Perspectives on Tragedy in Newtown, CT.

NYCoRE has begun compiling resources to bring perspective regarding the tragedy in Newtown, CT.


As Bob Peterson, President of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, reminds us:

“In the coming days, we will mourn the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. But we must also organize to prevent future such tragedies. We have no choice.”

Please consider adding relevant resources.



RSVP for NYCoRE’s Dec. General Meeting – Friday, December 21st

Justice Not Just Test
artwork by J. Rondinelli

Join NYCoRE for its December General Meeting!

This month’s political education piece:

Race, Privatization, and Testing, oh my!
Making sense of the national and local testing craze.

NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

There will also be a NYCoRE 101 Session at 5:30 for folks who are new to NYCoRE and who would like to hear more about the organization and ways to plug into it. If you are interested, please RSVP on the form below.

Some food will be provided

Please Bring ID

Please RSVP to give us a head count for food, and to notify security.

For questions, or if you would like to facilitate a breakout group, please e-mail Rosie at

NYCoRE Member Committee

UPDATE: Join NYCoRE 12.8.12: Responding to Sandy @520 Clinton Ave. 9am


This Saturday, NYCoRE is calling for a educators to join a Day of Service/Action/Solidarity/Relief for those still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

In addition to providing direct relief, we are also collecting stories and questions about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on public education.



Report to: 520 CLINTON AVE @ 9AM

Click here for info about Clinton Avenue Occupy Sandy hub

You can RSVP here (or scroll below) so that we can inform them of our volunteer numbers. You are also welcome to show up day-of.

Cars are especially needed.

If you have a story about public education in the aftermath of Sandy or a question still unanswered by the DOE, email:

Find event on facebook here


Greetings NYCoRE Community,

At our last member meeting on November 16th we spent the first hour examining the impact and implications of Hurricane Sandy (we read Naomi Klein’s editorial Superstorm Sandy- A People’s Shock?) and discussed what might be our response of radical educators.

Talking and Teaching about Hurricane Sandy

For ideas and resources about examining the storm with students and resources for getting/giving support, visit and add to the NYCoRE wiki space: Talking and Teaching About Hurricane Sandy.

Educators Day of Solidarity- Supporting Impacted Communities

Come together with other members of the educational justice community for a collective day of support on December 8th.


In addition we are reaching out to Occupy Sandy Child Care to find ways that our skills/experience as educators can be of particular value longer term as the recovery efforts continue. If you are interested in more long term work with the childcare collective, please email

There are more links for getting/giving support on the nycore wiki space.

Gathering Stories and Questions

Stories: At our meeting on Friday we discussed that the stories of students, teachers and parents are largely untold by the media now that schools are “up and running”. NYCORE would like to collect these stories. If you have stories about how your school was affected, is currently still affected, please send stories to Also during our Day of Action/Day of Relief on December 8th, we would like all educators to collect stories about public schools.

Questions: Many of us have questions about our schools, our jobs, and our students in the aftermath of Sandy. We would like to collect these questions and find a way to publicly and collectively present them to the Department of Education. Email questions you have or your school has to

We will create a Tumblr that hosts these stories as well as questions you have for the DOE. After collection, we can discuss as radical educators how to present them. Please join us in this effort!


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