Here is some of the jargon you need to understand what is happening in
ARIS - Achievement Reporting and Innovation System - a
CEC - Citywide Educational Councils - 32 groups replacing the old Community School Boards, along with two others, for High Schools and Special Education.
CCHS - Citywide Council on High Schools - a CEC.
CCSE - Citywide Council on Special Education - the other CEC.
DOE - New York City Department of Education - the old Board of Education.
FSF - Fair Student Funding Mayor Bloomberg’s new school “revision.”
LSO - Learning Support Officer - DOE employees who help principals.
NCLB - No Child Left Behind - Federal law requiring testing and goals for schools.
PA/PTA - Parent Association/ Parent Teacher Association.
PSO - Partnership Support Organization - Contractors to help principals.
SINI - Schools In Need of Improvement - defined by Title 1 of NCLB.
SLT - School Leadership Team - 14 member teams at each school, who develop an educational plan, match budget to needs and build a “sense of community.” Half are parents, the other half are teachers, staff, union, PA, students or community members.
SURR - Schools Under Registration Review - a State watchdog process for seriously underperforming schools. There are currently 65 SURR schools - 35 in
From the Queens Courrier