Open Letter from Chancellor Joel Klein
In October, I launched Children First: A New Agenda for Public
Schools in New York City, an initiative to reform the school system.
During the first phase of Children First, we received input from
approximately 50,000 parents, students, teachers, principals,
superintendents, community, business, higher education and faith-based
The views and opinions of parents and community members have been
invaluable in driving the Children First reform agenda and shaping
key initiatives that we have announced. Ongoing parent/community
engagement is critically important as we begin to implement recent
strategies. Therefore, the Chancellorís Office and the Panel for
Educational Policy in collaboration with Regional Superintendents
will be co-convening Regional Parent/
Community Engagement Meetings in high schools throughout the metropolitan
We would appreciate your assistance with getting the word out
about the Regional Parent/Community Engagement Meetings in your
community. Please visit our website at www.nycenet.edu for additional
information. If you would like our flyer about the meetings in
additional languages or have any questions, please contact Karen
John, a staff member of our Community Engagement Team, at (212)
Update, Inc., P.O. Box 20005, New York, NY 10001.
Tel: (212) 481-5519. Fax: (212) 481-3919.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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