Monday, October 22, 2012

Teachers Union: NYC Special Education Overhaul Hasn't Worked

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A two year-old overhaul of city special education programs has produced disappointing results, a new analysis shows.
City officials touted their 2010 effort to keep more kids in their local schools instead of sending them to specialty programs as a way to improve academic achievement for special education kids.
But an analysis by the teachers union found that students enrolled in the first two years of the program received lower scores on state tests than students in traditional special ed classes.

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