G&T Questions?

April 13, 2013

Many parents have questions about public school in NYC. Its so different than from where I came from & I imagine its the same for many transplants as well. I saw this FREE & awesome event on Monday and thought I’d share:

WHAT: A Parent’s Perspective on Citywide Education sponsored by the Parents Alliance for Citywide Education (PACE)
WHEN: Monday, April 15th, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: PS 20 in Manhattan (166 Essex St. at Houston)
WHO: Prospective families are invited. The event is free and open to the public.

The forum will feature parent representatives from each of the five Citywide G&T elementary schools. The discussion will be moderated by Robin Aronow, an independent consultant and founder of School Search NYC.

The 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.

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