20/20 Vision for Schools exists to transform public schools within a single generation of students. We achieve this by mobilizing students and community stakeholders to partner with schools for sustainable change.
 
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Questioning Mayoral Candidates on Education Reform

Questioning Mayoral Candidates on Education Reform

The NYC Clergy Roundtable invited 20/20 Vision for Schools executive director Jeremy Del Rio to question NYC Mayoral candidates Christine Quinn, William Thompson, Bill DiBlasio, and John Liu on how their prospective administrations will reform the Department of Education, at a forum hosted by the historic Convent Avenue Baptist Church on April 8. Below are...
Chancellor Walcott Joins 20/20 Partners for Sandy Coat Distribution

Chancellor Walcott Joins 20/20 Partners for Sandy Coat Distribution

After a week of discussions, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott authorized the use of the schoolyard at PS 34 for the Pop-Up Sandy Winter Relief distribution in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Saturday, December 1. The site offered greater security for 5,000 coats than nearby park options, and featured shelter from potentially inclement winter weather. Thank...
Testimony before the NY City Council Education Committee

Testimony before the NY City Council Education Committee

On February 2, 2012, Jeremy Del Rio represented 20/20 Vision for Schools as a witness on congregation and school partnerships at the NY City Council Education Committee hearing concerning the Department of Education’s pending eviction of sixty-eight congregations from schools on February 12. Below is his prepared statement in support of Resolution 1155. _______________ February...
NYC DOE Celebrates PS 102 Mural

NYC DOE Celebrates PS 102 Mural

20/20 Vision for Schools practices what we preach, building a “resume of trust” with the New York City Department of Education by serving schools in meaningful ways. This week the DOE features the “Welcome to PS 102″ mural documentary on its website homepage. Watch the documentary on DOE’s website here.

The Sound of Bubbles Bursting: Record Gains Vanish into Thin Air

In case you were wondering about NYC’s record gains in education test scores, the miracles became mirages last week. Reprinted from the NY Daily News (8/1/10), in its entirety: The sound of bubbles bursting: Student gains on state test vanished into thin air BY Diane Ravitch Every year for the past four years, the New...

Mayor announces new resources for parents

From a Department of Education email announcement received today: Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg delivered the 2009 State of the City and I’ve attached a copy of the speech to this e-mail (which can also be viewed here). I thought you would be especially interested in two education initiatives: The Mayor announced the creation of a new...