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12/2/20

#IAMHEREFOR the Option for In-Person Learning for Students with High Needs Rally

Join Us on December 12th for a silent rally!

 

This will be a “silent” rally with physical and social distancing. We will have a musical playlist that speaks to our need for change, posters showcasing our demands, and personalized  signs for participants. We encourage participants to wear red.

 
We will release balloons collectively as a culminating act at the end of our rally. Although this will be a silent rally, for those who wish to participate by car, we encourage horn blowing!!

Masks are required.

Children are welcome.

Spanish

Haitian Creole

Chinese

11/23/20

Special Education & COVID-19: MAC Chat Series

Special Education & COVID-19: MAC Chat Series
Next Chat: Thursday Dec. 3 from 8 – 8:45 PM

Please note: There will be no chat on Thanksgiving, November 27

December 3 Chat:
Q&A with MAC attorneys: Come Ask Questions and Discuss Concerns about Special Education During COVID-19 

with MAC Attorneys Julia Landau and Liza Hirsch

As part of our COSA response to the COVID-19 outbreak, MAC is leading biweekly virtual chats for parents to connect with each other and learn tips for advocating for your children during this pandemic.

For our next chat, MAC Attorneys Julia Landau and Liza Hirsch will provide brief updates with the latest information about special education during the pandemic, leaving most of the time for you to raise your questions and concerns about remote learning, in-person services, evaluations, IEP meetings, compensatory services, and other issues. This is a chance to ask questions and learn from each other.

This chat will be helpful for parents of children with all types of disabilities, including autism.

Please bring your questions. We want to hear from you!

Advance registration is required:

REGISTER HERE
Please note: Our chats are limited to 100 attendees and are first come, first served. If you are unable to access the chat, visit our Facebook page for a live stream.
Interested in our Spanish Charlas Semanales? Click here for upcoming and past charlas. Join us every other Wednesday at 8 PM.
11/14/20

Prepare Students with Learning Differences for College, Career & More

Session 1: Who Will I Become?; Tues., Nov. 17, 2020, 7-8 p.m. EST
Register: bit.ly/SFCTransitionSeries

Session 2: College Bound with Challenges; Thurs., Dec. 3, 2020, 7-8 p.m. EST
Register: bit.ly/SFCTransitionSeriesCollege

Session Three: Learning & Doing: When College Isn’t Your First Next Step; Tues., Jan. 12, 2021, 7-8 p.m. EST
Register: bit.ly/SFCTransitionSeriesCareer

Learn more at bit.ly/HSTransitionSeries

10/30/20

Nov. 2nd @ 5:30: Horace Mann School (HMS) Build BPS

Join Meeting Here

BuildBPS Meeting Flyer – Horace Mann (English).pdf

Spanish

BuildBPS Meeting Flyer – Horace Mann (Spanish).pdf

Haitian Creole

BuildBPS Meeting Flyer – Horace Mann (Haitian Creole).pdf

Portuguese

BuildBPS Meeting Flyer – Horace Mann (Portugese).pdf

Arabic

BuildBPS Meeting Flyer – Horace Mann (Arabic).pdf

Somali

BuildBPS Meeting Flyer – Horace Mann (Somali).pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/22/20

10_28_20: Boston Families Building Boston Schools Campaign

Dear Boston Families,
Yesterday morning, BPS announced that it was suspending in-person learning for the district’s most vulnerable students due to rising covid cases in the city of Boston, and all students will return to learning from home indefinitely.
We want to know how this impacts you and your family, and we are hosting our first Town Hall next Wednesday, October 28, as part of our Boston Families Building Boston Schools campaign. Please join us to let us know what you are seeing — and what you hope to see — in a quality distance learning program. How will your child be best served in these challenging times?
RSVP here
Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm
We are also hosting small group listening sessions of five to eight people. Please RSVP here if you want to participate in a small group listening session.
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@schoolfactsboston.org.
Stay well,
SchoolFacts Boston Team
1452 Dorchester Avenue, 4th Floor, Dorchester, MA 02122
10/19/20

City Council Education Hearings

 
All hearings start at 4pm and will have public testimony. Please see below:
Todas las audiencias comienzan a las 4 pm y tendrán testimonio público. Por favor ver abajo:

 

Tuesday, Oct 20th: Public Testimony on any topic related to BPS
Martes 20 de Octubre: Testimonio público sobre cualquier tema relacionado con BPS
– Sign up for public testimony by emailing/Regístrese para recibir testimonio público enviando un correo electrónico shane.pac@boston.gov

 

October 27th: – #BPSReady Reopening Plan
27 de Octubre: – Plan de reapertura #BPSReady
– Sign up for public testimony by emailing/Regístrese para recibir testimonio público enviando un correo electrónico shane.pac@boston.gov

 

October 29th: Special Education Services (Dyslexia, Autism, and Inclusion) and Mental Health Supports
29 de Octubre: Servicios de educación especial (dislexia, autismo e inclusión) y apoyos de salud mental
– Sign up for public testimony by emailing/Regístrese para recibir testimonio público enviando un correo electrónico Juan.lopez@boston.gov

 

November 12th: Facilities (including safety and securing measures, libraries, and BuildBPS environmental efforts)
12 de Noviembre: Instalaciones (incluidas medidas de seguridad y protección, bibliotecas y esfuerzos ambientales de BuildBPS)
– Sign up for public testimony by emailing/Regístrese para recibir testimonio público enviando un correo electrónico Juan.lopez@boston.gov

 

10/17/20

Student Forum: Advocating for Your Rights Beyond the Book

If you have not yet registered for Advocating for Your Rights Beyond the Book, please join Bookshare on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 5 pm Pacific/ 8 pm Eastern.

You will hear from Betsy Beaumon, Benetech CEO, and Bookshare members in different stages of high school, college and career. They will provide advice to help you advocate for what you need in school, living situations and future employment.

You do not have to be a Bookshare member to attend, so please share with anyone you know who is interested in disability rights and accessible materials in high school and college. Thank you to those who have already reserved your spot.

  • Topic: Bookshare Student Forum: Advocating for Your Rights Beyond the Book
  • Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • Time: 5:00 pm Pacific/8:00 pm Eastern
10/13/20

10_29_20 @ 7 PM_Basic Special Education Rights

 

Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81038032832?pwd=YWxIOThnajk4UXgwWkRiQmd6YVlPQT09

Meeting ID:  810 3803 2832

Passcode:   896366

Dial In: +1 929-205-6099

 

Spanish

Cabo Verdean Creole

Chinese

Arabic

Bengali

 

Vietnamese

Somali

Portuguese

Haitian Creole

French

10/13/20

Councilor Essaibi-George, SpEdPAC & Decoding Dyslexia Host Dyslexia Watch Party & Discussion on 10_19_20

Register Here

Watch Here

Zoom Meeting ID: 868 9875 5017
Passcode: 450443

Please read or listen to this KALW story ahead of this virtual watch party: https://www.kalw.org/post/public-schools-are-failing-black-students-dyslexia-one-grandmother-s-story