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.
Here's a case in point why fair school funding is so crucial to improving our nation's education system:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.