From the City Council’s Education Committee:

The City Council’s Education Committee will hold an oversight hearing to examine the DOE’s School Renewal Program and other efforts to help struggling schools improve.

  • November 23, 2015, 1:00 pm (public testimony is estimated to begin at or after 3:00 pm), at Council Chambers, City Hall

Members of Community Education Councils, parents, students, educators, advocates, and all other stakeholders and interested members of the public are invited to testify at this hearing. Testimony will be limited to 2-3 minutes per person to allow as many as possible to testify. Although the hearing starts at 1:00 p.m., the Administration (Department of Education), as well as other witnesses (such as elected officials) have been invited to testify and answer questions from Council Members at the outset, so public testimony will likely begin some time after 3:00 pm. If you wish to testify, you will need to fill out a witness slip on the desk of the Sergeant-at-arms. If you plan to bring written testimony, you should bring at least 20 copies. If you are unable to attend the hearing and wish to submit written testimony, you can email your testimony to

Note: Hearing dates and times are subject to change.  For information about hearings and other events, check the Council’s website. To receive email notices of upcoming hearings, you can sign up through this link.  All hearings are open to the public.

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