New Mission

New Mission

My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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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.