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Last Updated: 3/01/01

SMART Parents

Community School District 18
Brooklyn, New York 11236

Paula LeCompte Speed
Community Superintendent

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Science Math And Related Technology for Parents

SMART Parents is a family centered program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) designed to help parents become informed, active proponents for high quality Science, Math and Technology (SMT) reform education.



- - Photos from our workshops


Community School District 18

Paula LeCompte Speed, Community Superintendent
Jackquelyn Harris Young, Deputy Superintendent
Heidi Dien Ludwig, Deputy Superintendent
Louis K. Aiani, Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Nikki Goldsmith, Deputy Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
Shelley Leibson, Director of Funded Programs

Community School Board 18

Hon. Julia L. James, President
Hon. Abu A.Q. Abu, Vice-President
Hon. Mark Fertig, Secretary/Treasurer
Hon. Dominic Andreassi
Hon. Lawrence Cohen
Hon. Josefina Johnson
Hon. Donna Pensabene
Hon. Lloyd Roberts
Hon. Jack Zimmer

Barbara Berg, Principal Investigator

Carolyn Parker, Co-Principal Investigator

Ruth Broughton, Program Facilitator

It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City School District of New York not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender (sex), including sexual harassment in its educational programs, activities, and employment policies, and to maintain an environment free of harassment or retaliation, as required by law. Inquiries regarding compliance with appropriate laws may also be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 923, Brooklyn, New York 11201, telephone number (718) 935-3320.

It is the policy of Community School District 18 to make available to all its students, including those with disabilities, access to all activities, programs and services. Students with limited mobility, hearing or visual impairment should, therefore, apply to programs of their choice whether or not such programs are currently located in an accessible building. Should a student with limited mobility, hearing or visual impairment seek admission to a program which is not currently in an accessible facility, the District will take all possible steps to relocate or replicate the program or will otherwise provide a set of alternative services during a transition planning period. Parents have the right to appeal any final placement decision.




This project was supported, in part,
by the
National Science Foundation
Opinions Expressed are those of the authors
and not necessarily those of the Foundation