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NYC schools should offer full-time, in-person learning for kids with significant disabilities: report

08.18.2020 | NY Daily News | City schools should offer full-time in-person classes this fall to students with significant disabilities, according to a new report based on discussions with families of more than 1,000 special education students.

Special education students in “self-contained” classes have suffered disproportionately during remote learning, and have small enough class sizes to ensure social distancing without limiting in-person instruction, argue lawyers from Advocates For Children, an education advocacy group that focuses on students with disabilities.

"The pandemic created huge challenges for special education that require the city schools to respond with creative thinking, flexibility, and a commitment to collaborating with families to a greater extent than ever before,” said Kim Sweet, Executive Director of Advocates For Children. Read article