rssfacebooktwitteryoutubeinstagram

Need Help?

Call AFC's Education Helpline
(866) 427-6033
Monday to Thursday
10 am to 4 pm 

Resource library: View AFC's guidebooks, fact sheets, and more

Sign up

Receive email updates or text alerts from AFC.

Chancellor promises 'significant investment' in accessible schools after report finds 80% block kids with disabilities

10.10.2018 | New York Daily News | City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza vowed to make a “significant investment” in creating more accessible public schools on Wednesday after a report found that only 335 of 1,818 public schools in the city are barrier-free for students with disabilities. The Advocates for Children analysis also revealed that one central Brooklyn school district has no fully accessible schools at all — and even schools for students with severe disabilities lack needed wheelchair ramps and elevators...Advocates for Children Special Education Policy Coordinator Maggie Moroff said the city should spend another $750 million to make at least one-third of schools in each school district fully accessible by 2024. Read article