Advocates For Children
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
By Beth Fertig
A new report by the Manhattan Institute and the Center on Reinventing Public Education finds city charter schools may have a smaller percentage of special education students than district schools because the students are less likely to apply, and more likely to be declassified once they enroll in charters.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Yasmeen Khan
At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
By Sharon Otterman : Reporter for The New York Times
More than a year ago, the state informed the city that it would require it to create a plan to improve its performance in serving English language learners, and on Wednesday it released the city’s 31-page pledge. Among other things, the plan spells out the extent to which the city is in violation of state law with the services it does provide.