Parent Action Conference, CEC1 Meetings, Kindergarten Update, and More 

  • Registration is open for the 2015 Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored by Class Size Matters, NYC KidsPAC, Education Council Consortium, and CEC 15.
    • From Class Size Matters: We have troubling reports of increased class sizes in many NYC schools this year, particularly in Kindergarten, where the union cap of 25 is apparently being ignored. Please take our survey and tell us what the class sizes are in your school this fall, and if you know of schools where the Kindergarten class size limit of 25 is being violated. The UFT contractual limits in other grades are here. Sadly, these caps have not improved in fifty years.
    • The Independent Budget Office issued a report confirming that the number of NYC students in overcrowded schools has been rising, with 452,404 students enrolled in schools in 2013-2014 rated at 102.5% utilization or more. 
  • Class size will be the focus of CEC1’s Business and Calendar Meeting on November 18th at 6pm at PS 20. Please save the date!
  • In the meantime, don’t forget to RSVP for the October 21st Middle School Panel at PS 20: Meet-and-greet at 5:15pm; Panel at 6pm.
  • Gifted and Talented information sessions are listed on the DOE’s website along with related resources.
  • The DOE announced a change to the kindergarten application open date today.
  • Space utilization changes and community schools are the subjects of recent public notices from the Panel for Educational Policy.
  • Upcoming Meetings: Presidents Council Meeting: 10/9/15, Meeting begins at 9am at PS 20; District Leadership Team Meeting:10/15/15, Meeting begins at 10am at PS 20