On Monday, March 14, City Councilmember Brad Lander will be hosting a Community Conversation on Public School Instruction and Assessment with DOE Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky. The event will be a dialogue about teaching, learning, assessment, and accountability in New York City’s public schools including:
-What are the best ways to teach and assess students? teachers? schools?
-What are the strengths, limitations, and plans for improving the DOE’s current accountability system?
-Do we have too much high-stakes testing in our schools? Are there alternative models?
-What is the DOE doing to improve instruction in all schools, including integrating the new Common Core State Standards?