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20 School Buildings That Sent Most Children to ERs

Monday, September 16, 2013

WNYC looked at thousands of calls made from public schools between 2005 and 2010 for what 911 dispatchers call "emotionally disturbed persons." This data was obtained by Legal Services of New York. At the 20 buildings with the most calls, it appears 16 of them house District 75 schools, which are special education schools for kids with the most serious needs, those having autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, physical impairments or numerous other needs.

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Sending Disruptive Students to the E.R. Worries Docs, Advocates

Monday, September 16, 2013

A WNYC investigation of 911 calls made from schools reveals that buildings with the highest rates of calls were likely to house District 75 schools, those with the mission of educating students with severe special education needs.  There were thousands of calls during the six-year-period. Some of these schools -- where one might imagine people are trained to handle emotional outbursts and aggressive behavior -- sent troubled students to hospital emergency rooms at alarming rates. Hear what doctors and families have to say in this report.

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Common Core Training Kicks Off for Teachers

Thursday, August 08, 2013

At the same time that city teachers are absorbing the results of state test scores, they are also receiving training on brand new curriculum materials that, some teachers say, would have been quite useful in the classroom prior to the assessments.

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