School activist network sets up shop in Philly

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s public school activists can look to a new resource here to connect them with activists from across the country working for equitable and excellent public schools.

The National Coalition of Education Activists (NCEA), a multiracial, national network of public school activists, has relocated its offices to Philadelphia. NCEA’s network includes parents, teachers, school staff, children’s advocates, and union and community activists. NCEA brings together individuals and organizations that share “a commitment to social justice, the elimination of bias of all kinds, and high quality public schools that serve all children well.”

NCEA works with organizations and individuals nationally to support their education activism. The organization helps activists develop skills and knowledge, links individuals with other activists and groups they can work with or learn from, and provides information about key issues impacting schools so that groups can develop practical, action-based solutions.

In addition to facilitating this network of public school activists, the new Philadelphia office also houses a resource center for anyone looking for information about public school issues.

For more information, contact NCEA Director Harold Jordan at 215-735-2418 or drop by the new office at 1420 Walnut St., Suite 720.