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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…

Joint Statement from Queens Education Forum Sponsors  To Council Member Donovan Richards
Joint Statement from Queens Education Forum Sponsors To Council Member Donovan Richards

We, the co-sponsors of the recent Queens Education Forum, jointly extend our thanks to Council Member and Democratic nominee for Queens Borough President Donovan Richards for sharing his vision on edu…

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…

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…