Schools Chancellor announces new strategy for rebuilding trust in city’s special education


New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks on Thursday announced a new path his administration hopes will revive New Yorkers’ trust in the city’s special education system within public schools.

The chancellor’s proposed plan includes the creation of a paid internship program for high school students in occupational, physical and speech therapy for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), scaling and sustaining the four programs serving students with disabilities, and the creation of a new advisory council which will make recommendations regarding DOE special education programs.