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City Releases First (Somewhat Flawed) Report on Special Ed Compliance

03.01.2016 | WNYC Schoolbook | The non-profit group Advocates for Children also noted that these numbers were in step with what they saw on the ground and heard from families who sought help when children were not receiving mandated special education services. "Clearly, the city must address the problems delivering timely, appropriate, and legally mandated special education supports," said Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children, in a statement. She said it was alarming that the school system did not have an accurate picture of whether schools were in compliance at all. "Only once the city is able to identify where it falls short can it adequately remedy the holes left in the educational experiences of so many students with special education needs," said Sweet. Read article