National Alliance Supports Parents and Students Rallying to End New York’s Failing School Crisis

Today, more than 9,000 parents, students and educators along with 160 schools are rallying in Albany to draw attention to the failing school crisis in New York, calling for a bold change.

Nina Rees, president and CEO at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the following statement on the issue…

Cuomo and the 13,000

They were out in force again in Albany Wednesday, 13,000 strong — demanding better schools for New York’s kids.

Moms, dads, students, teachers. Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie. Grammy Award-winner Ashanti. State pols, like Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Senate leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein and other lawmakers.

February 26, 2015 New York Daily News [Ken Lovett] Don't Steal Possible

Education reform group calls for quick state takeover of failing schools

On a day when Mayor de Blasio is traveling to Albany to discuss budget issues, an education reform group on Wednesday is calling on the state to takeover 178 failing schools this fall.

Of the 178 “priority schools” targeted by Families for Excellent Schools, 91 are in New York City.

The schools are ranked among the state’s bottom 5% in performance.

February 24, 2015 News - LTE [Viviana Mora] CT Campaign

Parent’s Voice: The Future of Our Children

As Connecticut faces a challenging budget, Governor Malloy continues to focus on the importance of improving our roads and highways. While investments in roads, bridges and transportation systems are important, I believe the most important infrastructure that Connecticut should invest in is education. Read More