If you have kids in the public school or if you’re interested in education issues on the Lower East Side, you might want to put this event on you January calendar.
The District 1 Community Education Council is planning a “Parent Engagement Lab,” an all-day charrette January 11 to envision a new neighborhood school. More from the CEC’s web site:
CEC 1 is partnering with NYCpublic.org for this event. “Parent Engagement Lab” is NYCpublic’s version of the charrette, a design protocol meant to involve multiple stakeholders in idea creation and decision making. It’s an action-packed day of collaborative learning and brainstorming exercises… CEC 1 believes that all stakeholders should be full partners when it comes to envisioning a new public school for our community. The Parent Engagement Lab is a carefully structured daylong process that encourages creative, yet thoughtful, input from every community member who participates.
As previously reported, the Department of Education has repeatedly told local activists that there is no need for a new public school on the LES. But community groups continue to advocate for a school in the Essex Crossing development project. Space has been set aside on Grand Street for a school should the DOE acquiesce.
Space is limited for this event. Click here for more info.