Chancellor Porter's Family Forums

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Join a conversation with the Chancellor!

Chancellor Porter wants to hear your questions and feedback. In light of unprecedented investments from local, state and federal government, these forums will serve as an opportunity for the Department of Education (DOE) to hear directly from school communities on the types of resources and support they need as we move towards a full reopening in September.

Forums are in each borough on the following dates from 6:30-8:00 PM:

  • Staten Island – Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Manhattan – Monday, May 24, 2021
  • Queens – Thursday, May 27, 2021
  • Brooklyn – Monday, June 7, 2021
  • Bronx – Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Chancellor Porter will be joined by Executive Superintendents and leadership from the DOE to help answer any questions families may have and facilitate a productive conversation with the community.

Families can register for the forums online at At the time of registration, participants will be asked if they want to ask a question or provide a comment during the event about a number of categories, including health and safety, special education, fall 2021 school reopening, social emotional learning, and more.

Each forum will be recorded and posted online so that school communities may access them at any time. Interpretation services will be available at every forum.

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