April 4, 2011By George Penaherrera, Director, East Calvary NurseryAfter reading the article about another district council member speak out in outrage makes me wonder, why does this public speaking by council members come out in bits and pieces? One day its Queens, and other day its Manhattan Council etc. If what is going on is such an outrage and unacceptable,…
April 2, 2011 By Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA)The Governor and Legislative leaders have reached agreement on the 2011-12 State Budget. Bill language is not yet available, but here is our early information on how funding for early care and learning issues fared:
March 30, 2011By Stephanie WestSchools Chancellor Cathie Black today launched the 2011 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections. Applications are posted online for parents interested in serving on 1 of 36 Councils: the Community Education Councils, Citywide Council on High Schools, Citywide Council on English Language Learners, Citywide Council on Special Education or District 75 Council….
March 29, 2011 By Stephanie West In an effort to address the Child Care Crisis that threatens the safety and quality of life for children, parents and communities citywide, the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) and NYS Assemblyman William Scarborough held a Town Hall Meeting at York College in Jamaica, Queens on March 22nd.
March 21, 2011By Fernanda SantosThe Department of Education announced on Monday that it would open an elementary school inside its headquarters at the Tweed Courthouse behind City Hall, a move that could chip away at the longstanding problem of school overcrowding in Lower Manhattan. To open the school, the department had to engage in a chess…
March 21, 2011By Kismet Barksdale AFSCME District Council 1707, District Council 37 and CSEA stand firm with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to fight back against cuts to vital child care services. New York families need affordable, safe and reliable day care to allow people to go to work and prepare children to go to school.
March 16, 2011By Stephanie West Blasting the City’s proposal to slash 16,500 child care slots as “a cynical, devastating blow to children, working parents and the well being of future generations,” Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer on Friday March 11th demanded that the City “take full responsibility for the chaos that will be caused…
March 14, 2011By Alan J. Gerson Seniority for teachers is good for pupils. The seniority system, along with teacher tenure, assure that all students benefit from experienced teachers who have remained independent of clubhouse and internal school system politics.
March 9, 2010By Ernest A. Logan, President, CSA CSA President Says City’s Budget Proposal to Eliminate More than 16,500 Day Care slots will nearly eradicate Early Childhood Education for the Poor Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed FY 2012 budget paints a grim picture for all of New York City, especially for poor working parents and their children….
March 8, 2010By Linda Gomez On February 19, the House approved legislation (H.R. 1) to cut federal programs by over $60 billion for the current fiscal year. As part of that bill, funding for child care and Head Start would be cut. The bill must now be considered by the Senate.