statements & publications

Statements & Publications

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 …

Confusing Role of ECC in State Legislature on NYC Education
Confusing Role of ECC in State Legislature on NYC Education

Actual public school parents deserve to have a seat at the table regarding their children’s education. The public school parents who serve on CECs and Citywide Councils expect our legislators to dif…

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…

Grade Policy Must Work for All Students
Grade Policy Must Work for All Students

Dear Mayor De Blasio, Chancellor Carranza and Dr. Chen, I am a concerned parent of a NYC public school student. I understand the DOE is proposing to use Satisfactory or Needs Improvement (S/N) as t…

department of education materials

Department of Education Materials

legislation

Relevant Legislation

DescriptionSponsorReferred to Education Committee
NYC Council File #1541-2019 Law #2019/208Creating a specialized high school taskforce that would be charged with addressing the racial/ethnic student body inequities of the specialized high schools. The task force would be required to examine (i) the current admissions system, including the specialized high school admissions exam and whether such exam should be changed or eliminated; (ii) existing programs such as the Department of Education’s discovery and dream programs; and (iii) the use of alternative admissions methods, including state standardized examinations and grade point average.
Assembly Bill A4818Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes. William ColtonFebruary 5, 2019
January 8, 2020
Assembly Bill A2240Requires school districts to screen for gifted and talented students and provides the parents or guardians of such students the option to opt out of such screening.Nily Rozic January 22, 2019
January 8, 2020
Assembly Bill A8435Authorizes the chancellor of city district to control and operate certain specialized high schools in the city of New York Peter Abbate, Jr. July 3, 2019
January 8, 2020

articles

Articles

SHSAT

John McWhorter https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/dont-abolish-nyc-high-school-admission-test/589045/

SHSHAT & predictability of standardized testing Jonathan Wai https://www.city-journal.org/standardized-tests

G&T 

Luigi Kapaj (@puppykhan) https://medium.com/@puppykhan/what-is-gifted-and-talented-597d9da9ff8d

Gifted programs in other states:

MA: Pilot program shows benefit of universal screening and increased access to low income and minority students:  https://commonwealthmagazine.org/education/is-massachusetts-failing-its-brightest-kids/

Shelby School in Memphis TN see significant increase in black students entering gifted programafter launch of universal screening.  http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2020/01/31/as-more-black-and-hispanic-students-enter-memphis-gifted-program-heres-how-it-might-change/