Special Education Students
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Monday, April 06, 2015
By Yasmeen Khan
Friday, March 20, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Beth Fertig
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of 14 year-old Avonte Oquendo, an autistic student missing for three months.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By Reema Khrais
With no hard leads on the missing teenager, relatives of Avonte Oquendo said it's getting harder to stay positive but they won't let up until the autistic child who ran out of his school is found.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Exactly one week after Avonte Oquendo ran out of school unsupervised, his family gathered to pray for his return. Meanwhile, the city broadened its alerts to include public transit. Hear the latest, and get an insider's view on what it means to care for a mute autistic teenager.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
Reporter Beth Fertig was on The Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday to discuss her report on New York City public schools relying on emergency 911 calls to deal with disruptive students, a large number of whom are enrolled in special education programs. Judging from the comments, her story struck a nerve.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
By Beth Fertig
Teachers often wish students could spend a day in their shoes, especially the more difficult students. Beth Fertig reports on two teachers who got their wish when they experimented with a program to improve classroom behavior.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Several dozen parents gathered on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse on a sweltering Wednesday afternoon, at a news conference to announce a complaint against the Department of Education. The complaint accuses the Education Department of discriminating against parents who have limited English proficiency, and whose children require special education services.
Friday, June 15, 2012
By Soni Sangha
While the classrooms at New Horizons Middle School in Brooklyn do not have air-conditioners, the school’s storage room does. Earlier this school year, workers discovered 10 unopened boxes of air-conditioner units in the basement and, now that the weather is heating up, school officials said they would love to see them in operation. The city's Department of Education, though, said it's not that simple.
Friday, April 20, 2012
After three postponed attempts, New York State is on track to eliminate a set of less demanding exams that thousands of students with disabilities have used to earn diplomas. But officials are proposing to replace those tests with a new safety net for students who might otherwise fail to graduate from high school.