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students with disabilities
November 9, 2017
What I learned about the limits of school choice in New York City from a mother whose child uses a wheelchair
A researcher interviewed a mother who found that "school choice" can ring hollow for parents whose children are differently abled.
August 27, 2017
Many worry that students of color are too often identified as disabled. Is the real problem the opposite?
New research challenges a piece of common wisdom about special education: that black students are too often told they have a disability.
June 14, 2017
How do you find the right school when you have a physical disability? These students will tell you
The discussion will take place Thursday evening at the Manhattan School for Children.
April 25, 2017
How I learned not to be ‘that mom’ — while keeping up the good fight for my son with a learning disability
Amy Valentine explains how she cut through "the fog of inaction" at her son's school, using the experience to teach (and learn) about perseverance.
March 15, 2017
How I navigated New York City’s high school admissions maze in a wheelchair
"Probably 80 percent of public schools schools couldn't work based solely on accessibility."
Numbers are in
March 6, 2017
Three months into Tennessee’s first voucher foray, 35 students are enrolled
About 20,000 students were eligible for the program, which gives students with certain disabilities public money for private services.
in the middle
October 31, 2016
In the polarized charter school debate, one study offers a ‘balanced’ picture
The debate over charter schools often feels black and white. The reality, according to a new report is not nearly as clear-cut.
October 28, 2016
The city is paying for more students with disabilities to attend private school. But is that helping poor families?
"You would think the department would want to demonstrate the effects of the policy change."
September 30, 2016
New York City promised free preschool to every family, so why do some students with disabilities struggle to find seats?
Across the city, parents of preschoolers with special needs have struggled to find services the education department is required to provide.
September 22, 2016
New York City schools expand career and technical education, while City Council members look to track progress
The New York City Department of Education will spend $113 million to expand and improve career and technical education programs.
July 8, 2016
The city is paying for more students with disabilities to attend private school; advocates say problems persist
More students with disabilities than at any point in the last five years are being educated in private schools, according to the city.
moving the bar
June 14, 2016
Principals wonder how last-minute graduation rule changes will affect their students
“I'm sitting on the sidelines waiting to see what [the requirements] will look like,” said Abraham Lincoln High School Principal Ari Hoogenboom. “I have no sense at all.”
getting to graduation
June 13, 2016
It’s official: New York is making it easier for students with disabilities to graduate this year
The dramatic move could increase demand for the state’s less-rigorous “local” diploma and reignite a debate about academic requirements for those students.
getting to graduation
June 3, 2016
New York officials discussing plan to ease path to graduation for students with disabilities
New York education officials are discussing a plan to allow high school students with disabilities to earn a diploma without passing most or all Regents exams.
April 26, 2016
Top New York City high schools are enrolling twice as many special ed students as they did 4 years ago
“A major, profound change is taking place at these schools,” said education consultant David Rubel.
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