Key Recommendations on  Special Education
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    The New York City public school system is the largest provider of special education and related services in the nation, serving nearly 181,000 children, or approximately 15% of the city's school-age population. Within the DOE, there are more than 18 distinct entities in addition to District 75, reporting to at least three deputy chancellors and one superintendent, each responsible for providing a different aspect of special education. There is also insufficient representation of parents of children with disabilities on the Panel on Education Policy and Citywide Education Councils. The repeated reorganizations and fragmentation under mayoral control has led to longer delays for initial evaluations and the provision of special services as well as extremely low rates of achievement and lower graduation rates than in any other part of the state.

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