School Scoop: Pre-K, IEP, K and overcrowding

June 8, 2011

This is the latest from Inside Schools, a nonprofit organization that provides independent insights into city schools.  If you don’t get Inside Schools newsletter, you should sign up for it here.

Here is their School Scoop:

Learn about the new IEP: The DOE hosts sessions for parents in each borough explaining the changes in Individualized Education Programs and how they will affect your child’s education.  Manhattan. June 13.  Queens. June 14. Staten Island. June 17. Bronx. June 21. Brooklyn. June 23. See our calendar for details.

Brooklyn parents protest budget cuts: A Committee of Parents Concerned with Overcrowding plans a family evening of protest and action against teacher layoffs. Participants will meet at Grand Army Plaza and march to the Celebrate Brooklyn season opener to collect signatures from concert-goers.  June 10. See our calendar for details.

Pre-K letters to go out Friday (finally)
Letters to families of four-year-olds hoping to gain a slot in a public pre-Kindergarten program will be sent this Friday, June 10, two weeks later than the usual Memorial Day weekend notice, and particularly late for those whose tuition at private nursery school programs was due on June 1…more

Kindergartners shut out of zoned schools
Dozens of children remain on kindergarten waitlists at popular schools around the city, and last week families received letters assigning them to other schools in their districts.. …more

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