These pages are constantly updated. Check back every few weeks to find more info. 

The NEW Common Core NY State Tests (2013)

Teacher Certification

IEPs and 504

Resources for Students with Learning Issues

Promotion and Graduation

College Information

Neighborhood Affiliates

NYC School Help

Joyce Szuflita
(718) 781-1928

Art Portfolio Prep

Risa Johnson
(718) 369-0647

Fantasy Face Painting 

Sharon Enlow
(718) 643-6411
Legal Tech Consulting 

Stephen Negron
(718) 858-3949



NYC Department of Education Website

Re: help for non English speaking middle schooler

There is information on the Advocates for Children website:


The website links to a guide for parents of English language learners available in several languages, including Arabic and Bengali if that would help.

 State Test Scores by District


Statements of Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Klein on Results of State Math and English Tests 
NYC Dept of Education [2010/2011]

 for their reviews of movies and tv shows and recommendations for age-appropriate media.

online (educational) games

Timez Attack
This game integrates traditional flash cards of multiplication up to 12 x 12 and a really cool video game. The demo is free, and covers the same math as the full version (which is more fun). Note: Some kids love this game, some hate it. 


Advocates for Children

Resources for Children with Special Needs

Legal Action Center of NYC

The National Center for Learning Disabilities 
 serves children with autism.

YAI/New York League for Early Learning is a wonderful organization that serves children with special needs. They also hire special educators to do the kind of work you describe. 212-273-6517 want specifically the part of their organization that is called New York League for Early Learning.

Mapping Your Future
mission: to enable individuals to achieve life-long success by empowering schools, students, and families with web-based college, financial aid, career, and financial literacy information and services.

Lindamood-bell Program

Talking with Children about Upsetting News Events
MassGeneral Hospital for Children offer guidance about talking with children about upsetting events.

Arts and Culture: 

free, low cost and family friendly events taking place across the five 
boroughs by visiting the NYCulture Calendar at