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Students across the city return to school

Brewer hands a flyer to a man taking his daughter to school.

Every year, I greet students on the first day of school and pass out important information for parents.

The beginning of September means back to school for more than 177,000 students in 301 public schools across Manhattan.

I was out bright and early this morning in front of P.S. 36 in Morningside Heights greeting students and their parents and handing out copies of my Manhattan Public School Help Guide, which lists the contact information for NYC Department of Education staff and the parent-run Community Education Councils (CECs). Each of the borough’s six districts has a dedicated superintendent, family leadership coordinator, family support coordinator and CEC. Knowing who to talk to about issues that affect your child’s education is important.

The children I met today were full of excitement as they walked in the front door of the school today. I hope that students across the borough enjoy a year full of learning, new friends and lots of success!

You can find my Manhattan Public School Help Guide, in both English and Spanish, here.

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