How to get mental health help in NYC public schools

May 4, 5:00am EDT This is part of an ongoing collaborative series between Chalkbeat, THE CITY, and ProPublica investigating learning differences, special education, and other education challenges in city schools. As the pandemic upended our understanding of education’s role in society, one point became remarkably clear: schools are the first line of defense for student mental health […]


Sign up for Culturally Responsive Trainings for Parents, Parent Coordinators, Social Workers, Teachers and School Staff!

Join with PAC, the NYU Metrocenter and the NYC Department of Education and participate in the 2018-2019 Critically Conscious Educators Rising Series! The goal is to convene like-minded stakeholders who are committed to equity and justice in education for racially, culturally and linguistically diverse students while building a community of critically conscious educators who will […]


PAC Hosts Community Townhall Meeting Calling for More School Social Workers in District 9

On Wednesday, October 25th 2017, PAC hosted a community townhall meeting to discuss the need for more social workers in School District 9.  Currently, District 9 only has about 112 guidance counselors and about 60 social workers employed by the Department of Education, serving a student population of about 35,497. Of those staff members, only 59 of […]


PAC releases original report with solutions to school pushout

On Martin Luther King Day of 2016, PAC released our report Restoring Justice to Our Schools: Community Research and Solutions to End School Pushout. Our report release was a big success, attended by over 150 parents, students, educators, and advocates. We were joined by Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, Council Member Vanessa Gibson, and representatives from […]