Monday, March 16, 2015

Justice Not Just Tests: NYCORE 2015 Conference Saturday, March 21

I've done work with NYCORE, mostly on the testing issue, since 2003 when they did a little testing play at a PEP. When they formed their first Justice not just tests committee I joined, along with Lisa North from ICE along with Angel Gonzalez. Out of that ICE/NYCORE alliance on this committee (around 2008) GEM emerged in early 2009. So this Saturday it will be a bit of nostalgia to revisit the JNJT concept. Both MORE and Change the Stakes will have tables and presentations on their work. I was asked to tape the keynote and morning activities and then will be free to check it out all day. And maybe have enough energy left for the after party.

NYCoRE 2015 Conference: Justice, Not Just-Tests
Hosted by New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
The James Baldwin School, 351 W 18th St, Manhattan, NY 10011  |  Directions 
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A Message from New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE):
We can't wait to see you Saturday at NYCoRE's 6th Annual Conference.  A couple of announcements and reminders to make the day a success!
The final conference schedule is now online.  We recommend reading it over now and making decisions about sessions to attend. The workshops are first-come first-serve, so get to your room early as they will be closed when full.

Please arrive EARLY!  The keynote is going to be one of the highlights of the day! Please be sure to arrive by 8:45-9:00 so you can register, have a pastry/bagel and get situated.
We have amazing NYCoRE and conference T-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts for just $16-$25, NYCoRE waterbottles, buttons and books from NYCoRE authors. There are 40 other amazing ally organizations tabling at the conference with great resources and information on how to get involved.

While we do offer free childcare, you must sign up for it by filling out this form. You may not drop your child off without signing up, so if you would like childcare, and haven't yet signed up, fill out the form immediately so we have enough providers.  (please note- childcare is not offered during lunch).
Be sure to stick around for the whole conference.  We will have a raffle and cookie/coffee/cocoa community time at the end. After the closing performance, we will be heading a few blocks away for an after conference after party to continue the conversations and unwind. Please join us! 21+
Finally- we will be doing a social media campaign this year called Hey Cuomo!  We want everyone to use social media to tweet, fb, instagram messages @nygovcuomo about your thoughts about educational justice throughout the day!  Use hashtags #nycore and #notjusttests.  Stop by the selfie stations (3rd fl, cafeteria) to take photos! Let’s trend!
 There is still time to register, so please spread the word over facebook, twitter etc!
 --The 2015 Conference Planning Committee
Transportation: 

A, C, E to 14th st.
L to 8th Ave
1 to 7th Ave and 18th  
Path to 14th or 23rd 



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