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The NYC School Bus App, developed in partnership with the rideshare company Via, allows parents to track their kids’ buses in real time.

Following an outcry from school staffers and advocates over the planned cuts, Education Department spokesperson Nathaniel Styer said earlier this week “​​we can confirm that there are no school-based cuts happening to D75.”

The cuts would gut extracurricular programming, thin out supply budgets, and exacerbate an already severe paraprofessional shortage, staffers from four District 75 schools told Chalkbeat.

The room at Burkhart Elementary is open to students who need a break so they can be ready to learn.

Lack of access to school buildings has long been a barrier for students with physical disabilities.

Parents and advocates say traditional open houses may fill up quickly or gloss over special education.

Some advocates call for a larger overhaul of the system for determining who is eligible for special education.

The group will begin meeting in early November and report to the legislature by Jan. 6.

Message to parents: ‘You don’t have to come back and keep asking.’

Officials are considering opening more so-called specialty schools meant to help students with more challenging disabilities transition into the real world.

The tentative contract agreement comes after tense negotiations and concerns a strike would disrupt the first few weeks of the school year.

Chicago’s office that manages special education hasn’t had a chief since June. Now the board of education is searching for the next department head and asking the public for its input on who the next chief should be.

A bus worker strike would impact roughly 80,000 students across 4,400 routes, according to the city’s education department.

An attorney for fired principal Kurt Dennis disputes the findings and says he’s preparing to sue Denver Public Schools in federal court.

Blaming a driver shortage, the district decided this year to limit bus transportation to students with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness.

A strike could impact roughly 80,000 students across 4,400 bus routes in the five boroughs, according to city officials.