New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

SRO 11-041

In Appeal No. 11-041, the SRO deals with an IHO decision denying funding for the Robert Louis Stevenson School.  The decision deals with a number of important issues including:
  • The implications of Mr. and Mrs. A. on behalf of D.A. v. NYC DOE (a recent SDNY decision)
  • The issue of notice
  • Reductions in awards for reimbursement/funding
  • Ordering reimbursement "upon proof of payment by parents"
Ultimately, the SRO annuls the IHO's decision, and orders the district to reimburse parents for 75% of the costs of the program upon the parents' submission of proof of payment to the district.