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Remarks by Darlene Boston on Avontes Laws Implementation

The following remarks were delivered by parent and StudentsFirstNY organizer Darlene Boston at an event today marking the implementation of Avontes Law.

My name is Darlene Boston and I’m the organizer for the Bedford-Stuyvesant chapter of StudentsFirstNY.

I want to thank Councilmember Cornegy for his leadership on this issue. He has been out front from the beginning and this would not have gotten done without his efforts.

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Parents Speaks Out in Queens For Raising the Charter Cap

Today, Queens parents called on the State Legislature to raise the charter cap and provide better school options for their children. Read their statements below.

 

 

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Parents and Advocates Rally to Support Governor Cuomo's Opportunity Agenda

On March 28, parents and community members came together in a rally to tell state legislators why they support Governor Cuomo's plan. To learn more about the education proposals included in the New York State Budget, visit studentsfirstny.org/deal.

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How the State Budget Makes Schools Better

In this year's state budget, Governor Cuomo with the support of the Senate and Assembly delivered real improvements that will make schools better and help our students learn. 

Here's what's changing and how the new policies will work to improve New York schools.

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Parents, Clergy Members and Education Reform Leaders Rally for Opportunity in Albany

Parents know firsthand the impact a quality school and great teachers have on their child's future potential. On March 2nd, they traveled to Albany and joined clergy members and education reform advocates to ensure state leaders understood the importance. With just a few weeks before the state budget is due, and key proposals in Governor Cuomo's education Opportunity Agenda being considered, these parents made it clear that action is desperately needed to turnaround New York's failing schools and ensure every classroom is led by an effective teacher.

Learn more about the rally and then join these parents in speaking up #ForOpportunity at studentsfirstny.org/foropportunity.

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Parents Rally #ForOpportunity

Over the past several days, parents have been meeting with elected officials in Albany and across New York City, speaking out in support of Governor Cuomo's Opportunity Agenda to ensure every child has access to a quality education.

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Testimony of Tenicka Boyd, Parent & Director of Organizing, StudentsFirstNY

Testimony of Tenicka Boyd Delivered on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Elementary & Secondary Education Budget Hearing

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Testimony of Au Hogan, Parent Advocate StudentsFirstNY

Testimony of AU Hogan Delivered on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Elementary & Secondary Education Budget Hearing

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Teachers Have to Do Their Jobs, or They Have to Go

My name is Harold, and I am the parent of sixth grader named Tanaisia. Over the years, Tanaisia has attended both public charter and traditional district schools, which has allowed me to fully see the differences in opportunities that are presented at each type of school.

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How Policies Make It Difficult for Me to be Involved in My Child’s Education

I am a single parent. My eight-year-old daughter Lashae has special needs, giving me firsthand experience of what it is like to have a student in the public school system who requires special attention. 

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