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AFC has hundreds of free know-your rights guides, tip sheets, and more to help you navigate the NYC Public School system. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the top issues our resources cover:

Advocacy Tips and Basic Education Rights

Learn about bullying, charter schools, enrollment, transfers, transportation, literacy, parent-teacher conferences, promotion policy, the rights of LGBTQ students, and more

Early Childhood Education: Ages 0-5

Learn about Early Intervention, pre-K and 3K, preschool special education services, kindergarten admissions, and the transition from preschool special education to kindergarten

Students with Disabilities and Special Education

Learn about special education evaluations, IEP meetings, impartial hearings, Section 504, assistive technology, twice-exceptional students, and more

Immigrant Families and English Language Learners (ELLs)

Learn about enrollment, services, and program options for dual language learners, promotion and graduation requirements for ELLs, and translation and interpretation services