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Pre-K not so universal for special needs students, report finds

01.20.2022 | NY1 | “Preschool students with disabilities are not getting the special education services that they need and have the legal right to receive, and are being underserved by the city's early childhood education programs,” Betty Baez Melo, projector director for the Early Childhood Project at Advocates for Children, said. 

Advocates for Children analyzed new data on the city’s youngest students with Individualized Education Plans, or IEPs. The findings undermine the city’s promise of universal pre-kindergarten. Watch video