Parent Coordinator Spotlight: Changemaker Yocasta Pena-Brent

PS 255Q Parent Coordinator Yocasta Pena-Brent believes in the power of parent engagement and the need for schools to meet families where they are. When parents are involved in children’s school life, she says, not only does it improve the rate of student success, it also gives families “ownership and extra pride by being able […]

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Learning Leaders 2016 Opening Meeting Highlights!

This year’s annual kick-off brought together volunteers from every borough for a morning of inspiring special guest speeches, including a presentation by the founder of BioBus, Dr. Ben Dubin-Thaler. “Dr. Ben” offered attendees advice for guiding and encouraging children’s interest in science, and reminded both volunteers and parents of the power they have to unlock […]

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College Access for ALL Conference for ELL Middle School Students and Families!

In order to support a culture of post-secondary readiness among ELL students and families, the NYC Department of Education is excited to host this citywide conference for ELL Middle School students and their families. This conference will be held on Friday, October 14 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Tweed Courthouse (52 Chambers Street, New York, NY […]

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