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Long Island City »

Nearly All NYC Schools to Get Door Alarms This Year Under 'Avonte's Law'

More than 21,000 alarms will be placed at schools across the city, at a cost of $5.55 million.

Fort George »

Farina Visits Uptown School To Announce Expansion of Autism Services

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the city will open 41 new classes for students with autism.

Upper West Side »

Head of Stephen Gaynor School Promotes Highly Individualized Education

At the K-8 school for students with special education needs, lesson plans are tailored individually. 

Cobble Hill »

Family of Autistic Student Who Died to Sue City for Negligence, Lawyer Says

Dyasha Phelps Smith, 21, choked on a muffin at her Cobble Hill school on Oct. 28, her family said. 

Upper West Side »

School Teaching Special-Needs Students Alongside Typical Learners Expands

The IDEAL School, a K-8 independent school, has opened a high school on West 89th Street.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Promises to Streamline Special Education Reimbursement Process

State legislators pressured the city to make it easier for parents to get private school education.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Special Needs Preschool Looks to Expand

A special needs preschool in Bed-Stuy wants to provide evaluation services to children.

Upper West Side »

School Opening For Students with Range of Special Needs

Manhattan Star Academy will serve kids with a variety of special needs. 

Long Island City »

DOE Chief Vows to Boost Safety Measures After Autistic Teen's Disappearance

The DOE will increase security after the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.

Bloomfield »

Principal Focuses on College Prep for Students With Emotional Challenges

John W. Lavelle Prep school was Staten Island's first charter.

Williamsburg »

Williamsburg Special Ed Public School Principal Harassed UFT Rep, Cops Say

Michelle Thornton Mannix of P.S. K 141 in South Williamsburg allegedly pushed the union member.

New Springville »

Parents Fear Regression if Kids With Autism Move to Staten Island School

Parents of kids with autism fear their kids will fall behind after moving to I.S. 72.

New York City »

School Bus Strike Leaves 150,000 Kids Looking for New Way to School

Tens of thousands of parents tried to find other routes to school Wednesday morning.

Upper West Side »

Inclusive UWS School for Special-Needs and Typical Learners Expands

Confounding skeptics, The Ideal School is integrating special-needs and typical students and expanding. 

Mott Haven »

Parents, Principal Say Struggling Bronx School Deserves Another Chance

Parents and students rallied outside Mott Haven's P.S. 369, which the DOE has marked for closure.