Resources

Getting Started!

Official Government websites

New York City  Department of Education 
www.schools.nyc.gov

New York State Department of Education 
www.nysed.gov

NYC Kindergarten Connect -online application process
https://prod.semsnycdoe.com/parentsite/

Independent and Community websites

Inside Schools -independent guide to NY public schools
www.insideschools.org  

Great Schools -national independent school review website
http://www.greatschools.org/

NYC Public- parents taking action resource
http://www.nycpublic.org/

NY Schools -private & public school information
www.newyorkschools.com

NY Coalition of Community Charter Schools 

http://www.c3s.nyc/

News & Media

NY Times & WNYC School Book -public media coverage on NYC schools
www.wnyc.org/section/schoolbook/

Chalkbeat -news site covering educational change in NYC 
http://ny.chalkbeat.org/

Homeschooling Resources

NYC DOE - official government homeschooling information website
http://schools.nyc.gov/StudentSupport/GuidanceandCounseling/HomeSchooling/default.htm

Homeschool NYC -tools & resources
http://www.homeschoolnyc.com

Parent Support Groups 

Queens Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/QueensHomeschoolers/info  

Homeschool New York
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/homeschoolnewyork/info

New York City Home Educator’s Alliance
http://www.NYCHEA.org

Special Education

NYC DOE -official government special education process
http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/default.htm

NY State -special education parent's guide
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm

NYC Charter School Center -special education collaborative
www.nyccharterschools.org/specialeducation

NY Institute for Special Education -providing educational programs
www.nyise.org

Learning Disabilities of NY State -advocacy organization & parent resources
www.ldanys.org

Nurseries & Daycares

Childcare Avenue - childcare providers & day care centers directory
http://childcareavenue.com