I would go but there is another interesting event at the Brooklyn New School on the evaluation system. (See below Shino's announcement). This a real good sign of increasing parent activism on a number of fronts.
Please circulate as widely as possible. You need not be a D2 parent to attend this event! Shino
District 2 Community Education Council & Presidents CouncilpresentCommon Core Standards:from Theory to Practice
Understand how the implementation of the new learning standardswill impact your child’s educationMonday, March 19, 20126:30 pm – 8:00 pmSpruce Street School Auditorium (PS397)
12 Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan
The panel will address:· How the Common Core standards enhance or limit the curriculum· What schools need to successfully implement the Common CorePanelists include (list in formation):· Deborah Meier, Senior Scholar at NYU Steinhardt, recipient of McArthur genius award, founder of Central Park East· Sophia Pappas, Early Childhood Division, NYC Department of Education· Adele Schroeter, Principal, PS59Please join us for a lively evening and bring your own questions to the panel!Childcare and refreshments available starting at 6:15pm. This event is free.
For more information, contact Linda Lumpkin at 212- 356-3915 or LLumpkin@schools.nyc.gov
HIGH STAKES 101
Brooklyn New School Mar. 19, 6:30
Got an email from Liza Featherstone, an excellent writer for The Brooklyn Rail:
save the date save the date save the date save the date save the date save the dateHIGH STAKES 101
What does high stakes testing mean forour children?our teachers?our schools?
MONDAY, MARCH 19 at 6:30pmShael Polakow-Suransky Chief Accountability Officer of the NYC Dept. of EducationEducation reporter Meredith Kolodner (Daily News, InsideSchools) will moderate a panel discussion with distinguished guests.
Sean Feeney Principal of the Wheatley School and Author of the New York Principals APPR Position Paper
Elijah Hawkes, Former Principal of The James Baldwin Expeditionary Learning SchooQ&A TO FOLLOWIf interested in CHILDCARE and PIZZA (starting at 6 PM, $5 suggested donation), RSVP to email@example.comTHE BROOKLYN NEW SCHOOL AUDITORIUM610 HENRY STREET @3rd PLACEF or G to Carroll St. station, exit 2nd Placepresented by PS 29 & the Brooklyn New School