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Nearly 2,000 students with special needs facing preschool lockout this spring

01.30.2020 | THE CITY | The looming shortage is estimated at roughly 1,000 to 2,000 seats in coming months, according to a report released Thursday by Advocates for Children, with The Bronx facing the greatest potential shortage of any borough.

“The most common scenario we’ve seen is children sitting at home with no instruction and no services,” said Randi Levine, policy director for Advocates for Children. “Students also end up staying in regular pre-K classes that are too large or without teachers that have the right training.” Read article