CEC 1 Event in the LoDown

Check back for more pictures from the event as well as updated stories in the news! http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2014/01/community-activists-help-create-vision-for-a-new-lower-east-side-school.html "This past weekend, parents, teachers and local activists gathered at the Girl’s Club on Avenue D for a day-long “Community Engagement Lab.”  Sponsored by Community Education Council 1 in partnership with NYCpublic, the event was designed to help create a vision … Continue reading CEC 1 Event in the LoDown

New York City Parents and Elected Officials File Suit Seeking Injunction To Stop Bloomberg’s 42 Recently Approved School Co-locations

On December 27th, Parents and Elected Officials including Public Advocate-elect Letitia James and City Council members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin and Ruben Wills filed a lawsuit to halt the recently approved co-locations of 42 schools, including University Neighborhood High School in District 1. In a press release  on December 29th regarding the lawsuit, District 1 Council Member Margaret … Continue reading New York City Parents and Elected Officials File Suit Seeking Injunction To Stop Bloomberg’s 42 Recently Approved School Co-locations

PS 15 Highlighted in Article on Progress Reports

http://www.wnyc.org/story/progress-reports-after-bloomberg/ Progress reports without a grade. That’s what Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio proposed during the campaign and it led SchoolBook to wonder: what are all those numbers behind the grades and what can we learn from them going forward? Under the Bloomberg administration, a school earned both a letter grade and an accompanying score, based on a methodology … Continue reading PS 15 Highlighted in Article on Progress Reports

Push for New D1 School on SPURA Site

“Smart development means anticipating and addressing projected community impacts before they reach a critical point,” said Council member Margaret Chin. “That is why I worked with the SPURA Task Force to strongly advocate for a public school as part of the project — to serve the hundreds of working families that will make this community … Continue reading Push for New D1 School on SPURA Site

Appeal to fight co-location at L.E.S. high school

The co-location at University Neighborhood High School with a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) School has been a hot bed issue in District 1. Several stakeholders, including political figures as well as the CEC, have publicly  opposed the plan. Check out this article for more details about the situation as well as what's been … Continue reading Appeal to fight co-location at L.E.S. high school