- CEE Members Co-author New Report: "Putting Collective Impact Into Context: A Review of the Literature on Local Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Education"
Michael Rebell and Jessica Wolff of the Campaign for Educational Equity are among the authors of a new report titled, "Putting Collective Impact in Context: A Review of the Literature on Local Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Education." Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/1MpwTRJ
- NYS Supreme Court Hearing on Students' Educational Rights - Wed., 11/04, 2:30 P.M.
On Wednesday, November 4, at 2:30 p.m., New York State Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez will hear the plaintiffs' and defendant's arguments in the case of New Yorkers for Students Educational Rights (NYSER) v. State of New York. The hearing will be held at the NYS Supreme Court, 71 Thomas Street (between West Broadway and Church Streets), in downtown New York City.
- NY Regents Cut Supports for Students Struggling Academically
Instead of giving school districts permission to cut supports for students in need, the Regents and New York State Education Department and should insist that academic intervention services be strengthened and expanded. And the state must take the lead in ensuring that districts have the funding they need to pay for effective academic and support services.
- CEE Unveils Report Supporting School-Based Health Centers
Earlier this month, CEE released a new report, "Supporting Learning through Better Health: A Strategy to Ensure Adequate and Stable Funding for School-Based Health Centers in New York State," which outlines strategy that would help promote the expansion of SBHCs throughout New York. SBHCs provide valuable medical, mental health, and reproductive services right in the school building where students can readily access them.Download the full report here: http://bit.ly/1Gt3vEb
- CEE's Analysis of New York State Aid for Education
The 2015-16 New York State budget has now become law. Although the budget increases state aid to education by approximately $1.3 billion (an average 6% increase in aid for state's school districts), it continues to violate students' constitutional rights. It continues to defer full foundation funding for the costs of a sound basic education; it reverts to the notorious "shares agreement" for funding New York City schools; it continues the unconstitutional gap elimination adjustment; it revives the teacher evaluation penalty provision that threatens essential school aid; and it fails to provide appropriate funding for pre-K. To learn more, click here.
- Michael Rebell Updates Seminal Book, Courts and Kids
Michael Rebell, Teachers College professor of law and educational practice and executive director of Campaign for Educational Equity, has published a new supplement updating his 2009 book, Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts. The supplement looks at the 27 school-funding-adequacy decisions issued by state courts since the 2008 recession. For the supplement, click here.