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
On the campaign trail last fall, Governor Malloy promised to continue increasing funds for school districts and to target that funding to districts that need it the most. Read More
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
On February 7, celebrated photographer, Jonathan Mannion, recognized for his iconic images of rap’s most influential figures, joined FES in hosting the inaugural “Think Possible” workshop. About the #DontStealPossible movement, Mannion says, “This is something that is close to my heart, and a passion point, so it’s easy to get involved with the betterment of the kids.” His passion was evident throughout the day, as Mannion guided the participating families through his creative process, capturing some endearing moments along the way.
America’s favorite weatherman, Al Roker, will host the next “Think Possible” workshop! Al will share his expertise and the science behind his profession by leading participants in a first-ever workshop on presenting the weather and meteorology. The audience will also have the opportunity to interact with a green screen set-up and present the weather themselves!
Amid Hundreds of Failing Schools in New York City, Barely 5% of High-Poverty, Majority of-Color Schools Show Progress in Helping Students Succeed Read More
At More Than 500 Schools Statewide, 90% of Students Cannot Read or Do Math and Are Graduating from High School Without Skills for College — A Crisis that Threatens to Stall State’s Economic Gains Read More
Six Months after New York City Rally, Thousands of Parents to Call on State Leaders to End Failing Schools Crisis Read More
Last spring, when my daughter, Shaylee, was in second grade, I asked her teacher at Public School 63 in the Bronx to leave her back. Shaylee had struggled with reading and math since kindergarten, and I felt she was not ready to be promoted to third grade.
The teacher said no – no child ever failed in that classroom, and Shaylee was going to pass, contrary to my wishes.
The problem is that she went to a school where thousands of kids failed every year.
A coalition of Bronx elected officials led by Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and State Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Michael Blake, and Mark Gjonaj joined prominent clergy leaders and dozens of Bronx parents in front of Girls Prep Bronx Charter School on Wednesday morning to call on Albany to press ahead with bold action to end a statewide education crisis that traps 65,000 Bronx students in failing schools. Read More