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Basic Facts about Each Citywide G & T School

Fact sheet that will be available at the Spring Forum. Click here to download:
Basic 2012 Facts about Each Citywide G & T School

Media Alert: Spring Parents’ Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PACE: Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education
http://www.Citywideschools.org

PACE Hosts NYC Citywide Schools Forum –
“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

New York, NY, April 12, 2012 — PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) announces it will hold its Spring 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 Tuesday, April 17, 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 five 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.
This event is created solely by parents of children at citywide G &T elementary schools. It is not officially sponsored by any of the citywide schools nor by the DOE.

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 – pszabo33@yahoo.com

The Spring forum on Citywide Gifted & Talented Education is free and open to the public, and will be held on Tuesday, April1 17, at PS 20 in Manhattan, at 7:00 pm.

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