RECEIVE ACTION ALERTS: So that we can help keep you informed, connect with us online: Facebook group (this is a ‘Closed’ group, so your request must be approved by an Admin – please check your ‘Other’ or filtered messages and respond accordingly).
Other ways to connect: duPont Manual High School PTSA Facebook Group (also a ‘Closed’ group requiring approval to join); Twitter @manualptsa; and firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email email@example.com (include Advocacy in the subject line).
GET TIMELY UPDATES: We also recommend you connect with the amazing journalists of Manual’s J+C magnet. Click to read their article “Manual’s admission process may become a lottery” as well as to subscribe to their email news alerts. Follow them on Twitter @theCSPN.
SIGN THIS PETITION if you have not yet done so, and share it with others. *Note the petition is now closed, but you can still view it here.
SUBMIT BOARD FEEDBACK: If you have not yet addressed your rep and Manual’s rep (Diane Porter) regarding centralized admissions, lower selection criteria, and a lottery, here is the link to their website. Please cc firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can include your letter in our online document to the Superintendent and the full BOE.
REVIEW SCHOLARLY ARTICLES ON THE NEED FOR GIFTED EDUCATION, including Vanderbilt’s 30 year study: “Are Gifted Children Getting Lost in the Shuffle?”
You can also voice your ideas via a new website called “Dear JCPS” which has been, according to the site, “created by a group of concerned parents across JCPS. We wanted to provide a venue where we and other parents and stakeholders could address the JCPS Board of Education and Administration in a constructive, organized and timely manner.”