On March 24th, Teachers Network is presenting a major education
conference that will bring together several hundred New York City parents,
public school teachers, principals - all those who are committed and
passionate about improving student achievement.
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Frank Rich will open the conference, and
administrative luminaries such as Carmen Farina, the new Superintendent
for Community School District 15, and teacher leaders from around the
city will lead workshops on innovative curriculum ideas.
There'll be a lively lunchtime discussion by New York City Mayoral candidates,
focusing on education funding. With a briefing by Noreen Connell of the
Educational Priorities Panel, and moderated by P.S. 6 graduate/ABC
News Correspondent Robert Krulwich, the forum will explore what current
policies the next mayor of New York will inherit - and what will have
to be negotiated:
- The budget remedy for the Campaign for Fiscal
- Brain drain due to low teacher and administrative
- How to reduce class sizes in overcrowded schools
- Declining high school graduation rates.
In response to the catastrophic teacher shortage in New York City, we are
also offering workshops specifically for new teachers; providing new teachers
with resources, connections, and support.
The conference is hosted by P.S. 6, at 45 East 81st Street, and presented
by Teachers Network (http://teachersnetwork.org),
a nationwide educational non-profit organization that has worked for more
than 20 years to identify and connect innovative teachers who exemplify
professionalism, independence, and creativity within public schools.