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  1. STATEMENT: StudentsFirstNY Reacts to Teacher Evaluation Ratings

    StudentsFirstNY // October 22, 2013

    New York State’s new teacher evaluation system is a powerful tool for parents to know whether their children’s teachers are effective and for school leaders to determine which teachers need support and development to improve. Today’s preliminary results confirm that Governor Cuomo and Commissioner King’s steadfast support for aligning these evaluations to the rigorous common core standards was the right decision.

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  2. Nathalie Elivert Testifies Before the City Council Committee on Education

    StudentsFirstNY // October 2, 2013

    I know how difficult it is to acknowledge and accept when something is not working. But allowing it to continue and not replacing it with something better would be a travesty.

    Nathalie Elivert, the director of educator outreach at StudentsFirstNY and a former New York City public school teacher, testified in front of the New York City Council Committee on Education.

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  3. Tenicka Boyd Testifies before the City Council Committee on Education

    StudentsFirstNY // October 2, 2013

    The systematic effort to close the City's giant failing high schools and replace them with new, smaller high schools has arguably done more to improve education outcomes for more kids in New York City over the past decade than any other policy.

    Tenica Boyd, the director of organizing at StudentsFirstNY, testified in front of the New York City Council Committee on Education.

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