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1,500 Advocates Rally for Fair Funding in Albany

Over 1,500 students and education organizers rallied in Albany on January 14 to demand fair school funding in New York State.

Over 1,500 students and education organizers rallied in Albany on January 14 to demand fair school funding in New York State. Led by the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) and Citizen Action of New York, both OTL allies, the organizers called for a $1.9 billion investment in public schools to begin reversing five years of budget cuts and fixing an education system fraught with inequality.

Jan. 14: No More Excuses Rally in Albany

Parents, students, teachers and advocates from across New York State will rally in Albany to demand fair school funding and universal pre-k. Follow #NoMoreExcuses on Twitter for updates!

The Alliance for Quality Education and Citizen Action NY will be hosting a rally in Albany, NY, on Jan. 14. "No More Excuses, Educate Every Student" will bring together students, parents, teachers and advocates from around the state to demand fair school funding and universal access to pre-k for all students. 

"Zero-Tolerance: The History of Structural Violence on Our Students"

OTL allies from the Urban Youth Collaborative and the Dignity in Schools Campaign – New York are presenting at Talking Transition, an open forum event for discussing issues that Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio should consider as he transitions into office. The groups have released an interactive presentation on the history of harsh school discipline policies.

OTL allies from the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) and the Dignity in Schools Campaign – New York (DSC-NY) are presenting today at Talking Transition, an open forum event for New Yorkers to discuss pressing issues that Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio should consider as he transitions into office. UYC and DSC-NY will be talking about school discipline reform and how harsh discipline policies criminalize students, disproportionately students of color, and drive them to drop out of school. 

Making Prekindergarten Truly Universal in New York: A Statewide Roadmap

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2013-11-01
Type: 
reports
Category: 
early-care-education

This report provides a detailed roadmap for making high-quality, full-day prekindergarten available for all three- and four-year-old children in New York State over an eight-year period.

Nov. 20 – OTL Education Action Summit in Albany, NY

Join OTL allies from across New York for the Alliance for Quality Education's Education Action Summit on Nov. 20 in Albany! The event will include a day of trainings and workshops, and the kickoff of AQE's No More Excuses Campaign:

Join OTL allies from across New York for the Alliance for Quality Education's Education Action Summit on Nov. 20 in Albany! The event will include a day of trainings and workshops, and the kickoff of AQE's No More Excuses Campaign:

NYC Youth Organizers Launch "Get Us to College" Campaign

The Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) launched its new Get Us to College Campaign this week on the steps of New York City Hall. Students, parents and several City Council Members spoke in support of proven strategies that encourage students to go to college and help them navigate the application process.

This week, on the steps of New York City Hall, the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) launched its new Get Us to College Campaign. Students, parents and several City Council Members spoke in support of proven strategies that encourage students to go to college and help them navigate the application process.

Get Us to College: Proven Strategies for Helping NYC Students Navigate the College Process

Publication Date: 
Wed, 2013-10-23
Type: 
reports
Category: 
college-prep

In this policy brief, the Urban Youth Collaborative highlights proven strategies from across New York City for encouraging students to go to college and supporting them as they navigate the application process.

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Grassroots Leaders at 2013 OTL Organizing Summit

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2013-10-22

At the 2013 OTL Organizing Summit in Los Angeles, Cheyanne Smith from Make the Road NY and Pecolia Manigo from the Parent Leadership Action Network practice telling their personal stories as part of a training with the New Organizing Institute on the Story of Self, Story of Us, and the Story of Now narrative structure. 

At the 2013 OTL Organizing Summit in Los Angeles, grassroots education organizers participated in a training hosted by the New Organizing Institute. They were introduced to a powerful narrative structure called the Story of Self, the Story of Us, and the Story of Now, a model developed by Marshall Ganz that helps organizers learn to tell compelling personal stories, connect them to issues facing their community, and make a powerful call to action.

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