Education Advocacy

The Stuyvesant Parent Association is committed to representing all families across the broad spectrum of opinions and providing our community with information for the purpose of education and helping them to find ways to share their opinions and make their voices heard.

The most recent update on middle school and high school admissions is HERE.

Advocacy information related to the SHSAT can be found HERE.

Contact Info for Expressing Your Opinion

Albany’s New Legislative Session

Jan. 6, 2021 is the start of a new legislative session in Albany.

Click HERE to read Chalkbeat’s Dec. 22, 2020 article which outlines the education issues that are expected to be addressed

Change in DOE High School and Middle School Admissions

On Friday, December 17th, 2020, the DOE announced changes to admissions to NYC Middle and High School Admissions.

Click HERE to read the letter on Middle School Admissions changes

Click HERE for the letter on High School Admissions changes

HERE is a Chalkbeat article about these changes.

HERE is a statement from PLACE NYC on the Admissions changes and HERE is a link to their Facebook page.

If you would like to express your opinion about these changes, please use the contact information provided at the top of this page.

Current Advocacy Issues

The Parent Association is committed to sharing documents and information with our community about current education plans and proposals.  

Change in DOE Policy on Opting-in for Blended Learning

In August, the DOE announced that families would have the opportunity to opt-into hybrid learning four times during the year. 

However, on October 26th, the DOE announced a major change and stated that the only opportunity for families who are currently in remote learning to switch over to blended learning during the 2020-2021 school year will be between Nov. 2 and Nov. 15.

Here is a letter template that can be used to express your opposition to the change in policy for opting-in to blended learning.

School Reopening 2020

New York City Council Hearing on Resolution to Delay School ReopeningThu. Sept. 3, 2020

New York State Information

New York City Information

  • DOE Return to School Information Portal

Stuyvesant Information

  • Stuyvesant Return to School FAQ on Talos 

Transportation Information

Database of 2020-21 Fall Reopening Plans and Summer Responses to COVID-19 Closures

Viewpoints on School Reopening 2020

The PA represents all families across the broad spectrum of opinions and works to share information that expresses different viewpoints without endorsing the sentiments of any.

Support for Reopening Schools

Letters and proposals advocating for different school reopening plans

Safety of Public Transportation


Suggestions for other education advocacy information to be included on this page should be sent to