Parents, Community Organizations and Elected Officials Propose Citywide Community Schools Policy
About 100 parents, community partners and elected officials gathered on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at City Hall to announce a proposed policy to guide the expansion of community schools.
“CEJ is very excited for this new chapter in the community school movement. We have been advocating for community schools for years and now that we see them coming into fruition, parents and community school partners have worked together to draft a policy that establishes the vision and standards to guide them. We know that to be successful, community schools must be a combination of comprehensive services with rigorous academic curriculum and transformative parent and community engagement. This policy proposal can give the city a firm foundation for the expansion of community schools and will help ensure that for years to come there is clarity to how community schools should be done,” said Felicia Alexander, parent leader with the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice and organizer with Brooklyn Movement Center.Tweet