how to search for schools and opting out of state tests


School searches:

A parent asked yesterday if there’s a list out there anywhere of specifically ed-opt schools (see admissions methods chart below).

I checked in with the DOE and they suggested using their online school search site to find them:

Website: http://schoolfinder.nyc.gov/  
Website filtered for Ed. Opt. http://schoolfinder.nyc.gov/#/filters/admissions-categories:ed-opt;order:alpha 

In the past I’ve found the schoolfinder to be rather limited - you can only search for one criteria at a time - but for a specific search like this it’s super helpful.

 

State tests:

Yesterday the new chancellor weighed in on opting out of testing. I would have hoped he’d take some time to get the lay of the land regarding NYC public schools, but it looks like on this, and other issues, he’s diving straight in:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2018/04/05/opt-out-families-respond-to-carranzas-statement-that-boycotting-tests-is-an-extreme-reaction/