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PLACE NYC Resource for Parents: Applying to Gifted and Talented Programs 2021
PLACE NYC Resource for Parents: Applying to Gifted and Talented Programs 2021

If your child is born in 2016, please consider applying to NYC public school’s Gifted and Talented programs. Application opens on March 8 and runs through April 9. This is the official NYC Departme…

DOE Preserves G&T Program but Resorts to Subjective Assessment to Admit Students for 2020-21
DOE Preserves G&T Program but Resorts to Subjective Assessment to Admit Students for 2020-21

New York, NY, February 18, 2021– On Wednesday the NYC DOE announced it would replace the use of an objective test with a subjective evaluation system for admission to Gifted & Talented programs. …

PLACE NYC Congratulates Thousands of 8th Graders Who Took the SHSAT Today
PLACE NYC Congratulates Thousands of 8th Graders Who Took the SHSAT Today

New York, NY, January 27, 2021– PLACE NYC congratulates the thousands of 8th graders who took the Specialized High School Admissions Test today. They have been patient and they have worked hard under…

DOE Must Give Students Their Lottery Number in Advance of Middle School Applications and Be Transparent in the Lottery Process
DOE Must Give Students Their Lottery Number in Advance of Middle School Applications and Be Transparent in the Lottery Process

New York, NY, January 21, 2021– Public school families are outraged that the Department of Education (DOE) eliminated middle school screened admissions this year, and instead will make offers by lott…

PLACE NYC Calls for the Continuation and Expansion of Academically-Accelerated G&T Programs
PLACE NYC Calls for the Continuation and Expansion of Academically-Accelerated G&T Programs

New York, NY, January 13, 2021 — On behalf of all NYC parents who want a high quality education for their kids, PLACE NYC strongly opposes NYC DOE’s recently announced plan to end Gifted and Talen…

IN RESPONSE TO NYC DOE ADMISSION CHANGES FOR 2020-2021
IN RESPONSE TO NYC DOE ADMISSION CHANGES FOR 2020-2021

New York, NY, December 19, 2020:  PLACE NYC calls for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to improve and expand accelerated academic programs such as gifted, honors and other dedicated progra…

parent insights

Parent Insights

Petition Links
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 issue …

Demand the DOE Give the G&T Admissions Test
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 co…

SHSAT Parent Connection
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
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 public Town Hall in …

Email Mayor and Chancellor: Don’t Kill G&T Under the Cover of COVID
Email Mayor and Chancellor: Don’t Kill G&T Under the Cover of COVID

Dear Parents, Please take a moment to send this email to your local elected officials urging them to continue the NYC G&T program. For your convenience, below is an email you can use as a templ…