ICE PAC (Parent Action/Education Advocacy Committee)


Here at ICE
ICE PAC's annual meeting on testing and test refusal falls during Black Lives Matter in Schools Week, so we are marking the occasion with “A Standardized Test is a Poor Substitute for Justice”: the Intersection of High-Stakes Standardized Testing and Race in NYC Schools. This presentation/panel discussion is open to the ICE community and beyond. Flyer coming soon to help you spread the word. Don't miss it! Wednesday February 7 6:15-8:30 PM

Back-to-back press conferences, Tuesday Jan 23, 10 & 11 AM, downtown (Tweed & City Hall)
When Bill deBlasio first ran for mayor he promised that the public would be involved in the selection of a chancellor for the city's schools. That didn't happen the first time around. Now that Carmen Farina is leaving, he has a chance for a do-over, but so far it seems that the process for finding the person who will have a major influence on our schools, teachers, and children is excluding us parents. Elected parent officials (from PTAs across the city and Community Education Councils) are demanding that we be included. If you can skip out of whatever Tuesday @10AM, come to the steps of Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers St, to support their efforts. So important!

If you can skip out a little longer, or can only come later, immediately south of Tweed, at City Hall @11 AM organizers for the Coalition for Educational Justice are also hosting a press conference. They are calling for the city to institute more culturally responsive education measures, including expanded anti-bias trainings for teachers, curriculum changes, and more.

Finally, if you haven't already registered for the  for the annual Parent Action Conference, which takes place Saturday Jan 27 in downtown Manhattan, registration is still open. Past conferences have yielded a great, informative, and energizing day. Organized by Class Size Matters, NYC Kids PAC, and Community Education Council 2.

Any questions? Contac Kemala