The District One Community Education Council's mission is to help District One (“D1”) families and educators to exercise self-determination and local control over education policy and practices and to participate in decision-making at the level of family, school and community.
OUR PASSION/ OUR GOAL
We organize public meetings and hearings; provide a forum for parents to bring their concerns, and produce analyses and policy proposals which collectively serve to bridge the gap between the DOE, state and federal "rhetoric" and the reality in our district schools.
On this JTB podcast episode I talk to Lower East Side native and CEC-1 (Community Education Council) director Naomi Pena. Naomi’s main roll in the CEC is to be the voice for over 7,000 kids and their parents in the district 1 public school system which she holds very proudly.