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PLACE NYC Endorsements for the General Elections

Citywide MayorEric Adams ComptrollerWrite-in: Michelle Caruso-CabreraDo NOT vote for Brad Lander Public AdvocateAnthony Herbert Manhattan Borough PresidentMark Levine Manhattan District Attorney Thoma…

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.

PLACE NYC Condemns Mayor de Blasio Killing Gifted & Talented Program in the 11th Hour Without Promised Family Engagement

New York, NY, October 8, 2021 — PLACE NYC is outraged that Mayor de Blasio leaked significant changes to the Gifted and Talented (G&T) Program without the public engagement with families tha…

NYC Parents Demand Engagement Before Changes to the G&T Program

New York, NY, September 28, 2021 — Mayor de Blasio announced forthcoming changes to the city’s Gifted & Talented (“G&T”) program in January. Over 30,000 families apply every year and thes…

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—…

Demand Public Input on G&T

We are outraged over the announcement yesterday on the “vastly different G&T” program that de Blasio shared at his press briefing. Please email elected officials to demand public input…

parent insights

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…