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Letters obtained by THE CITY via lawsuit show the Department of Education concluded as early as 2018 that some religious schools stinted on secular education but didn’t intervene. Those four schools still fail to meet the bar, the city recently determined.
Detailed reports show significant deficiencies at four schools, including no English instruction at all. The Department of Education is fighting to keep similar findings sought in a lawsuit by THE CITY under wraps.
Additional reporting by With Alex Zimmerman This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. No one has been assigned to help resolve roughly 9,400 special education complaints in New York City — even as nearly 30% of available hearing officers have no […]
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State officials have pulled a controversial proposal that would have allowed non-lawyers to oversee special education complaints in New York City. Monday’s change to the proposal — originally floated in January as a way to ease a massive backlog of cases — comes after special education advocates and attorneys serving low-income families argued for months […]
This is part of an ongoing collaborative series between Chalkbeat and THE CITY investigating learning differences, special education and other education challenges in city schools. The city education department’s inability to meet legal deadlines for resolving complaints filed by families of special education students is causing “material, demonstrable harm” — and requires an immediate fix, […]
“It’s time to re-think New York’s 12-year-old education funding formula, some lawmakers say” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters One of the thorniest education battles in New York State is, of course, over money — whether the state still owes billions of […]
“City, labor leaders announce deal to close pay gaps for NYC pre-K teachers in Head Start programs” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters Hundreds of New York City pre-K teachers who work in Head Start programs could receive a significant pay boost […]
At the heart of the city Department of Education’s beleaguered complaint system for parents of special education student is a doozy of a math problem. Some 9,695 complaints were filed in the most recent school year, with just nine impartial hearing officers on rotation in mid-June to help resolve them, new documents reveal. While the […]