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Child Care is Critical to NYC Families

May 9, 2011By Councilwoman Annabel Palma The Executive Budget released Friday May 6, 2011 is one step forward. However, for those low income and working families who rely on subsidized child care, there are more questions than answers at this point.



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Our Children Need Day Care

April 11, 2011By Kathleen Fox Casale, M.S. Ed.    “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Neal, I have had the pleasure of meeting you on a few occasions over the years. I am writing to ask you to…

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Council Needs to Act In Unity

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,…

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Citiwide Education Council Elections

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….

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New Elementary School Planned for Lower Manhattan

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…

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AFSCME Stands with Manhattan BP Stringer – Protect Child Care

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.

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