NYC sees rise in number of students with special needs

06/1/2010 | NY1 (New York City)

The number of students with special needs enrolled in New York City schools increased from 159,000 to 177,000 this year, and some expect that number to continue to rise in later years. City officials are working to determine the cause for the increase, and improved diagnosis or reduced stigma are among the possible reasons. Most students needing special education are expected to be moved into mainstream schools over the next two years, according to the city's plans.

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