The District One Community Education Council (CEC 1)

The District One Community Education Council’s mission is to help District One (“D1”) families and educators to exercise self-determination and local control over education policy and practices and to participate in decision-making at the level of family, school and community.  To further this goal, we organize public meetings and hearings; provide a forum for parents to bring their concerns, and produce analyses and policy proposals which collectively serve to bridge the gap between the DOE, state and federal “rhetoric” and the reality in our district schools.

PS 20 Anna Silver School
166 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

For more information please visit CEC1 Website

Latest Posts

    NYC Chancellor's Parent Conference and UFT Free Parent Workshops

    Dear Families

    To help us build stronger schools, it takes our help and participation!
    I am sending along information from the Chancellor and the CEC, The Community Education Council for District 1!

    NYC Chancellor's Parent Conference for Elementary School Parents

    Division of Family and Community Engagement

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
    New York, NY

    [RSVP HERE.] (

    FREE Workshops

    Offered by the UFT Manhattan Borough Office.

    • Parent Workshops on Budgets and School Leadership Teams.

    Dates and Times on the Flyer
    Offered by the UFT Manhattan Borough Office.

    You can also register for the

    • UFT's November Parent Conference.

    Date: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
    Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    If anyone is interested in receiving CEC email updates, sign up here!

    [email protected]
    CEC District One
    PS 20 Anna Silver
    166 Essex Street
    New York, NY 10002
    Room 126
    M-F 10am - 5pm


    CEC1 - Join the SIPP Planning Team! (Posted: September 18, 2015)

    Dear Community,

    You are invited to join the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program (SIPP) Grant Planning Team by signing up to be a part of one of the 4 planning work groups listed below:

    Work Group Descriptions
    (Click on the links below for more information about each work group):

    PS 15 Enrichment Planning Work Group
    primarily made up of staff, teachers, administrators, parents, and family members of students from the PS 15 school community, with focus on school-based engagement and the educational enhancement and magnetization of PS 15;
    Family Resource Center Planning Work Group:
    a diverse, representative group of family and community members, teachers, staff and administrators from the CSD 1 community, the work group will create a community-wide Family Resource Center that will facilitate the equitable implementation of the SES integration-conscious student assignment and choice-based school admissions policy; with particular focus on the types of families the Resource Center support will target;


    Tompkins Square Middle School PTA and The Earth School PA Invite ALL

    Screening of “RISE ABOVE THE MARK”
    Thursday March 19 5:30-7pm Auditorium (600 E 6th St)

    Hear why Earth School parent and author Todd Farley (Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry) won't allow his kids to take the tests and doesn't believe yours should either.
    on Tuesday March 24 5:30-7pm Auditorium (600 E 6th St)

    The Community Education Council District 1 Invites you to a Panel on Accountability, high Stakes Tests and the current status of Education Policies
    Wednesday March 25 6:00-7:30pm PS 20

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    Charter schools, high-stakes testing, Common Core and more!


    Dear Families,

    The Community Action Committee's first topic will be organizing with the Community Education Council (CEC) against the opening of a Success Academy Charter School in our district that would take space from actual public schools. More info can be found here. We'll be meeting this coming Tuesday after drop-off in the lobby, possibly moving to Roost for some good coffee.

    Meanwhile, for more information on the Common Core-- not so much how it is interpreted in our school, which Bradley did a good job of explaining at the PA mtg this week, but what the national context is, some of the criticisms of how it affects at-risk schools and kids and how it relates to high-stakes testing, corporatization of education, teacher scapegoating, and sharing our children's personal data -- read this speech by Diane Ravitch reprinted in the Washington Post.

    If you're interested in these issues or have others you'd like to work on, please join the CAC and come to the meeting Tuesday!



    PS If you can't make it but want to be kept in the loop, just respond to this email and I'll put you on the list.