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Source: Daily News
Subject: Education Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Parents, education activists rally at City Hall to support Mayor de Blasio’s community schools initiative

Dozens of parents, education activists and elected officials rallied at City Hall on Tuesday to show support for Mayor de Blasio’s community schools initiative — and demand the city move quickly to make the rules governing those schools permanent.

“Community schools are the dream that many parents like myself have had,” said Yamile Henry, whose 16-year-old son was helped at a Brooklyn community school.

The city currently has 130 community schools, which include mental health services, dentists and public assistance programs for poor families.

Education groups like Coalition for Educational Justice want the city to adopt a set of standards for the schools, such as letting the building remain open on weekends and during vacations.

“We need it (the standards) to be engraved in stone,” said Natasha Capers

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