6:30 PM18:30

Community Education Town Hall

Hosted by Community Education Council District 3 and Community Education Council District 4.

Join the Alliance for Quality Education and parent-leaders in a conversation about educational priorities in our community:
Full funding for public schools
School Climate
Ending the school-to-prison pipeline
Culturally responsive education
The business of testing

With special guest New York State Senator Brian A. Benjamin

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12:00 PM12:00

Learn More: Opting Out of NYS High Stakes Testing

  • Fort Hamilton Public Library, Community Room (map)
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South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance invites you to...

A conversation about ESSA testing and the movement to opt out.

Parents have the right to opt out of testing in grades 3-8. Why would one want to opt out? What’s the impact of doing so for your child and your school? This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions about testing, learn more about the Opt Out movement, and consider the implications of high-stakes standardized tests for education equity and social justice.

Childcare available. If you are bringing a kid, please email us at and let us know their age so we can make sure we’re prepared. Donations to pay workers are welcome but not required.

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5:30 PM17:30

The Earth School PAC Presents... Why Aren’t NYC Public Schools Fully Funded? With Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson was a District 6 School

Board President when he launched the Campaign for Fiscal Equity school funding lawsuit in 2006. NYS’s highest court ruled that $5.5 billion must be committed for NYS and NYC public schools but this has yet to be fulfilled.

Ten years later, Jackson walked 150 miles to Albany to highlight the cause, and in November, he ran for NYS Senate and won through the grassroots efforts of parent groups. 

Join us to learn about what is needed to hold the State accountable to fulfilling the funding that our school communities are owed and deserve.

You will also hear how private interests keeping public education funding at bay is connected to the use of standardized testing.

Get informed and advocate for the funding our schools deserve.  The new State budget will be voted on the first of April, and Cuomo is cutting public school funding again.

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5:30 PM17:30

Talking about Testing

  • 610 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)
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Join educators and parents to discuss the NYS tests in ELA and Math. 

Did you know every parent has the right to refuse the state tests for grades 3-8? Why would parents refuse a test? How will your actions on the test affect your child, your school and the state?  What role do state tests play in integration and equity?

Join educators and parents to unpack the issues around NY State testing in grades 3-8 so that you can make an informed choice for your child. 

Open to the public. Childcare will be provided.

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2:00 PM14:00

Talking About Testing

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Did you know every parent has the right to refuse the NYS tests for grades 3-8? Why would parents refuse a test? What are the consequences for your child, your school and the state? Join educators and parents to unpack the issues around NYS testing in grades 3-8.

Open to the public. Childcare will be provided.

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8:00 PM20:00

Teachers Talk About the Tests

  • 72-24 Broadway, top floor, right above the E/F/R/M/7 subway hub at Roosevelt Ave/74th Street Jackson Heights, Queens (map)
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What are the grades 3-8 NY State tests and what is their impact on our students and schools?

In this conversation, we will hear from teachers about what the preparation for the NY State ELA and math exams looks like from the inside of schools. We will provide information on opting out of the tests so that guardians can make an informed choice.

The conversation will be conducted in English and Spanish.
Hosted by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools

Los Maestros Hablan Acerca de los Examenes Estatales

¿Qué son las pruebas del estado de Nueva York (grades 3-8) y cuál es el impacto en nuestros niños y escuelas? 

En esta conversación, aprenderemos de los maestros sobre la preparación para las pruebas anuales del estado de Nueva York desde adentro de las escuelas. Proporcionaremos informacion sobre como rechazar a los examenes para que los guardianes puedan tomar una decisión informada.

Miercoles, el 27 de febrero 2019

8:00-9:30 PM

Lugar: 72-24 Broadway, el último piso, Jackson Heights, encima del metro E/F/R/M/7 Roosevelt Ave/74th Street

La conversación será en inglés y español.
Patronocido por: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools

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4:00 PM16:00

From Theory to Practice in Early Education: Black Children Learning and Thriving

As part of Black Lives Matter at School Week, Bank Street College will host an in-depth dialogue on supporting equity and the early education of Black children. This event, which includes a two-part panel discussion, represents Bank Street’s commitment to building a better society by acknowledging the work that needs to be done around equity for Black children and families.


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6:00 PM18:00



A)       What are the NYS standardized tests?
B)       How do they impact our students, teachers and school? 
C)       Learn about the intersection of standardized testing and race in NYC schools and about the historical context of these tests.
D)       Learn more about your rights and options as a family in relation to the tests.

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