NYC preschoolers

It’s a bad week for New York City’s Department of Education. Another report, this one from Advocates for Children of New York, found that more than one-third of New York City’s preschool children with disabilities did not receive all of the extra support they were entitled to in the last school year.

“When a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) mandates a service like speech therapy or the support of a part-time special education teacher, the City is obligated to provide those services,” the report notes.

“Yet data from the New York City Department of Education (DOE) show that the City is falling far short of meeting its responsibilities to its youngest learners. During the 2021–22 school year, 36.8% of preschoolers with disabilities — a total [of] 9,800 children — went the entire year never receiving at least one of their mandated special education services.”

Chalkbeat does a great job of unpacking the details. Read it here.

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