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An Open Letter to Newark Parents!

Dear Newark Parents:

It has come to our attention that many Newark parents of special education students are being pressured to change their children's IEPs without a meeting or consideration of their children's individual needs for services or placement.  We urge Newark parents who are contacted by school professionals to authorize changes in their children's services or placements to do the following:

(a) Do NOT agree to any change of services or placement via phone or in writing.

SPAN is refunded to continue to serve as NJ's Parent Training and Information Center!

The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network has been approved by the US Department of Education to continue to serve New Jersey families of infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults with special needs as the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)!  To read the Congressional notification, go to  http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/span-receives-notice-funding-continu...

What Parents/Caregivers Can Ask & Do to Help Children Thrive at School

The U.S. Department of Education, America Achieves, the National Council of La Raza, the National Parent Teacher Association, and the United Negro College Fund released a parent checklist with questions and resources that parents and caregivers can use to help ensure their children are getting the education they deserve.  “I have never met a parent who doesn’t want the best for their child.  However, it can be hard for families to know how to support their child’s education,” asserted the Secretary.  “Engaging with their educators is a good place to start.

An Open Letter to Newark Parents!

Dear Newark Parents:

It has come to our attention that many Newark parents of special education students are being pressured to change their children's IEPs without a meeting or consideration of their children's individual needs for services or placement.  We urge Newark parents who are contacted by school professionals to authorize changes in their children's services or placements to do the following:

(a) Do NOT agree to any change of services or placement via phone or in writing.

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