We're hoping to take advantage of summer to ask the DOE questions about some things that confused many readers this year, both to understand what happened and explore what's on deck for 2008-09.
We want to know about middle-school admissions -- the calendar, the process, and how special-needs students can better be included. We want to know about gifted + talented programs -- admissions, lotteries, citywide schools, and qualifying tests. And we want to know how the DOE aims to prevent the pre-K admissions confusion that characterized this year's experience. We also have questions about centralization and how much decision-making power rests with the districts, for both K and middle school.
What do you want to know? Now's the time to write our wish list; with weeks to go before the pre-September ramp-up, we can try to get some answers. Let us hear from you.