The foundation is launching a new grant program aimed at providing city schools with more resources to develop, support, and increase achievement outcomes for Newark’s students with disabilities and multilingual learners.

The bill sponsor cited too much last-minute pushback from defenders of seclusion.

Young adults at Rikers are entitled to attend the Education Department’s East River Academy and work towards a high school diploma or GED.

The lawsuit, filed in response to pandemic disruptions to student services, has repeatedly faced legal setbacks. But it might finally move forward following a judge’s decision.

Parents and advocates testified for hours in support of a bill to ban seclusion in Colorado schools, calling the practice ‘inhumane.’ But some school officials pushed back.

No testing requirements, anti-discrimination language, or program evaluation plan are included.

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.