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Guidance for the 2023-24 school year

Special education guidance, policies and protocols for the 2023-24 school year.

Speech Chapter Lending Library

Read this page for information about borrowing speech-related materials.

Licensing and per session

This page contains information about Medicaid per session, the NYS Speech Language Pathologist license and Medicaid license.

Strategies to support honors students with IEPs

With careful planning and thoughtful collaboration, students with disabilities can thrive in accelerated education.

Turning a page at Queens school

The library at Bard Early College in Long Island City, Queens, is getting a makeover to make it more accessible for students with disabilities, thanks to a partnership between Jessica deCourcy Hinds, the school’s library director, and students in the...

‘We all have a story to tell’

Ten students from P396 K, a District 75 school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, read books they wrote during a Zoom presentation on Feb. 11, as part of an evening with the Sid Miller Academy Authors, a program begun during the pandemic to foster literacy...

DOE must give special ed more attention

UFT Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese writes that we have seen how so many of our students with disabilities have lost ground since the pandemic hit. This fall, we have been confronted with the rocky rollout of the DOE’s Special...

What makes successful co-teaching?

Thousands of New York City public school teachers work together in Integrated Co-Teaching classrooms, in which one special education teacher and one general education teacher work alongside each other. But what are the ingredients of a successful...

Recovery plan boosts literacy, special education and college readiness

A literacy initiative that focuses on getting students reading on grade level by 3rd grade is the top priority of the city’s Academic Recovery Plan unveiled on July 8 by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The plan details exactly how the city will spend $630...

Special Education Guidance for the 2021-22 School Year

The DOE and the UFT have collaborated on a number of guidance documents regarding special education and related services for the 2021-2022 school year.