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  • Eric Adams’ budget cuts hamper NYC’s compliance with special education court order

    Dec 13, 2023

    Manhattan federal judge Loretta Preska issued a court order in July requiring to the city to more quickly grant special education resources to families. But even as schools Chancellor David Banks attended the hearing in person and declared that
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    Chalkbeat NY | Rebecca Shore, the litigation director of Advocates for Children, which brought a class action lawsuit that led to the court order this summer, said the Education Department has been making efforts to comply. But failing to implement elements of the order is unacceptable, she said.

    “The budget constraints the city is announcing should not impact their compliance,” Shore said. Asked if her organization is planning to go back to court to enforce the order, Shore said her team is “discussing our options.”