Our public schools belong to all of us. They belong to the students who learn and the hard-working families who support them. They belong to educators and staff who ensure that children from every background have the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.
Together, we can find solutions that restore a sense of safety and well-being for students and staff in our schools.
The community school model provides wrap-around services for students and families. It makes the school a critical center of community life. Schools and communities grow stronger as a result.
Research has shown that students experiencing hunger struggle to focus and have lower school attendance, which impacts their academic performance. We believe all students deserve healthy school meals.
Every New Yorker deserves access to public higher education. New York state must invest in and strengthen our SUNY, CUNY and community colleges.
In legislative budget hearings, higher ed union leaders strongly called for lawmakers to support the New Deal for Higher Education and significantly boost funding for SUNY, CUNY and community colleges.
Community schools provide a supporting network for parents and children.
New York State lawmakers, educators and school leaders met at the Capitol to discuss student hunger in our schools.
Educators play an important role in assuring the safety of our students, day in and day out.