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Paige, a bright third grade student on the autism spectrum, sat at home for nearly two months waiting for a school placement that would meet her needs. 

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12.12.2011 | As Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott moves to implement the latest round of school closures, AFC urges the Department of Education to learn from the lessons of prior years .... Read statement

10.11.2011 | AFC’s response to New York State’s announcement that it has reached an agreement with the New York City Department of Education on a plan to improve educational services for English Language Learners.... Read press release

3.2.2011 | The ARISE Coalition kicked off its new campaign which aims to improve transition planning for students with disabilities in New York City.... Read press release

10.28.2010 | In New York State, 14.5% of graduating students in 2009 received a local diploma, rather than the more rigorous Regents diploma. But the State is phasing out the local diploma as an option.... Read press release

8.3.2010 | State Education Commissioner Makes Clear That Special Education Schools Are Protected By State Law. New York State Education Commissioner David Steiner issued yesterday afternoon decisions in two appeals that Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. filed on behalf of public school parents challenging the New York City Department of Education’s decision to give more public school space to two charter schools.... Read press release

3.1.2010 | Advocates for Children of New York delivered an appeal to the New York State Commissioner of Education challenging the decision of the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) of the Department of Education (DOE) to expand the co-location of PAVE Academy Charter School and P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly.... Read press release