In the 2006 consent decree, the school system agreed to reduce by 65 percent a huge backlog of decisions from hearing officers regarding the timely placement of students in special education programs.
But a data analyst appointed to monitor the city's efforts told a federal judge Monday that the system is implementing only 29 percent of the decisions and won't meet the goal by June.
Friday, April 11, 2008
DCPS will miss Special Ed deadline
It appears that the District's public school system is going to miss a judicially mandated deadline to improve services for special needs students.