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Policy Resources

AFC works to change education policy so that the public school system serves all children effectively. We publish policy reports and data analyses, testify at the City and State levels, speak out in the press to bring attention to the challenges facing the students and families we serve, and join with other advocates, parents, youth, and educators to call for change.

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Safeguarding Success: The Need to Sustain Funding for Shelter-Based Community Coordinators
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  • Issue Brief
  • Safeguarding Success: The Need to Sustain Funding for Shelter-Based Community Coordinators

    This brief highlights the impact of the 100 New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) shelter-based community coordinators (SBCCs) hired in 2022–23 and calls on Mayor Adams and the City Council to sustain funding for this critical initiative in the Fiscal Year 2025 budget. Funding for all 100 SBCC positions is set to run dry in June, and the City has not yet committed to continuing to fund their important work.

    Apr 4, 2024

    Hearing from Parents: Recognizing Families as Crucial Partners in Reading Instruction
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  • Policy Report
  • Hearing from Parents: Recognizing Families as Crucial Partners in Reading Instruction

    This report, which is based on conversations with parents of New York City students about their experiences working with their children’s schools as their children were taught to read, makes recommendations for New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) on how to partner with families as the city enters the next stages of its efforts to improve reading instruction across the school system.

    Jan 25, 2024

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