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Great schools change everything.

Every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with New Yorkers across the state, NYCAN fights for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.

What you’re saying...
  • As an educator, I am just one piece of the puzzle in the education reform debate—the more voices we involve, the stronger our education system can become. Let’s work together to empower the young people in our city to create a future, vivid with endless possibilities.

    Laura Blackburn
    Feb 14 2013
  • As a teacher, a wife, a mother of four and an educational consultant, it has been my mission to see the academic debt paid to those who have historically seldom benefited from our educational system. When I dug deeper, I realized that marginalizing some, whether they be students of color or students from low-income households, we limit the expectations and the performance of all children. 

    Worokya Duncan
    Feb 14 2013
  • Changing the education status quo to better serve all communities can start with one person. Why not you?

    Aquila Haynes
    Feb 14 2013