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Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Grassroots organizations are working hard for — and winning — serious victories for public school children in communities across the country. But they can't continue without gifts from people like you.

#GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

Grassroots organizations are working hard for — and winning — serious victories for public school children in communities across the country. But they can't continue without gifts from people like you.

New York City Makes Progress in School Discipline Reform

In a recent op-edKavitha Mediratta, lauds the progress made by New York City schools in challenging the school the prison pipeline through their efforts in school discipline reform. Although much, of course, remains to be done, she argues that recent moves by NYC Mayer, Bill de Blasio, herald a step in the right direction. 

In a recent op-ed, Kavitha Mediratta, lauds the progress made by New York City schools in challenging the school the prison pipeline through their efforts in school discipline reform. Although much, of course, remains to be done, she argues that recent moves by NYC Mayer, Bill de Blasio, herald a step in the right direction. 

Op-ed Gives Guidance for Progressive School Reform in NYC

Pedro Noguera, a professor at New York University, outlines a clear direction for Mayor de Blasio and progressive school reform efforts in his latest op-edNoguera emphasizes that although de Blasio has made progress in some educational areas, he needs to create a clearer narrative of change in order to inspire communities to support and build on that progress.

Pedro Nogeura
Pedro Noguera

NY Organizers Defeat Harmful Tax Credit, Charter Expansion Proposals

In this year's state budget deal, organizers in New York defeated a proposed tax credit that would have provided up to $1 million in taxpayer subsidies to wealthy residents for donating to private schools. They also held the line on charter expansion and prevented lawmakers from increasing the charter school cap.


Organizers deliver an unfurled banner of 30,000
signatures to the state capitol.

$2.4 Million for Restorative Justice in NYC Schools

Grassroots organizers in New York City have been fighting for school discipline reform for years, and their hard work paid off this week when the City Council passed next year's budget with $2.4 million in funding for restorative justice programs.

Grassroots organizers in New York City have been fighting for school discipline reform for years, and their hard work paid off this week when the City Council passed next year's budget with $2.4 million in funding for restorative justice programs.

Proposed NYC Bill Would Be a Setback in School Discipline Reform

The New York City Council is considering a bill that would use public school funding to provide NY Police Department safety agents to private schools. In response, Kesi Foster, Coordinator for the Urban Youth Collaborative, wrote an op-ed arguing this bill not only hurts public schools financially, but also directly contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline.

UYC LogoThe New York City Council is considering a bill that would use public school funding to provide NY Police Department safety agents to private schools. In response, Kesi Foster, Coordinator for the Urban Youth Collaborative, wrote an op-ed recently arguing this bill not only hurts public schools financially, but also directly contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline.

NY Organizers Fight Harmful Tax Credit Plan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's new tax credit proposal prioritizes wealthy donors and private schools over the needs of public schools, which both serve all students and are desperately in need of adequate funding.

AQE RallyNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent tax credit proposal prioritizes wealthy donors and private schools over the needs of public schools, which both serve all students and are desperately in need of adequate funding.

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