School Funding & Parents’ Testing Rights

Join us Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm at PS 20 (166 Essex St.) for: *  Fair Student Funding  *  Funding Owed to Schools and Resources Students Are Entitled To (Campaign for Educational Equity & Alliance for Quality Education) *  Parents' Testing Rights Agenda Prospective 2017-2019 Community and Citywide Education Council Candidates will also be invited to the … Continue reading School Funding & Parents’ Testing Rights

UNHS spared; CEC application deadline extended (3/10); Earth School testing forum

UNHS Spared University Neighborhood High School will not face a charter co-location proposal, thanks to the tremendous efforts of its school community along with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Councilwoman Margaret Chin. The DOE is now proposing a temporary (1-year) co-location of New York City School of the Arts with PS 111 in District 2. This proposal … Continue reading UNHS spared; CEC application deadline extended (3/10); Earth School testing forum

#saveUNHS

"Well-Connected Charter Threatens Manhattan High School" Allan Singer, Huffington Post, 03/06/2017 "The New York City Charter School of the Arts is well connected and University Neighborhood High School is not. The charter school, which went into operation at the downtown private Pine Street School last September, now has eyes on the high school’s building at 200 Monroe Street, … Continue reading #saveUNHS

Sign The Petition Against Charter Co-Location At UNHS!

Maintain the independence of UNHS; prevent the co-location of New York City Charter School of the Arts *  The DOE is working on a proposal to re-site New York City Charter School of the Arts (a Middle School) to University Neighborhood High School. UNHS parents have reached a breaking point (DNAinfo, 3/2/17). *  Please sign the UNHS … Continue reading Sign The Petition Against Charter Co-Location At UNHS!

Charter Colocation At UNHS – Proposal In The Works By The DOE

*  University Neighborhood High School is under siege again. *  In 2013-2014 this school fought back a co-location with the community’s help. *  Now, NYC Charter School of the Arts (City School of the Arts) Middle School seeks to relocate its D2 school in D1, and at UNHS. *  This is the same City School of … Continue reading Charter Colocation At UNHS – Proposal In The Works By The DOE

School siting/planning; Playground renovation; CEC business meeting & application deadline

Hearing on School Siting/Planning and Admissions Reporting We joined with other CECs and advocacy groups to pass a resolution calling for a Commission on School Siting and Planning to address overcrowding in schools citywide. The resolution notes that "the city’s failure to plan, site and build sufficient school space is a long term problem that … Continue reading School siting/planning; Playground renovation; CEC business meeting & application deadline

Presentation on Students in Temporary Housing, 2/8/17

Please join us for a presentation on Students in Temporary Housing by Liza Pappas, Education Policy and Budget Analyst at the Independent Budget Office. Part of a discussion on Housing & Education at the: *  CEC1 Calendar & Business Meeting (Agenda) *  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00pm *  PS 20 (166 Essex St.) * … Continue reading Presentation on Students in Temporary Housing, 2/8/17

Tonight: Rally Opposing DeVos & Rally Against Hate

Rally Opposing DeVos The Panel for Educational Policy is holding a Special Calendar Meeting tonight at 5:30 at Tweed to vote on a proposed resolution opposing the confirmation of nominee Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education of the United States. Join parents and education advocates for a rally on the steps beforehand: 5:00pm outside of 52 … Continue reading Tonight: Rally Opposing DeVos & Rally Against Hate

Profoundly Unqualified

Calendar Meeting We've sent D1 schools' capital requests to the School Construction Authority. Please join us at our January 25th calendar meeting for a presentation by the SCA on the capital plan amendment and a public comment opportunity (Agenda). *  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:00pm *  PS 20 (166 Essex St.) *  Refreshments and childcare … Continue reading Profoundly Unqualified

Meetings: January 2017

Capital Plan Committee Meeting CEC1's Capital Plan Committee will meet Friday morning to prioritize CSD1 capital requests: *  Capital Plan Committee Meeting: Friday, January 6 at 8am, Room 126, PS 20 (166 Essex St) Please join CEC1's January 25th calendar meeting for a presentation of the capital plan amendment by the SCA and public comment opportunity: 6pm at … Continue reading Meetings: January 2017