Students in Temporary Housing: Students’ Rights and Schools’ Responsibilities

The McKinney-Vento Act gives important educational rights to students who are homeless, or in unstable or temporary housing. The Charter Center hosted a free workshop, presented by NYS-TEACHS, to help schools understand how to meet these students’ needs and comply with changes in the law resulting from the Every Student…

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The Pupil Accounting Handbook

The NYC DOE handbook on Pupil Accounting for charter schools. Introduction: Introduction to Pupil Accounting; organizational tree of the Pupil Personnel Services Network. Admitting Students: admitting and registering students, including sample documents and examples of required forms. Annual School Census Reports: preparing the annual school census. Attendance: using the form…

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ELLS: Best Practices: Home Language Identification Surveys

The Charter Center’s Director of NYC Special Education Collaborative and Inclusive Education Initiatives, Melissa Katz, has laid out best practices to ensure the accuracy of new students’ Home Language Identification Surveys (HLIS). These HLIS are extremely important, as they will help schools determine who qualifies for ELL testing and services.

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