School of the Future
127 E. 22 St. (betw. Park and Lexington)
9:30 AM: Registration
10-10:50 AM: The crisis in overcrowding, Kindergarten waitlists and what can be done; Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters; CM Robert Jackson, chair, Education Committee, NY City Council; Noah Gotbaum, CEC D3.
11-11:50 AM: Workshop sessions (pick one)
Rights and responsibilities of Community Education Councils, including how to do your own rezoning: Shino Tanikawa, CEC D2; Lisa Donlan, CEC D1; and Monica Major, CEC D11.
How to advocate for your school and reach out to the media: Jaime Estades, PS 84K; Julie Cavanagh C.A.P.E. (Concerned Advocates for Public Education); Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters.
Toxic schools: Dawn Philip, NY Lawyers for Public Interest and Susan Ryan, public school parent.
12 noon- 12:45 PM: break for lunch.
1:00-1:50 PM: Building bridges with charter school parents; Mona Davids, NY Charter Parents Association, Leslie-Ann Byfield, Achievement First parent, Khem Irby, CEC District 13, and Dianne Johnson, CEC District 5.
2:00-2:50 PM: Workshop sessions (pick one)
How to ensure your special education child receives the services s/he needs: Ellen McHugh, Parent to Parent NY State; Tara Foster, Queens Legal Services: Danielle Mowery, The International Dyslexia Association.
PTAs, School Leadership Teams, and the new Chancellor’s regulations: Lisa Donlan, CEC D1; Paola de Kock, former Stuyvesant PA president; Muba Yarofulani, D18 Presidents Council.
Title 1 and parent involvement: Khem Irby, CEC District 13.
3-3:30 PM: Action agenda and report back from workshops