Special Ed Students in NYC Lag in Entering Mainstream

Jennifer Medina:

New York City lags behind the rest of the state in placing special education students into mainstream classrooms, the state said yesterday.
While other school systems across the state have significantly increased the number of students who attend classes in schools with mainstream students, the number of students in separate schools — spending all their time with other special education students — has been mostly stagnant in the city, according to a report released by the state’s Board of Regents.
The report, issued annually, cited modest gains in test scores and graduation rates for special education students statewide, though officials acknowledged that the results were “disturbing.”