NYC to better computerize special-education data

01/14/2009 | NYTimes.com

Rather than relying on reams of paper documents and an aging computer system to track its 190,000 students with disabilities, New York City schools will pay $55 million to a Virginia company to update its systems. "This is something that people have been asking for for a very long time," said Linda Wernikoff, who heads special education. "... If you develop an IEP online and that child is in the system, he can't fall between the cracks."

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