ERIC Number: EJ725524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Reference Count: 1
The "Special Act" Public School Districts in New York State: Helping Children with Special Needs Reach Higher Academic Standards
International Journal of Instructional Media, v31 n2 p109 Spr 2004
This article features the ?Special Act" public school districts located throughout New York State. These districts were created by special acts of the New York State Legislature to serve children in child-caring institutions and one children's hospital in the state. The purpose of these special districts is to allow public schools to be established at institutions to help some of the neediest children in the state who cannot be educated for a period of time in their local public schools. With standards-based reforms and NCLB calling for greater academic achievement, the question of whether children with disabilities can succeed on par with their non-disabled peers becomes more pressing. This article suggests enlisting the support of special schools, like the fourteen Special Act Public School Districts in New York state, to examine strategies for helping children with severe learning, emotional, behavioral and physical disabilities meet higher academic standards.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Educational Improvement, Disabilities, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Helping Relationship, Academic Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001