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Parents Of Special Education Students Sue City For Not Addressing Learning Loss During Pandemic

11.24.2020 | Gothamist | Advocates for Children filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven parents and one legal guardian of special education students in federal court on Monday, noting that learning loss began back in March, when the onset of the pandemic triggered a systemwide shutdown of public schools across New York City. This shifted all students to remote learning, including District 75, which provides instruction to 25,000 special education students. 

Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates For Children, noted that tens of thousands of students have been impacted by the lack of compensatory services. She noted that many of these students have lost "the progress they had made." Read article