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Didn’t make it to our Spring Forum?

Didn’t make it to our Spring Forum? Get the informational packet on all 5 Citywide G&T schools here. And, with the recent revelation by Pearson and the DOE that there are even more students who qualified for one of the 285 K seats at the Citywide G&T schools, there is greater need than ever for more of these schools! Please take a minute to read and sign our petition to the DOE asking for more Citywide G&T seats.

Help Us Advocate for More Citywide G&T Seats

NYC DOE: Add More Citywide Gifted and Talented Programs

http://www.change.org/petitions/nyc-doe-add-more-citywide-gifted-and-talented-programs

Media Alert: 2013 Spring Forum: “The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

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, March 18, 2013 — PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) announces it will hold its 2nd Annual 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 Monday, April 15, from 6:30 to 8 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 an 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 Academy at PS 85Q , TAG, and The Anderson School.  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 Citywide schools, three located in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, and one in Queens.

For additional information  Contact: Katie Sperling, kel4@columbia.edu

The 2nd Annual Spring Parent’s Forum on Citywide Gifted & Talented Education is free and open to the public, and will be held on Monday, April 15, at PS 20 in Manhattan, at 6:30 pm. Want to submit a question to the panelists?  Click here.

Please download the panelist presentation here.

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