City-As-School Students meet with State Senator Brad Hoylman at the Performance-Based Education Conference
City-As-School students recently held a Performance-Based Education Conference based on their suggested improvements for new mayor Bill DiBlasio about changes that should be made in New York City Schools. As a transfer school, the student population comes from all parts of the city and represents a variety of demographic groups. Because of this, the opinions of our students represent a large proportion of the city and provide a unique insight to what students think across our school system. Following the conference a group of students put together a video to describe some of their thoughts about education and also recommendations for the mayor. For people who were not able to come to the conference, listening to these students words will be a great way to understand much of what was discussed. Additionally, the news website Chalkbeat (formerly Gotham Schools) covered the story in their article School Without Regents Exams Says Mayor Should Expand Their Model.
Sign a petition asking the Mayor to support Performance Based Education
Click through to watch a short video that details the students’ petition to the mayor.
City-As-School High School students present recommendations on the future of NYC education at their
“Performance-Based Education” Conference
Students from the “Economics and Education” class at City-As-School High School helped spearhead a school-wide “Performance-Based Education Conference” on Friday January 17th where they highlighted their recommendations for the future of the public school system. Laura Ruiz, 16, a student at City-As and one of the organizers said, “We want to show, as a City-As-School community, to Mayor De Blasio how we believe a school should run.” Students demonstrated what performance-based education looks like through both large and small-scale performances held in the auditorium and various classrooms within the school. During the event there were workshops in different classrooms. These presentations are representative of the performance-based model that City-As-School follows which includes portfolio presentations and hands-on internships throughout the city.