Special Education

Groundbreaking 1975 legislation promised long-denied equal opportunity for special education students in public schools, but ensuing efforts to deliver on that promise have been somewhat disappointing. More recently, however, states and school districts around the country have implemented major policy changes aimed at remedying these inequalities. Our research sheds light on the changes in special education schooling context and outcomes that accompanied NYC’s major special education policy reform to gain insight into the success of the reform.