A new report finds higher concentrations of students in poverty and special needs at the 26 schools the city has targeted for closure, but it doesn’t draw any conclusions about whether the schools received enough funds to prevent them from going downhill academically.
The Department of Education submitted false claims to Medicaid for counseling services for students with special needs, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District. The complaint seeks $2 million in reimbursement and fines. City lawyers say they disagree with the allegations.
Students at the Devereux School in Red Hook created artwork inspired by nature and using materials found in nature. The school, which serves students with special needs, is seeking a space to display the works.
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