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Public School Town Hall with Chancellor Fariña

Over a hundred people– Parents, CEC members, teachers, principals, and community board members–  joined me and DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña at my Public School Town Hall November 12th at John Jay College.

Gale Brewer and Carmen Farina sit in front of a crowd

We heard her discuss new education initiatives, including the just-announced School Renewal Program,  parent engagement, capacity framework, and school quality “Snapshots.”

I raised my concerns about introducing and improving technology in schools– now that Proposal 3, the $2 billion bond issue has passed– and getting more & better arts partnerships into schools, and we were able to get through over a dozen questions from the audience after the Chancellor spoke.

Check out the Twitter hashtag #MBPOTownHall to follow what happened!