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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…

PLACE NYC ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR JUNE 2020 PRIMARY CANDIDATES
PLACE NYC ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR JUNE 2020 PRIMARY CANDIDATES

New York, June 20, 2020 — PLACE NYC is the fastest growing parent advocacy group in New York City.  In a short period of time, we have built a five-borough base of engaged, passionate parents wh…

Two-Thirds Majority of NYC Parents and Students Ask the DOE to Preserve Academic Screening
Two-Thirds Majority of NYC Parents and Students Ask the DOE to Preserve Academic Screening

New York, June 8, 2020 — Last week the Department of Education completed their Admissions Engagement meetings in each borough with 67% of speakers advocating to keep screens for next year’s ad…

Over 2,000 Rushed to Sign Petition to “Stop Carranza from Using the COVID Crisis to Overhaul School Admission Policies”
Over 2,000 Rushed to Sign Petition to “Stop Carranza from Using the COVID Crisis to Overhaul School Admission Policies”

New York, May 20, 2020 — In just 48 hours, more than 2,000 people signed PLACE NYC’s petition urging Governor Cuomo and other state and city elected officials to stop Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor…

STOP CARRANZA FROM USING THE COVID CRISIS TO OVERHAUL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICIES
STOP CARRANZA FROM USING THE COVID CRISIS TO OVERHAUL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICIES

The Mayor and Chancellor are seizing on the COVID-19 crisis to remove all common objective criteria used for admissions to screened middle and high schools by reducing end-of-year grades to “Meets S…

Parents: Email Your Elected Officials
Parents: Email Your Elected Officials

Dear Parents, Please take a moment to send this email to your local elected officials about the possible changes to NYC middle school and high school admissions. For your convenience, below is an …

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…