New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a plan to overhaul special education by enrolling more special-needs students in mainstream schools. Under the plan, more than 250 city schools will be asked to enroll more special-education students this fall, and all schools will be expected to do so by September 2011. Officials say they hope the changes will improve achievement among special-needs students. Some educators and advocates applauded the goal, but said they are worried that the change might be too much, too soon.

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