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  • After Months Of Special Education Turmoil, Families Say Schools Owe Them

    Jun 21, 2021

    06.16.2021 | NPR | “It’s not fair,” says Chrystal Bell, a mother in New York City whose son, Caleb, is deaf, blind and nonverbal. “He requires a lot extra just to achieve a little bit of the same.” 

    A class action complaint filed in late 2020 against the New York City and State Departments of Education said much the same: “Defendants have already publicly acknowledged that compensatory services should be available for those students with disabilities who were denied their instruction and services during remote learning. Nonetheless, eight months into the pandemic, Defendants have offered no hint of a plan for processing and delivering upon claims for compensatory services owed to tens of thousands of New York City students, whose losses continue to accrue.” Read article