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02/24/21

Share your Special Education Goals with School Committee

Boston School committee redesign and evaluation will be based on the goals and guardrails they have listed below. Please give feedback to ensure there are appropriate student outcomes for special education students also. The form closes on Friday, February 24th.

School Committee Priority Setting: Goals and Guardails 
The Boston School Committee is seeking community feedback on a draft set of goals and guardrails that will strengthen the Committee’s focus on student outcomes. 

02/24/21

Meet the Massachusetts State Commissioners

This is your chance to ask questions of MA Commissioners!!

The Federation for Children with Special Needs will be hosting a pre-conference Meet the Commissioners event on Wednesday, March 2 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eleven commissioners have confirmed they will attend.

To submit questions, please go to this link: https://forms.gle/KicW8NLXBaN2Uthc8

If you would like to register for this event as well as the Visions of Community conference go to https://fcsn.org/voc/

02/16/21

Feb. 26th: BPS Community Equity Roundtable

You have been invited to the following event.
BPS-Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtable

When
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11am – 12:30pm Eastern Time – New York
Where
https://bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/98466484719 (map)
Calendar

Agenda-BPS Virtual Community Equity Roundtable-Rolling Agenda
Hello All,

We will be hosting the second of many BPS Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtables.
Please feel free to add interested parties to this call invitation.
Agenda to follow, but for now please find below the purpose of the meeting:
Purpose:
1. To communicate with stakeholders about how BPS is prioritizing equity with resource distribution
2. To get ideas from stakeholders how we might make improvements
3. To hear from stakeholders how they might be able to support BPS’ COVID relief effort

In solidarity and partnership,

Charles

Charles Grandson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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02/11/21

Social Safety for Students with Intellectual Impairments & ASD

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Leadership Forums address many of the ways that parents can and have served as advocates for children and families in the Boston Public Schools and take place every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1/14/2021 – 6/10/2021 and are done in collaboration with Behavioral Health Services and/or The Boston Music Project.
 

The topic for this session is Social Safety Curriculum Implementation for Intellectually Impaired and ASD students.

Monica Pomare is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Family Leadership Forum Time: 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

 

Meeting ID: 868 9283 5127
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02/10/21

School Committee Community Listening Sessions

Feedback form (English)Arabic/ العربية, CaboverdeanCaboverdeanoChinese/中文French/ FrançaisHaitian/Kreyòl AyisyenPortugese/PortuguêsSpanish/españolSomali/ Soomaali, Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt

Upcoming listening sessions:

Wednesday, February 10th

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Interpretation services will be provided in Arabic, French, and Somali
 
Saturday, February 13th 
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Interpretation services will be provided in Portuguese, Spanish, and Cabo Verdean.
 
Tuesday, February 16th
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Interpretation services will be provided in Arabic, Somali, and French.
Additional information is available at https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/schoolcommittee.
02/8/21

Special Education & COVID-19: MAC Chat

Advance registration is required:
REGISTER HERE
Interested in our Spanish Charlas Semanales? Click here for upcoming and past charlas. Join us the third Wednesay of each month at 8 PM.
Resources from our most recent chat:
Live Instruction & Student Engagement: New State Rules and Guidance with MAC Attorneys Julia Landau and Liza Hirsch
Recording
Presentation Slides
COVID-19 Information Clearinghouse
MAC Autism Connections: Virtual Support Group
Complete List of MAC Chats
and Resources
Contact MAC’s Helpline:
617-357-8431

We want to hear your suggestions for future chat topics!

Please contact Lilia Melikechi, Communications Manager, at communications@massadvocates.org.

02/4/21

Ages 14-22: Career Readiness Program

Are you looking to enroll your child in a program that will prepare them for a job/career? Look no further than Partner’s for Youth with Disabilities’ Career Readiness Program! We work with high school students ages 14-22 with a documented disability on everything from resumes and interviewing to advocacy in the workplace and so much more. Interested in learning more? Contact Rebecca Cronin at rcronin@pyd.org or at 617-556-4075 ext 131.