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Our 15 favorite elementary schools for math and science - Read Full Article

Our 15 favorite elementary schools for math and science

Which elementary schools offer a great education in math and science?

We scoured the city for schools that give ordinary kids an extraordinary education—zoned neighborhood schools, not gifted programs or schools with a special application process. We picked schools that are willing to open their doors and share their knowledge—in the hopes that these might serve as models for others. We chose schools with good test scores, but we avoided ones with too much test prep or paper-and-pencil drills. Most of all, we picked schools that foster a love of math and science while giving children the skills they need to be successful later in life.

Here are our favorites.

MANHATTAN

PS 171, East Harlem
Why we picked it: Where else do little kids use words like "heart valve?"

Teachers at PS 171 know that science lessons build children's vocabularies—and that helps them read better. All children—even pre-kindergartners—go to the science lab three times a week for lessons taught by a certified science teacher. Children build models of cells out of clay and write essays about the use of animal parts in medicine, using sophisticated words like "heart valves" and "livers" to support their arguments. Kids take trips to science museums and study ducks in Central Park, building their general knowledge along with their vocabularies. (Pauline Zaldonis)

PS 42, Lower East Side/Chinatown
Why we picked it: Second-graders learn geometry and physics by studying bridges

PS 42 integrates science and math into well-planned interdisciplinary units. For example, 2nd-graders research bridges of the world, explore bridge geometry and physics, create bridge-inspired, 3-D art, hear architects speak about their jobs and take fields trips to Battery Park to see real bridges. Children at the school have outstanding math scores and reading scores that are well above the citywide average—quite an accomplishment since more than one-third of them are learning English as a second language. (Anna Schneider)

PS 59, East Midtown
Why we picked it: Each child has a customized plan to learn math at home

PS 59 serves an international student body, including the children of diplomats at the United Nations. Teachers understand that one size doesn't fit all, and adapt lessons to help children who are learning English as well as children with severe disabilities. Teachers invite families in to learn more about math and send home a customized plan for each child with reading level and math strengths, plus suggestions for games parents and kids can play together to improve skills at home. An "early bird" time is set aside for more math help for those who need it. PS 59 has a beautiful building with two science labs. Older children help younger ones in science, becoming leaders and teachers themselves. (Lydie Raschka)

PS 126, Lower East Side
Why we picked it: Math program based on world-renowned Singapore approach

At PS 126, Principal Jacqueline Getz has developed a thoughtful interdisciplinary social studies and science curriculum. Reading, writing and science come together in an investigation of birds in 2nd grade; 5th-graders spend two months studying prairie ecosystems to support their Westward Expansion unit. The school uses Math in Focus, a Singapore-based math program, and a math consultant works with teachers, who also visit each other during math lessons to offer feedback. (Lydie Raschka)

PS/IS 276, Tribeca
Why we picked it: Children make windmills to study engineering

At PS/IS 276, teachers do a good job of tying science into other subjects. For example, as part of a social studies unit on Africa, 3rd-graders read about a Malawian boy who built a windmill to power his family's home. Then they build their own windmills and learned about engineering and sustainable energy. Starting in 4th grade, science classes are held in one of the school's well-equipped labs. By 8th grade, students study challenging topics such as genetics and write lab reports. There are often two or three teachers in a classroom, adapting math lessons to children with different abilities. PS/IS 276 is housed in the city's first "green" school building. Children plant vegetables in a rooftop garden. (Laura Zingmond)

BROOKLYN

PS 249, Flatbush
Why we picked it: Every Friday, all day, is devoted to science

The day begins with math and review at PS 249, where children are encouraged to find alternate ways to solve problems in their Singapore Math program. During "Super Science Fridays" students conduct experiments, build volcanoes and devote themselves to books about science. The principal found that spending the whole day on science improves attendance and gives kids something to look forward to. Kids take regular trips, including a week in Vermont for 3rd-graders. Math test scores are well above the citywide average, even though the school mostly serves children who are poor enough to receive free lunch and has many who are learning English. (Pamela Wheaton)

PS 247, Bensonhurst
Why we picked it: An unusual amount of time is spent on math

Not many elementary schools have teachers who specialize in math, but at PS 247 there is a lead teacher for math in every grade. Children spend at least 75 minutes on math each day, with extra work on solving word problems twice a week. Children keep science vocabulary notebooks along with reading and writing notebooks. Kids read lots of nonfiction and keep track of new words—a boon to the many children who are new immigrants still learning English. (Pamela Wheaton)

PS 321, Park Slope
Why we picked it: Children study leaves, insects and birds for months on end

The approach to math here is eclectic: Teachers don't rely on just one textbook, but mix different approaches. Children at PS 321 have math partners and are encouraged to talk through problems in vibrant classrooms filled with science-related projects. Kindergartners visit Prospect Park to study how trees change through the seasons, 1st-graders learn everything there is to know about insects, and 2nd-graders get involved in a huge exploration of birds. Older kids visit the science lab twice a week with experienced teachers. The super active parents here help kids learn multiplication facts in a math club and work with teachers to boost technology instruction. (Pamela Wheaton)

PS 222, Marine Park
Why we picked it: Teachers adapt math lessons to each child's ability

At many schools, math lessons are one-size-fits all, with everyone on the same page at the same time. Not so at PS 222, where teachers do a terrific job adapting math lessons to each child, including children with special needs. There are as many as five or six adults in some classrooms; assistant teachers and school aides frequently function much like teachers and participate in professional development. Teachers assign different homework depending on a student's level, and math facts are considered as important as understanding how math works. Multiplication tables are even posted in building stairwells. (Pamela Wheaton)

PS 172, Sunset Park
Why we picked it: Kids learn chemistry when they make their own toothpaste
The math test scores at PS 172 are in the stratosphere, an impressive feat for a school in which half the children either have special needs or are still learning English. Teachers may adapt the same complex math problem for different children: Some work on a problem independently, others get little hints from the teacher, and still others get step-by-step instructions from the second teacher in the class, who is trained in special education. Science is an integral part of the curriculum. Children make their own toothpaste in a simple chemistry experiment, connect electrical circuits or dissect owl pellets. First-graders learn about the human body: the skeletal system, the digestive system, and even the parts of the brain. These lessons build their vocabulary—which helps them become better readers. (Clara Hemphill)

BRONX

PS 307, Kingsbridge
Why we picked it: Spanish-speaking kids learn English through hands-on science

PS 307 does a particularly good job teaching English to Spanish-speaking immigrants—and teachers say science is the secret to their success. Children may study the life cycle of butterflies, or learn about gravity by rolling marbles down ramps and find out about heat transfer by warming pennies in their hands (and comparing them to cold pennies they haven't touched). Children pick up academic vocabulary by talking to one another about the experiments. For example, a child who doesn't speak English may use a balance in class, and learn the word "balance" in the process. (Clara Hemphill)

PS 69, Soundview/Hunts Point
Why we picked it: Where else do they celebrate National Kale Day?

Staffers at PS 69 strive to bring a range of high-quality experiences to children who might not otherwise have them in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods. It's a place where the custodian builds a bridge for students to use in science experiments, and where the entire school celebrates National Kale Day by wearing silly kale hats, whipping up a batch of kale juice and sampling kale chips. At a time when many schools use scripted math lessons, PS 69 teachers pick and choose from various programs, with help from the expertise of two math coaches. (Gail Robinson)

PS 35, South Bronx
Why we picked it: High quality math instruction from well-trained teachers

PS 35 provides stable leadership, a structured approach and quality math instruction for children in the South Bronx. Students go to one classroom for math and science in grades 3–5, and another for English language arts, to allow teachers to specialize in the subjects they teach. Fourth- and fifth-graders pick "majors" for one double period each week and choices include robotics or technology. Teachers receive lots of training and work with two math consultants—who also work with children. Teachers use a mix of approaches and not every kid is on the same page: In a 3rd-grade math class, for example, we saw students working in small groups, some creating their own problem and solving it and others working on problems from the workbook. (Pauline Zaldonis)

QUEENS

PS 221, Little Neck
Why we picked it: Teachers inspire curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world

Class trips to the Bronx Zoo, Queens County Farm and Alley Pond Environmental Center broaden children's horizons while building their knowledge of science. Principal Patricia Bullard says she wants children to ask questions, explore, learn and laugh. "They are not vessels to be filled," she says. In one 4-grade science class, children posted their own questions: "How do snails breathe?" or "What started the Black Death?" These questions formed the basis of children's explorations—fostering curiosity and a sense of wonder. (Clara Hemphill)

PS 46, Bayside
Why we picked it: A pioneer in special education inclusion
PS 46 is a pioneer in inclusion of kids with special needs. It's a place that challenges top students while giving those who struggle the support they need. Special education teachers work with kids in their regular classrooms and faster learners are taken out of classrooms to work on projects such as forecasting the weather or producing a newscast. A science teacher is on hand to support classroom investigations of bugs, the human body, gravity, friction, electricity and more. Planting and recycling is a focus across all the grades. (Lydie Raschka)

Going to the high school fair? Here's our advice - Read Full Article

Going to the high school fair? Here's our advice

This weekend, Sept. 20 and 21, is the Department of Education's gigantic citywide high school fair from 10 am to 3 pm at Brooklyn Technical High School. Prepare for a hectic day, where you will meet teachers, students and administrators and find out about their schools.

You can attend information sessions several times during the day, led by staff from the Education Department's enrollment office. This will be helpful especially if you're a newbie to the process (and it will give you a place to sit down and take a breather.)

Here's the schedule provided by the DOE:

High school admissions basics at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm 
Auditioning for arts schools and programs at 2 pm 

Most schools will have a table staffed by students, teachers, parent cordinators, guidance counselors and, sometimes the principal. Each borough has a dedicated space between the 2nd and 7th floors. The nine specialized high schools are set up in the first floor gymnasium. That's always very crowded so be prepared!

Before you go, make sure to make a list of your "must see" schools. Read the reviews on Insideschools and watch the slideshows and videos. Look at our "Insidestats" section. It'll give you a thumbnail description on a school's safety and vibe, how well it prepares kids for college, the graduation rate and much more. Read the comments on each school profile page to see what parents and students think about the school. Lots of questions are answered there by current students.

We have a new high school search feature which allows you to search for schools by subway lines, interest areas or even grade point average.

If you prefer to do your research on the go, check out Insideschools' mobile high school search on your phone.

Here are some questions you might want to ask school representatives:

Academic questions:
How much homework is typical? Is homework assigned over school vacations?
Are students allowed outside the building for lunch?
Does the school offer four years of math and four years of science? (Important for college prep)
Are Advanced Placement classes offered? What subjects? What are the requirement to take an AP class?
Besides passing required Regents exams, are there are requirements for graduation? Some schools require you to present a portfolio of your work, or perform community service.
If the school has a graduating class, which colleges did graduates attend? What percentage of grads went to college? (Check out our Insidestats for that info as well)
How does the school help students who are struggling?
How does it challenge the strongest students?

Lifestyle questions:
How does the administration handle discipline?
Are there metal detectors?
Is there a uniform?
What are the after school activities? What teams do they have? (Note that this can change from year to year and the directory might not be accurate!)
Are students allowed outside the building for lunch?

Admissions questions:
What are my chances for admission if I don't meet the specific requirements? Say if I live in Brooklyn and the school gives priority to Manhattan students? Should I apply to the school anyway?
For screened schools, now that schools can no longer admit students based on state test scores alone, what will they consider?
What are my chances for acceptance as a 10th grader?
What specific programs are available if I have an IEP?

Here are a few more pointers for the day of the fair:
Rather than carry around a hefty, heavy directory, consider ripping out the pages of schools that most interest you beforehand.
Bring a notebook and pen to write down your impressions and take notes
Collect fliers, or write down, the dates and times of school info sessions and tours - bring a tote bag or backpack to hold them. Also note that the DOE events calendar does list some school info sessions here.
If there's a sign-in sheet for a school that interests you -- sign in! That gives you a leg-up in admissions for some schools. The DOE says to sign up with your student ID number too.
Dress for summer. It gets hot and steamy inside the huge building and there is no place to stash a jacket.
Cell phones may not work so make any logistics arrangements to meet family or friends beforehand.
Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. You'll be climbing up and down stairs. There will be food and drink for sale, but still, nice to have your own supply.
Don't drive! Brooklyn Tech is close to virtually all subway lines and many bus routes. Traffic in the surrounding residential streets can be horrendous, so do yourself a favor and take public transportation.

Insideschools will be at the fair. Stop by our first floor table too and sign up for our regular email alerts.

Before you go, be sure to watch our video: Making the most of the high school fair.  We have lots of other videos as well so check out our YouTube channel.

If you don't make the big fair this weekend, there will be fairs in every borough on Oct. 18 and 19.

Insideschools is hosting our own High school choice: Busting the myths event on Sept. 23.  If you haven't RSVP'ed already, you can watch it via livestream.

Event: High school choice—busting the myths - Read Full Article

Event: High school choice—busting the myths

On Tuesday, September 23 Insideschools and the Center for NYC Affairs at The New School will co-host an event: High School Choice: Busting the Myths.

Clara Hemphill, Insideschools staff and a panel of experts will discuss common mistakes that students and parents make when applying to high school and provide tips on how to make better choices. The panel will include:

Sandy Ferguson, Department of Education Deputy CEO for High School and Middle School Enrollment

Martha Sanchez, 9th grader at NYC Museum School and 1st generation immigrant

Hugo Segal, 8th grader at MS 324 in Washington Heights, on the autism spectrum

David Weinreb, Director of High School Preparation & Enrichment at The Equity Project Charter School

Matthew Broggini, Youth Services Program Manager at Resources for Children with Special Needs

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Assistant Professor and Codirector of the Center for College Readiness at Seton Hall University; author of Unaccompanied Minors: Immigrant Youth, School Choice, and the Pursuit of Equity.

The event will be take place from 6-8pm at The New School's Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, located at 55 W. 13th St., 2nd floor. Tickets are free but you must reserve a seat; RSVP here: https://highschoolchoice.eventbrite.com. Do it soon! It's a small venue and seats are going fast. If you get closed out of a seat, know that we are live-streaming the event!

School Book

A Foreign Melody: Bel Kaufman Expounds on Pedagogical Concerns - Read Full Article

A few days after her death at age 103, listen to this interview with educator and writer Bel Kaufman where topics include her accent, poetry, and the classroom. 

"I feel like an impostor," Kaufman confesses in this talk given at the Overseas Press Club in 1966. The author of the classic book about teaching in a New York City public school, Up the Down Staircase, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. 

She details her "outsider" status by recounting how at first she was repeatedly denied a teaching certificate because of her Russian accent. "Failed for foreign melody in your speech," was the euphemism of the day. When she finally overcame that hurdle, she was once again turned away for incorrectly interpreting a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Kaufman, not easily discouraged, wrote to Millay, who responded with a long letter vindicating her answer. The result was a major change in the way prospective teachers were evaluated: after this, the test cited only dead poets.

Since the success of her novel about teaching in the public schools, Up the Down Staircase, Kaufman reported, she has become "the unofficial spokesman for teachers across the country," addressing large groups as well as receiving a great deal of mail.

The picture she paints of the educational system in 1966 bears striking similarities to that of the schools today. There is an ongoing tension between the desire of teachers to teach, personally, intensely, emotionally, and the countervailing urge of the administration to make the science of instruction more quantitative and uniform. The students cry out for help, even when not saying a word. Real life intrudes.

"Lady," a policeman says, entering the classroom with handcuffs already out, "that kid, I gotta have." And even back then there is the standard lament that an ill-paying profession does not always attract the best applicants. Kaufman lists three qualifications all prospective teachers should have: a sense of humor, stamina ("physical, intellectual, moral"), and "a touch of teacherly love."  

Born in Germany in 1911, Bella Kaufman was raised in Odessa and Kiev. Her earlier memories are of scenes from the Russian Revolution. She recalls:

Dead bodies were frozen in peculiar positions on the street…People ate bread made of the shells of peas because there was no flour. But a child has no basis for comparison. Doesn’t every child step over dead bodies? I didn’t know any different.

She came to the United States at age  12. Despite not initially  speaking English, she soon excelled as a student, thanks in part to the dedicated efforts of several teachers she encountered in the public school system. This, in turn, encouraged Kaufman to consider a career in education. After the travails described above,  she taught in several New York City high schools. But writing was in her family's blood. Her grandfather was the famous Yiddish humorist Sholem Aleichem. It was while publishing articles and short stories in her spare time that she adopted the less feminine pen name "Bel" so certain editors would not dismiss her work out of hand. One of these efforts was a three-and-half-page story entitled "From a Teacher's Wastebasket." A book editor contacted Kaufman with the idea of her expanding her experiences as a teacher into a novel. This became Up the Down Staircase (1965). The Jewish Woman's Archive describes the book as:

…a portrait of a young teacher who shares much of Kaufman’s iconoclastic spirit. It chronicles the career of Sylvia Barrett, a new teacher in the public school system, and offers an incisive and humorous portrait of the interaction between teachers and students in public school. It is also a satirical look at the administrative bureaucracy teachers must overcome in order to perform their jobs. The novel…spent 64 weeks as a best-seller, of which five months were spent in the number-one position. Up the Down Staircase was translated into 16 languages and has sold over 6 million copies. 

Up the Down Staircase incited a lively national discussion about the role and direction of education in the country. It was  made into a successful 1967 movie starring Sandy Dennis. 

Although Kaufman continued to write, publishing another novel, Love, etc. (1979), the main thrust of her activities  continued to be in  education. At the age of 99, she was teaching a course at Hunter College on Jewish humor. This made her the oldest hired professor in the country. (She turned 100 during the ensuing semester.) In trying to explain the position writing occupies in her life, Kaufman has described herself as a teacher first:

In fact, she has confessed, "I do not LIKE writing; in truth, I HATE writing, and would rather do anything else. But the joy comes when, almost in spite of myself, I come close to what I want to say. A sentence or an insight leaps from the page." 

The hopeful yet somewhat bittersweet tone of her grandfather can be heard in her work, as well as the humor. She ends this talk by quoting him: "That's life, but don't worry."

 

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection.

June 11, 2014
District 3 Town Hall with Chancellor Carmen Fariña 
& Deputy Chancellor Kathleen Grimm

Individual School’s Score
 for 2014 ELA and Math State Test Results

 Click here


District 3 schools: Pages 321-329


New York State Department of Education
 Releases 2014 State Test Scores

Click here for more information



CITY ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE 2013-2014 BLUE BOOK


New Blue Book Reflects Improvements Recommended by City Agencies, Public and Charter Schools, Advocacy Organizations, and Community Councils


Families, educators and interested community members can access the new Blue Book here.


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Parent-Teacher Conferences  
Below please find the dates for 4 parent teacher conferences.   
  

 

September*

November

March

May*

 

Evening 

Evening 

Afternoon

Evening 

Afternoon

Evening 

Elementary School

Sep 16

Nov 12

Nov 13

Mar 18

Mar 19

May 13

Middle School

Sep 18

Nov 19

Nov 20

Mar 11

Mar 12

May 6

High School

Sep 17

Nov 5

Nov 7

Mar 26

Mar 27

May 7

D75 School Programs

 

Nov 17

Nov 18

Mar 2

Mar 3

 


*Multi-session schools and District 75 School Programs are exempt from these additional conferences. Schools will notify families accordingly if they are holding these events at their site.

June Clerical Shortened Days
citywide June Clerical Shortened Days for elementary and intermediate/junior high schools as well as D75 schools.

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  • Monday, June 15, 2015

To the District 3 Community: 

Following CEC3's efforts and the work of Assembly Member O'Donnell, the DOE has agreed to change the date for the public hearing to provide community feedback regarding Success Charter's 2015/2016 District 3 new charter colocation application.  This delay will provide our community more time to prepare and to plan for the hearing. We are still disappointed, however, that  individual charter hearings are not being held for each new application. The DOE and SUNY are combining the District 3 Success Hearing with a Success charter school proposed for District 2.   Nevertheless, we urge all involved community members to testify at this hearing:

 Monday, September 29th, 2014

Speaker Sign-in 5:30 P.M.

Presentation, Questions, Comments 6:00 P.M.

333 7th Avenue, 7th floor

 CEC3 is opposed to approving additional Success Charter schools for District 3 and calls on SUNY to reject this application, especially without a predetermined location for the school.  We also call for a moratorium on charter approvals unless and until a full audit of existing collocated charters and their compliance with the law - including marketing, enrollment, student retention, and disciplinary policies -has been undertaken by the New York City Comptroller and the New York City Council.  In the interim, CEC3 again urges all parents and community members to make their voices heard regarding this new Success Charter Application.  If you can't make it in person please consider emailing to SUNY at charterschools@schools.nyc.gov or faxing to 212-374-5760 within 48 hours after the hearing’s close.

Community Education Council District 3 


School Admissions News

Middle School Principals Forum
Thursday,  October  16,  2014
 6:00 PM. – 8:00 PM.

P.S./I.S. 76 - A. Philip Randolph School
220 W. 121 St. NY, NY 10027
(between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglas Jr. Blvds.)
Subway:  A,B,C,D,2 or 3 train
Bus: M3, M7, M10

 Our principal’s forum will feature presentations that cover each school’s individual culture, special programs, teaching styles, admissions policy, expectations and more.

Childcare is available for children 4 and older.

RSVP necessary only if you will require childcare by Monday, October 10 to cec3@schools.nyc.gov

 For further information, contact D.J. Sheppard @ djshepp@schools.nyc.gov  


Community District Education Council 3

High School Admissions

 Committee Meeting

Monday September 22, 2014

9:00 A.M.

Joan of Arc Complex Room 204

154 W. 93rd St.

(Between Amsterdam and Columbus Ave.)

Agenda

Ø Welcome

Ø Draft Recommendations to CEC3

Ø Adjourn

Click here to view the approved proposal for the

CEC3 High School Admissions Committee.

Or go to http://www.cec3.org

Zoe Foundotos - Chair, CEC3 High School Admissions Committee

If you have any questions, please call the CEC 3 office @ 212-678-2782 or email us at cec3@schools.nyc.gov

High School Directories Notice

Students applying to a NYC public high school for the 2015-2016 school year can now access the 2014-2015 High School Directory online in nine languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

All non-native English speakers who will participate in the admissions process are encouraged to review the directories.  Visit http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Resources/default.htm for complete information and the English directory. Questions regarding the 2014-2015 High School Directory may be directed to the High School Admissions Team at HS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov


Community Events


UFT Manhattan Borough-wide Parent Conference
Sat. Oct. 18, 2014
Brochure


Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Curricula program provides grants to teaching artists or cultural organizations working with Manhattan public schools to provide K-12 arts education in the classroom.


Link to Complete RFP:   http://lmcc.net/program/creative-curricula/



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The fall NLI series is now accepting registrations. From pointers on neighborhood organizing to suggestions on how to navigate city government or attract local press, their workshops are designed with resident-led groups in mind; each session draws from the ideas and experiences that you bring. Complete four workshops (including 'Basics of Community Organizing') and receive a Neighborhood Leadership Institute certificate of achievement.

Workshops take place in downtown Manhattan. For more info and to RSVP, contact Arif at aullah@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9580.   

BASICS OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
Saturday, September 20
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bring your neighbors together on issues that matter to you.
GROUP STRUCTURE
Saturday, September 27
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Build and maintain an effective neighborhood association or community group. 
MEDIA TOOLS
Saturday, October 18
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Increase public support for your group by framing your message and alerting local media. 
NAVIGATING CITY GOVERNMENT
Saturday, October 25
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Learn how city government functions and how to have your community issues addressed.
GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING
Saturday, November 15
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Support your group's work with community fundraising efforts.



Upcoming Events

Monday, September 22
CEC3
CEC3 High School Admissions Committee Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Joan of Arc Bldg.
154 W. 93 St. Room 204
Agenda
Thursday, September 25
Religious Holiday
Rosh Hashanah
Schools Closed
Friday, September 26
Religious Holiday
Rosh Hashanah
Schools Closed
Monday, September 29
Public Hearing
SUNY Charter Hearing for New Success Charter Schools in Districts 2 & 3
6:00 PM
333 7th Avenue
New York NY, 10001

Wednesday, October 1
CEC3
Business Meeting
6:30 PM
Joan of Arc Complex
154 W. 93rd St.
Room 204

CEC3 News

CEC3 Calendar of Meetings for the 2014-2015 School Year
2014-2015 CEC3 Meeting Calendar

WEST END SECONDARY SCHOOL of URBAN STUDIES
A New District 3 6-12 School Opening in Fall of 2015
Presentation from 9/10/14 CEC3 Calendar Meeting


To join the CEC3 Email List, 

please send your name and email address to

 CEC3@schools.nyc.gov


CEC3 2013-2014 Strategic Plan Document

Adopted at January Joint CSD3 Presidents' Council/CEC3 Calendar Meeting


CEC3 Vacancy! 
Applications are now being accepted to fill the vacant ELL seat on the District 3 Community Education Council

All applicants must be a parent/guardian of  an ELL student currently attending a District 3 elementary and middle school

Contact the CEC3 Office for more information at cec3@schools.nyc.gov or (212) 678-2782

CEC3 APPLICATION