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“State monitors have ordered Newark to take corrective action after finding that the city’s public schools are failing to meet several special education requirements.” Diana Autin, who is quoted in this article from Chalkbeat, was a plaintiff in a more-than-10-year-long lawsuit “alleging that dozens of New Jersey districts were violating federal disability law that mandating students with disabilities be educated in their local schools alongside their non-disabled peers, whenever possible.” A key outcome of the settlement is that “the 76 districts named in the complaint, including Newark, have to assess annually their own special education practices, according to the settlement.” Compliance will be monitored by New Jersey’s education department.

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