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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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

School Districts May Be Permitted To Re-Open This Summer For In-Person Special Education Instruction

Governor Cuomo has issued an Executive Order stating that necessary, in-person special education instruction may be provided in New York State this summer.

Based on what we've gleaned so far the order just states that school districts may choose to re-open provided that they comply with applicable federal and state guidance.  

The order does not distinguish between school districts (the NYCDOE, for example, would have greater challenges re-opening than school districts outside NYC) and we don't have any further information yet regarding how the NYCDOE will choose to proceed in light of Governor Cuomo's order.

For further reading, check out these articles from Chalkbeat and the NY Post.  

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as more information becomes available.