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Pre-K for all? NYC’s universal preschool push leaves behind students with disabilities, report finds

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Hochul proposes $2.1 billion increase for NY schools, extension of NYC mayoral control

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Special education hearings shift to NYC trials agency to address backlog

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NYC expands translation of special education plans, but onus still on parents with limited English to request it

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NYC special education referrals plunge 57% from pre-pandemic levels

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As special education complaints soar in NYC, the state wants hearing officers to take more cases

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NYC delays its massive academic recovery program for students with disabilities

NYC panel approves $43 million to replace troubled special education data system

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1 hour of instruction a day: NYC parents grapple with limited learning for medically fragile students

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De Blasio insists substitutes will fill staff gaps caused by vaccine refusal. Some schools have doubts.

No-show school buses leave some NYC students stranded on the first day

NYC is promising expanded special education services after school and on Saturdays. Here’s what we know.

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A Bronx principal turned congressman unveils Green New Deal for nation’s schools

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NYC’s budget deal pilots smaller class sizes, dedicates millions to COVID learning loss

NYC to pay for summer school taxis for homeless students and those with disabilities after facing criticism from advocates

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Summer school busing gap could exclude homeless students and children with disabilities, advocates fear

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Police interventions for emotionally distressed children on the rise in New York City public schools, analysis finds

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NYC students in foster care need dedicated office and guaranteed busing, advocates say

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This family wanted an inclusive NYC preschool for their son with Down syndrome. A new film shows the obstacles they faced.

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NYC’s free child care program turned away students with disabilities. Some parents fear a repeat for summer school.

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Persistence is key: NYC families of students with disabilities share stories of their pandemic year

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For the first time, all parents can vote in Community Education Council elections. Here’s what that means.

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To help NYC students catch up, de Blasio’s budget would earmark $500M for testing and tutoring

NYC students set to ‘age out’ of school may stay an extra year

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Learning pods are now helping vulnerable students. Will the trend survive the pandemic?

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Parents say NYC officials aren’t sharing meaningful data about students with disabilities. So they’re collecting it themselves.

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How this NYC special education teacher creates a supportive ‘village of love’ for students and families

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With vote, NY Regents try to ease backlog of special education complaints. Advocates say it’s just a start.

NYC’s free pandemic child care program promised to prioritize students with disabilities. Why were so many turned away?

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Growing up, I was ‘that kid.’ I became a teacher to help others like me. 

I am non-neurotypical, but labels don’t define me.

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For blind students, accessibility makes all the difference, this NYC teacher says

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1 in 4 NYC students with disabilities aren’t getting mandated services this school year, new data shows

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