Media Contacts: Dan Morris. 917.952.8920. email@example.com Julian Vinocur. 203‐313‐2479. firstname.lastname@example.org For Immediate Release: January 15, 2013
NY‐GPS Reacts To Christine Quinn’s Education Speech NY, NY—New Yorkers for Great Public Schools (NY‐GPS), a citywide coalition representing thousands of parents, students, teachers, and principals, released the following statement today in response to the education policy speech, “Stronger Schools for New York City,” delivered this morning by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn: "Speaker Quinn deserves credit for laying out several thoughtful proposals to create a stronger school system for students, teachers, and parents. A more robust support network and better mentoring for teachers will improve struggling schools. Extended learning time for high‐poverty schools can help close the achievement gap and prepare more low‐income students to succeed in college and in professional careers. It should be used to expose students to an academically diverse and culturally vibrant curriculum. And a sharper focus on schools as community institutions will foster better learning environments in our city. “The next mayor must also identify revenue and funding streams to end long‐ standing disparities in educational opportunity that negatively impact teacher quality, student success, and parental involvement. All families, regardless of differences in income or circumstance, deserve equal access to top‐notch facilities, classrooms, and programs,” said Zakiyah Ansari, a public school parent leader and NY‐GPS spokeswoman. ###
Published on Jan 15, 2013
NY, NY—New Yorkers for Great Public Schools (NY-GPS), a citywide coalition representing thousands of parents, students, teachers, and princi...