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  • How big (or small) are classes this year? NYC advocates want online and in-person breakdown

    Oct 29, 2020

    10.23.2020 | Chalkbeat NY | And across the city, students with disabilities have been assigned remote classes that are far bigger than what they are entitled to under their special education plans, according to the nonprofit group Advocates for Children. 

    That is why advocates say it is more important than ever that the country’s largest school system meet an annual Nov. 15 deadline to provide class-size reports for every school. Understanding the breakdowns could shed light on important equity issues, since many students with disabilities are required to have smaller class sizes, and a disproportionate number of white students have opted to return to school buildings, compared to students of color, raising concerns about access to instructional time. Read article