FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PACE: Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education
PACE Hosts NYC’s First Citywide Schools Forum –
“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”
New York, NY, October 6, 2011 — PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) announces it will hold its first Parents’ Forum providing information about New York City’s Citywide gifted & talented (G & T) elementary schools, to be titled “The Parents’ Perspective on Citywide G&T Education.” The event will take place on Monday November 14, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at PS 20 (166 Essex St. at Houston) in Manhattan.
The evening will be moderated by Robin Aronow, Ph.D, an independent consultant and founder of School Search NYC. Admission is free and open to the public.
There will be parent representatives from each of the Citywide G & T elementary schools at the forum. Current parents of Citywide G & T elementary students will share the unique aspects and challenges of their schools in the format of a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.
- PACE is a new organization founded by parent volunteers who represent each of New York City’s five Citywide G&T schools: Brooklyn School of Inquiry, NEST +m, STEM, TAG, and The Anderson School. The Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education (PACE) is a coalition of parents with children at these Citywide gifted and talented schools and programs. PACE seeks to advance Citywide gifted and talented education through advocacy, outreach, and coalition building. PACE’s activities include:
- Monitoring relevant education policy and issues,
- Educating elected officials and other community leaders about Citywide gifted and talented programs,
- Advocating for existing and new Citywide gifted and talented schools and programs, and
- Sharing experience, learning, and practices among parents at Citywide gifted and talented schools and programs.
Citywide schools are gifted & talented schools which accept applicants from any of NYC’s five boroughs based on results of Department of Education gifted and talented testing. There are currently five Citywides, three located in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, and one in Queens.
For additional information Contact: Peter Szabo – firstname.lastname@example.org
The first ever forum on Citywide Gifted & Talented Education is free and open to the public, and will be held on Monday November 14, at PS 20 in Manhattan, at 7:00 pm.