How the new Framework vision aligns with NYC CEP (comprehensive educational plan), and how it excludes Parent Engagement and Students with Special Needs.

If you look at your NYC schools’ Portal page  by typing the name and then portal page

http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/22/K139/default.htm

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Looking at the statistics and Budget tab to the left and click, Then scroll to the following on that page ( lots of other helpful info on this page so feel free to explore and learn more about your students school). For this blog we are going to look at the CEP (Comprehensive Educational Plan) click there.

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http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/22/K139/AboutUs/Statistics/default.htm

and the  plan will come up like this : http://schools.nyc.gov/documents/oaosi/cep/2015-16/cep_K139.pdf

Lets look at page 2. cep_K139

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Now remember the Framework from my last blog https://nycdoeandme.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/nyc-doe-and-the-new-framework-is-not-working/ cfgraphicslider1 Now you can see exactly  why they created this Framework!

Once again Sadly Students with the highest needs and those that are unidentified are left out of the Framework for student achievement. 

 

The plan is to ignore the students in need, clearly there is not a working model that identifies students in need. Only the teachers and parents that are the most sensitive  and aware will refer students to get tested and recommended for AIS or special education services. I believe that all students should be evaluated for both in a way that is aligned with Scientifically based practices.

 

 

NYC Council Pushes For More Diversity at Top Schools. Elementary Level is ignored. Hearing on Diversity in New York City Schools and Proposed Int. No. 511-A, Res. 453 & Res. 442

While the NYC Council focus is on the High school admissions process, they really should start expressing major concerns and discrepancies that begin in Kindergarden and throughout the elementary level. Starting perhaps at the G&T and specialized programs level.

“Specialized programs” and OSE or Office of Student Enrollment, have been creating “specialized programs” at the city wide level and at the school level for quite sometime as a way to weed out the best students.

Does anyone remember the magnet and eagle programs? Where did they go? Specialized programs are created so that the NYC DOE can appeal to upper middle class New York families. They also serve as a way to cloak elitism, racism and prejudices that have been an on going issue in the NYC DOE forever.

Last specialized programs are  very weak in their legal structure see part 200 and part 100.2

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/pages/1002.html

Just imagine for a moment what it must be like to navigate through the NYC DOE process for specialized programs if you did not speak English?

What the city council needs to focus on is the relationship between OSE ( office of student enrollement ) and specialized programs including G&T.

The discrimination is not limited, nor does it begin at high school, It begins in elementary school without a doubt starting with the G&T process which is a nightmare in itself.

This of course could be easily solved by administering a test yearly to all students. If the NYC DOE really wants to provide FAPE without discrimination, this would be the only solution as it provides FAPE and a fair chance to all NYC Public School students and families.

RALLY For Public Education NYC

BILLIONAIRES

BOUGHT OUR GOVERNMENT

NOW THEY WANT TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR SCHOOLS

DECEMBER 2 • 12 PM

NEW YORK CITY

TWEED COURTHOUSE

52 CHAMBERS ST

They’re some of the richest people in the world. They live in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Upper East Side of

Manhattan and in luxury lofts in TriBeCa.

Their businesses have helped to create the most unfair and most unequal economy in American history. Their money has corrupted our government in Albany.

Now they want total control of education policy and funding. Don’t let it happen.

STEP UP TO STOP THEM!

STOP THE HEDGE FUND TAKEOVER OF NEW YORK

DAN LOEB PAUL TUDOR JONES PAUL SINGER

Impartial hearings and FERPA

It really does seem like parents with special needs children have to file for an impartial hearing every year in order to get results.
It’s a shame because it’s more money wasted on political and legal issues that should be spent on classroom instruction and training
Still I have a right to my child’s educational records under FERPA, and instead I am given a ton of things that I did not even ask for rather then what I need.
Look up FERPA here

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html

It is amazing how quick the DOENYC is ready to waste paper, energy and time producing documents that they know I have already. They refuse to produce the ones I asked for or to document that they do not have them.
Not to mention that SEIS can only go back three years, so what happens when you need a document that is older then that?

The impartial hearing process has
seemed to be the only process that gets results especially when asking for student records.
I recently found out that soon all children in the DOENYC will be logged into SEIS check it out here,

https://sesis.nycenet.edu/userlogin.aspx

Seems to me that if parents are given access to ARIS then why not give access to SEIS?
Parents should not have to file FOIL requests or Impartial Hearings just to get access to records that the school should be able to produce within 45 days as the law states.

Will be creating a petition soon demanding Access to SEIS.
More to come..,