Common Acronyms/Definitions

CBO – Community­ Based Organization

CCELL – Citywide Council on English Language Learners

CCHS – Citywide Council on High Schools

CCSE – Citywide Council on Special Education

Charter School – A publicly funded, independently run school granted greater flexibility in its operations.

CPAC­ – Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council. Comprised of the presidents of Presidents’ Council.

CTE – Career and Technical Education

District 75 – D75 provides citywide educational, vocational, and behavior support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, severely emotionally challenged, and/or multiply disabled. There is a D75 Citywide Council.

DLP – Dual Language Program

DLT – District Leadership Team

ECC – Education Council Consortium. The ECC is comprised of CEC and Citywide council members. They meet with the Chancellor every six weeks to discuss citywide and education

ELA – English Language Arts

ELL – English Language Learner

FACE – Division of Family and Community Engagement

G&T/TAG – Gifted and Talented/Talented and Gifted

ICT – Integrated Classroom Teaching (also called Inclusion class or CTT (collaborative team

IEP – Individual Education Plan

PA/PTA – Parent Association/Parent­Teacher Association

Para – A paraprofessional is a classroom assistant who may work with an entire class or one student with a disability. They are not certified teachers.

PC/Parent Coordinator – A member of the school staff that is the liaison between the parents and the school administration and teachers.

PEP – Panel for Educational Policy. The PEP is comprised of one appointee from each borough, and six members appointed by the Mayor. They make decisions on co­locations, DOE contracts, Chancellor’s Regulations, etc. They are the de facto School Board.

President’s Council – Comprised of the presidents of each district’s PA/PTAs.

SLT – School Leadership Team. A group of parents, teachers, and administrators that writes and updates the CEP (Comprehensive Educational Plan) each year and confer about curriculum and

Title 1 – Schools designated from the Federal law authorizing extra funding to high ­poverty area schools with students who need academic help.

Zoned School – The school to which a student is geographically assigned, based on their address.