2018 May News

CIDA’s Latest News and Event Announcement
From the CIDA Newsdesk

Welcome to the May 2018 newsletter from CIDA! We invite you to catch up on our latest content and event news!


Policy Update
Chancellor Richard A. Carranza Announces Bilingual Programs Expansion, 48 New Programs Opening This Fallhttp://cidainfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Bilingual-education_h23fka.pngSchool Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced that 32 new Dual Language (DL) and 16 Transition Bilingual Education (TBE) programs will start this fall, which will be including programs in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Urdu across 42 schools.

The Chancellor stated, “Every family in our City, including immigrant families and undocumented students, deserves a high-quality education, and language should never be a barrier to equal access.”

Schools Still Winning Most Special Ed Disputes, Even After Endrew F.http://cidainfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/end_tcbtsx.png

According to Disability Scoop (https://www.disabilityscoop.com), school districts continue to win most disputes over individualized education programs in the year since a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirmed a more ambitious standard for setting goals for students with disabilities, according to a new analysis.

Perry Zirkel, Professor Emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, analyzed 49 appeals of hearing officer decisions, which were predominantly in favor of school districts, to see if Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District has changed legal outcomes.

Zirkel found that in cases where the school district won before the high court ruling, 90 percent of those decisions were upheld in the 12 months since the March 2017 Supreme Court decision. The analysis was published in the April edition of West’s Education Law Reporter.

Families can request for either a DL or TBE program in addition to taking English as a New Language (ENL) program. Through both DL and TBE, students can acquire a new language while strengthening their native one, and the goal of both is to educate ELL and English-proficient students in becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. The Family English Initiative (FEI) is also available for families of ELLs K-2.

PS 7 Louis F. Simeone—Chinese and Bengali DL
PS 13 Clement C. Moore—Chinese DL
PS 71 Forest School—Polish DL
IS 77—Spanish DL
PS 71 Forest Elementary—Polish DL
Learners and Leaders—Spanish DL
PS 330—Spanish DL
PS 22 Thomas Jefferson—Spanish DL
IS 25 Adrien Block—Korean DL
PS/IS 268—Spanish DL
PS 92 The Harry T Stewart Sr School—Spanish DL
PS 148 Queens—Spanish DL
William Cullen Bryant High School—Bengali TBE
PS 384—Spanish DL

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To read more: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/05/07/schools-still-winning-special-ed/25059/

What’s Up at CIDA
CIDA is an Asian Heritage Month Honoreehttp://cidainfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Scott_Springer_2_ucslwq.png
New York City Comptroller Scott Springer’s Award

On May 2, New York City Comptroller Scott Springer hosted his annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Night at DC 37 in Manhattan. During the celebration, the Comptroller honored four organization leaders, including CIDA, for its leadership and dedication to the Asian American community. Young Seh Bae, Ph.D., received the award on behalf of CIDA.
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American Disability Act (ADA) and Community Partnershiphttp://cidainfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/1_qn2apf-e1542785065123.png
Let’s Work Together to Change!

CIDA hosted the ADA and Community Partnership Workshop in collaboration with the Korean American Association of Queens on May 11 at Adria Hotel in Queens. Taniqua L. Hunter and Michele Delany, Business Relations representatives at ACCES-VR, explained about ADA and other related information to promote the employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and increasing the capacity of local businesses. Assemblyman Ed Braunstein joined the event to support our community partners for creating more work opportunities for young adults with disabilities.