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Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum has been closely monitoring the reforms Mayor Bloomberg has made since taking control of the New York City public school system in 2002. Often she has criticized the Mayor's policies and advocated for better access to information for parents, teachers and other school employees, and advocates.

In order to help parents and teachers of public school children, many of whom say they cannot access information through the Department of Education, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum has developed several useful guides and resources.

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School Guide: Answers to the most common parent questions about the new school system, academic enrichment, after-school programs, school choice, and school safety. [Download the guide in PDF format]

Request for a Special Education Evaluation: For your child to be considered for special education services, you must first submit a request for an evaluation. [Click here to download a sample request letter for a special education evaluation]



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