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May 21st, 2010

CEJ Policy Brief: Fix Our Schools, Don’t Close Them

On May 21st, CEJ released a policy brief documenting the lack of research support for school closings as a school improvement strategy, and profiling successful models that have increased student achievement without the damaging side effects inflicted by closings. In Beyond School Closings: Effective Alternatives for Low-Performing Schools, CEJ urges the NYC Department of Education to use the federal School Improvement Grants to invest in proven school improvement strategies and establish a School Transformation Zone to support NYC’s 34 SIG schools and other low-performing schools.  

Click here to read CEJ’s policy brief on school turnaround.

May 4th, 2010

Fix Our Schools, Don’t Close Them!

On April 28th, 150 CEJ parents stood with a broad-based coalition of educators, elected officials, clergy and advocates to call for the creation of a School Transformation Zone to improve low-performing schools and prevent school closings. CEJ sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein with over signatures from over 70 prominent New Yorkers in support of the Zone. Check out the City Council resolution in support of the Zone below.
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March 31st, 2010

EdVox

CEJ announces the launch of EdVox, a new blog on education in New York City written by parents, students and community members from the neighborhoods most affected by under-resourced and under-performing schools. Subscribe now!

www.edvox.org

March 11th, 2010

Educational Impact Statement for the NYC Department of Education

CEJ releases a mock Educational Impact Statement analyzing DOE performance and arguing for a moratorium on school closings and the creation of a School Transformation Zone to support low-performing schools and prevent school closings.

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March 10th, 2010

Reality Check: The Impact of Co-location on a Sample of Schools

CEJ releases brief demonstrating the flaws and omissions in the DOE’s Educational Impact Statements on school co-locations, and calling for a moratorium on co-locations until an independent analysis can be made.

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