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November 18, 2021

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Tags: education, levels, NYC, plunge, PrePandemic, referrals, special

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Categories: Special needs education

Significantly fewer students were referred for special education evaluations last year, a 57% decrease from the year before the pandemic began, raising concerns that thousands of students have not been identified for services they may need. In the 2020-2021 school year, 9,457 pupils were referred to evaluations to determine whether they needed more intensive care, […]

August 8, 2021

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Tags: advocates, education, funding, NYC, preschools, special

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Categories: Special needs education

Prior to 2015, the specialized preschools had six years with no increase in funding and have only received a 2% annual increase since then – less than the increase for public schools, advocates argued. The tightness has resulted in the closure of about 60 programs across the state and 30 in New York City in […]

August 4, 2021

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Tags: Bronx, education, Increase, NYC, services, special

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Categories: Special needs education

A federal district judge approved a settlement agreement between the Department of Education and disability rights attorneys in the Bronx that resolved a four-year-old lawsuit that challenged the city’s process of assigning certain special education services. The agreement, which is in force for three years, requires the Ministry of Education to make a number of […]

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Summer Rising program in New York City begins Friday for special needs students. Summer Rising is a new, free program available to all New York City students, including students with disabilities, in the five boroughs. The first day for students with 12 Month Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) is Friday July […]

June 28, 2021

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Tags: advocates, boost, call, education, mayor, NYC, prek, salaries, special, teacher

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Categories: Special needs education

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and stay informed of the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Nearly 100 education advocacy groups sent a joint letter last week asking Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the shortage of preschooler places in special education by keeping the salaries of special […]