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Report: Special education students attending NYC charter schools leave at a much higher rate than peers at district schools

01.09.2014 | Capital New York | Special education students attending New York City charter schools leave at a much higher rate than their peers at district schools, according to a new report released by the Independent Budget Office (I.B.O.) on Thursday. Reacting to the report, Paulina Davis, staff attorney for Advocates for Children, an advocacy group for at-risk children, said, "The charter sector needs to provide quality special education programs to students with disabilities to ensure these schools are accessible to a diverse group of learners." Read article