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Harlem World Magazine: Paola Martinez-Boone Featured in Story About NYLPI’s New Special Education Report
HARLEM WORLD | NOVEMBER 2023 NYLPI's new special education report, “A Crisis In Special Education: New York City’s Failure to Educate Students Classified with ‘Emotional Disability,’ A Proposal for Systemic Change" was featured in a story in Harlem World magazine....
Earlier this month, New York submitted a second addendum to the 1332 Waiver application and as a result, there will be a virtual Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 28th to collect comments. Separately, CMS is also accepting comments, which can be submitted via our...
Brian FitzPatrick is a retired attorney who has been volunteering with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest for the past four years. He sat down with us to talk about his career and his experience doing cutting-edge litigation with NYLPI’s Disability Justice team....
NYLPI Releases New Report: “A Crisis In Special Education” Details New York DOE’s Failure to Support Students Classified with Emotional Disability
NYLPI's Disability Justice Program has released a new report regarding special education in New York titled, "A Crisis In Special Education: New York City's Failure to Educate Students Classified with 'Emotional Disability,' A Proposal for Systemic Change." This...
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