Skip to Content

  • AFC in the News
  • Thousands of City Children Not Getting Special Education Help

    Nov 2, 2017

    11.01.2017 | New York Times | Tens of thousands of New York City public school children did not receive mandated special education services last year, the education department said in its annual report to the City Council on Wednesday, offering further evidence that eligible children are not getting the education the city is obligated to provide… Maggie Moroff, the special education policy coordinator at Advocates for Children of New York, said that the lack of support for special education students shows up in their academic results, including standardized test scores. “Kids with disabilities are doing far worse than kids in general education, and far worse than they could be doing if they were getting all the special education supports they should be getting,” Ms. Moroff said. Read article