Browsing: special education

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A Department of Education employee allegedly punched an 11-year-old autistic boy at Brighton Beach’s P.S. 225 (1075 Oceanview Avenue), leading to felony assault and other charges, reports the Daily News. The paper reports: Milton Parker, 58, a paraprofessional at Public School 225 in Brighton Beach, attacked the youngster last Thursday after he had spilled water…

Education
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A new, more inclusionary approach to educate NYC students with special needs is proving easier said than done, says a new report by Chalkbeat. The organization spoke to students, parents, and school officials and found that schools are struggling to implement mandatory reforms to special education, while its effect on students is still unproven. Integrating special…

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A special education bill sponsored by local Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, which would have demanded that evaluators consider the “home life and family background” of special education students when placing them in schools, was vetoed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. Although the bill does not specifically address religion,  religious parents were elated at the bill’s…

Events
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Brooklyn Senator Marty Golden is hosting his 5th Annual special education forum and is inviting educators and parents of students in School Districts 20, 21 and 22, to attend today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Regina Pacis Center at 1258 65th Street in Brooklyn. In attendance will be a panel of experts…