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Too many of NYC’s youngest special-ed students are isolated, state says

11.18.2015 | Chalkbeat New York | The efforts are propelled by research that suggests that many students with disabilities benefit from mixed-ability classes starting at an early age. “Whenever possible, a preschooler should learn alongside typically developing peers,” said Randi Levine, early childhood education project director at Advocates for Children, a group that provides free legal services for students. “The expansion of pre-K in New York State and New York City provides an opportunity to do that, but it’s only possible with appropriate resources and training.” Read article