Students With Interrupted Formal Education: A Challenge for the New York City Public Schools

Advocates for Children of New York
01 May, 2010

This report describes the existing situation for Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) in New York City Public Schools. The authors profile a number of SIFE students, describe the varied academic and social-emotional challenges these students face, and outline recommendations to ensure that SIFEs are identified in a consistent manner throughout New York City and receive high-quality services that are aligned with their needs.