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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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January 21st, 2010

1,400 People Attend CEJ’s Educational Justice Day

CEJ’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day rally was held at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and hosted by Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III. With CEJ leaders emceeing the rally, and with the CEJ Platform the focal point, the speakers argued that school closings and charter schools were not the primary answer to the city’s educational crisis, that students must keep their free metro cards, and that the NYC Department of Education should respect and recognize the city’s Muslim students’ most important holidays. Continue reading