Monday, December 10

TODAY (12/10): City Council hearing on progress reports

There's plenty to do this week if you're concerned about the progress report grades that were recently released. (And if you have anything to do with the 13 schools the DOE has already said it will close because of poor grades, you're probably concerned.)

First, this morning the City Council's Education Committee is holding a hearing on the progress report grades. 9:30 a.m., City Hall. Map.

Then, tomorrow Central Park East I and II elementary schools are hosting a forum, featuring Deborah Meier and others, about the grades. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., CPE I, Manhattan. Map.

And if that's not enough, you can also sign Class Size Matters' online petition against the report cards. Class Size Matters says the millions of dollars that are going into the progress reports would be better used lowering class size and building new schools.

I'll find out the answer to this question tomorrow morning when I see how many people are at the City Council hearing, but I'm curious: Are folks still at your school still as worried about the report cards as people were two weeks ago, when most Insideschools readers gave the initiative a "D" or an "F" in our poll? Or have people moved on?

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