Special-education Overhaul Leaves Students Less Isolated, but Schools Struggle to Keep Up
Aug28

Special-education Overhaul Leaves Students Less Isolated, but Schools Struggle to Keep Up

Research has shown that the more time students with disabilities spend in general-education classrooms, the less often they miss school or act out in class, the higher their test scores, and the better their job prospects.

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Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Outraged Over Incompetence of Education Department
Dec30

Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Outraged Over Incompetence of Education Department

Manhattan Borough President and possible 2013 mayoral candidate Scott Stringer blasted the New York City Department of Education at a press conference today.

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New York City Schools Missing Out on Aid for Special Needs
Dec29

New York City Schools Missing Out on Aid for Special Needs

New York City has failed to recover tens of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements for services it provided to special-needs students in recent years.

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Want to Make it Rich in NY? Open a Group Home and Neglect its Residents.
Dec28

Want to Make it Rich in NY? Open a Group Home and Neglect its Residents.

New York State has given control of its system to nonprofit providers, who receive more than $5 billion a year in Medicaid money to house and care for developmentally disabled people.

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City Goes to Court Over Charter Schools
Jun22

City Goes to Court Over Charter Schools

The city, the teachers union and the NAACP will square off in court Tuesday over plans to let 19 charter schools take space in the same buildings as regular schools.

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