Join us for our February meeting 2/28!

NYCoRE’s General Meeting

Friday, Feb. 28th, 6-8 PM

Sharing Our Vision with the Chancellor of NYC Schools


We are well into the new year, Mayor de Blasio has unpacked (most) of his boxes, and our new Chancellor is gearing up to enact her policy vision. However, two months into their terms, neither the Mayor nor Chancellor Fariña have given us a specific policy outline. Let’s help them figure one out, shall we?

Last month we reviewed Farina’s vision for five Cs (and, curiously, an E): a Department of Education that emphasizes collaboration, communication, capacity building, content, celebration, and efficiency. Using your feedback, one of the working groups at least month’s meeting drafted an open letter to the Chancellor on behalf of NYCoRE. 

Please join us on February 28th to collaborate with fellow members to edit and revise the content in our letter efficiently. Help usher NYCORE into a new era. Now that we’ve built the capacity to stand united, we must communicate our vision to the DOE and celebrate our successes thus far. (See what we did there?)
NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge 
82 Washington Square East 
New York, NY 
6:00 to 8:00 PM
NYCoRE 101 at 5:30 pm for new members!  
Questions? Please e-mail
Individual working groups will continue their work:
*New Teacher Underground*
*Teach Dream*
*NEW Break Out Group: High Stakes Testing and English Language Learners*
Check out this break out group discussion facilitated by teachers from the International HS at Prospect Heights (open to all teachers!) 
 *NEW Break Out Group: Curriculum*
Check out a New Curriculum Break Out Group Facilitated by members of the Educators of Color Working Group:
The curriculum breakout session aims to be a place where educators can share resources not limited to curricula with one another, and additionally serve as an open space for dialogue about issues of social justice in the classroom/within education. This group will operate in units, each of which will last for 3 consecutive meetings. Each unit will be centered around a theme and will have consistent membership in order to foster a productive, progressive working space and the continuation of norms and practices set forth in that space. People interested in joining a unit should be prepared to commit to attending all 3 sessions. Throughout the sessions, facilitation will rotate between members who volunteer to walk the group through lessons inspired by the unit’s theme-based resources.

Crowdsourcing for NYCoRE Educators of Color 3rd Annual Retreat

NYCoRE Educators of Color 3rd Annual Retreat: Pulse Taking



It’s that time again! The Educators of Color Annual Retreat planning committee has begun…drumroll…planning!

NYCoRE-Educators of Color Mission Statement:

We are a group of people who identify as educators of color, who are committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large. We emerged in order to uphold NYCoRE’s commitment to maintaining majority people of color. We seek to sustain a visible and critical presence within the larger NYCoRE collective. We advocate for a nurturing, transformative and action-driven space for educators of color to connect, learn, struggle, and heal together. We do this work to build and connect bridges for our collective liberation.

NYCoRE-EoC group needs some feedback on location for the 3rd annual retreat. 

Past Retreat Locations
1st Annual Retreat, 2012: World Fellowship Center (
2nd Annual Retreat, 2013: Betances Community Center (
3rd Annual Retreat, 2014: Dreamyard Project ( and/or Queens Museum ( Help us decide!

Option 1: DreamYard Project
Pros: DreamYard has plenty of space for gathering to together and breaking out into small work groups.
There’s a kitchen.
There are yoga mats and space to do yoga, movement, theater.
There are general art supplies, butcher paper, etc. So we wouldn’t have to bring any of that.
Cons: It’s a bit of hike depending on where you’re coming from, but accessible via public transportation.
There isn’t any park (green) space near by.

Option 2: Queens Museum
Pros: Near a park, tons of (green) space and a “rep” who will inform us of all of the awesome resources the Queens Museum can provide us. According to the rep, we can “meet/interact with our education department and introduce them to the museum and our programs (we could do a tour and activity that takes them through the museum and let them know about our programs).”
Cons: Far.

Option 3: Combo
Saturday at DreamYard with a South Bronx or Harlem social option, and Sunday at the Queens Museum with some park activity options.

Let us know your thoughts!
–NYCoRE Educators of Color Group

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