Skip to Content

Find Resources

We understand how difficult it can be to navigate the New York City Department of Education. Parents can spend an enormous amount of time researching different programs or simply trying to understand their child’s school-related rights.

AFC’s free know-your-rights guides, tip sheets, and other resources can help you advocate successfully for your child.

17 Results Found

Filter By
  • Language
  • Topic
  • Resource Type
Guide for Court-Involved Students
  • Guide
  • Guide for Court-Involved Students

    This guide gives a basic overview of the education rights of young people ages 7-21 in NYC with involvement in the juvenile or criminal justice system. It describes the education rights of youth in community and court-ordered settings, along with students’ transition back to school.

    Guide to Manifestation Determination Review (MDR): Protections for students with disabilities who face discipline (Spanish)
  • Guide
  • Guide to Manifestation Determination Review (MDR): Protections for students with disabilities who face discipline (Spanish)

    Students with disabilities have special rights and protections when they are suspended from school or removed from class. One of those rights is a meeting, called a Manifestation Determination Review, that might help your child stay in the current classroom. This guide explains what happens at the meeting and how to prepare.

    Guide to Manifestation Determination Review (MDR): Protections for students with disabilities who face discipline
  • Guide
  • Guide to Manifestation Determination Review (MDR): Protections for students with disabilities who face discipline

    Students with disabilities have special rights and protections when they are suspended from school or removed from class. One of those rights is a meeting, called a Manifestation Determination Review, that might help your child stay in the current classroom. This guide explains what happens at the meeting and how to prepare.