NYC Council Hearing Invitation – Committee of the Whole – 12/19 and 12/20/22

NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Newsletter – 11/22/2022

Dear New Yorker,   Over the last week, CAU distributed turkeys alongside our community partners throughout the five boroughs. We greatly appreciate those who came out to help with the distributions as well as those who donated items for the community. Wishing all New Yorkers a happy and safe Thanksgiving!   New York City has recently …

Open Meetings Law Update

Dear Council Members, As a further update to our October 24, 2022, message regarding CCEC meetings, the local state of emergency declared by the Mayor to address the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through December 21, 2022.   Accordingly, CCECs may continue to hold their meetings remotely through that date if they determine that the COVID-19 …

News & Notes: Happy American Education Week! – November 2022

November 2022 Dear Colleagues, Happy American Education Week! This week, we are celebrating public education and the efforts of teachers, administrators, and support professionals to help students thrive. We know how hard you work every day to support New York’s students. Thank you for everything you do.  At the November Board of Regents meeting, the …

NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Newsletter – 11/14/2022

      Dear New Yorker,   Last week, CAU hosted a Community Conversation on Public Safety at James Madison High School in NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn North. We are grateful to the Brooklynites who came out that evening to discuss public safety concerns and possible solutions, as we continue to work together to make …

How to Build a Balanced High School Application

العربية / বাংলা / 中文 / Français / Kreyòl ayisyen / 한국어 / Русский / Español / اردو Dear families, Today we’re writing to share five tips for building a balanced high school application. Submitting a balanced application is your best chance to get an offer to a program you want. Don’t forget to submit your balanced application by December 1. Need …

CCSE – Busing Survey

Hello families,  The survey link below is being sent on behalf of the Busing Sub-Committee of the Citywide Council on Special Education.  We are collecting busing issue stories, data, and contact information to enhance our advocacy efforts and to assist Laura Barbieri, a pro-bono attorney, to file a class action lawsuit on busing.  The survey will take about …