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NYC Shelving Troubled Special Education Data System

03.11.2019 | Education Week | Maggie Moroff, the special education policy coordinator for New York's Advocates for Children, said the program "didn't allow anyone to know if any one student was getting their services in a timely or complete manner." Parents were sometimes waiting weeks to see updated individualized education programs for their children because it took so long for school staff to enter new information into the system, she said...Moroff said that the city must continue monitoring students in special education while making plans to replace its current system. "As flawed as the data collection with SESIS was, they were working on making it better," she said. "We want to make sure this interim period is a thoughtful period, and that there's data collection that continues as well." Read article