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‘As the 2020 School Year Begins, Know Your Rights and Get Involved’

Rise Magazine

October, 14, 2020

As we begin a new school year amidst the ongoing pandemic, equity issues continue to be exacerbated by the pandemic. You may still lack the equipment needed for remote learning or consistent available WIFI, or may be dealing with continuous changes to plans.

Below, you will find more information about your rights and support available and how you can advocate to protect families and for educational equity. [See] Resources for NYC Parents from Brooklyn Defender Services and The Center for Urban Pedagogy, [including] knowing your rights about your child’s education during the 2020-21 school year [and] information for parents dealing with ACS during COVID.

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‘As the 2020 School Year Begins, Know Your Rights and Get Involved’

Rise Magazine

October, 14, 2020

As we begin a new school year amidst the ongoing pandemic, equity issues continue to be exacerbated by the pandemic. You may still lack the equipment needed for remote learning or consistent available WIFI, or may be dealing with continuous changes to plans.

Below, you will find more information about your rights and support available and how you can advocate to protect families and for educational equity. [See] Resources for NYC Parents from Brooklyn Defender Services and The Center for Urban Pedagogy, [including] knowing your rights about your child’s education during the 2020-21 school year [and] information for parents dealing with ACS during COVID.

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‘As Cuomo Shutters Schools in COVID Flare Zones, Ground Rules Lag for Child Welfare Reports During Remote Learning’

The City

October, 5, 2020

Before the start of the current school year, multiple groups had urged the state Office of Children and Family Services to declare that a child’s failure to participate in remote learning should not be enough to justify an investigation. “Black and brown families are still going to be negatively impacted, especially in The Bronx where some of our Wi-Fi issues are worse,” said Baker-Burr…Last week, the groups that signed the letter to the state released new “know your rights” pamphlets help families navigate remote learning, and offer advice on what to do if ACS is called. 

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‘As Cuomo Shutters Schools in COVID Flare Zones, Ground Rules Lag for Child Welfare Reports During Remote Learning’

The City

October, 5, 2020

Before the start of the current school year, multiple groups had urged the state Office of Children and Family Services to declare that a child’s failure to participate in remote learning should not be enough to justify an investigation. “Black and brown families are still going to be negatively impacted, especially in The Bronx where some of our Wi-Fi issues are worse,” said Baker-Burr…Last week, the groups that signed the letter to the state released new “know your rights” pamphlets help families navigate remote learning, and offer advice on what to do if ACS is called. 

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‘Nueva guía para obtener acceso a vivienda popular’

NY1 Noticias

January, 12, 2017

“No es solo el problema de viviendas asequibles, sino también es el problema de mejorar las situaciones financieras de los neoyorquinos, y entonces de esa idea nació ese proyecto”, señaló Oscar Núñez, del Centro de Pedagogía Urbana.

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‘Agencies Create New Guide on Steps to Take to Apply for Affordable Housing and Putting Together a Strong Application’

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

January, 10, 2017

Based on the initial findings, HPD, DCA and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), with support from Citi Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, also created Ready, Set, Apply: Getting Ready for Affordable Housing in NYC (Spanish), a friendly and approachable guide outlining the steps to apply for affordable housing and how to prepare a strong application.

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‘A punchy new guide from the Center for Urban Pedagogy shows architects how not to be Dicks’

The Architect’s Newspaper

July, 8, 2016

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) teamed up with the Equity CollectiveChristine Gaspar, executive director of CUPTheresa Hwang, founder and director of Department of Places; and Liz Ogbu, founder and principal of Studio O—and illustrator Ping Zhu to produce Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design, a gently didactic pictorial for architects on the dos and don’ts of community-engaged design.

As their names suggest, Dick is the Goofus to Rick’s Gallant. The 15-page spread walks readers through the design process in each architect’s respective office: In a stroll around the neighborhood, Rick spies a flier for a community meeting about parks, and wonders if he could lend his skills to the project. Dick reads a news piece about the same initiative and, pen aloft, offers help to “them.”

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‘Direct Democracy Comes to Harlem’

Bill Moyers

April, 16, 2012

Ordinary citizens young and old were given the unusual power to decide how millions of their city districts’ budgets were spent.

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