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Let Kids Return to School:  PLACE NYC Calls on the Mayor to Open Schools Now to Prioritize In-Person Learning
Let Kids Return to School: PLACE NYC Calls on the Mayor to Open Schools Now to Prioritize In-Person Learning

New York, September 21, 2020 — An all or nothing, one-size-fits-all reopening plan does not work for our 1.1M public school kids and is keeping students out of schools that are ready to receive them.…

NYC Public School Admissions Still in Limbo
NYC Public School Admissions Still in Limbo

New York, September 15, 2020 — NYC public school parents of 5th and 8th graders still have no answers from the DOE about how Middle and High School admissions will work for the 2021-22 school year. S…

Preserve and expand NYC’s successful G&T programs
Preserve and expand NYC’s successful G&T programs

One year ago the mayor’s School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) proposed to “[d]iscontinue the use of the Gifted & Talented admissions test” and “[i]nstitute a moratorium on new Gifted &am…

Request on Status of G&T Testing Contract
Request on Status of G&T Testing Contract

August 18, 2020 Dear Members of the PEP Contracts Committee: This letter is an urgent request for this Committee to inform parents as to the current status of the Pearson contract to administer …

ACTION NEEDED: Oppose New York State Assembly A10731 to Repeal Hecht-Calandra
ACTION NEEDED: Oppose New York State Assembly A10731 to Repeal Hecht-Calandra

Look up your Assembly Member: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/ Sign our open letter: https://forms.gle/iw7bUYz9yr45QZxt5 Write your own letter: We provide two templates but please a…

Education for a More Just World
Education for a More Just World

PLACE NYC stands in solidarity with the peaceful protestors in our city, and around the country, who demand an end to police brutality and justice for those who have been killed by the police. PLAC…

parent insights

Parent Insights

Open Letter to Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack: Summary of Parent Input on Screened Admissions
Open Letter to Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack: Summary of Parent Input on Screened Admissions

Dear Josh, As your team is modeling out changes to screened admissions, I want to summarize for you the DOE parent forums, CEC resolutions, and survey results as well as many of the PLACE NYC advoc…

Dear DOE:  Here are my comments on screened admissions.
Dear DOE: Here are my comments on screened admissions.

The DOE held Listening Events across the five boroughs. In the scheduled 2 hours for each, only a small fraction of those who signed up to speak got their chance. We wanted to create this space for …

June 4 Admissions Engagement with DOE Leadership
June 4 Admissions Engagement with DOE Leadership

The voices at this event echoed the majority of parents we heard at the DOE borough events: keep screened admissions.Our families are from all racial and socio-economic backgrounds, essential workers …

Parent Survey: Middle and High School Admissions
Parent Survey: Middle and High School Admissions

PLACE NYC Parent Survey on “Middle School and High School Admissions” was conducted on 5/1/20- 5/4/20. The survey was posted on FACE NYC Facebook, FACE NYC WeChat, and shared via email with school…

NYC Parents are “Extremely Concerned” about Unfair Changes to  Screened Schools Admissions
NYC Parents are “Extremely Concerned” about Unfair Changes to Screened Schools Admissions

Over 92% of parents surveyed by Parent Leaders for Accelerated Curriculum and Education (PLACE NYC) are “Extremely or Very Concerned” about possible changes to school admissions in the wake of the…