School choice for elementary school children has grown over the past several years, but timing is everything. Expand your options by investigating the NYC Department of Education website to see what kinds of application opportunities are available in your district.
On October 21st at 7 PM at the JCC Manhattan, Jean Mizutani Education Advocacy Team Leader Resources for Children with Special Needs will present on how the Department of Education’s (DOE) “new thinking” will influence IEP development and what that will mean in terms of special education recommendations.
The Department of Education is holding parent workshops in every borough this week. The workshops will include presentations by guest speakers, a screening of the award wining documentary, “Including Samuel,” raffles and door prizes.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on August 4, 2010
As the Department of Education (DOE) begins their plan to reform schools to better educate students with disabilities in community schools, we'll provide updates from a variety of sources to keep you informed.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on June 11, 2010
New York City schools are moving toward inclusion of students with disabilities in more neighborhood schools and classrooms. With the goal of including all but students with the most severe disabilities in the city’s 1,500 neighborhood schools, the Department of Education is beginning its implementation of “special education reform” this school year with 260 “Phase 1” schools.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on June 9, 2010
Check out the DOE's "Making Choices" Summer Workshop Series: June 30 - August 10. Middle school students and their parents are invited to attend summer workshops to learn about the high school admissions process. Dates, locations and topics are here on the DOE website.
The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) Chancellor Joel Klein and Laura Rodriguez, Chief Achievement Officer for Special Education and English Language Learners sponsored a breakfeast meeting at Tweed Courthouse on Tuesday 2/2/10 to introduce the DOE's special education reform plan - A Two-Year Phase-in Process Focusing on the Advancement of Student Learning and Achievement. Jean and I were there from RCSN, along with advocates and colleagues from city and state agencies and organizations.
By Resources for Children with Special Needs on December 20, 2009
RCSN is excited to begin two collaborative projects in 2010.
We'll be teaming up with Mental Health Association (MHA) NYC's Family Resource Centers and the NYCDepartment of Education (DOE)Empowerment Schools: Bridges for Learning Networkto provide critical services to families of children with mental health or other special needs, preventing disconnection, alleviating stress, and helping students succeed.