Special-education assessment backlog concerns some in NYC

05/23/2011 | GothamSchools.org (New York)

Some advocates in New York City say delays in implementing new special-education reforms are interfering with the timely assessment of some incoming kindergarten students who may require special-education services. Students who are not assessed by June 15 are entitled to full reimbursement for private-school tuition, which the district spends roughly $100 million on each year and a cost that officials have pledged to reduce. School officials say they plan to complete all of the evaluations by the deadline, despite the delays.

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