Documentary features stories from schools at the forefront of educational innovation.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (November 1, 2016) – The New Rochelle High School PTSA is sponsoring a viewing of the inspiring documentary Beyond Measure. The film, from the makers of Race to Nowhere, documents stories from public schools at the forefront of innovation in education. Beyond Measure spotlights schools that are breaking away from test-driven education and focusing on critical thinking, communication, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity in the classroom.
“Both parents and teachers want our children to be engaged, curious learners from kindergarten through Senior year,” said Jayne Peister, New Rochelle High School PTSA President. “It is vital to the long term success of our students for us to understand the exciting and innovative possibilities by attending and being active participants in this film screening and discussion!”
“As a parent in the New Rochelle School family, I have witnessed firsthand the stress that many of our families and children experience as they try to navigate tests, standards, after-school activities and homework,” said Suyen Taylor, President, PTA Council of New Rochelle. “I am excited to see what conversations develop from this film presentation and how we as a district will continue to support our children in light of these challenges while seeking innovative solutions to the stressors of modern day learning.”
Beyond Measure features interviews with internationally-known leading experts in education, child development, creativity, motivation and academic equity. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with:
• Dr. Brian Osborne, Superintendent of Schools
• Dr. Magda Parvey, Chief Academic Officer
• Mr. Reginald Richardson, Principal, New Rochelle High School
• Suyen Taylor, President, PTA Council of New Rochelle
All are welcome to the viewing which will take place Wednesday, November 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Whitney Young Auditorium in New Rochelle High School located at 265 Clove Road in New Rochelle. The film will be shown with Spanish subtitles. Advance tickets available at nrhsptsa.org/projects are $10. Tickets at the door will be $15. Proceeds will benefit the New Rochelle High School PTSA which plans to fund plans for innovation that will be discussed. For more information, email Jayne Peister at President@nrhsptsa.org.
About the City School District of New Rochelle
With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.