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The E-Accountability Foundation announces the

'A for Accountability' Award

to those who are willing to whistleblow unjust, misleading, or false actions and claims of the politico-educational complex in order to bring about educational reform in favor of children of all races, intellectual ability and economic status. They ask questions that need to be asked, such as "where is the money?" and "Why does it have to be this way?" and they never give up. These people have withstood adversity and have held those who seem not to believe in honesty, integrity and compassion accountable for their actions. The winners of our "A" work to expose wrong-doing not for themselves, but for others - total strangers - for the "Greater Good"of the community and, by their actions, exemplify courage and self-less passion. They are parent advocates. We salute you.

Winners of the "A":

Johnnie Mae Allen
David Possner
Dee Alpert
Aaron Carr
Harris Lirtzman
Hipolito Colon
Jim Calantjis
Larry Fisher
The Giraffe Project and Giraffe Heroes' Program
Jimmy Kilpatrick and George Scott
Zach Kopplin
Matthew LaClair
Wangari Maathai
Erich Martel
Steve Orel, in memoriam, Interversity, and The World of Opportunity
Marla Ruzicka, in Memoriam
Nancy Swan
Bob Witanek
Peyton Wolcott
[ More Details » ]
 
Does the NYC Department of Education really want parent involvement?
Developing DCEP's
          
> Below went out on 8/9
> as you can see, PC CSD2 has to find 2 parents and call them up and tell them. This is parent involvement? Finding a parent to be trained in District CEP writing a few days before the event?
>
> "As you know, meaningful parental involvement is a critical component
> of Children First. Attached is a letter that outlines the planning
> process for developing DCEPs. Please identify two (2) parent
> representatives from each district to participate in these
> meetings. Call Caralyn Wilson-Peoples at (212) 374-6099 if you have
> any questions.
>
>
> THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
> JOEL I. KLEIN, Chancellor





> Sandra Kase, Ed.D. Senior Instructional Manager for Government and
> Grant Programs
> 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
>
> August 6, 2003
>
> VIA E-MAIL
>
> Dear Parent Leadership:
>
> The Office of Government and Grant Programs, in collaboration with
> the Office of Parent and Community Engagement, is coordinating a
> system-wide planning process to develop District Comprehensive
> Educational Plans (DCEPs) for the 2003-2004 school year. As many of
> you know, the DCEP is a document that captures information about the
> goals, objectives, programs and instructional strategies to be
> implemented by regions on behalf of their districts and how funding
> will support these initiatives. Ideally, the plan is developed over
> a series of months earlier in the Spring. However due to the
> systemic changes and the late dissemination of the State's template,
> we have a tight time frame for development and submission of these
> plans. Regardless, we are confident that this challenge can be met
> with your help.
>
> A core tenet of the Chancellor's Children First reforms is to
> increase parental involvement in schools. Parent voices are an
> essential component of this process. A planning meeting with parent
> and community school board representatives will be conducted in each
> borough during the week of August 18th through August 22nd to
> discuss the development of this year's DCEPs. Instructional teams
> in each region have been meeting over the past couple of weeks to
> develop their DCEPs.
>
> The meeting agenda includes an overview of the strategic educational
> planning process and documents; a review of key responses drafted by
> regions for various questions in the State's template; and an
> opportunity to discuss issues from a parent and community
> perspective that should be considered or reflected in the plan.
> Please accept our apologies for the short notice of these meetings,
> however, as mentioned above, we have had an abbreviated DCEP
> development process this year resulting the coordination of a very
> large process in a very short time.
>
> We are asking you to identify two (2) parent representatives from
> each district to commit one full day (9 am to 3 pm) in August to
> participate in this important meeting. The schedule of meetings is
> attached for your information. A continental breakfast and lunch
> will be provided at these meetings.
>
> Throughout this process, our goal will be to gain meaningful input
> from parents. Following the meeting, we will send copies of the
> plan to the parents who attended the meeting. They will have an
> opportunity to review the plan and to provide comments.
>
> Your help is needed to provide the names and telephone numbers of
> two parent representatives from each district who have agreed to
> participate in this borough meeting to Ms. Caralyn Wilson-Peoples in
> the Office of Government and Grant Programs at (212) 374-6099 by
> Thursday, August 14th. A telephone call will be sufficient to
> register the parent participants from your district. Only those
> individuals who have registered in advance will be able to
> participate in these one-day sessions.
>
> We wish to thank you in advance for your assistance, and we look
> forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please feel
> free to call Ms. Wilson-Peoples at the above-mentioned telephone
> number.
> Sincerely,
>
> Sandra Kase, Ed.D.
> Senior Instructional Manager for
> Government and Grant Programs
>




Subject:
Fwd: [District 2 Parents' Council] August meetings
From:
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Date:
Sun, 2 Nov 2003 00:46:27 EST
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Subject:
Fwd: [District 2 Parents' Council] August meetings
From:
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Date:
Mon, 6 Oct 2003 23:11:03 EDT
To:
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Subject:
Fwd: [District 2 Parents' Council] August meetings
From:
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Date:
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 10:52:24 EDT
To:
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Subject:
Re: [District 2 Parents' Council] August meetings
From:
mgarwin@aol.com
Date:
Thu, 14 Aug 2003 15:22:27 EDT
To:
CSB2ParentsCouncil@yahoogroups.com

Below went out on 8/9
as you can see, PC CSD2 has to find 2 parents and call them up and tell them.

As you know, meaningful parental involvement is a critical component
of Children First. Attached is a letter that outlines the planning
process for developing DCEPs. Please identify two (2) parent
representatives from each district to participate in these
meetings. Call Caralyn Wilson-Peoples at (212) 374-6099 if you have
any questions.


THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
JOEL I. KLEIN, Chancellor
Sandra Kase, Ed.D. Senior Instructional Manager for Government and
Grant Programs
52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

August 6, 2003

VIA E-MAIL

Dear Parent Leadership:

The Office of Government and Grant Programs, in collaboration with
the Office of Parent and Community Engagement, is coordinating a
system-wide planning process to develop District Comprehensive
Educational Plans (DCEPs) for the 2003-2004 school year. As many of
you know, the DCEP is a document that captures information about the
goals, objectives, programs and instructional strategies to be
implemented by regions on behalf of their districts and how funding
will support these initiatives. Ideally, the plan is developed over
a series of months earlier in the Spring. However due to the
systemic changes and the late dissemination of the State's template,
we have a tight time frame for development and submission of these
plans. Regardless, we are confident that this challenge can be met
with your help.

A core tenet of the Chancellor's Children First reforms is to
increase parental involvement in schools. Parent voices are an
essential component of this process. A planning meeting with parent
and community school board representatives will be conducted in each
borough during the week of August 18th through August 22nd to
discuss the development of this year's DCEPs. Instructional teams
in each region have been meeting over the past couple of weeks to
develop their DCEPs.

The meeting agenda includes an overview of the strategic educational
planning process and documents; a review of key responses drafted by
regions for various questions in the State's template; and an
opportunity to discuss issues from a parent and community
perspective that should be considered or reflected in the plan.
Please accept our apologies for the short notice of these meetings,
however, as mentioned above, we have had an abbreviated DCEP
development process this year resulting the coordination of a very
large process in a very short time.

We are asking you to identify two (2) parent representatives from
each district to commit one full day (9 am to 3 pm) in August to
participate in this important meeting. The schedule of meetings is
attached for your information. A continental breakfast and lunch
will be provided at these meetings.

Throughout this process, our goal will be to gain meaningful input
from parents. Following the meeting, we will send copies of the
plan to the parents who attended the meeting. They will have an
opportunity to review the plan and to provide comments.

Your help is needed to provide the names and telephone numbers of
two parent representatives from each district who have agreed to
participate in this borough meeting to Ms. Caralyn Wilson-Peoples in
the Office of Government and Grant Programs at (212) 374-6099 by
Thursday, August 14th. A telephone call will be sufficient to
register the parent participants from your district. Only those
individuals who have registered in advance will be able to
participate in these one-day sessions.

We wish to thank you in advance for your assistance, and we look
forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please feel
free to call Ms. Wilson-Peoples at the above-mentioned telephone
number.
Sincerely,

Sandra Kase, Ed.D.
Senior Instructional Manager for
Government and Grant Programs

 
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