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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
February 23, 2015 Press Release [Families for Excellent Schools] Don't Steal Possible

Press Release 2.23

Families for Excellent Schools announced Monday the kick-off of "Ten Days of Possible," a countdown toward a major parent rally to end New York's failing schools crisis on March 4th in Albany. Ten Days of Possible is a social media campaign that will bring together the voices of hundreds of parents, students, teachers, artists and other celebrities from across New York to celebrate the power of great schools and highlight the need to bring an end to the failing schools crisis. Read More