There is a free informational event to educate parents on NYC public school options. The forum and website could be helpful if you have children on the NYC Public School system. If you are interested in attending please note the RSVP deadline.
January 27, 2012
Dear New Yorker,
Here at the NYC Council, we realize how important it is to give our city's kids a strong start in life. A vital part of gaining that advantage is finding a great elementary school for your child, beginning with kindergarten.
That's why we would like to invite you to an important event that we're co-sponsoring with Insideschools.org that will provide parents with information about the elementary school enrollment process. Please see further details below:
Public Elementary School: How to Apply
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
55 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), 2nd Floor, Manhattan
Admission is FREE but you must RSVP to centernyc@
If you or someone you know is planning to enroll a child in elementary school, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the enrollment process from the experts at Insideschools.org and to have your questions answered by a panel of experts. We will also have a brief "buzz" session afterwards, where parents will be able to further discuss any additional concerns that they have with Insideschools.org's
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about how to give your child the education he or she deserves. We hope you can make it!
Christine C. Quinn
Chair, Education Committee
Here is information taken from the "Inside Schools" website defining who makes up the organization and what their purpose is.
Who we are
We are journalists, public school parents, and public school advocates dedicated to providing the best independent information about New York City's public schools. We want to tell you what's really going on, because test scores don't tell the whole story. We visit hundreds of schools each year and interview thousands of people--principals, teachers, students and parents. We observe what’s happening in the classrooms, cafeterias, hallways and even the bathrooms.
Our paid staff is small. We welcome volunteers. Write us at email@example.com if you would like to help.
Founded by the nonprofit organization Advocates for Children in 2002, Insideschools moved to theCenter for New York City Affairs at The New School in November 2010. The move was made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. We receive no money from the Department of Education.