Wednesday, March 18th

QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz will hold a regular meeting of the Queens Parent Advisory Board. This month’s meeting will focus on the New York City Department of Education’s (DOE’s) implementation of the Common Core learning standards, about which many parents have expressed concerns. DOE representatives will give a presentation on the Common Core standards for literacy and math and answer questions from those in attendance. Parent Advisory Board meetings are open to the public.

WHAT: Queens Parent Advisory Board Meeting on Common Core
WHERE: Queens Borough Hall (Borough President’s 2nd Floor Conference Room)
120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 PM
WHO: MELINDA KATZ, Queens Borough President
KERRY CUNNINGHAM, Department of Education, Division of Teaching and Learning
LENA KIM, Department of Education, Division of Teaching and Learning Office of Student Enrollment.

About the Parent Advisory Board
The Parent Advisory Board gives Queens public school parents an opportunity to be heard on education issues and concerns and provides a forum to meet with senior city and state DOE officials. The meetings are open to the public, especially any and all parents with children in the public school system. The Board is chaired by BP Katz, BP Katz’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP) appointee Debra Dillingham, and BP Katz’s Education Director Monica Gutierrez. The Board is comprised of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members, Parent Coordinators, Community Education Councils (CECs) in school Districts 24-30, Education Committee Chairs of each Community Board and BP Katz’s appointees to the PEP and CECs. The Board meets at Borough Hall monthly.