, nearly 1,600 Metro IAF Virginians from 58 VOICE congregations and schools throughout northern Virginia secured commitments from Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Mr. Ed Gillespie (R) and Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D) to raise Virginia's felony larceny level, increase support for public schools and the Housing Trust Fund, fix Washington's crumbling public transit, support DREAMers and convene law enforcement and educators to end hate crimes and bullying. Read more about 1,600 VOICE Leaders Pack Forum with VA Gubernatorial Candidates

VOICE

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

SBC

Pre-K Funding, Education, Taxes, Inequality, Governor Cuomo, Michael Gecan

Gecan Quoted in NYT Piece on Pre-K Funding

Thursday, January 23, 2014
New York Times

Andrew M. Cuomo arrived at The New York Times in an expansive mood on Wednesday. Reporters being reporters, they barraged him with the usual, “Hey, you going to let New York’s new mayor tax the wealthy in pursuit of prekindergarten” questions.... Read more about Gecan Quoted in NYT Piece on Pre-K Funding

Metro IAF

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. Read more about North AZ Interfaith Rises to Challenge of AZ Education Funding Crisis

NAIC

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

Education

Austin Interfaith In-District Charter Proposal Wins Unanimous Support

Friday, January 18, 2013
Five Publications in Austin

"School board members have lauded the process that Travis Heights used to garner support for the transformation, which they approved last month.  Unlike the district’s failed partnership with [another charter school]… the move to turn Travis Heights into a charter school had the enthusiastic backing of the school’s parents and teachers, joined by  Read more about Austin Interfaith In-District Charter Proposal Wins Unanimous Support

Austin Interfaith

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