Head of School Blog

by Dr. Francis Tabone

Out of His Head -What Isn’t Special About Special Education?

What Isn't Special About Special Education?  I spent the spring break at Joshua Tree National Park. As cliché as it sounds, the desert has a calming and reflecting effect upon one’s mind. It is like a reset button for thought and awareness. Walking from...

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Out of His Head – February Update

No Guns In Schools Ever (Last Sunday, February 25th, the following letter was placed in the New York Times) Heads of School Against Gun Violence: An Open Letter to the President and Our Nation’s Legislative Leaders As Heads of Independent Schools in the New York City...

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At Cooke, we are driven by the belief that all children deserve an education that leads to an independent future – one in which they can be included as integral members of their community.

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Transition planning

Parents as partners

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Cooke Grammar School

219 Stanton Street

New York, NY 10002

(212) 995-2020


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60 MacDougal Street

New York, NY 10012



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