- Securing the Future of New York's Children
New York State has made significant strides over the past year in expanding access to high-quality full-day pre-kindergarten across the state. Campaign for Educational Equity (CEE) and the Center for Children's Initiatives (CCI) have collaborated once again to reflect on these changes in "Securing the Future of New York's Children," an update of their 2013 "Making Pre-Kindergarten Truly Universal."
With this important momentum and committed leaders, the state is now in a position to make prekindergarten truly universal. But to do so, several aspects of the existing legislation must be modified, and the funding system must be stabilized at an adequate level.
- CEE Signs Coalition Letter to NYC Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Calling for Moratorium on Co-locations
On November 13, 2014, the Campaign for Educational Equity joined dozens of organizations and education leaders in sending a letter to NYC Mayor de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Fariña calling for a moratorium on co-locating schools until the city has remedied related violations of students' educational rights.
Download the full letter here: Letter to Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Calling for Moratorium on Co-Locations.
- English Language Learner Resource Requirements
What resources, services, and supports are New York English language learners entitled to receive? What should schools be able
to provide to ensure that all students with limited English proficiency achieve the same educational goals and meet the same standards
as the general student population? Are these available in all schools? Find out here in English and Spanish and share with your community.
- CEE Releases Report on the Impact of Co-location on NYC Students' Educational Rights and Opportunities
Co-location is the controversial policy of having multiple schools share a single school building. CEE's new report,"The Effects of Co-Location on New York City's Ability to Provide All Students a Sound Basic Education," is based on site visits and interviews with staff in close to 50 New York City public schools. It provides evidence to suggest that co-location exacerbates some schools' existing resource deficiencies and creates further constraints to their ability to fulfill all students' constitutional educational rights. It concludes with some recommendations for the mayor and the chancellor.