ERIC Number: ED449265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
Playing by the Rules When the System Doesn't: Immigrant Families and Summer School in New York.
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.
This report discusses findings from surveys assessing the implementation and effectiveness of the Year 2000 Summer Program. Summer School 2000 is an integral part of the New York City Board of Education's updated promotion policy. Surveys in this report targeted children identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) and children from immigrant families. This population was selected because of concerns that they would be disproportionately affected by the new promotion policy and be enrolled in the summer program in large numbers. Students attending summer school in summer 2000 and their parents completed surveys. Additional information was obtained from parents who completed a pilot survey prior to the beginning of summer school. Key findings indicated that: preventive services during the school year were rarely offered; communication to parents about retention/summer school was not timely and rarely in writing; communication to parents who did not speak English was grossly inadequate; communication to parents and students about the new standards was sorely lacking; communication to parents about the appeals process was poor; summer school did not meet the educational needs of ELLs; and suspensions and expulsions were problematic during summer school. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.