Education Report Roundup

NYC Seen to Misrepresent English-Language Learner Services of Some Tutoring Providers

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 09, 2006 1 min read

“An In-Depth Look at Free Tutoring Services Under the No Child Left Behind Act in New York City: A Focus on English-Language Learners” is available from Advocates for Children of New York.

The New York City public schools may be misrepresenting the ability that some providers of tutoring services under the No Child Left Behind Act have to serve English-language learners, concludes a report by Advocates for Children of New York.

The 1.1 million-student school system lists 80 approved providers of supplemental education services under the federal education law. Five of the 34 providers that responded to a telephone survey reported they didn’t have services for English-language learners even though four of those five were listed by the school district as having those services. Two additional respondents were unsure if they had services for English-language learners.