organizing for urban school reform

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 for urban school reform, organizing in El Paso, organizing in Texas, IAF, organizing for better schools, educational justice

EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

Thursday, July 19, 2012
El Paso Times

Before the board meeting on Wednesday, the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization, or EPISO, and the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project argued that the district’s at-large elected board does not ensure equal representation throughout the communities it serves. Read more about EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

EPISO

organizing for urban school reform, Pre-K, Voter Engagement, organizing in San Antonio, organizing in Texas, IAF

COPS / Metro Alliance Rallies in Support of Successful Bond for Pre-K

Monday, October 22, 2012
San Antonio Express-News
Approximately 1,000 people representing 35 church, school and union groups under the umbrella nonprofit Communities Organized for Public Service and the Metro Alliance, held their own press conference and publicly committed to backing Pre-K 4 SA.  
Cops/ Metro Alliance

organizing for urban school reform, organizing in El Paso, organizing in Texas, educational justice, educational equity, school funding

EPISO Leverages Commitments for Equity in School Funding

Monday, October 29, 2012
El Paso Times

More than 200 leaders of El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization assembled to challenge Clint Independent School District board candidates to “eliminate all disparities in per student funding throughout the district if elected….Challenge Read more about EPISO Leverages Commitments for Equity in School Funding

EPISO