Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

5:30 PM

Open Newsroom: Let’s talk about learning differences in New York City Schools

THE CITY, Chalkbeat New York, EdNC and Brooklyn Public Library are holding a special edition of The Open Newsroom to discuss learning differences and special education with parents and other caregivers in New York City.

We’re inviting parents from across the city who are navigating the special education system in New York to join us for an evening of conversation, community and collaboration. We want to hear about your child’s learning differences, the challenges you’re facing and how might we all work more collaboratively — community and news organizations — to elevate and illuminate your stories.

Reporters from three nonprofit news organizations will facilitate these conversations, listen and, together, figure out how local news can better serve parents like you.

THE CITY and Chalkbeat are working together to cover special education. We’re looking into services available to parents and students, how parents navigate the system and how children with dyslexia are supported — and oftentimes not — in our public schools.

EdNC, a nonprofit news organization in North Carolina covering education, is holding a similar event at the same time with parents in North Carolina who are navigating learning differences and special education in their school system.

Please join us so we can connect, helping our news organizations better understand some of the challenges you’re facing.

Snacks will be available. We’re working on getting childcare for the evening, too. Sign up and as soon as we know about childcare, we’ll email you.

If you have any questions, you can email us at opennewsroom@thecity.nyc or call/text us at (646) 389-9289

Oh, and please bring friends!

♿The library is fully accessible

About The Open Newsroom: THE CITY, an independent, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York, launched a year-long project with Brooklyn Public Library called The Open Newsroom. The two organizations will convene at least 24 neighborhood meetings at six library branches over the next year to better understand how information finds its way to and through a community and to explore how to make local news more collaborative.


Brooklyn Public Library - Central Branch 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn NY



(646) 389-9289