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Past Events

March 4th Organizing Meeting – Saturday, February 20, 3pm
TWU 100 Union Hall, 80 West End Ave. @ 64th St.

A Conversation with Chancellor Joel Klein – Tuesday, February 23, 6-8 pm
PS 125 Auditorium, 425 W. 123rd St., organized by Community Education Council District 5

Parents come out and let your voices be heard! This discussion will include the topics of school finances, student performance, and NYC’s educational goals and priorities. Spanish translation provided, School is wheelchair accessible.

CUNY Campaign to Defend Education meeting – Tuesday, February 23, 7-9 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. @ 34th St., Room 5414

UFT Delegate Assembly – Wednesday, February 24, 4:15 pm
UFT Headquarters, 52 Broadway between Morris St. and Beaver St.

PEP Meeting – Wednesday, February 24, 6 pm (sign up to speak at 5:30)
Fashion Industries HS
225 W. 24th St. bet. 7th and 8th Ave.

Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education book launch – February 24, 6 pm
220 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, RSVP

As today’s young adults struggle to balance the rising costs of a postsecondary education with countless other financial obligations, many public universities are burdened with budget cuts, intensified admissions competition, and debt. These factors collectively drive up the cost of tuition and make a previously accessible college degree virtually unaffordable to many. The stakes of these new economic challenges are high; they make it more difficult for low- to moderate-income students to graduate, undermine the quality of education that students receive, and in the process, hamper the best path to upward mobility for the next generation of young adults.

Join Demos, the CUNY Campaign to Defend Education, the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, and The New Press for the New York book launch of Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education by University of Massachusetts economist Nancy Folbre. Folbre will be joined by David Hoskins, a student organizer with the CUNY Campaign to Defend Education, and Steve London, Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, to discuss the current state of public higher education and the key debates and challenges affecting public universities in America today. Nancy Cauthen, Director of the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos, will moderate.

PSC Delegate Assembly – Thurs, Feb 25, 6:30 pm
PSC headquarters, 61 Broadway, 15th floor
This event was postponed due to weather.

MTA Hearings – Tuesday, March 2, 6 pm
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Phoenix Ballroom, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens
Directions: 7 train to Flushing-Main Street; Q12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20A/B, 26, 27, 28, 34, 44, 48, 58, 25/65, 66, QBx1, N20, 21; LIRR to Flushing-Main Street

May Day Planning Meeting – Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 pm
At the Union offices of D.C.37, 125 Barclay St. – Take #2 to Park Place or #1 to Chambers
For more information call 212.633.6646 – http://www.may1.info/

Town Hall Meeting on NYC Public Education – Wednesday, March 3, 7-9 pm
Location: In the courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall

On Wednesday, March 3, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Councilmembers Letitia James, Brad Lander and Steve Levin will convene a town hall meeting to discuss the city’s public education system.

In addition to elected officials, representatives from the Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers and members of local community education councils and community boards will participate in the discussion. We hope that you will come out, share your ideas, and help forge a community partnership to build a stronger foundation for parental involvement in our schools.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Chris Black at the Public Advocate’s Office, 212-669-7200 or cblack@pubadvocate. nyc.gov

MTA Hearings – Wednesday, March 3, 6 pm
The Paradise Theater, 2403 Grand Concourse at 187th Street, Bronx
Directions: B, D, trains to Fordham Road; Bx1, Bx2, Bx12 SBS, BxM4A, BxM4B to Fordham Road; MNR to Fordham Road

MTA Hearings – Wednesday, March 3, 6 pm
Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum,  Beaux-Arts Court, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Directions: 2, 3 trains to Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum; 4,5 trains to Franklin Avenue, Franklin Ave Shuttle S to Botanic Garden; B, Q trains to Grand Army Plaza; B41, 45, 48, 69, 71

MTA Hearings – Thursday, March 4, 6 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, Haft Auditorium, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, Manhattan
Directions: 1 train to 28th Street, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains to 34th Street-Penn Station, B, D, F, V, N, R, Q, W trains to 34th Street-Herald Sq; M4, 6, 7, 10, 16, 20, 34, Q32

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