Insideschools picks for Special Education Programs in NYC

“If you’re looking for a new school for your child, this is a place to start.
If your child is already enrolled, you can use these examples to lobby for
better programs in your own school.”

The staff of Insideschools has identified 59 schools that they believe do a particularly good job helping children with special needs reach their potential.

Insideschools consulted with experts who offered their thoughts on outstanding programs. They relied on observations during school visits, looked at the percent of students with Individualized Education Plans, their test scores and graduation rates. Attention was paid to principals with a commitment to addressing the needs of all students, notably those with disabilities.

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