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 … Continue reading Parent Action Conference, CEC1 Meetings, Kindergarten Update, and More 

Recent Updates

Charter Hearing, Middle School Arts Survey, Arts Partnership Grants, and Links of Interest Charter Hearing: Today, October 1st, there will be a public hearing to solicit comment about a proposed charter school in District 1/2. New York City Charter School of the Arts has applied for a Fall 2016 opening to serve 306 students in grades 6 - 8. … Continue reading Recent Updates

News, Links, and Save the Dates from CEC 1

The District 1 Leadership Team (DLT) Engagement Pilot will kick off in September. The pilot will involve a community-based needs assessment and goal setting process to inform the Office of District Planning. The Office of District Planning (ODP) "improves opportunities for students by creating and supporting high-quality schools and programs. Every year ODP assesses the needs … Continue reading News, Links, and Save the Dates from CEC 1

Charter Schools are Under-Enrolled, Public School Parents Say

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141008/civic-center/charter-schools-are-under-enrolled-public-school-parents-say CIVIC CENTER — More than two-thirds of Success Academy charter schoolswere under-enrolled last year and enrollment rates for four of them were so low that the schools should have been placed on probation, a collection of parents advocates charged on Wednesday. Dozens of angry parents gathered at a press conference on the steps of … Continue reading Charter Schools are Under-Enrolled, Public School Parents Say

Audit Faults New York Education Dept.’s Management of Computers

Summary : http://comptroller.nyc.gov/reports/audit/?r=12-01-14_FM14-057A Full audit: http://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/FM14_057A.pdf http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/nyregion/audit-faults-new-york-education-depts-management-of-computers.html?ref=nyregion&_r=1 By ELIZABETH A. HARRISDEC. 2, 2014 An audit by the New York City comptroller’s office found what it called “grossly inaccurate” record keeping at the Education Department, where more than 2,000 computers and tablets at a sample of department locations were either unused — still swaddled in their … Continue reading Audit Faults New York Education Dept.’s Management of Computers

PS 64 Reviving Cursive

"Marlon Hosang, principal of PS 64 in Alphabet City, plans to launch a cursive curriculum this spring, saying it will boost learning — and students love it.'We should use technology, but not at the expense of being able to write your thoughts on paper,' he told The Post." (Click the image to read the full story)

Ten top 10s from New York City’s 2014 test scores

The city’s test scores in math and English inched up in 2014, but overall proficiency remained low after the second year of Common Core-aligned tests. But in a system with more than 1,200 elementary and middle schools, there are dozens of outliers on both sides of the performance spectrum. Using the state’s “matched” student data, which … Continue reading Ten top 10s from New York City’s 2014 test scores

The Big Sort: How Chicago’s school choice system is tracking kids into different high schools based on achievement

http://hechingerreport.org/content/big-sort-chicagos-school-choice-system-tracking-kids-different-high-schools-based-achievement_16731/ “Over the past decade, Chicago has opened dozens of new high schools, and will open more this fall. The school district is trying to expand the number of “quality school options” and offer students a choice of where to go to school. And in many ways, Chicago high schools seem to be improving. Graduation … Continue reading The Big Sort: How Chicago’s school choice system is tracking kids into different high schools based on achievement