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Send a letter to your legislators today! and reasons to opt out

March 27, 2017 1. Right now the state budget is being negotiated. Please take a minute to send a letter to your legislators today. Tell them to fully fund the foundation formula, designed to equitably and sufficiently fund high needs schools.   The letter also urges them to block the Governor’s proposal to raise the […]

April 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Important update on NY state budget and College Board threat to student privacy

April 3, 2017 1.  The NY state budget is stalled and will be late for the first time in years. The deadlock appears to be related to education funding for our public schools vs. charter schools, and whether the cap on charter schools will be lifted. As usual, the Assembly Democratic majority wants to fully […]

April 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Reminder! Hearings on school planning & updates on lead & immigrant students

February 26, 2017 I hope you and your family had a nice winter break. This Tuesday, the City Council will hold hearings on the need to improve school planning and siting process. When: Tues. Feb. 28 starting at 10 AM Where: Council Chambers, City Hall What: City Council joint hearings of the Education and Finance […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Speaking on privatization & marches tomorrow; & debate on charter schools

March 3, 2017 1.     I will be speaking on the national and state push to privatize public education tomorrow Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast. The event is free; just RSVP to magerbxv@gmail.com What: Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast Where: The Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters by

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Please urge NYS to incorporate Opportunity to Learn standards, including small classes, in its accountability system

March 9, 2017 In December of 2016, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced NCLB and requires states to develop a new accountability system for their schools. ESSA mandates that schools be rated mostly on academic factors, including test scores and graduation rates. But it also allows the inclusion […]

March 9, 2017 in News Clips, Take Action, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Speaking on Privatization & Marches; & Debate on Charter Schools

1.     I will be speaking on the national and state push to privatize public education tomorrow Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast. The event is free; just RSVP to magerbxv@gmail.com What: Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast Where: The Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY When: Saturday, […]

March 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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A message from Diane Ravitch about Class Size Matters

December 24, 2016 Dear friend, Please consider donating to Class Size Matters– a remarkably streamlined and effective non-profit on whose board I serve, that relies on the contributions of parents, teachers and concerned citizens just like you. Your support will help the organization continue its work to ensure that all public school students in this […]

January 1, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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3 simple steps to stop the privatization & destruction of our public schools

Here are three simple steps you can take to stop the privatization and destruction of our public schools: Call your Senators now to oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos. Tell them that Ms. DeVos is least qualified and most dangerous individual ever to be appointed US Secretary of Education. Ms. DeVos never attended a public […]

December 19, 2016 in Letter Campaigns, Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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We won in court vs the DOE to keep School Leadership Team meetings open!

October 27, 2016   Dear friend: Just a quick update to let you know that on Tuesday, the Appellate Court ruled on our lawsuit against the DOE, and in a strongly worded, unanimous decision agreed with the Supreme Court that School Leadership Team meetings must be open to the public. Here is the Court’s decision; […]

October 27, 2016 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on citywide conference; please sign up now! and other news

Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 6:42 PM 1.Reminder: Please sign up now for our Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with CEC 2 and NYC Kids PAC, on Saturday Nov. 5 at the Spruce St. school near City Hall. Reserve your tickets here. A flyer you can post in your schools is here. Among the workshops: Fighting […]

October 25, 2016 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters by

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