What We Want to See in a Plan to Address Our Segregated D1 Schools

The District 1 community has long advocated for a plan to address our segregated schools.  We want to see a plan that: *Assigns incoming Pre-K and K students at every district school and program so as to ensure they serve a fair number of at-risk students from the following groups: * Low Socio-Economic Status; English Language … Continue reading What We Want to See in a Plan to Address Our Segregated D1 Schools

Wednesday’s meeting: Safety & bullying; Middle school admissions

Join Us! At Wednesday's calendar/business meeting, we'll discuss: *  Your experiences navigating systems for getting help with safety & bullying issues in schools *  Existing complaint protocols and safety & bullying information *  Positive practices schools are using to address safety & bullying issues We'll also hear about a blind ranking proposal for middle school admissions, … Continue reading Wednesday’s meeting: Safety & bullying; Middle school admissions

Thanks; School Funding & Charter Updates; Resolution & Resources

Thank you! A big thanks to the community members who joined our meeting last week, and to: *  Maria Bautista, Alliance for Quality Education (School funding & the Campaign for Fiscal Equity) *  Joe Rogers, Jr., Campaign for Educational Equity (Students' educational rights) *  Jia Li and Kemala Karmen (Parents' testing rights) School Funding & … Continue reading Thanks; School Funding & Charter Updates; Resolution & Resources

Upcoming Meetings 

*  CEC1 Budget Committee, 4/3/17, 8:30am, PS 20 (166 Essex St.), Rm. 126. *  Citywide Council on High Schools Meeting, 4/6/17, 6:00pm-8:45pm, 52 Chambers St., NY, NY 10007 *  CEC Calendar & Business Meeting, 4/26/17, 6:00pm, PS 20 (166 Essex St.)

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