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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Read: Frequently Asked Questions about the 3rd Grade Retention Policy.
Read: In Spanish.

New! Read the bill - State Senate Passes Bill Protecting Consortium Schools.

Letter from Chancellor Klein to all NYC Principals

Letter to Chancellor Klein from Jane Hirschmann

English Language Arts Testing Program - Technical Report
Report to the New York City Department of Education

Press Release: "17,000 3rd graders guaranteed to fail reading test"

The Response to Mills: Read the accurate data about New York State students

EPP's letter to the Mayor and the Chancellor.
Written in opposition to the proposed policy of holding students back in the third grade if they test at Level 1 on either English Language Arts or Math on city standardized tests.

Panel For Educational Policy Members
Names, numbers, and email addresses of people to contact about rescinding the Mayor's 3rd Grade Testing Policy

Red Alert!
Let's Opt Out of the April 2014 NYS Tests

Parents can refuse to allow their child to take the State high stakes tests. Hand in this letter to your principal [other formats: .pdf .odt .doc]. En Español: [otros formatos: .pdf .odt .doc] Send your child to school and ask that an alternative activity be planned for him/her during the 6 days of testing.

Information for Parents who want to Opt Out:

Feel free to duplicate these flyers and give them to other parents!

We also have a magazine explaining Common Core, High Stakes Testing, and InBloom to parents. Varios artículos de esta revista fueron traducidos a Español.

Opt Out New York
New material to support the April Boycott.
Please share this Powerpoint!
Developed by a Long Island parent.


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Did You Know?
Did you know that charter schools in New York City enroll fewer students who qualify for free lunch and fewer homeless students?

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