Events from: 01/16/2017 to 01/22/2017


District 29 CEC meeting

 In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday, and the upcoming Black History Month, the students from the ore-k center will perform a poem and songs for attendees as a tribute in addition to a short slide-show highlighting student centered activities from both D29Q Pre-K Centers  Superintendent Murray will acknowledge the students that participated in the “Respect for All Essay and Poster Contest”.  Presentation from WE Schools, a program that partners with the NYC DOE through Service in Schools to promote youth empowerment and volunteerism in our communities.  CDEC 29Q Business Meeting will be held immediately following the calendar meeting.

At Location in Description from 01/19/2017 to 01/19/2017 - Hosted by - General - Details

Manhattan pre-k information & application session

The Department of Education offers an information and application session for parents who are applying to pre-kindergarten. There will be one session in each borough and parents may attend any of them, regardless of where you live. Learn about your options There will be identical presentations at 6 and 7 pm, followed by a Q&A. RSVP & more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pre-k-application-sessions-registration-30100076138

At Location in Description from 01/19/2017 to 01/19/2017 - Hosted by - General - Details

CEC D75 meeting w/chancellor

“A conversation with Chancellor Carmen Fariña”. Families are invited to join the forum to discuss and hear the future direction of District 75 and Special Education. http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/FamilyResources/CitywideCouncils/CitywideD75Council

At Location in Description from 01/19/2017 to 01/19/2017 - Hosted by - General - Details

City Council teacher retention hearing

The City Council’s Education Committee, chaired by Council Member Daniel Dromm, will hold an oversight hearing, “Oversight: Teacher Recruitment and Retention”. There’s a growing teacher shortage across the United States as a result of a nationwide trend that has seen the number of college students enrolled in education majors decrease by 35% in the past five years, as well as an increase in teachers leaving the profession. To address the looming teacher shortage, the New York State Board of Regents approved a plan in July 2016 that would expand the pool of qualified educators in the State by dropping the requirement that certified out-of-state teachers and leaders with effective experience must take and pass state certification exams. In recent years, DOE has introduced several initiatives to improve teacher recruitment and retention in New York City public schools. This oversight hearing would examine the effectiveness of DOE’s teacher recruitment and retention efforts. We invite members of Community Education Councils, parents, students, educators, advocates, and all other stakeholders and interested members of the public to testify at this hearing. Testimony will be limited to 2-3 minutes per person to allow as many as possible to testify. Although the hearing starts at 1:00 p.m., the Department of Education, as well as other witnesses (such as elected officials) have been invited to testify and answer questions from Council Members at the outset, so we do not expect to hear from others until approximately 3 pm. Please make sure you fill out a witness slip on the desk of the Sergeant-at-arms if you wish to testify. If you plan to bring written testimony, please bring at least 20 copies. If you are unable to attend the hearing and wish to submit written testimony, please email your testimony to jatwell@council.nyc.gov. For information about hearings and other events, check the Council's website at http://council.nyc.gov/html/action/calendar.shtml or, if sign up at the following link http://council.nyc.gov/html/action/signup.shtml. All hearings are open to the public.

At Location in Description from 01/19/2017 to 01/19/2017 - Hosted by - General - Details

Workshop: Citizen Emergency Preparedness

Do you know what to do in a blackout, major storm or natural disaster and what should be in your “go bag”? We will cover a broad range of topics, such as developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert.

At Location in Description from 01/19/2017 to 01/19/2017 - Hosted by - General - Details

Queens pre-k information & application session

The Department of Education offers an information and application session for parents who are applying to pre-kindergarten. There will be one session in each borough and parents may attend any of them, regardless of where you live. Learn about your options There will be identical presentations at 6 and 7 pm, followed by a Q&A. RSVP & more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pre-k-application-sessions-registration-30100076138

At Location in Description from 01/18/2017 to 01/18/2017 - Hosted by - General - Details

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)

At Location in Description from 01/16/2017 to 01/16/2017 - Hosted by - General - Details