Classroom 12 at HeartShare Taranto in Brooklyn relies on a rotating mix of substitute teachers and other staffers ever since the special education teacher left for a higher-paying job at the education department. Christina Veiga/ChalkbeatOriginally posted on Chalkbeat by Christina Veiga on January 2, 2020 Inside classroom No. 12
Photo courtesy of Del Scorcho.The latest controversy to enter the discourse over New York City’s charter schools comes courtesy of the New York Times, which ran a story about Success Academy administrators creating literal lists of students who have “Got To Go” and then allegedly harassing parents or
Photo courtesy of HeartShareThe city’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten expansion is having an unintentional consequence — it’s drawing away special education teachers from preschools run by community-based organizations (CBOs) serving children with special needs. HeartShare Human Services, a non-profit that provides vital services to children on the autism spectrum and with
Photo via Teresa LagermanWith his twinkling eyes and impish grin, Marco Lagerman steals the heart of just about everyone he meets, but life hasn’t always been easy for the Windsor Terrace four-year-old, who was born with unilateral hearing loss. “There are different degrees of hearing loss,” Marco’s mother,
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
Tomorrow City Councilman Domenic Recchia, in conjunction with the United Federation of Teachers Special Education Department and the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, will host a workshop for parents of special needs children. The event will take place at P.S. 329 the Surfside School at 6 p.