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  • Parents of students with disabilities sue New York City, state education departments

    Nov 24, 2020

    11.23.2020 | Politico (Pro) | Parents of students with disabilities in New York City hit the Department of Education and the State Education Department with a class action lawsuit on Monday, citing a “pervasive failure” to provide mandated educational services as Covid-19 rages on. 

    In the lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, families accused the agencies of falling short of legal obligations to provide “free appropriate public education” to students with disabilities since the public health crisis began this spring, referring to services mandated by their Individualized Education Programs. 

    “As a result, these students have been unable to participate meaningfully in remote learning and have lost the opportunity to make educational progress,” the suit reads. “Many have regressed.” Read article