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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

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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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Staten Island special education students sue to join neighborhood school classrooms

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Federal judge orders extra oversight of NYC’s special education complaint process

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NYC sees steep drop in babies and toddlers with disabilities getting services during pandemic

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What’s working and what isn’t? Help us report on special education solutions in New York City

NYC school reopening redux: What to know about heading back to class

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NYC’s staffing crunch takes a big toll on students with disabilities, report finds

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NYC elementary school students can head back to buildings Dec. 7, as de Blasio shifts reopening strategy

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NYC students with disabilities denied crucial services during remote learning, suit alleges

Thousands of NYC students with disabilities missed out on services last year, but the pandemic’s full impact remains murky

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New York state changes course on plan to address backlog of special education cases