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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.  

New York City »

Preschool Kids Struggle to Get Special-Ed Services Under New DOE Policy

Dozens of 3-to 5-year-olds did not get proper special-ed services on time, parents and advocates claim.

New York City »

Special Ed Changes Create Battle to Find Kindergarten Seats

Parents are concerned about a new policy designed to put special needs children in mainstream classes.

Flushing »

Flushing Special Needs School Misused $1.5M in Funds, Officials Say

Bilingual SEIT and Preschool left authorities to pick up tab on their cars and kids furniture.  

Cobble Hill »

'Heart and Soul' of Mary McDowell Friends School in Cobble Hill to Retire

Admissions director Deborah Edel of the Mary McDowell Friends School is retiring after 27 years.

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