Publications

October 4th, 2018

CEJ Demands Culturally Responsive Curriculum

CEJ’s most recent report addresses the lack of diversity in NYC public school curriculum. On October 4th, over 75  parents, youth, elected officials, and advocates took to the steps of the Department of Education to demand for the creation and adoption of a Culturally Responsive Curriculum in New York City Schools. The Daily News quotes CEJ Coordinator Natasha Capers saying, “Positive representation matters, because seeing yourself allows you to think about who you can become in the future…If the stories and authors do not reflect the student population, how do we expect students stay grounded in what they’re learning?”

Read CEJ’s press release here!

Click HERE to see CEJ’s findings on Diversity in NYC Elementary School Curriculum

Click here to read the full Daily News Article, “School’s Reading Lists Biased Against Authors & Characters of Color”

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.