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View The Presentation from Our Open House

Thanks to all who came to our open house last Thursday at the Bronx Library Center. The event was a great success, and we were thrilled to host so many interested families.

To download the slides from the presentation, click here.

To sign our petition to open a CityWide G&T in the Bronx, click here.

Sign Our Petition

TheEeKTxsBCwZhUKvi-800x450-noPad Bronx needs a citywide Kindergarten through 8th grade school for accelerated learners now.  Hundreds of children are underserved in the Bronx each year; they qualify for a gifted and talented citywide school but do not have one in their borough.

Sign our petition to open a CityWide G&T Program in the Bronx!

2nd Annual Free Gifted and Talented Open House in the Bronx: Thursday, October 29

FREE  Gifted and Talented  Open House in the Bronx:  Thursday, October 29

Sessions at 10 am – 11:30 am and 6 – 7 pm
At the BRONX LIBRARY CENTER • 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx
(Take the B D or 4 subway to Fordham Road)
For elementary age options (Kindergarten through 3rd grade)

Download the Flyer

PACE Hosts 4th Annual NYC Citywide Schools Forum – “The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PACE Hosts 4th Annual NYC Citywide Schools Forum –

“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

 

New York, NY, April 2, 2015 – PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) will hold its 4th Annual Spring Parents’ Forum “The Parents’ Perspective on Citywide G&T Education” providing information about New York City’s Citywide Gifted & Talented (G&T) K-8 schools. The event will take place on Monday, April 20, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Washington Irving High School in Manhattan.

Robin Aronow, Ph.D, an independent consultant and founder of School Search NYC, will moderate the event. Admission is free and open to the public.

Parent representatives from each of the Citywide G&T schools will be present 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 schools. It is not officially sponsored by any of the Citywide schools nor by the Department of Education.

PACE is an organization founded by parent volunteers who represent each of New York City’s Citywide G&T schools and programs: The Anderson School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Brooklyn School of Inquiry, NEST+m on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, STEM Academy at PS 85Q (grades 2-5 in 2015/16) and The 30th Avenue School (Q300) (grades K-2, 6 & 7 in 2015/16) in Queens, & TAG Young Scholars in East Harlem, Manhattan.

PACE seeks to advance Citywide G&T 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 G & T schools and programs. Citywide schools are G & T schools which accept applicants from any of NYC’s five boroughs based on results of Department of Education Gifted and Talented testing.

Details

Date/Time: Monday, April 20, 7-8:30 pm Free and Open to the Public
Location: Washington Irving HS, 40 Irving Pl. (b/t 16 & 17th St), near Union Square 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, L
Questions: Contact Katie Sperling, kel4@columbia.edu

Our information packet is available for download here.

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