February 3rd, 2018

CEJ’s Goals for 2018

Click here  to read CEJ’s 2018 Priorities to implement Culturally Responsive Education in NYC schools.

October 28th, 2017

Culturally Responsive Education: Facing Pushback

“How can we talk to our community, our schools and our elected officials about culturally responsive education (CRE)? How can we prepare for the doubts and attacks we may hear?” Click on the links below to learn more about discussing culturally responsive education with others: 

Culturally Responsive Education: Facing Pushback

Culturally Responsive Education: Facing Pushback (Spanish) 





May 14th, 2014

Community Schools & Mayor De Blasio: Preparing the Next Generation for College & Careers

CEJ Community Schools Brief

CEJ’s brief “Community Schools & Mayor de Blasio: Preparing the Next Generation College & Careers” was designed to influence and shape Mayor de Blasio’s community schools initiative. The policy brief lays out recommendations for how de Blasio can follow through on his promise to create at least 100 community schools by the end of his first term. It discusses guiding principles for implementation of community schools, a three-year timeline and proposes an estimated $50 million budget and plan for engaging key stakeholders in rolling out the initiative.

January 17th, 2014

Building a Culture of Parent/Community/School Partnership

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On October 16, 2013, the Fund for Public Advocacy and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform organized a citywide conference on Parent and Community Engagement, hosted by the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School. Some 150 parent activists, educators, advocates, policy-makers and elected officials participated in workshops, forums, and roundtable discussions. The conference had two 2 major aims: to showcase a set of effective research-based parent and community engagement programs for the conference participants, and to elicit their recommendations for how the new mayor should improve parent and community engagement throughout the city school system.

In this report, you will find the synopses of the national parent engagement models the conference featured and a summary of the recommendations the conference participants offered for the new mayor.

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