Saturday, April 5, 2008

Public Hearing: State of Arts Ed in NYC Public Schools

On April 8, The New York City Council Committee on Education jointly with the Cultural Affairs Committee will be hosting an oversight committee on “The State of Arts Education in New York City Public Schools.” 10 a.m.Council Chambers, City Hall.

Members of the public can sign up to testify at the hearing by filling out a request at the desk of the Sergeant of Arms which is located to the council’s left hand side of the dais at the time of the hearing. Testimony is limited to three (3) minutes. If you are able, the council requests that those testifying bring twenty (20) double-sided copies of their written testimony to the hearing HOWEVER, copies are not required in order to testify.

Participants can expect to be giving their testimony individually or as part of a panel directly to council members in attendance. The Department of Education is given the opportunity to testify first, followed by the principals and teachers union and then the general public. Council members may choose to ask questions of participants and often do.

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