Register for Civic Learning Week! March 6 – 10, 2023

Register for Civic Learning Week! March 6 – 10, 2023

Dear Friends Recently I joined the Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College at Columbia University. The Center promotes strengthening students’ educational rights through research, advocacy, and collective action. The Center also convenes DemocracyReady NY, the multigenerational, statewide, nonpartisan coalition committed to preparing all students for civic participation.   DemocracyReady NY will host a series of …

Multilingual Monthly: February 2023

Multilingual Monthly: February 2023 In this Issue Upcoming Live Events for NYC Public School Staff Immigrant Ambassador Program (IAP) Office Hours with Community Ambassadors Recordings of Culturally Responsive Family Engagement Training: Session 1, 2, 3, & 4 Call for Feedback: Scaffolded Core Curriculum Units for MLs and ELLs Refer Teachers for Extended Certification Programs Today! …

FYI! Chalkbeat – SCHOOL SAFETY LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: A $43 million contract to lock school doors wins mixed reactions from educators.

New York City officials are planning to lock the main entrances to school buildings during the day as a safety measure. Educators and experts offered mixed reviews of the idea. Gabby Jones for Chalkbeat A contentious proposal to lock the front entrances of New York City public school buildings won approval Wednesday evening by the …

Op-Ed: New York Needs a New Foundation Aid Formula

Op-Ed: New York Needs a New Foundation Aid FormulaIn today’s Albany Times Union, Michael Rebell makes the case for a new school funding formula in New York and a permanent commission to ensure equitable and updated funding streams year in and year out. The piece comes days after Michael’s appearance at the education budget hearing in Albany, where …

Missed the kindergarten application deadline? Add your child to waitlists today!

العربية /  বাংলা /  中文 /  Français / Kreyòl ayisyen /  한국어 /  Русский / Español / اردو Dear families, If you missed the deadline to apply to kindergarten, you can still participate in admissions by adding your child to programs’ waitlists! The way to do this is online with MySchools—learn how in our “How to Add Your Child to Waitlists” video. Please keep in mind that you can no longer apply …