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PLACE NYC RELEASES GIFTED & TALENTED POSITION PAPER CALLING TO EXPAND G&T AND HALT BRILLIANT NYC ROLL OUT

New York, NY, November 29, 2021 — Parent Leaders for Accelerated Curriculum and Education (PLACE NYC) releases its position paper on NYC’s gifted and talented (G&T) programs, “Expanding Gifte…

Expanding Gifted & Talented, Immediate Action Towards An Ideal Future

Summary In January 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his school chancellor announced that the Department of Education (DOE) would reimagine the NYC Gifted & Talented (G&T) program b…

PLACE NYC Partners with Community Organizations to Thank Mayor-Elect Eric Adams

PLACE NYC and our partner organizations thank Mayor-Elect Eric Adams for his support of Gifted & Talent and Specialized High Schools in a NY Daily News advertisement on Sunday, November 21, 2021. …

Parent Leaders Demand Halt to DESSA, DOE’s Social Emotional Screener Amid Privacy, Security, and Transparency Concerns

New York City Parents UnionPLACE NYCQueens Parents UnitedSAFEST South Asian Fund for Education Scholarship Training JOINT PRESS RELEASE The NYC Department of Education has begun rolling out ‘social-em…

PLACE NYC Endorsements for the 2021 General Election

Vote for Education CandidatesPrint and share PLACE NYC borough-specific Voter Guides with friends and family and get out the vote! Citywide MayorEric L. Adams (Democratic) ComptrollerWrite-in: Michell…

NYC Specialized High School Process

We presented to the Citywide Council of High Schools (CCHS) on October 13, 2021 to help families understand the high school admissions process, specifically for the Specialized High Schools.

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Parent Insights

NYC Parents are Divided on What They Want for School Reopening; Only 26% are Confident that School Will Start on 9/13

August 24, 2021 – PLACE NYC conducted a survey on school reopening; more than 5,000 parents responded within 48-hours. Results show parents being clearly divided on their ideal return to school—…

Petition Links

This post was inspired by an email from a district 2 parent: “Thank you for leading the parents of NYC who hope for the best for all the children in the city. I woke up in October about this iss…

Demand the DOE Give the G&T Admissions Test

Sign our Open Letter. Please read the letter below. To add your name to this letter, click here. Dear Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza, At a time of enormous uncertainty, clear and consistent c…

SHSAT Parent Connection

Your child has been preparing all year to take the SHSAT. DOE tells us they will give the SHSAT but no test dates have yet been announced. In the meantime, there are organized groups lobbying the Mayo…

Urgent: Save Screened Admissions

Last night at a Town Hall, Chancellor Carranza said that it is not his, but “the community’s agenda” to do away with screened schools.  How is that possible when almost every pu…