Educator Resources

Students with Interrupted Formal Education


The Office of English Language Learners has created a video entitled, SIFE:  Meeting the Challenge, to illustrate how three schools set up their communities to meet both the academic and socio-emotional needs of their Students with Interrupted Education (SIFE). In addition to featuring DOE schools, three students are also spotlighted in the video, for their ability to overcome the odds that SIFE face when entering the NYC school system. Use this video as a resource to improve your own learning environment to ensure that your community is supportive of the SIFE in your school.

To download the PowerPoint, click here