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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
11 am – City Hall
Join parents from the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice on the steps of City Hall, to publicly call on Mayor de Blasio to make Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) a major part of his education agenda and to put the following in place for the 2018-19 school year: Expand anti-bias trainings from hundreds to thousands of teachers, administrators and other school staff; Revamp curriculum across all subjects and grades to represent the diversity of NYC students; Create and staff an Office of Culturally Responsive Education in the NYC Department of Education.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Parent Action Conference 2018: An Action Agenda for Public Schools
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
The Peck Slip School
1 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038
Schedule and more info here.

Saturday, January 27,  2018
“Talking About the Tests”
10:30am to noon
Community United Methodist Church
81 -10  5th Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens

Monday, January 29, 2018
Every Child Succeeds Act Training
(to go over new school accountability rules)
Tweed Courthouse
52 Chambers Street
2nd Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10007

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Screening: Backpack Full of Cash

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cornerstone Academy for Social Action CASA
3441 Steenwick Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475


Thursday, February 7, 2018
ICE PAC: A Standardized Test is a Poor Substitute for Justice: The Intersection of High-Stakes Standardized Testing and Race in NYC Schools
at Institute for Collaborate Education
Details TBC

Sunday, March 11, 2018
“Testing Q&A”
Join elementary and middle school educators and parents for an honest conversation about the 3rd-8th grade NYS standardized tests.
5:00pm to 7:00pm
BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215

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