Despite the otherwise gloomy news on the waiver front (http://www.educationindustry.org/esea-flexibility-reauthorization), here’s some good news!
As a result of unrelenting efforts by EIA, with support from the US Dept. of Education, New York City Public Schools on Friday announced it has reversed its decision to suspend SES programs and services, and that SES providers should continue to offer services based on contracted hours and/or school-based permits.
While we have a long way to restore the sanity in SES operations in New York City or elsewhere, it’s nice to win at least one small battle, and heartening to know that our voices were heard and appreciated in this case.
I couldn’t be happier for those of you who provide SES services in New York City, and for the thousands of kids and families you serve.
EIA will continue to stand up for SES providers and for kids stuck in under-performing schools. If you’d like to hear how we hope to win more battles like this one in NYC and to plan for new business opportunities beyond SES, please join us for our upcoming annual legislative conference, Education Industry Days Summit, on February 22-24 in Washington, DC. Registration details are here: Education Industry Days Registration.