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NYC Education Dept.’s remote learning plan for some special education students flouts state law: advocates

09.10.2020 | New York Daily News | New Education Department guidance confirms that students in classes with a mix of special education and mainstream students who alternate between in-person and virtual learning will have only one teacher on days they’re remote — a seeming violation of the state law that requires two teachers for such courses. 

“It’s very, very clearly written into law that there need to be these two teachers, one general education one special education, working collaboratively" in the mixed classes — known as “ICT” classes — said Maggie Moroff, the special education policy coordinator at Advocates for Children. “We have always escalated concerns to the DOE when we got word of a class with only one teacher...to see it now written out very clearly that it’s going to be sanctioned is a definite violation of the state regulations,” Moroff added. Read article