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  • Mayor promises pre-K for all special needs students, adds 800 seats

    Jan 13, 2023

    12.13.2022 | NY1 | A shortage of seats left hundreds of students with disabilities without a spot in a special education classroom that could meet the needs listed on their Individualized Education Program, or IEP, according to annual data from the organization Advocates for Children. 

    “At the end of the last school year 800 children were waiting for seats in their legally mandated preschool special education classes,” said Randi Levine, policy director at AFC, at Tuesday’s press conference. Watch video